Dancers must audition to be accepted into the Team DIDC Program. Participation in the program is restricted to dancers who are ready to make achieving their personal best a priority. It is our goal to instill in our students a passion for performing rather than merely the desire to win awards. Toward that end, Team DIDC dancers are invited to perform locally at fairs, nursing homes, and more, in addition to participating in two regional dance competitions annually.
We encourage dancers to be as dedicated to their academic studies as they are to their dance training. If your participation in this program affects your grades or the expectations and goals set by your parents, we cannot allow you to continue in the program.
There will be times when classes, rehearsals, or performances will be scheduled when your non-dance friends or family may be headed to the mall or the movies.
Reasons Why This Program Might Be A Good Fit For You:
Dancers will participate in a group warm-up and then will be split up by ages and style for auditions. Auditions are run like a class – teachers take notes while they dance.
Current Team members MUST re-audition every season.
ALL TEAM MEMBERS are required to take an additional recreational class. Individual teams are required to take the following:
|Ballet & Jazz Team||Additional Ballet class & Team Technique class|
|Tap Team||Additional Tap Class|
|Hip Hop Crew||Additional Hip Hop Class|
Required Summer Classes:
ALL TEAM MEMBERS are required to keep up their dance skills over the summer.
All Team Members MUST attend a minimum of EIGHT Days of the DIDC Summer Dance Intensive
*Failure to adhere to any of the above rules and regulations could result in dismissal from the team.
Attendance is mandatory in all dance team classes. You will be allowed to miss only 3 classes during the ENTIRE season. This means that other activities such as sports, cheerleading, ski club, plays, etc. will NOT be acceptable excuses for missing your team practices. All team rehearsals, events, and performances, are also mandatory – including the PJ Party, MWH Performance, Competitions, etc. Please think about this before you begin. If you feel you cannot make this commitment, please consider a recreational dance class.
Dancers may request to be considered for a solo, duo, or trio. Being considered for a solo, duo, or trio DOES NOT necessarily mean you WILL get to do one. We only have a certain number of solos, duos, and trios per year – and they require much more commitment, outside practice, technique-work, and performance quality than team routines. Generally speaking, this is why solos, etc, are usually given first to the Seniors, sometimes Juniors, and rarely Petites – as it takes time to build up the level of confidence and ability to dance on your own or in a small group. Dancers will be placed by the instructor only in a genre of dance for which you are currently taking class (ie. No ballet solo if you only take tap, etc.). Choreography lessons will be taught over 3 hours (6 – half hours sessions) and then it is the dancers’ responsibility to rehearse numbers on their own. Additional studio rehearsal time may be arranged via the instructor at a rate of $25/half hour. All solos, duos, and trios are welcome to compete their routines (note: there is an additional entry fee for each competition).