PART-TIME

 COMPETITIVE

What is the Competitive Program?

Seymour Dance offers a Competitive Program where dancers are supported to reach their full potential while learning the value of teamwork, defining their artistry, and training at an elite level. These classes focus on technique, artistry, teamwork and learning choreography at an accelerated rate. We offer competitive teams in Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Ballet, Pointe, Hip Hop, Acro, Breakdancing, Stage and Samba. 

 

Placement in these classes is by audition only during our Competitive Program Audition Day and our Summer School Programs. There are additional fees that include costume rental and competition entry in this program. Students participate in 3-4 competitions each spring as well as a rigorous performance schedule throughout the year.

 

This program is geared towards students looking to push themselves to develop technique, to perform regularly with a team and who want to dance on a daily basis. 

 

Performances Opportunities

 

Our competitive dancers have the opportunity to perform regularly throughout the year including our two-large scale annual productions of the Nutcracker and our Spring Ballet/June Showcase. Our Competitive Dance Showcase in January gives them a chance to rehearse their competitive numbers prior to competition season. They will also perform at a wide variety of community events including local festivals and holiday occasions.

 

PART-TIME

 COMPETITIVE

Part-Time Competitive is Tier 3 of our Competitive Program. Dancers attend 1-2  competitions in the spring (1 In-house Comp, 1 Local Competition ), and Year End Show in June.. *BBoy Crew attends 1 competition, a Breaking Battle, and Year End Show in June.  

 

Teams included in Part-Time Competitive

  • Lyrical 1

  • Pre-Comp Ballet

  • Breaking Crew

  • Hip Hop 1

  • Ballet 1
     

Competitive Team Prerequisites

Pre-Competitive Ballet:
Required to take: 1 RAD Ballet class (Pre-Primary/Primary)
additional recommended classes include additional age appropriate class

Competitive Lyrical 1:
Required to take: 2 Ballet classes (Grade 1-3 RAD), +1 other class of choice (Jazz 6/9, or 10/12 Acro, Lyrical 6/9, or 10/12, Stretch

 

Competitive BBoy Crew:
Required to take: Breaking Intermediate
additional recommended classes include Breaking Tech

Competitive Hip Hop 1:

Required to take: 1 additional class of choice

additional recommended: Hip Hop, Stretch, Jazz

Competitive Ballet 1:

Required to take: 2 Ballet classes (graded)

additional recommended classes include Jazz, Lyrical, Stretch, Acro

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FULL-TIME COMPETITIVE

 

Full-Time Competitive is Tier 2 of our Competitive program. Dancers perform in 3 local competitions in the spring, our In-House Competition in January, and Year End Show in June.

 

Teams included in Full-Time Competitive

  • Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary 3 

  • Stage 1 

  • Acro 1  

  • Samba 1

  • Ballet 2

Competitive Team Prerequisites

Competitive Stage 1:

 Required to take: A Jazz Class, 1 additional class of choice (recommended: Broadway Bound, Ballet, Lyrical)

Competitive Jazz and Lyrical  2:

2 Ballet classes, Jazz Tech, Competitive Tech* 

additional recommended: classes include Stretch, Acro, Hip Hop, Contemporary, PBT

 

Competitive Jazz, Lyrical and Contemporary 3

2 Ballet classes, Jazz Tech, Competitive Tech*

additional recommended classes include Stretch, Acro, Hip Hop, Improv, Contemporary, PBT

Competitive Acro 1:
1 Stretch and another Acro class - Previous Acro or Gymnastics experience required 

Competitive Samba 1: 

1 Ballet class, Jazz Tech, and Competitive/Company Tech*

Competitive Ballet 2: 

2 Ballet classes (graded or vocational)

additional recommended classes include PBT, Jazz, Lyrical, Stretch , Acro

 

Company

Company is Tier 1 of our competitive program. Dancers attend 3 competitions, our in-house competition in January, and Year End Show in June.

 

Teams included in Company

  • Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary 4, 5, 6 , 7

  • Ballet 3

  • Hip Hop 2 and 3 

  • Competitive Select  

  • Lyrical Select

  • Hip Hop Line

  • Stage 2

 

Competitive Team Prerequisites

Competitive Jazz, Lyrical and Contemporary 4/5/6:
2 Ballet classes, Jazz Tech, Company Tech*

additional recommended classes include Stretch, Acro, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Improv
 

Competitive Ballet 3:
                  Required to take: 3 Ballet classes (graded or vocational), students must be enrolled in Ballet Intermediate or higher 

 

Competitive Hip Hop 2/3:

1 additional class of choice (Hip Hop Tech is part of their team class)

 

Competitive Select Team:
Required to take: same requirements as Level 4/5/6
Strongly suggested: Stretch

Competitive Samba 1: 

1 Ballet class, Jazz Tech, and Competitive/Company Tech*

 

COMPANY

SOLO/DUO

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Solos/Duos/Trios

Any student in our competitive program is eligible to audition for a solo, duo or trio. Choreography is learned in the summer and students are required to take a weekly/biweekly solo class. 

Auditions for our 2021/2022 season are on Saturday, May 8th from 4:30-6:30pm (This is a part of the group audition)

 

Solo, Duo, Trio Prerequisites

Ballet Solo/Duo/Trio: Competitive Ballet; 3 Ballet classes 

Ballet Pointe Solo/Duo/Trio: Competitive Ballet;  3 Ballet classes and one Pointe class

Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary Solo/Duo/Trio: must be in Competitive Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary and associated prerequisites 

Hip Hop Solo/Duo/Trio: must be in Competitive Hip Hop and associated prerequisites 

Stage Solo/Duo/Trio: must be in Competitive Stage and associated prerequisites