Words Of Wisdom
Words of Wisdom
Regarding Registration and Participation
- Invest your time and money in technical dance classes. This will help build a strong foundation for continued dance education.
- Genres of dance that may provide opportunies in high school or higher education are classes where money is well spent.
- Dancers who want to dance for recreation, hip-hop is a good option as it is a "street style" of dance which does not require knowledge or training in classical technique.
- Dancers who want additional technical training should add “turns and leaps” to their schedule.
- Dancers who want to dance on pointe should add UDA’s pre-pointe class to their schedule when they are in 6th grade.
- Dancers in Teen A and B levels are only required to take ballet and/or jazz classes once a week. Teen dancers who want to increase technical training, for possible advancement into the intermediate levels, should add a second teen ballet and/or turns and leaps class to their weekly schedule. *Elite Performance Group (EPG) dancers are required to take the ballet technique class in addition to the recital ballet class.
- Dancers in Kindergarten - 6th grade who want more performing opportunities without the added cost and intensity of competitive dance are encouraged to participate in UDA’s STARS Performance Program.
- Dancers in the 7th – 12th grade who want more performing opportunities without the added cost and intensity of competitive dance are encouraged to participate in UDA’s Elite Performance Group.
- Dancers in the 1st – 12th grade who want to compete and have the goal to participate on a high school dance team are encouraged to participate in UDA’s Varsity Competitive Program.
- Dancers in the 2nd – 12th grade who want to compete and continue dance in higher education or as a profession are encouraged to participate in UDA’s Conservatory Competitive Program.