Our competitive program is a company team designed for students ages 4 through 18 who truly feel that dance is one of their utmost gifts, callings, and passions. With 3-12+ required hours (depending on age and level) of commitment per week, competitive dance is not for everyone. However, for those who are able to put in the extra effort, time, and focus, competitive dance provides one of the most rewarding experiences imaginable!
For the 2020-21 dance season, HDC will be holding a 2-part audition/evaluation and training process for aspiring Competition Company Members. As a part of that process, prospective Company members should plan to participate in and do the following in order to be considered for the team:
**We have transitioned to a 2-part audition and evaluation process at this time because our goal is to gain insight on where prospective dancers currently stand athletically and performance-wise after a long period of time outside of the studio and away from competing. It is too much, and potentially unsafe, to wait until mid-August to begin evaluating dancers and expect them to participate in the same high-level of intensive training expected from them in the past without requiring both a self-evaluation and instructor-feedback, which is what the July camps will provide. Additionally, due to CV, we must plan earlier to ensure the same quality of our all-around program that we are used to providing for our dancers.
Please note: participating in July Bootcamps and the HDC Company Summer Intensive does not guarantee the dancer a spot on the HDC Company. All students can expect class placement in a curriculum appropriate to where they are in their dance experience and level.
Team members may be selected for small groups, special pieces, and solos/duets/trios at the discretion of the directors. Students are encouraged but not required to participate in special numbers.
Members are expected to be committed to the Team and actively participate in additional performance opportunities, team events, and generally serve the growth and betterment of the group as whole.
Limited spots for non-competitive Company level training are available in our program and are assessed on a case-by-base basis. Call or email for more information on these opportunities to train on a higher level.
Competition students are required to have a minimum of 3-8+ hours in the studio per week, and monthly tuition ranges from $120.00-$230.00 per month. Pricing is based on the dancers age, level, and how many hours spent per week in the studio.
*Many parents have asked us why competitive tuition and related costs are more expensive than what applies to our recreational program. While we try to keep the difference at an absolute minimum, the reason for the slight increase is to help offset studio costs related directly to the competition program (extensive costume design, the higher fees of the instructors teaching the classes, music production, entry submissions, staff travel, etc). However, there are no extra charges for additional rehearsals scheduled prior to competitions or showcases, and there are no additional choreography fees for required pieces.
*Additional fees that may apply to comp and pre comp students:
Pricing is based on the 2019-2020 dance season. Pricing is subject to change for the 2020-2021 dance season.
Registration Fee: All pre-comp and competition students pay an annual registration fee of $45 per student (or $60 per family).
Recital Costume Fee: Recital costume fees run from $70.00-$160.00 depending on which class the student is taking.
Recital Participation Fee: Recital fees help to cover all of the costs involved in presenting a professional production that all of our students and families can be very proud of! Recital fees are $140 per student OR $165 per family (if siblings are dancing). This fee includes: unlimited tickets to the show, recital t-shirt for the student(s), family program, award for the student(s), auditorium rental for dress rehearsal and the show, professional stage props and equipment, clean up crew, and a sound and lighting team who work backstage.