the ART OF DANCE studio

NO DRAMA JUST FUN!

Art of Dance Company (AODC) believes that being involved in competitive dance at an early age develops positive self-esteem, confidence, accountability, and leadership in young dancers. In our program, dancers have the opportunity to perform for large crowds and compete against many other teams from all over the country. AODC always maintains a high standard of age appropriate routines and uniforms for our dancers. Our goal is not necessarily to take 1st place, but rather we encourage our dancers to do their best and improve from one competition to the next and most of all have fun.

Preparing for competition requires a commitment to extra class and rehearsal time. It is important that each student be 100% dedicated and work to the best of his/her ability. Competition is also a financial commitment. Please be realistic about what you are capable of committing to.

The purpose of the rules and regulations is to establish a professional environment for the artistic development of each student. The actions of each student affect the team as a whole, so it is important for everyone to be fully committed and understand what is expected of them.

SPORTSMANSHIP

Parents and dancers, PLEASE be courteous and considerate to ALL dance teams and individuals. Please don’t speak negatively about ANY DANCER, DECISION or RESULTS. We strive to teach our dancers respect and sportsmanship!! Anyone who behaves inappropriately in our studio or at a competition/performance may be asked to leave our program. We are trying to create a positive learning environment for our dancers.

PARENT INVOLVEMENT

AODC encourages parents to be involved in our studio and attend competitions/performances. It is the parent’s responsibility to know what’s going on at the studio. Please check your email, our social media and our website regularly. We also encourage parents to coordinate with other dancers’ parents to form car pools and plan fun events for their child's team. I would LOVE to have a team mom for each level. Please contact Ms. Kate ASAP if you are interested!

COMMUNICATION

Please be aware that all communication is done via email (practice changes or cancellations, competition times, waiver, announcements, etc.). Please make sure to check your email and our website regularly for reminders, updates, etc. If you need to talk to a teacher, please contact us by email or phone.

LEVELS

All dancers will have exceptional technique training and need to be ready to take their training to the next level. This team will have more stringent requirements as far as class time and rehearsal, and will also be required to participate in more technique classes, master classes, and conventions in order to further their training. They will be held to a higher standard both in the classroom and at competition. Within the team will be seven groups broken down by age and technique:

Minis (averaging 4-5 year olds), Petites (averaging 6-8 year olds), Juniors (averaging 7-10 year olds), Teens (averaging 10-13 year olds), Seniors (averaging 13-18 year olds).