The Dancearts Competition Team is open to dancers ages six to eighteen. As a team member, dancers have the opportunity to experience rehearsals and performances at a more professional level. It is important that dancers' conduct and attitude during classes and rehearsals is positive and respectful. This is also expected in relationships with fellow dancers, teachers, choreographers at the studio and any other dance setting. As a competition dancer, members represent Dancearts and set an example for the rest of our Dancearts students.
Dancers must be enrolled in, and attending, a ballet class for the entire school year at Dancearts or Halcyone Perlman School of Dance (also in Columbia).
Dancers must be enrolled in, and attending, a technique class for the entire year that relates to the dance style of each of their competition pieces. Three un-excused absences from a technique class may result in removal from the competition piece.
Summer Technique Workshops* at Dancearts are required for all competition dancers.
*Summer Workshops have been paused at the moment due to COVID-19. This requirement is expected to resume Summer 2022.