For dancers who have decided that dance is their key focus, we offer an intensive training program that covers eight different teams, starting as young as five years old and ranging to our high school and adult companies. Our intensive program includes a high level of dance training as well as concert and competition work.
It is our goal to instill in our students a passion for performing rather than merely the desire to win awards. Toward that end, Intensive dancers participate in performance opportunities ranging from concert style dance to competitions and conventions. We believe that every performance from small community venues to national stages has something to offer our dancers.
Our solid reputation for quality reflects our attitude toward competition and our goal to develop in each student a genuine respect for dance as an art form. We consider students’ participation in competitions not merely part of their dance training; it is also an important part of how we influence their growth as people. With the right focus, the experience gained in competition can be an excellent source of self-confidence. If the dancers feel good about a performance and understand that they become better each time they go onstage, they are truly growing through the competition experience. Taking the stage and achieving their personal best is what it’s all about; whether they win––or which award they win––is secondary.
Through participation in our Intensive Program, we hope to instill in our students an appreciation for other dancers and schools. We are not out to beat anyone; instead, we hope to motivate both students and faculty by exposing them to the highest caliber of talent available. Only then can we produce the best dancers and teachers possible. For us, competition is an education!
Dance education encompasses far more than technique and the steps your children learn. The discipline of dance training gives young people a better understanding of commitment through learning, experiencing the spirit of teamwork, and discovering what they can accomplish through hard work. Our goal is to educate the minds, bodies, and souls of our students, teaching them the skills needed for a successful life, whether or not they stay involved in dance.