Our Competition Teams are called the Peace Dancers and are divided up into three team skill levels. Peace Dancers are required to take technique intensive classes in both ballet and jazz throughout the summer and into the school year, as well as an additional hour of choreography with their team. Many of our competition dancers have described having the “best of both worlds,” when choosing Inclusion Dance for competitive experience, as a dancer can have a life outside the studio, since she/he is only asked to commit to between three and five hours of dance a week. (additional time is required of those competing solos, duets or trios).
Our competition teams gain performance experience at three - four regional competitions. We do no out of state traveling. A dancer’s commitment is above that of our recital classes and includes increased concentration on proper technique, daily work outside of the classroom, team work, empowerment of one another and dedication to the art of dance. Classes and rehearsals must take precedence over other extra-curricular activities. Teams compete in the mediums of jazz, lyrical and contemporary with each team competing two group dances and one large group/combined teams dance.
Our Peace Dancers are asked to focus on being good role models, confidence building, humility, compassion and generosity rather than trophies and placements.