Competitive Dance

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Competitive Dance

Our Competitive program is designed for dancers who wish to pursue an advanced level of training. The program is divided into teams. The dancers are placed on a team according to technique, level and age. Competitive dancers represent the studio at different competitions though out the year, as well as at many community events and all Dance Shoppe functions. Competitive dancers strive to achieve their goals, build confidence, and conduct themselves in a sportsman’s like manner at all times. Contact the studio today to book your competitive assessment.

Part Time Competitive Dance Program

Part Time competitors are dancers who wish to train at a higher level of commitment but will not exceed a total of 6 hours per week with a minimum of 2 hours a week. Ballet is not mandatory. Dancers try out for this program at the TDS Part Time Tryout.

Full Time Competitive Dance Program

Full Time competitors are dancers who wish to train at a higher level of commitment. They will need to participate in the mandatory classes. Dancers will train a minimum of six or more hours per week. Ballet classes are mandatory along with technique classes. Dancers try out for this program at the TDS Full Time Tryout.

To become a competitive dancer, you first need to tryout
Milton dance studio competitive dance team at competition
Teenage competitive dance team from The Dance Shoppe in Milton Ontario
competitive dance team at competition huddled in for a group photo
Group of competitive dancers from milton dance studio The Dance Shoppe after dance competition
Young teenage girl with a beautiful maroon ballet costume and tutu on for RAD Ballet at The Dance Shoppe in Milton

RAD Ballet

Based on technique from the RAD syllabus, dancers are taught classical elements along with character and free movement work. Focus is on building strength, flexibility and alignment through ballet technique.

Dates to Remember

Dates to Remember
2024/ 2025

Dates are subject to change

Event Date
Classes Begin Week of
Monday September 9th
Thanksgiving Monday Studio Closed
Monday October 14th
Halloween Studio Closed
Thursday October 31st
Christmas Break Studio Closed
Sun. Dec. 22nd, 2024 - Sun. Jan. 5th, 2025
Classes Resume: Monday January 6th 2025
Family Day Studio Closed
Monday February 17th
March Break Studio Closed
Sunday March 9th to Sunday March 16th
Classes Resume: Monday March 17th
Good Friday Studio Closed
Friday April 18th
Easter Saturday Studio Open
Saturday April 19th
Easter Sunday Studio Closed
Sunday April 20th
Easter Monday Studio Open
Monday April 21st
Victoria Day Studio Closed
Monday May 19th
Picture Day & Dress Rehearsal at the Studio Sunday June 1st
End of the year Recital
The Milton Theatre for the Arts
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
June 20th, 21st & 22nd

Dates are subject to change

Dance Attire

Dance Attire

Students not properly attired may observe, but will not be allowed to participate in class.

  • Loose hair will not be permitted in class

  • No Jewelry will be permitted in class

  • Jeans or other non stretch attire will not be permitted in class

All shoes must be purchased by October 1st.

Parent & Tot: Age 2 Years

Any style of dancewear and or shorts & t-shirts will be permitted. Hair pulled back off the face in a ponytail. Bare legs and bare feet are appropriate for this class.

Kinder Ballet: Age 3/4 Years

Any style of dancewear will be permitted but must be suitable for dancing. Hair is to be a ponytail or bun. Pink Ballet Shoes are required.

Kinder Gym: Age 3/4 Years

Any style dancewear will be permitted but must be suitable for dancing. Hair is to be ponytail or bun. Bare feet are required.

Kinder Bop: Age 3/4 Years

Any style athletic wear is permitted but must be suitable for dancing. Hair is to be in a ponytail. Bare feet are required.

Ballet: Age 5/6 Years

Lilac Mondor Bodysuit #1635 bodysuit, with pink ballet tights (Mondor style #345, #310, #314, #316, #319) or pink ankle socks Mondor #167. Hair must be in a proper bun, with hair net and bobby pins. Pink Ballet shoes are to be worn. Wrap over skirt – colour to match leotard; Mondor style #16100.

Ballet: Age 7 Years +

Purple Mondor #3546 bodysuit with pink tight pink. Hair must be in a proper bun, with hair net and bobby pins. Pink soft ballet shoes in satin, canvas, or leather, with pink elastic.

Ballet Boys & Graded RAD Ballet Boys

A solid white T- shirt, black bike pants or leggings, black or white ballet shoes with black or white socks.

Graded RAD Ballet Girls: Pre-Primary & Primary

Lilac Mondor Bodysuit #1635 bodysuit, with pink ballet tights (Mondor style #345, #310, #314, #316, #319) or pink ankle socks Mondor #167. Hair must be in a proper bun, with hair net and bobby pins. Pink Ballet shoes are to be worn. Wrap over skirt – colour to match leotard; Mondor style #16100.

Graded RAD Ballet Girls: Grades 1-5

Purple Mondor #3546 bodysuit with pink tight pink (Mondor style #345, #310, #314, #316, #319). Hair must be in a proper bun, with hair net and bobby pins. Pink soft ballet shoes in satin, canvas, or leather, with pink elastic. Character skirts and Character shoes will be required for graded Ballet classes only.

Vocational Ballet Girls

Any style Sleeveless leotard – black, Waistband (optional) – 2 cm elastic, the same colour as leotard, Tights: pink (Mondor style #345, #310, #314, #316, #319), Soft pointe shoes or soft ballet shoes – pink with ribbons. Pointe shoes (pointe work section) – pink with ribbons

Acro: Age 5 Years +

Any style dancewear will be permitted but must be suitable for dancing. Hair is to be ponytail or bun. Bare feet are required.

Hip Hop: Age 5 Years +

Any style athletic wear is permitted but must be suitable for dancing. Hair is to be in a ponytail. Dancers are to wear, clean running shoes. Black running shoes for all recreational Hip Hop recital dances.

Tap: Age 5 Years +

Any style dancewear will be permitted but must be suitable for dancing. Hair is to be ponytail or bun. Tap Shoes are required. Black Tap Shoes for all recreational tap recital dances.

Jazz

Any style dancewear will be permitted but must be suitable for dancing. Hair is to be in a ponytail or bun.

Shoes:

Age 5 to 6:  bare feet.

Age 7+: a jazz shoe. Black jazz shoes for all recreational jazz recital dances 7 +

Theatre Jazz: Age 7 Years +

Any style dancewear will be permitted but must be suitable for dancing. Hair is to be in a ponytail or bun. Jazz shoes are required.  Black jazz shoes for all recreational MT recital dances

Contemporary: Age 10 Years +

Any style dancewear will be permitted but must be suitable for dancing. Hair is to be in a ponytail or bun. – bare feet

Terms of Service

Terms of Service

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Classes subject to change. Must have a minimum of 5 dancers per class.

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