Anderson School of Dance is first and foremost an educational institution. From our inception, we have been a leader in dance education. Our Competitive Program is one of the tools we use to help our students learn and experience theatre, become independent and become motivated to achieve.
We offer four competition teams; Rubies, Emeralds, Sapphires, and Diamonds. Rubies is our beginner team, moving up by skill level, and Diamonds is our Senior Dance Team. Team placement is decided by skill level, not by age group.
All dance team members are required to take a ballet class to work on technique and to
build strength. Members are also required to sign a Team Contract that spells out the expectations of our members through attendance, dress code, and behavior/attitude.
Weekly Practice Hours
Rubies meet once a week for an hour and 15 minutes. During that time, they work on strength building and flexibility, as well as learning their jazz competition routine.
Emeralds and Sapphires meet twice a week for a total of 2 hours and 45 minutes. 2 hours is dedicated to working on their jazz and contemporary routines, and 45 minutes is dedicated to conditioning.
Diamonds meet twice a week for a total of 3 hours. 2 hours and 15 minutes is dedicated to working on their jazz and contemporary routines, and 45 minutes is dedicated to conditioning. They also meet for 2 hours every other Saturday.
Emeralds, Sapphires, and Diamonds all condition together.
Rubies will observe one competition, and compete in two.
Emeralds, Sapphires, and Diamonds will compete in three competitions, performing both their jazz and contemporary routines.
Competitions are decided based on location and registration date.
We do have opportunities for solos, duos, or trios that dance team members can compete with.