Tryouts for our 2022-2023 Competitive team will be held at the end of our summer intensives, July 11-22. (See our summer intensive page for more details. 

If you are interested in joining our team for next year it is required to attend our summer intensives.

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.

Time Commitment

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 4 per year), and recommended Master Classes (both at our studio and out of town).

Choreography Fees

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 (Tryouts are at end of intensives. Date is TBD for 2022-2023 season)

As a prerequisite to auditions,  dancers must attend at least 5 days of the  Summer Dance Intensive. 

The Tryout process is designed to see where a student’s level of understanding and skills are at in relation to their age. Tryouts 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 2020-2021 Competition year.

What to expect at Tryouts: 
-Proper execution of Right & Left Outside Pirouette
-Proper execution of Right & Left Saute de Chat (Develope Leap)
-Proper execution of Right, Left, & Center Split (Required for former dancers)

If accepted there is a mandatory parent informational meeting at the studio and a required $75.00 August Fee.  Summer rehearsals will begin mid August and run until Sept. 10th.   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- 18 years.

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 Application form.  The instructors will place them in the appropriate routines – you cannot pick and choose. 


Watch our 2021 Competition routines below!