A.B. Dance - Best Dance Studio in Markham

Competitive Dance Program

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  • Competitive Team
  • Part-Time Competitive

Competitive Team

Being a part of the competitive team is a great overall experience for the dancers. They are challenged to work to their potential in a fun and encouraging atmosphere. It also teaches teamwork and sportsmanship while building confidence and increasing self esteem. Dancers are chosen strictly for their ability, technique and showmanship.

Team Commitment and Expectations

  • Parents please consider the following before agreeing to this year’s Competitive Team.
  • We require 100% commitment from both dances and their parents
  • The Competitive team will attend 4-5 Competitions.
  • Attendance is mandatory for competitions, shows, extra rehearsals and regular classes
  • Extra rehearsals will take place on weekends
  • It is the parent’s responsibility to take their child to all competitions, or make other arrangements if necessary

Extra Costs

It is important that parents understand that there are additional costs when joining the Competitive Team.

  • Costumes $250-$450 per costume (technique & tumbling do not need costumes)
  • Competitive Entry Fees for group dances (approx. $46 each competition each dance)
  • A.B. Dance Competitive team jacket (to be worn at competitions)
  • Dance shoes, tights, make up ect.
  • Competitive Jewelry –Choker $30 -  –Earrings $20
  • Extra choreography (solos, small groups ect. These are optional, more information will be given at the beginning of the dance season)
  • Hotels and travelling expenses for the away competitions

 

Competitive Level Requirements

Mini (ages 6-8)

Tuesday
  • Tap - 4:15 - 5:00
Wednesday
  • Acrobatics - 5:00 - 5:45
  • Jazz - 4:15 - 5:00
  • Jazz - 5:45 - 6:30
Thursday
  • Stretch & Strength - 5:45 - 6:30
Friday
  • Tumbling - 4:15 - 5:00
 

Junior (ages 9-11)

Monday
  • Tap - 5:45 - 6:30
Wednesday
  • Acrobatics - 7:15 - 8:00
  • Jazz - 5:00 - 5:45
  • Lyrical - 5:45 - 6:30
  • Tap - 4:15 - 5:00
Thursday
  • Stretch & Strength - 6:30 - 7:15
  • Contemporary - 4:15 - 5:00
  • Jazz - 5:00 - 5:45
  • Turning - 6:30 - 7:15
  • Stretch & Strength - 5:45 - 6:30
Friday
  • Tumbling - 4:15 - 5:00
 

Intermediate B (ages 11-13)

Monday
  • Ballet - 8:00 - 8:45
  • Ballet - 8:45 - 9:30
Tuesday
  • Ballet - 6:30 - 7:15
  • Ballet - 7:15 - 8:00
  • Tap - 7:15 - 8:00
  • Tap - 8:00 - 8:45
Wednesday
  • Jazz - 7:15 - 8:00
  • Lyrical - 5:00 - 5:45
  • Stretch & Strength - 4:15 - 5:00
  • Turning - 6:30 - 7:15
Thursday
  • Jazz - 5:45 - 6:30
  • Contemporary - 5:00 - 5:45
Friday
  • Tumbling - 5:45 - 6:30
Saturday
  • Tumbling - 11:00a - 11:45a
 

Intermediate A (ages 11-13)

Monday
  • Ballet - 8:00 - 8:45
  • Ballet - 8:45 - 9:30
Tuesday
  • Ballet - 6:30 - 7:15
  • Ballet - 7:15 - 8:00
  • Tap - 7:15 - 8:00
  • Tap - 8:00 - 8:45
Wednesday
  • Lyrical - 8:00 - 8:45
  • Jazz - 7:15 - 8:00
  • Turning - 6:30 - 7:15
Thursday
  • Contemporary - 8:00 - 8:45
  • Acrobatics - 8:45 - 9:30
  • Jazz - 5:45 - 6:30
Friday
  • Tumbling - 5:45 - 6:30
Saturday
  • Tumbling - 5:00 - 5:45
 

Senior B (ages 13+)

Tuesday
  • Tap - 7:15 - 8:00
  • Tap - 8:00 - 8:45
  • Ballet - 8:45 - 9:30
Wednesday
  • Acrobatics - 5:45 - 6:30
  • Jazz - 8:45 - 9:30
  • Lyrical - 6:30 - 7:15
  • Jazz - 8:00 - 8:45
Thursday
  • Contemporary - 8:45 - 9:30
  • Turning - 8:00 - 8:45
Friday
  • Tumbling - 5:45 - 6:30
 

Senior A (ages 13+)

Tuesday
  • Tap - 7:15 - 8:00
  • Tap - 8:00 - 8:45
  • Ballet - 8:45 - 9:30
Wednesday
  • Lyrical - 7:15 - 8:00
  • Jazz - 8:45 - 9:30
  • Jazz - 8:00 - 8:45
Thursday
  • Acrobatics - 8:45 - 9:30
  • Contemporary - 7:15 - 8:00
  • Turning - 8:00 - 8:45
Friday
  • Tumbling - 5:45 - 6:30
Saturday
  • Tumbling - 5:00 - 5:45
 

Part-Time Competitive

Part-Time Competitive

Being a part of the competitive team is a great overall experience for the dancers. They are challenged to work to their potential in a fun and encouraging atmosphere. It also teaches teamwork and sportsmanship while building confidence and increasing self esteem. Dancers are chosen strictly for their ability, technique and showmanship.

The part time competitive team is a great introductory to the competitive team program.

Team Commitment and Expectations

Parents please consider the following before agreeing to this year’s part-time competitive team.

  • We require 100% commitment from both dancers and their parents
  • The Part-Time team will attend 2 Competitions, both in Ontario.
  • Attendance is mandatory for competitions, shows, extra rehearsals and regular classes
  • Extra rehearsal will take place on weekends
  • It is the parent’s responsibility to take their child to all competitions, or make other arrangements if necessary
  • Part-Time Competitive dancers must take a MINIMUM OF 3 classes.
    For example, if a dancer wants to compete in Jazz and Acro, then they are required to take: Part-Time Jazz, Part-Time Acro,Optional class

Recommended Optional classes:

  • Ballet
  • Stretch/Technique
  • Tumbling

Extra Costs

It is important that parents understand that there are additional costs when joining the Part-Time Competitive Team.

  • Costumes $250-$350 per costume (technique & tumbling do not need costumes)
  • Competitive Entry Fees for group dances ($40 each competition each dance)
  • A.B. Dance Competitive team jacket (to be worn at competitions)
  • Dance shoes, tights, make up ect.
  • Competitive Jewelry – Choker $30 –Earrings $20
  • Extra choreography (solos, small groups ect. These are optional, more information will be given at the beginning of the dance season)
  • Hotels and travelling expenses for the away competitions