Spartan Dance Company is for serious young dancers who want to excel and take their dance abilities to a new level. Dancers looking for the opportunity to showcase their dance skills and compete in local national competitions are invited to audition for one of our four competitive dance teams. We offer several options for dancers looking to compete, including our Pre-Company, Full Company, Performance Team, and B-Boy Team. Each dancer also receives the opportunity to dance for their community in events such as the MSU Homecoming Parade and other local sporting events.
About our teams:
All of our teams have received recognition for their exceptional training and performances, including multiple choreography and entertainment awards, both 11 and Under Regional Champions and 12 and Over Regional Champions, and countless 1st Overalls. Read below to find out which team is right for you!
B-boy Team (all ages) B-Boy Team is a hip-hop based dance team for boys who enjoy breaking and want to take their skills to the next level. These dancers will have the opportunity to showcase their skills at regional competitions, battles, and community events.
Pre-Company (ages 5-8) This competitive program is designed as a stepping stone into our Company or Performance Team. If offers an age-appropriate time commitment, and is a great fit for younger dancers who show exceptional focus and work ethic in their regular classes.
Performance Team (ages 9-18) This competition team is for the dancer looking for top instruction with SDC’s Company teachers, but who would like less of a time commitment than Full Company requires. This part-time competitive program is ideal for the newcomer to competition dance, but also full time dancers looking for a step back from the demands of a full-time program. Dancers will be placed within the PT program based on age and ability level.
Full Company (ages 9-18) This competitive Company is for the dancer who aspires to achieve the highest level of dance and who may be considering dancing in college or pursuing a professional dance career. Dancers on Full Company train and compete at an advanced level and are expected to be dedicated and self-motivated. This company is for the serious dancer who is willing to make dance at Spartan Dance Center their top extra-curricular priority.
About Our Dance Team Director, Leah Seery
Leah trained at Big City Dance Center and was a member of their nationally award-winning competitive company. She studied at Broadway Dance Center, the EDGE in L.A., and with choreographers such as Sonya Tayeh and Mandy Moore of So You Think You Can Dance. Performance experience includes: Walt Disney World, Premiere Cruiselines, the Moscow Ballet’s 2002 production of The Nutcracker, sporting events, and the premiere of Jeff Daniel’s “The Goodbye Girl.” Leah’s passion for performing, choreographing and teaching led her to coach high school dance teams; she has previously coached Walled Lake Western JV Poms and South Lyon Varsity Pom, while teaching all levels of tap at studios across Michigan.