The Cornerstone Studio Competitive Dance program began in 2018, as a response to our capable and determined students who were looking for further opportunities to train, perform, and become part of a like-minded group of peers. We first introduced the program as an experiment, asking these students to commit to a mandatory weekly dance training schedule and choreography classes. We put the focus on fostering each student’s individual growth, building confidence, and learning how to support and encourage each other in reaching their fullest potential. The final outcome of competitions has never been the focus, rather learning that art is subjective and that you have the potential to affect the audience in many ways. Now, two years later, we have seen a significant increase in each dancers’ technical ability, artistic development, overall strength, as well as an abundance of lasting friendships and student-teacher relationships formed.
We focus on building up our students’ strength and technique in their given dance style, as well as introducing them to the invaluable experience of working as an interpreter in the creative process during their choreography classes. Our competitive team students have the opportunity to perform on professional stages 5 times throughout the season, in addition to many other opportunities for performance through events around our community.
We offer opportunities to compete in: Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Acro, Hip Hop, Lyrical and Bhangra. If the competitive team is an opportunity that you think your child would benefit from and enjoy, contact us today!