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Ascension Dance

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youth Competitive Teams

youth teams:

Junior 7-10

teen 10-14

senior 14-17

For the dancer that loves the thrill and excitement of performing on stage and wants to work towards a common goal with a team environment, dance competitions can provide the motivation and incentive to push themselves to grow and develop to new heights.

Team Commitment and Expectations

  • Strong commitment is expected from dancers and their parents from September 2024 to June 2025

  • All competitive dancers will attend 3 local competitions (2 Chatham, 1 London, ON)

  • All Teams will participate in our Holiday Showcase in December and Spring Recital in June.

  • Attendance is mandatory for competitions, shows, extra rehearsals and regular classes

  • When needed, extra rehearsals will take place on weekends with plenty of advance communications

junior, teen, senior dance schedule

  • Classes run September 2024 to May 2025
  • Dance classes will be 5-6 hours a week
  • Technique training classes will include ballet, stretch and progressions (leaps and turns)
  • Classes will be split between 2 evenings throughout the week days
  • 4 dances will be learned each of a different dance style
  • Dance styles taken to competition will be chosen between jazz, lyrical, musical theatre and hip-hop
  • All teams will participate in our Holiday Showcase in December and Spring Recital in June
  • Team choreography will be taught during August 28 – September 1 (schedule TBA)

Additional dances and solo, duet, trios

  • Junior, Teen and Senior dance members have the opportunity to compete in “additional” or “selected” small groups; these are add-on dances that the staff will organize and select dancers from all ages of teams
  • Solos are opportunities for individual dancers to perform a dance by themselves, rehearsing 30 minutes once a week
  • Duets are opportunities for two dancers to perform a dance with each other, rehearsing 30 minutes once a week
  • Trios are opportunities for three dancers to perform a dance, rehearsing 30 minutes once a week
  • All solos, duets and trios will have an additional cost for monthly tuition for their once a week private, costume fees, choreography fee and competition fees
  • Additional dances and solo, duet, trio choreography will be taught during August 28 – September 1 (schedule TBA)

Team costs

Monthly tuition is a set amount, due at the beginning of each month.

There are additional costs when joining the Ascension Dance Competitive team

  • Costume fees (one fee for each costume)

  • Competitive Entry Fees for all dances going to competition

  • Ascension Dance team jacket (to be worn at competitions)

  • Dance shoes, tights, make up etc.

  • Extra choreography fees for solos, small groups etc. These are optional, more information will be given at the beginning of the dance season

Audition and interview

Registration is open, we are accepting new competitive team students at this time.

Auditions are free of charge but require registration prior to audition date. 

Auditions will include a short stretch session, learning a short dance combo, participating in some across the floor technique exercises. This will give the staff an opportunity to see the dancer learn, perform and show their abilities. Ballet, jazz or lyrical shoes are encouraged  – if these are not available to you, bare feet are best. Please wear flexible, form fitting, sports clothes. Information packages will be given addressing information such as competition dates, cost, etc.