Dance on Broadway is so excited to welcome you to our inaugural competition team. We are thrilled to lead you through this year of growth, change, and opportunity.
As Dance on Broadway nears its first birthday, we have so much to be thankful for. Our students have grown immensely since the beginning of the 2020-21 season, not only as dancers, but as people. Our goal with this competition team is to continue fostering their growth and to create a familial environment that becomes their second home.
This season, we hope that dancers will enjoy snacks between rehearsals and laugh with each other about inside jokes. They will cheer for their teammates as they perform their routines, they will help their friends when they’re feeling down, and they will create a Dance on Broadway family that continues long after their competition years. These dancers will be team players: mentally strong, emotionally resilient, and endlessly supportive of their friends. We cannot wait to see how they grow throughout their time as Dance on Broadway competitive dancers.
about competition team
Why join the competition team?
Joining the competition team is a way for dancers to make lifelong friends and develop their discipline and teamwork skills for the future. Not only will they learn to handle criticism, take corrections, and work toward becoming better dancers, but they will also have so much fun!
What styles will the group routines be?
The Mini Team (ages 5-7) will have one group dance in either jazz or hip hop. The Silver Company (ages 7-10) will have jazz and hip hop routines, and will add a tap, contemporary, and/or musical theater routine if there is enough interest. For the Gold and Platinum companies (ages 9+), we will have jazz, hip hop, and contemporary group routines, and will add others with enough interest. There will also be a production routine that will include everyone on the team, and this will be in a jazz/hip hop style.
Can my dancer do a solo, duet, or trio?
All dancers are eligible for a duet or trio, and dancers 9 years or older are eligible for a solo. However, please be aware that some of these will rehearse on weekends. If your dancer is only available during the week, we will do our best to accommodate.
The summer camp is from August 2-6 and August 9-13 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. These camps will include technique classes in various styles, and will be a great way for the team dancers to get to know each other! Summer camp is not mandatory this year, but is highly encouraged.
Technique Class Requirements
Mini Team: Two combo classes, and they can choose between Ballet/Tap, Ballet/Jazz, and Jazz/Hip Hop.
Silver Company: One ballet technique class, and one class for every group routine they are in (i.e. if they are in a jazz group, they need to be in a jazz class.) We HIGHLY RECOMMEND that they also take one other technique class and Leaps and Turns.
Gold Company: One ballet technique class, one jazz class, and one contemporary and/or hip hop (depending on what routines they are in.) We HIGHLY RECOMMEND that they also take one other technique class and Leaps and Turns.
Platinum Company: One ballet technique class, one jazz class, one contemporary and/or hip hop class (depending on what routine they are in) and Leaps and Turns. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND that they take a second and/or third ballet class, and take a pointe class.
**Every dancer with a solo/duet/trio is required to take Leaps and Turns EXCEPT the Mini Team.**
Feb 11-13: FLY Dance Competition (Gold and Platinum required)
March 11-13: KAR Dance Competition (Mini, Silver, Gold, and Platinum required)
March 26-27: Hollywood Connection (Optional for all)
Dates TBD: Nexstar National Talent Competition (Platinum required)
These will all be in the Chicagoland area. A breakdown of the schedule will be released 7-10 days before each event. The teams that are required to attend that competition are listed. However, dancers can attend more competitions than required if everyone in their routine agrees.