Dance Teams

IN MOTION DANCE TEAMS


ABOUT: For our students who can’t get enough of dance, In Motion offers dance teams based on ability and level. Dance team is effective at bolstering self-esteem, confidence, and instilling a passion for dance and performance. Dancers learn values such as team work, discipline, as well as the importance of setting and achieving goals. Our Dance Team program teaches the importance of doing good for others and help our dancers understand that they have the ability to make a positive difference in the lives of others through their dancing.
 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Each team participates in four regional competitions between the months of February-April. Dancers can benefit greatly through the competition experience, because it exposes them to a wider dance community full of talented dancers, versatile styles, and creative choreography. Our studio does not attend competitions for the sole purpose of winning trophies, but simply to learn, improve, and grow as much as possible, both individually and as a team.

  • Dancers are required to attend at least one 2-day dance convention. We want to see our dancers push themselves as artists and try new styles. 

  • All dance team members are required to take Ballet. (If you are not currently taking Ballet, you will need to add this class directly after you make team). Juniors, Teens, and Seniors are required to take Ballet AND one other class that will benefit them on team. For exp: A student making a tap team would be expected to take Ballet and Tap.

  • Dancers on team will be required to do 4 hours of community service.

  • Dance Teams will perform and help to put on a Benefit to help raise money for a charity.

  • Each team will perform in 1 single recital performance. (Note: Solos/Duets/Trios are not included in the annual Recital)

 

IN MOTION DANCE TEAMS OFFERED

(Subject to Change)
 

Minis Dance Team: 

  • For young dancers taking 1-2 dance classes/week, and for Beginning Intermediate Levels. This team is appropriate for those enrolled in Ballet 1A-1B, Tap 1A-1B, and Pre-Jazz -Jazz 1B, for example. Minis will compete with one Jazz competition dance.

 

Junior Dance Teams:

  • For dancers considered Advanced Beginners to Intermediate levels. Junior students can audition for placement on a Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical or Tap team.

    • Jr. Lyrical 

    • Jr. Jazz 

    • Jr. Tap 

    • Jr. Hip Hop

 

Teen Dance Teams:

  • For dancers considered High Intermediate levels. Teen students can audition for placement on Jazz, Lyrical, or Tap teams.

    • Teen Tap 

    • Teen Lyrical 

    • Teen Jazz 

 

Senior Dance Teams:

  • For dancers in Advanced Levels. Senior students can audition for placement on Jazz, Lyrical, Tap teams.

    • Sr. Tap 

    • Sr. Lyrical

    • Sr. Jazz 

 

OTHER OFFERED TEAMS:

  • Pre-Teen Jazz 

  • Teen/Senior Hip Hop 

  • Acro Team 

    • Note teams and requirements are subject to change year to year.

 

AUDITION INFORMATION:

  • Dancers will need to audition for placement on a dance team.  Auditions for the 2019-2020 year are held July 15-18.  Dancers formerly on dance team must first audition for the team they were on previously. New dancers auditioning should contact In Motion for audition requirements.  At the audition, dancers will learn a short dance combo and then will perform the combo for judges in groups.  Note students can participate in up to 3 teams.  High School Seniors may participate in up to 4.  

 

DANCE TEAM PRACTICES:

  • Dance teams begin practicing the first week in October and practice once a week. Minis and Junior teams usually practice on Fridays while Pre-Teens, Teens, and Seniors usually practice on Sundays. There is a monthly practice fee per team which is withdrawn automatically with your regular tuition.

 

WHAT WE BELIEVE IN:

  • Our Competition Focus is not on Winning Awards.

  • It is our goal to improve and to instill a passion to perform rather than merely focus on the desire to win awards. Through participation in competitions, 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!

  • With the right focus, the experience gained on team can be an excellent source of self- confidence. If the dancers feel good about a performance and understand they become better each time they go on stage, they are truly growing through the dance team experience. Hitting the stage and doing the best they can is what it's all about; whether they win (or which award they win) is secondary.

 

© 2018 by In Motion Dance Studio, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Website Designed and Developed by Tyler Warren, DanceWeb Designs