COMPETITIVE COMPANY

2022-2023

Congratulations to our New 2022-2023 Competitive Company! We are excited for an amazing year!

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INCENTIVES

DANCER OF THE MONTH

In classes, company dancers can receive stars from their teachers when their teacher feels they have gone above and beyond in their training. Whether that be that they learned a new skill, encouraged a teammate, mentored a fellow dancer etc.

At the end of the month the dancer with the most stars wins Dancer of the Month!

DOMINATOR

The DOMinator is a competitive dancer that has won Dancer of the Month 3 times. Then they will receive a special top monogrammed dance top to wear to all practices!

They will also be invited to participate in a special DOMinator performance at Showcase!

LDD Dominators:

Lily kate Sobera, Karlee Rye, Greer Thompson, Lula Comer, Alyssa Manning, 

WIN AN AIRLINE TICKET

If you win the top scholarship at a convention, your name will go into a drawing to win a free airline ticket to train in Los Angeles or New York City. 
$350 value

PROTEGE

This is the top honor at LDD. Protege must meet a certain list of requirements (listed on our faculty page) to be awarded. You will also receive a special monogrammed pink top to wear to all LDD functions. Once you serve one year as protege, you are offered a paid teacher assistant position at the studio and free dance classes! 

2022-2023

Karlee Rye

DANCER'S OF THE YEAR

At the end of every dance season we choose a Competitive Company dancer of the year and Academy dancer of the year. 

To become dance of the year, you must have outstanding attendance records, shown leadership qualities, and most improved in technique.

2021-2022 Dancer's of the Year

Competitive Company: Greer Thompson

Academy: Harper Grace Arriagada

 
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COMPANY FAQS

Useful Information

 

PLACEMENTS

You will be assigned your teams, solos, duets and trios.   The info will be placed on the web site after auditions.  You will be assigned  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6+  routines.  There is an option to drop a routine if you are assigned to  3, 4, 5, or 6+ . If you do decide to drop a dance, Linda and Anna Marie will decide which dance you can drop.  You will need to tell us by May 20th if you need to drop a team routine.  However, for your dance career or college dance training,  it is advisable for you to compete all routines we have placed you in.  This will greatly advance your dance training and college/career options.

First payment and all forms are due by May 25th.  No exceptions are to be made on this.  Late fees apply to  payments made after the 25th of each  month.

LEVELS

All dancers in the competitive company will be placed in a level 1-6.  They will be assigned their levels at the time of audition and will be noted on the website.

SWEATSHIRT COLORS

Qualifications For LDD Competitive Sweatshirts:
Black – Mini Company
Charcoal – Must be placed in level 3 classes: ballet, turns & leaps, jazz, and hip hop.
White -Must be placed in level 4 classes: ballet, jazz, turns & leaps, hip hop.
Royal – Must be placed in level 5 classes: ballet, jazz, turns & leaps, hip hop and  beginner/int pointe.
Light Blue – Must be placed in level 6 classes: ballet, jazz, turns & leaps, hip hop  and advanced pointe.
You will be given your sweatshirt per your level and will be worn to all competition award ceremonies.

CLASS REQUIREMENTS

Class requirements for company members August-May: 
Level 5/6: 2 Ballet, 1 Pointe (if eligible), 1 Jazz, 1 hip Hop/Turns and Leaps + Company Rehearsals
Level 3/4: 1  Ballet, 1 Jazz, 1 Hip Hop, 1 Turns and Leaps + Company Rehearsals
Level 1/2:  Mini company class + Company Rehearsals

ABSENCE POLICY

Your attendance reflects the teams you are placed on.  If you miss a lot of  classes, then you could forfeit moving up levels and could be dismissed from company.  All fees would still be due per the agreement. 
If you miss a class and would like to make it up, please email Anna Marie to set it up. There are no make ups for missed team rehearsals. 
You are only allowed to miss 6 rehearsals (per team) during the dance year.
If you need to miss a class or rehearsal due to illness or injury, please provide a doctors excuse.  DO NOT COME TO THE STUDIO IF YOU FEEL SICK AND/OR HAVE A FEVER!

SUMMER REQUIREMENTS

Level 1/2/3- must attend 6 summer training sessions

Level  4- must attend 12 summer training sessions

Level 5-must attend 15 summer training sessions

Level 6- must attend 17 *can only take 1 make up private of 1 hour in length

If you can not attend all of your required classes, then privates can be taken.  1 thirty minute private = 2 training sessions, 1 hour private= 4 training sessions

OUTSIDE LDD INTENSIVE CREDIT:

The workshop/bonus classes must be At least 4 hours or more a day of solely Dancing. Please do not count days traveling. 

1 day: 1 session

2-3 days: 2 sessions 

4-5 days: 3 sessions 

6-7 days: 4 sessions 

8-9 days: 5 sessions 

10-11 days: 6 sessions 

12-13 days: 7 sessions 

14-15 days: 8 sessions 

SOLOS/DUETS/TRIOS

  For those who have competed one year or more, we will select a solo, duet, and/or trio for you.  You will also be assigned a teacher for your weekly private.  You will start your solo, duet and/or trio in August.  Privates can not be taken during one of your  required classes, no exceptions will be made on this.

SHOWCASE REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications for Company to Perform in Showcase
-Solos/duet/trios must win platinum and top 5 twice at the same competition, in a competition year with LDD
-Groups must win platinum twice a competition year