Competition

Dance competition has become a popular sport in which dancers perform dances in any of several permitted dance styles—such as balletjazzhip-hoplyricalmodern, and tap—in front of a group of judges.

Today, competitive dance mostly occurs with competition production companies that host regional competitions as part of a nationwide tour. At Miss Robin's Dance, our dancers that want to compete are invited to take competition classes.  Those dancers can join us at regional competitions with students ranging in age from approximately four to eighteen years of age.  

Our competition dance classes prepare our students to compete with solos, duets, trios, or in a small group dance in addition to or in place of large group routines.

Competitions typically begin in January and end in July or August.

Advanced Beginner Competition

This class is for our dancers beginning competition.  Dancers will learn how to execute beginning level skills within the routine. Beginning level skills include: Single Pirouettes, Chaine turns, Piqué turns (singles), Chassés, Pas de Bourrées, Straight Leaps, Stag leaps, Hops, Skips, and other beginning loco motor skills. 

Intermediate Competition

This class is for students that fall into the intermediate category of dancers. Dancers in this class must be able to execute intermediate level skills within the routine. Skills include: Double Pirouettes, Piqué turns (singles/doubles), Side leaps, Turning leaps, À la Seconde turns (straight leg turns in second position), Coupé turns (doubles), Intermediate turns sequenced together, variety of skills and footwork. The routine choreography is be focused on using intermediate level skills.

Advanced Intermediate Competition

This class builds on the skills learned in intermediate competition. Dancers in this class must be able to execute intermediate level skills within the routine. Skills include: Double Pirouettes, Piqué turns (singles/doubles), Side leaps, Turning leaps, À la Seconde turns (straight leg turns in second position), Coupé turns (doubles), Intermediate turns sequenced together, variety of skills and footwork. The routine choreography is be focused on using intermediate level skills.

Advanced Competition

This category is for our advanced dancers. Dancers in this group will need to execute advanced skills within the routine. Skills include: Triple or Quad Pirouettes, Double/triple Piqué turns, Side leaps/switch leaps, Turning leaps, a variety of leaps, Fouetté turns, Turn Sequences/Combinations, a variety of advanced turns, advanced footwork, and intricate use of movement. The judges will base their scores on over-all technical ability, choreography content, musicality, and artistic expression.  Our solos typically come from this age group.

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