Which Team is right for you?

2022-2023 Team Auditions
June 4th, 2022

Parent Handbook

Little Spartans
Ages 4 - 6


Little Spartans is for the dancer looking for top instruction with SDC’s Company teachers and competition opportunities. This program is ideal for the beginner to intermediate dancer who is looking to experience a competitive edge in the dance world, but who may also be involved in other sports or extracurriculars. Dancers take class 2-3 times per week, and compete between 1-2 dances. Our Little Spartans elective structure provides options and flexibility both in financial and time commitment. 
 

Pre Company
Ages 6 - 8


Part-Time Company is for the dancer looking for top instruction with SDC’s Company teachers and competition opportunities, but who would like less of a time commitment than Full Company requires. This program is ideal for the intermediate to advanced dancer who is looking to maintain a competitive edge in the dance world, but who may also be involved in other sports or extracurriculars. Dancers take class 2-3 times per week, and choose to compete between 2-3 dances. Our Part-Time Company’s elective structure provides options and flexibility both in financial and time commitment. 

Part Time Company
Ages 9 - 18


Once dancers turn 9, they can choose between our Part-Time or First Step Company. Part-Time Company is for the dancer looking for top instruction with SDC’s Company teachers and competition opportunities, but who would like less of a time commitment than First Step or Full Company requires. This program is ideal for the intermediate to advanced dancer who is looking to maintain a competitive edge in the dance world, but who may also be involved in other sports or extracurriculars. Dancers take class 2-3 times per week, and choose to compete between 2-3 dances.  Our Part-Time Company’s elective structure provides options and flexibility both in financial and time commitment with additional performance opportunities at recital

First Step Company
Ages 9 - 10


Our First Step Company is designed to help dancers transition from Pre Company into our higher-level teams. Like Pre Company, First Step Company members train 3 days a week, but now with some of those classes alongside our Full Company members.. First step dancers, can expect to take 6 hours of technique and will compete jazz, tap and in our Full Company production.. Members of this team are introduced to more advanced concepts and choreography and begin to expand their training into new styles of dances. While dancers at this age may be starting to take their training more seriously, the program keeps a balance between hard work and fun; beginning with First-Step Company and continuing all the way to Full Company, team-building is emphasized through fun social activities such as photo shoots, spirit weeks, holiday parties, and more.

Full Company
Ages 10 - 18


Dedicated dancers aspiring to achieve the highest level of dance should consider Full Company. Dancers on Full Company train and compete at an advanced level with an emphasis on execution, expression, and developing their own voice as a dancer. This competitive team helps students to achieve mastery of their technical skills as well as prepares them for life after high school by encouraging time management, accountability, and resilience. While it is a particularly good fit for students who may be considering dancing in college or pursuing a professional dance career, any serious dancer will benefit from the life skills acquired through this program. Full Company dancers take a minimum of 7 hours of class per week and compete 4-9 competition numbers, depending on dancer interest. These dancers are also invited to participate in extra choreography in the form of solos, duets, trios, small groups and guest choreography for older dancers, this is an optional opportunity with additional fees and rehearsal times. Full Company members also receive additional outside training by attending one convention per year.

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