Dance Competition Training

Performance & Dance Competition Training

Performances and Competitions are a very exciting and rewarding way to enjoy dancing. Students look forward to the extra opportunities to perform and love the added technical challenge that these advanced level classes provide.


Dance competition training offers a higher level of dance training for your child. Dancers can start Competitive Dancing at around 4 1/2 years old. During the first few classes of the dance year students work on basic technique and steps that will be included in their dance routine. This time is treated like an audition and allows the instructor to get a feel for the group’s dance abilities. This helps the teacher in adjustments to the dance troupe.

Dance Competition Training

Students will spend the next couple of months learning challenging choreography and then perfecting the performance and presentation of the dance. Stepping Out Studios is planning on attending two competitions this year, with the possibility of travelling internationally to compete (for those who are interested).
At these competitions students will have their routines judged against others from competing dance schools locally and internationally.


Stepping Out Studios Dance Troupe


There are additional costs associated with competitive dancing. First of all, students must take a minimum of two dance classes per week – a technique class and a routine class. We have found that one class a week does not provide enough training for a student to be competitive, and that by training in other styles (such as ballet), it creates a strong, technical and well-rounded dancer.

Secondly, student’s costumes are more elaborate than standard public performance dance costumes. They must be more durable and have original designs as part of a group’s mark is based on their appearance. As a result the cost of a competitive costume is around $80- $120 per group.

Finally, there are competition entry fees. These fees will be collected once it is confirmed which competitions the studio will be attending.

Stepping Out Studios

Stepping Out Studios reserves the right to remove a dancer from any or all routines due to excessive tardiness or absences from class prior to a competition, performance and/or recital. In such cases, whether or not the dancer will be allowed to participate will be at the sole discretion of the instructor.

Students are also required to have either completed or be taking a CSTD exam within 12 month of the competition date to be eligible to compete. This is a rule set by the CSTD.

For more information please contact our admin staff.

Dance Competition

Brought my girl for her first Melody Bear trial today. Smooth registration including a very nice welcome letter! No tears or clinginess due to their clever way of letting parents and kids gather at reception for teacher to bring the kids in to the class instead of letting parents drop them off at the studio! Awesome friendly people and warm atmosphere!! I am sold!!
Nancy S. - July 2014