Requirements

By choosing to be a part of our Competitive team, students are able to take their dance training to the next level. Composed of strong, driven and dance-loving students, who work hard to improve technique, strength, flexibility,  musicality, freestyle, ability to pick up choreography, and performance skills, all while having fun.

To be a part of the Cornerstone Competitive Team, students must attend at least one year of recreational dance classes at Cornerstone, and be recommended to the team by their instructor. Alternatively, students who already have one year or more of a physical practise, can request a one-on-one audition assessment. After the assessment, the instructor will decide if the student is ready to join the team, or if they may need another year of training in our recreational program.

Competitive Team Performance Commitments:

    • Students must commit to attend 3 weekend competitions in the spring, taking place between March-June of each season. The general dates of the competitions will be announced in the fall, and will be shared with our families as early as possible.
    • Students must commit to attend the Competitive Showcase dress rehearsal and performance, taking place in the Winter of 2020.
    • Students must commit to participate in the Cornerstone Recital 
    • Students must commit to  at least 1 week of Cornerstone’s Summer Dance Intensive Program. 2020 Summer Intensive dates are: July 20-24 & August 17-21, 2020.

Pre-Competitive Jazz Group

Pre-Competitive students will work in choreography class towards performing in Cornerstone’s Competitive Showcase. Pre-Competitive students may be invited to compete in 1 local competition, at the instructors’ discretion.

Class requirements:

  • Pre-Competitive Select Jazz Choreo class
  • One additional 45-min technique class (any combination of: Jazz, Ballet or Acro)
  • Highly recommended: A second 45-minute technique class

Competitive Primary Jazz Group

Class requirements:

  • Competitive Primary Jazz Choreo class
  • Primary Jazz Skills class
  • One additional 45-minute (any combination of: Jazz, Ballet, Acro or Contemporary)

Competitive Junior Jazz Group

Class requirements:

  • Competitive Junior Jazz Choreo class
  • Junior Jazz Skills Class
  • One additional technique class (must be either Ballet or Acro)
  • *Highly recommended: A second additional technique class or one Youth Conditioning class

Competitive Junior Ballet Group

Class requirements:

  • Competitive Junior Ballet Choreo class
  • Ballet Skills class
  • One additional technique class (must be either Jazz or Acro)
  • *Highly recommended: A second additional technique class or one Youth Conditioning class

Competitive Junior Contemporary Group

Class requirements:

  • Competitive Junior Contemporary Choreo class
  • Junior Contemporary Skills class
  • One additional technique class (Must be either Jazz, Ballet or Acro)
  • *Highly recommended: A second additional technique class or one Youth Conditioning class

Competitive Junior Acro Group

Class requirements:

  • Competitive Junior Acro Choreo class
  • Junior Acro Skills class
  • One additional technique class (Must be either Ballet or Jazz)
  • *Highly recommended: A second additional technique class or one Youth Conditioning class

Competitive Junior Hip Hop Group

Class requirements:

  • Competitive Junior Hip Hop Choreo
  • Junior Hip Hop Skills Class
  • One additional technique class (Must be either Breaking or Bhangra)
  • *Highly recommended: A second additional technique class or one Youth Conditioning class

Competitive Pre-Inter Jazz Group

Class requirements:

  • Competitive Pre-Inter Jazz Choreo class
  • Pre-Inter Jazz Skills class
  • 1 additional technique class (must be either Ballet, Contemporary or Acro)
  • *Highly recommended: A second additional technique class or one Youth Conditioning class

Competitive Pre-Inter Acro Group

Class requirements:

  • Competitive Pre-Inter Acro Choreo class
  • Pre-Inter Acro Skills class
  • 2 additional technique classes (must be either Ballet, Jazz or Contemporary)
  • *Highly recommended: 1 Youth Conditioning class

Competitive Intermediate Contemporary Group

Class requirements:

  • Competitive Intermediate Contemporary Choreo class
  • Intermediate Contemporary Skills class
  • 1 additional technique class (must be either Ballet or Jazz)
  • *Highly recommended: A second additional technique class or one Youth Conditioning class

Competitive Intermediate Hip Hop Group

Class requirements:

  • Competitive Intermediate Hip Hop Choreo class
  • Intermediate Hip Hop Skills class
  • Intermediate Breaking class
  • Highly recommended: One Youth Conditioning class

Competitive Intermediate Acro Group

Class requirements:

  • Competitive Intermediate Acro Choreo class
  • Intermediate Acro Skills class
  • 2 additional technique classes (must be either Ballet, Jazz or Contemporary)
  • *Highly recommended: 1 Youth Conditioning class

Competitive Intermediate Contemporary Group

Class requirements:

  • Competitive Intermediate Contemporary Choreo Class
  • Intermediate Contemporary Skills Class
  • 1 additional technique class (must be either Ballet or Jazz)
  • *Highly recommended: A second additional technique class or one Youth Conditioning class

Competitive Teen Lyrical Group

Class requirements:

  • Competitive Intermediate Lyrical Choreo class
  • Intermediate Jazz Skills class
  • 1 additional technique class (must be either Ballet, Contemporary or Acro)
  • *Highly recommended: A second additional technique class or one Youth Conditioning class

Competitive Teen Hip Hop Group

Class requirements:

  • Competitive Teen Hip Hop Choreo class
  • Intermediate Hip Hop Skills class
  • Intermediate Breaking or Senior Breaking, Bhangra or additional Teen Hip Hop class
  • Highly recommended: One Youth Conditioning class

Competitive Teen Contemporary Group

Class requirements:

  • Competitive Teen Contemporary Choreo Class
  • Teen Contemporary Skills class
  • 1 additional technique class (must be either Ballet or Jazz)
  • *Highly recommended: A second additional technique class or one Youth Conditioning class

Competitive Solos, Duets and Trios will be offered on an individual basis. In order to compete in a solo, duet or trio, students must first accept their competitive group offers.