Our Competition Team
Members of the South Riding Dance competition team, located in South Riding, Virginia, compete at the regional and national levels. Our members consist of approximately 100 boys and girls ranging in age from 4 to 18 compete in Lyrical, Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Open, Hip-hop, Musical Theater, and Contemporary categories. We not only focus on impeccable dance training and teamwork but, as an organization who shares in the growth of your children, we also focus on making sure our members grow to be well rounded, caring, considerate, supportive, hard working, successful young men and woman. We strongly believe that "It takes a village", to raise our children!
In July 2017, our team attended the Starpower National Talent Competition in Ocean City, Maryland. We brought home over 40 first place and high score awards and received 9 Golden Tickets to attend the World Dance Competition. At the "Battle of the Stars", our team won 1st place for "ACB" our large group jazz, 2nd place for "Um!" our Large Group Tap, and 3rd place for "Vegas Baby", our Grand Line Production Jazz. We also received a "Best Choreography", "Most Entertaining", and "Best Showmanship" awards!
Finally, a big congratulations to Ms. Lucy Spring who won a "Best Choreography" award for her "Piece by Piece" contemporary dance and to Ms. Kathryn Slate who won the "Choreographer of the Year" Award!
Going on 18 years of service, we've had several dancers go on to become dance majors, dance team members, and Choreogarphers at George Mason University (GMU), New York University (NYU), University of the Arts, University of Virginia (UVA), University of Pittsburgh, and West Virginia University (WVU), and most recently, James Madison University (JMU), and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).
Other alumni have become dance instructors, choreographers, coaches, and hit Broadway to sing, act, and dance! We look forward to watching our students become amazing young men and woman and enjoy sharing their accomplishments once they venture out into the world!
For more information on our award winning team, contact Heather Taylor at SouthRidingDance@gmail.com.
Auditions for our 2018-2019 competition team will be held from July 23 - August 3, 2018. Dancers will audition for 1-week in all levels and styles of dance including tap, jazz, hip-hop, pointe, lyrical, and contemporary. Dancers will be selected for individual "pieces" by the Dance Instructors. Each piece will be scheduled to rehearse weekly during the 2018-2019 season from September through June. Dancers will attend 2-4 regional competitions in the spring and 1 national competition in July.
Ages 4-6: July 23-27, 11:30am-2:30pm at $175.00 per week per dancer
Ages 7-9: July 30- August 3, 11:30am-4pm at $350.00 per week per dancer
Ages 10-12: July 23-27, 10:30am-3:30pm at $350.00 per week per dancer
Ages 13-18: July 30-August 3, 10:30am-4pm at $350.00 per week per dancer
All dancers selected for the 2018-2019 competition team are also required to attend our 4-week summer session at $300.00 per dancer which includes 4-weeks of unlimited dance classes. Dancers selected for jazz, pointe, lyrical, and/or contemporary pieces are required to take TWO ballet classes per week during summer and regular season training.