Westbrook Dance Academy’s award winning teams offer students the chance to take their training to the next level through competitive dance and outside performances. Team members progress at an accelerated rate due to more classes, training, compeitions, and performance opportunities. For the past six years, Westbrook Dance Academy dances have won national championships. Westbrook Dance Academy and its students have also won many choreography awards, dance titles, overall awards, and Studio of Excellence awards. In August of 2015, the Junior and Senior Competition Teams competed in the World Dance Championship. The Senior Competition Team qulaified for the final five and finished third, while the Junior Competition Team finished eighth.
This is a “team experience.” Responsibility, dependability, hard work, working with others, excelling, as well as coping with disappointment are all part of being on the team.
Team members must take at least one week of Summer Intensive to be considered for placement on a team.
Team members must attend their weekly technique and choreography classes. Classes provide technique in ballet, tap and jazz as well as choreography for all performances. Extra classes may be added at any time.
Team members must compete in all routines for their group. Solo, duos and trios are also available for competition for team members. Students must be on a team unless there are no other team members available for that age group.
Team members must adhere to the dress code for classes, competitions, and performances.
Attendance is very important. Excessive absences may result in expulsion from the team. Team members must be at all scheduled events.
All team members must have a Westbrook Dance Academy jacket, which is to be worn at competitions, awards, performances, and conventions.
Being a member of Westbrook Dance Academy’s award winning teams is a privilege.
Team members must show courtesy and respect to teachers and other students at the studio as well as outside the studio.
Team members are expected to set a positive example in class.
Team members must behave appropriately and conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times.
Good sportsmanship is a must. Students and their parents are expected to treat staff, faculty, and each other in a good manner.
Dancers and parents must review and sign the team agreement which is handed out prior to the start of the season.
If interested in being a member of Westbrook Dance Academy’s award winning teams, please see Julie.