At TDDC we strive to provide our students with a joyful dance experience through quality education, training and a healthy atmosphere. We want our Competition Dancers to possess the desire to be more, to dance and learn more and to be responsible and enjoy this opportunity. This is not just an effort for your child… This is a collective effort; it will require effort from TDDC Staff/Faculty, parental involvement, the dancer and the entire competition team. Please take all of this into account prior to attending the annual audition.
Make sure this competition team is the right decision for your child and your family. A stressed out and over-extended child is an unhappy child. Information can be the key to a calmer and productive experience so please take the time to read and understand the expectations.
TDDC Competition Dancers must adhere to The Dance Department Company Policies at all times, however, they do have a separate policy and procedure handout that can be obtained by attending the audition mandatory parent meeting.
TDDC Competition Dancers are an elite group within the The Dance Department Company. Auditions for placement on the Competition Dance Team(s) are held every July/August. There is a non-refundable fee of $20 per student charged for the audition. This annual fee is to pay for the distinguished panel of adjudicators that come in to evaluate the students who wish to compete and become a TDDC Competition Dancer.
Auditions are mandatory annually and previous year’s placement does not guarantee a Competition Dancer will be accepted in the following year. Being a TDDC Competition Dancer requires a dedicated work ethic which includes a positive attitude, excellent attendance and proper dance school/theatre etiquette.
Please note students are placed into class based on their current ability level, learning potential, physical fitness and athletic ability. AGE AND PLACEMENT OF EACH DANCER SHALL BE LEFT SOLELY TO THE DISCRETION OF THE TDDC STAFF/FACULTY. Any comments/calls referring to your dancers or someone else’s placement will not be tolerated. Any negative comments from a parent or dancer of the TDDC Competition Company will be addressed and could be grounds for your dancers’ immediate dismissal from the competition program.