COMPETITIVE PROGRAMS (6 AND UP)

This is the program for students that would like to do a few competitions (usually one in town and two or three out of town, usually in the Edmonton area) and only want to dance a night or two (or three) during the week. Dancers can choose one or more classes, please keep in mind that festivals/competitions are mandatory for this program (it really throws dancers off when they are missing part of their group unexpectedly). If you do not want to travel out of town, please look at our Performance program here.

All competition students will be performing in the Christmas show, one local festival, three out of town competitions, and the year end recital. Costume and competition fees are mandatory and are non-refundable after October 30.

Competition contracts will be required, and some classes require that dancers are in other technique classes all year. This is to properly strengthen and develop the skills our dancers need to keep them at their peak performance all year, especially for classes like ballet, Acro and jazz that require strength, flexibility and stamina to be challenged all year.

Competitive Ballet – (ages 6 and up) – dancers will be required to take a syllabus ballet class (RAD ballet graded syllabus) where dancers work on ballet technique and exercises, and a separate choreography class for them to work on just their dance for competitions. Dress code: Mondor coloured bodysuit (Primary – Lilac, Grade 1/2 light blue, Grade 3/4 teal, Grade 5 and up purple), Mondor ballet pink convertible tights, Bloch full sole leather pink ballet slippers). Ballet skirts (pink for primary, black for all other grades) are used for Christmas performances and the year end recital. Ballet sweaters (no baggy hoodies) will be permitted in cooler months. Hair in a tidy bun with a hairnet.

Primary to Grade two syllabus classes are 45 minutes, with a 30 minute choreography class. Grade three and up syllabus classes are 60 minutes, with a 30 minute choreography class.

Competitive Jazz – (ages 6 and up) – dancers will take a separate technique class working on jumps, turns, flexibility and stamina all year, as well as a choreography class to work on their routine for competitions. Depending on the age and level of the student, the technique class will be 45 to 60 minutes, with a 30 minute choreography class. Dress code: black tank bodysuit, Mondor convertible light tan tights, black fitted shorts, Bloch beige jazz elastibooties. Ballet wrap sweaters (no baggy hoodies and sweaters) will be permitted in cooler months. Hair in a tidy bun with a hairnet.

Competitive Acro – (ages 6 and up) – Dancers will be working on the internationally recognized Acrobatic Arts syllabus with our certified instructors to build the foundations necessary to perform Acro elements safely. Dancers will be required to take Competitive jazz to work on the dance skill necessary for Acro dance (ballet is also an asset). Acro can be dangerous, so students need to work on strength and flexibility all year to help prevent injuries. Depending on the age and level of the students, the technique classes will be between 45-60 minutes, and the choreography class will be 30 minutes. Dress code: black tank bodysuit, Mondor convertible or footless light tan tights, black fitted shorts, bare feet. Ballet wrap sweaters will be permitted in cooler months. Hair in a low tidy bun with a hairnet (for Acro and jazz) or French braids.

Competitive tap – (ages 6 and up) – dancers will be working on Al Gilbert tap syllabus for the whole year as well as their routine for competitions. Depending on the age and level of the students, the class will be 45 to 60 minutes. Dress code: black tank bodysuit, Mondor convertible light tan tights, black fitted shorts, Bloch beige Show-Tappers. Ballet wrap sweaters will be permitted in cooler months. Hair in a tidy bun with a hairnet.

Competitive lyrical – (ages 8 and up) – dancers must be in a ballet technique and a jazz technique class. Acro is highly recommended, but not mandatory. Depending on the age and level of the student, the technique classes will each be between 45-60 minutes, and the choreography class will be 30 minutes. Dress code: black tank bodysuit, Mondor convertible light tan tights, black fitted shorts, Bloch beige elastibooties (no foot undies this year). Ballet wrap sweaters will be permitted in cooler months. Hair in a tidy bun with a hairnet.

Competitive contemporary – (ages 12 and up) – dancers will be competing a contemporary dance choreographed by one of our amazing choreographers. Students must be in a ballet technique and a jazz technique class. Dress code: black tank bodysuit, Mondor convertible light tan tights, black fitted shorts, Footwear to be determined by choreographer.

Competitive hip hop – (ages 6 and up) – dancers will be working on hip hop technique, as well as strength and stamina building. We bring in some very big names in the hip hop industry for choreography, so there is a separate fee for these classes to help cover the cost of these amazing choreographers. Classes are 45 minutes. Dress code: comfortable clothing, no jeans. Black and white Converse Hi-Tops (these are brand specific and must be inside only shoes, wearing them outside and then inside wrecks our studio floors). Hair tied back in a neat ponytail. Please note: we will be offering a separate boys class if we have enough boys of similar age to have a class (6 minimum).

Competitive variety/musical theatre – (ages 6 and up) – dancers will be working on a routine involving singing, dancing and acting, and must be in a competitive jazz class (45-60 minutes) as well. This class is 30 minutes. Dress code: same as jazz.

Jazz line – (ages 8 and up) – we would like to offer a large jazz group for all jazz dancers to do as a team studio dance. We need a minimum of 20 committed dancers for this. Additional cost for this class is $75 to cover choreography and teacher time, as well as competition and costume fees.