Please view our Competitive Dance Calendar for Summer choreography and rehearsals, as well as any Conventions, Master Classes, and Competitions. The Mini, Junior, Tween & Senior Competitive Team Calendar is subject to change. If you are interested in having the latest updates, we highly recommend subscribing to the calendar, so that you receive notifications on those changes.
For studio-wide important dates (such as holidays and breaks) please see our studio calendar.
Do you have the desire and commitment to become competitive dancer? Our competitive dancers attend weekly scheduled rehearsals (up to 3 nights a week), competitions (up to 5 per year), and recommended Master Classes (both at our studio and out of town).
Choreography Fees are a one-time fee. “Outside” or guest choreographers will be doing dances for us and they typically charge $75-$225 per dancer with checks payable directly to them at the time of teaching. A guest choreographer is anyone outside of WSDC staff.
Cost for in-house choreographers (prices may vary for Dual Choreographers and Production:
Mini- $25 per dancer per dance
Junior- $25 per dancer per dance
Tween- $35 per dancer per dance
Senior- $50 per dancer per dance
Fees for these dances will be billed to your account following dance placements. Checks should be made out to Water Street Dance Company.
Audition Process (Monday, July 29 & Wednesday, July 31)
As a prerequisite to auditions, dancers must attend at least 5 days of the Advanced Summer Intensive.
The Tryout process is designed to see where a student’s level of understanding and skills are at in relation to their age. Another aspect of the Tryouts is the required routine they will perform (routine taught on 7/29/19). The routine will not only demonstrate a dancer’s ability to dance and the skills they possess but will be used to place the dancer in the selected dances the instructors see fit for the 2019-2020 Competition year.
What to expect at Tryouts:
-Proper execution of Right & Left Outside Pirouette
-Proper execution of Right or Left Fouettes (Group B only)
-Proper execution of Right & Left Saute de Chat (Develope Leap)
-Proper execution of Right, Left, & Center Split (Required for former dancers) -Perform Tryout Routine(s)
If accepted there is a mandatory parent informational meeting Monday, August 5th at 6:30pm at the studio and a required $75.00 August Fee. Summer rehearsals will begin mid August and run until Sept. 9th. Please download and read our Information Packet (posted at the bottom of this page) for detailed information.
Our Competitive Dance program consists of dancers age 7 years and up.
Dancers will be placed in one of our four competitive teams (Mini, Junior, Tween, & Senior) most suitable for that individual’s abilities and skill set. Not everyone is in every dance. If you need to limit the number of dances for your dancer, please indicate on the Tryout form. The instructors will place them in the appropriate routines – you cannot pick and choose.
Important Documents for Download
- 2019-2020 Competitive Info Packet
- 2019-2020 Tryout Schedule
- 2019-2020 Tryout Form
- 2019-2020 Competitive Dancers’ Aug/Sept Rehearsal Schedule
- Competition Rules
- Steger’s Summer Studies
Please see our Competition Results page for information on our past and current awards.
Also, check out our Water Street Dance Company Team Photo Slideshow!
Watch our 2019 Competition routines below!