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Dance Competition Team

STUDENTS NEW TO MMDA COMPETITION TEAM MUST ATTEND 1 OF THE FOLLOWING AUDITION DATES:

  • SATURDAY, JUNE 9TH 12-1:30PM 
  • SATURDAY, JULY 28TH 12-1:30PM 

(must have a minimum of 2 years of dance experience)

 

Every year, we hold formal auditions for dancers who wish to participate on our competitive dance team. Dancers are evaluated through these auditions and are selected by the instructors. The final decisions are made by our dance director.

 

At MMDA, our focus is on dance education and our objective is to help dancers secure placement in a collegiate dance program and/or provide the training to ensure they become employable dancers as adults.

 

Though no one attends dance competitions to “lose,” winning trophies is not our goal! Our goal is to provide our dancers with the tools to grow both individually and collectively. Our dancers are always challenged with various styles of choreography with the intent of gaining dance skills and technique that can be utilized in the dance world!

 

Competitive dance, like any competitive sport, is both expensive and time consuming. Families with children who dance competitively must be prepared for the time, attention and financial expenses that is required of them. They must be committed to a demanding schedule which includes attending rehearsals, and competitions. We are financially sensible and reasonable, and do our very best to inform our dance families of the approximate costs associated with this team. Unexpected expenses rarely but sometimes do occur.

 

Our faculty consists of highly trained, professional dancers with years of experience whom all know what it takes to train a competitive dancer.

 

Take your dance to the next level and join the

Manasquan Music & Dance Academy Dance Competition Team!

 

2018 COMPETITIONS:
  1. NUVO / March 23rd - March 25th
  2. STARBOUND / May 4th - May 6th

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REQUIREMENTS

NEW COMPETITION STUDENTS:

*Weekly Ballet Class

All new and returning (current) competition students must participate in a weekly ballet class at MMDA and maintain attendance in this class throughout the year. Ballet is the foundation for proper dance technique and is an absolute must if a student wishes to compete (in any style of dance).

 

*One Day Only, 6 Hour, Get-Ready Competition Team Boot Camp (2018)

This mandatory boot camp will take place after auditions occur and before choreography begins. This boot camp will address many forms of dance to allow dancers the opportunity to explore new genres of dance, improve on skills, and interact with fellow dance team members and instructors. The instructors use this boot camp to evaluate and assess each dancer’s abilities.

 

The camp is as follows:

  • 2 hours of ballet/modern
  • 1 hour of tap
  • 1 hour of hip-hop
  • 1 hour of jazz
  • 1 hour of lyrical/contemporary

 

RETURNING COMPETITION STUDENTS:

 

*Weekly Ballet Class

All returning competition students must participate in a weekly ballet class at MMDA and maintain attendance in this class throughout the year. Returning MMDA competition students must also continue taking a ballet class throughout the summer session.

Ballet is the foundation for proper dance technique and is an absolute must if a student wishes to compete (in any style of dance).

 

*One, 4-day, Summer Master Class (12 hours)

All returning competition students must commit to a summer master class. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these master classes, as they are extremely valuable! However, only ONE , 4- DAY , 12 HOUR class of your choosing is mandatory. These Master Classes occur in the summer and are taught by professional, New York City instructors. They are not taught by MMDA staff.

 

*One Day Only, 6 Hour, Get-Ready Competition Team Boot Camp (2018)

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