frequently asked questions
your dancer can join the team as young a 6 years old, but must be a good listener and be able to participate and focus in hour long rehearsals
your dancer will be required to take ballet class at the appropriate level.
the team has additional conditioning and technique classes as well.
comp dancers will have group rehearsals outside of normal class times, typically scheduled on friday evenings or saturday mornings to mid-afternoons. the number of extra rehearsals depends on the number of pieces the dancer is part of.
the teachers and dancers focus on proper technique. participants learn choreography, the value hard work and discipline, but also have a lot of fun. the entire team supports each other, including the parents. we become a family.
there is extra cost involved to participate with the team which will vary based on age, number of pieces, and levels.
each piece has a costume and tan jazz shoes, tan tights, and nude leotards are required.
we typically compete in four regional competitions located in wisconsin, usually in green bay, the madison area, or the milwaukee area in mid-february to late april.
if the dance qualifies for nationals, we travel to wisconsin dells in mid june.
getting a hotel is optional. regional competitions span 2 to 3 days. if dancers are in multiple pieces, they may dance on each day. some families get a hotel, stay with local family/friends, or some opt to drive back & forth each day.
the team is encouraged to stay to watch all jsod pieces compete to support each other.
our comp moms & dads are a great resource for information and can answer many of your questions.
as a team, we help each other out. if you need help with hair or makeup or carpooling, we are willing to help.