What is the Studio Intensive Program?
This program is for dancers between the ages of 8-18 years
who want to challenge themselves and push their boundaries in the art of dance.
It is a very dedicated program, and is not for everyone as it requires almost perfect attendance year round and improvement must be shown on a weekly basis. Students attend classes a minimum of 2 days per week with additional classes for learning competitive routines. There are also week end rehearsals and/or classes. The Studio requires that all members audition yearly.
The audition consists of a warm up, and several combinations taught in various styles of dance. A dancer does not have to excel in every area of dance but must be proficient in most and have above average skills in at least one discipline. Younger dancers do not have years of training behind them so instructors look at ability and potential based on flexibility, strength, retention and maturity.
There are various levels of the Intensive Program for those dancers just starting out in the program and/or display great potential and for those dancers who are ready to jump in and be challenged. Be open to learning new styles of dance, and accepting and applying corrections immediately.
The Intensive Program is a fantastic opportunity to develop the skills required for a successful adult life even if dance is not a part of it. Discipline, focus, goal setting, overcoming personal obstacles, working with a group, and developing the skills to work alone.