Our East County Performing Arts Center competition team is made of approximately 100 dancers between the ages of 5 and 18. At ECPAC we believe that competition team is more than just bringing home a trophy. We strive to build an environment where the dancers will learn about personal responsibility, teamwork and self respect.
Not only do dancers get great training, access to master teachers, professional choreography and audition and performance opportunities but they are also expected and encouraged to attend college.
At ECPAC although we have a strict program and high expectations for our dancers, we are a family. We work hard together and we celebrate and have fun together!
Interested in having your dancer join our Competition team or Performance Company for 2017/2018?
Auditions for Competition team are Saturday, May 13th (Schedule below)
Evaluations for Performance company are Monday, May 15th (Schedule below)
Parent Meeting For BOTH Competition team and Performance Company Friday, May 12th 6pm in Room 3
All dancers auditioning must have the following: Completed application and a head shot
Dancers need to come with dance shoes for style auditioning for, dance clothes, hair in pony tail with all hair out of their face (girls)
Send them with water
They will learn a combination and they will have to show the panel of judges (teachers) as many times as needed in groups
Some dancers will be asked to attend the next age group later in the day if the judges would like to see them dance with older dancers
Pricing info and how our team works questions will all be answered at the Parent Meeting
This meeting is very important for returning and new families as things do change year to year
Dancers must be at auditions to be considered unless they receive prior approval
Competition team application
Applications must be completed online before 5/12 10pm
If you complete after 10pm you MUST complete, print and bring your own copy
WE REALLY want as many applications as possible submitted Friday before 10pm
ALL Dancers must bring a headshot on that Saturday
Dancers attend the time for the style they wish to be considered for and the time for their age as of May 13th (not age in the Fall)
Please email if you have any questions
Competition Team Audition Schedule 5/13
7-11 years old Jazz
Jazz/tap minis 4-6 years old
12-13 years old Jazz
7-9years old tap
14+ years old Jazz
10-13 years old tap
Duo/Trio - jazz/contemp 13+ years old
duo/trio tap 7-12 years old
Contemp Call backs if needed
Duo/Trio - jazz/contemp 7-12 years old
14+ years old tap
7-12 years old hip hop
Duo/trio tap 13+ years old
13+ years old Hip Hop
Ballet team 12+
Answers to Common Questions:
What is Competition Team?
It is a chance for dancers to go to and compete at dance competitions. They compete against other dance studios in their age category and in dance categories, for example, 7-8 year old Jazz. All of the competitions we attend are within driving distance. Some competitions reward with trophies some with ribbons, some with cash.
Depending on how the dancers place, they can qualify to compete at a national competition. Many of the national competitions are held in Las Vegas and are always held in the summer. Some national competitions are televised. Competition Teams also have the opportunity to attend dance conventions.
What is a Dance Convention?
A dance convention is an all day workshop or weekend long event where dancers have the wonderful opportunity to take classes from professional and/or famous dancers and choreographers. The conventions usually begin Saturday morning with the first class at 8:00 am and end at about 3:00 pm. That is usually 6 classes with a couple of breaks. Usually there is a competition in the evening and usually lasts pretty late. Then there are more classes Sunday starting at 8:00 am until 3:00 or 4:00 pm.
During the convention, dancers have the opportunity to audition for scholarships to attend the convention for free the next year or various prizes that will continue their dance education…so prizes conventions have awarded are music video shoots, meetings/auditions with talent agents, photo shoots, free classes at professional studios in LA and dance trips to New York City. It is an exhausting weekend but completely worth it.