2017-2018 Competition Team Informational Meeting
Interested in being a part of the competition teams at Evolve? We offer two levels of teams: recreational and competitive. To find out more, we invite you to attend our informational meeting on Sunday, April 30, at 5:30 p.m. at Evolve Dance Company. Feel free to call the dance studio for any additional information regarding the team meeting.
Evolve Dance Company Competition Teams
Evolve Dance Company’s competition teams are a group of dedicated, talented, and well-rounded dancers. They grow together as a team and travel the mid-west performing at competitions.
Auditions are held each year- usually in May for the following dance season. Please check the website in February, or call the studio, as a meeting will be held in March or April each year for anyone interested in learning about the competition team program at Evolve!
Over the last eleven years, Evolve has won many top awards and has been recognized with many special awards. The showmanship, precision, entertainment, choreography, costume, and technique awards are proudly displayed at the studio walls along with many high score winners. Many of our dancers individually have won title and icon awards! Evolve has also won the Sportsmanship award several times at different competitions.
In the 2015-2016 dance year, Evolve added a recreational level of team competition to complement the competitive level. This recreational group of dancers takes fewer technique classes and attends fewer competitions than the competitive level. Evolve continues to offer both levels, as the first year was a successful one.
Artistic Director, Jenny Vause, along with teachers Theresa Northrup and Mariah Dhaese, look forward to each new year. Dancers, ranging in age from 7-18, will compete dances in the styles of tap, jazz, open, contemporary, hip hop, musical theater, and lyrical. Competitions are regional, with usually no more than two hours travel time. The performance season begins in January and concludes with the recital in June and most often a National Competition.
Bringing in guest teachers is very important to help the dancers grow by learning different styles and experiencing ways of teaching. Some teachers Evolve has brought in include: Kate Jablonski, Lindy Wade, Michael Balderrama, Joe Krausz, Jacquie Renzetti, Deb Nanni, Gil Mata, Jason Beitel, Sarah Burney, Alvin Rameriz, Mike Gosney, Matt Palalis, Cameron Mathe, Chris Xayarath, Sergio Lopez, Grant Chenok, and Russell Tanenbaum.
Evolve dancers also have the opportunity to compete solos, duets, and trios. Many do this in addition to competition teams, and some dancers compete only solos, duets, and trios.
Please contact Jenny at 815-877-0077 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the competition program at Evolve.