Competitions

Dance Competitions – Troupes

Dance competitions are an exciting and valuable performance experience for our dancers. Involvement in competitions helps develop students’ dance skills as well as their independence and maturity through involvement in the wider dance community.
Selection

Student participation in competitions is at the discretion of their teachers. Selected students must consistently demonstrate the following attributes to represent Brighton Dance Academy at competitions:

  • Excellent exam results
  • Excellent technique, musicality and performance in their style
  • Maturity and work ethic to work as a team in class and on stage
  • Undertake self-directed practice
  • Students should be leaders among their peers in their dedication and motivation in regular classes

Commitment

Students must:

  • Attend weekly competition classes
  • Sign up to Motivate
  • Undertake home practice
  • Commit to the competitions during the Term 3 holidays (September / October). Please note that there will be one competition scheduled during a weekend in November – date TBA when released.
  • Look after their competition costume, shoes and accessories
  • Attend 90% of ALL classes they are enrolled in
  • Do a minimum of 1 ballet class a week
  • Participate in a class in the dance style of the troupe* Note: For jazz troupes, students must be enrolled in an Open Jazz class

Fees

  • The weekly competition classes will be charged at the same hourly rate as regular dance classes.
  • An extra competition fee will be charged. This includes a costume levy, competition entry and teacher supervision at the competition.

All questions about competitions should be directed to the office.

 

Dance Competitions – Solos, Duos and Trios

Selection

Student participation in competitions is at the discretion of their teacher. Selected students must consistently demonstrate the following attributes to represent the Brighton Dance Academy at competitions:

  • Excellent exam results
  • Excellent technique, musicality and performance in their style
  • Maturity and work ethic to work one-on-one with teachers and undertake self-directed practice
  • Students should be leaders among their peers in their dedication and motivation in regular classes

Commitment

Students at various ages and levels learn at different rates and therefore need different preparation before competitions. The following commitment is a general guide for our competition students and their families. Students must:

  • Attend one weekly half hour private lesson per dance until teacher is satisfied that the child is ready for performance (Private lessons are $25/per half hour, paid in cash to the teacher at the lesson).
  • Private lessons must be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance, otherwise the fee for that lesson must be paid to the teacher.
  • Undertake home practice for one hour per week.
  • Commit to as many competitions as possible. Remember that almost all competitions run in the school holidays.
  • Source own costume.
  • Complete own competition entries (BDA sends out entry details).

Securing Private Lesson Times

You will find each teachers private lesson availability on the BDA Timetable 2017.  When you find a time that suits you contact your competition teacher to secure that private lesson time slot.

All questions about competitions should be directed to the office.