established 1987

Summer Requirements
Cleveland Dance Ensemble members are required to take summer classes to learn competition choreography. There are also specific class requirements for each genre of dance.

Jazz- must take jazz competition choreography class, ballet, jazz, pilates, and jumps and turns

Hip Hop- must take hip hop competition choreography class and hip hop

Tap- must take tap competition choreography class, ballet, pilates, and tap

Ballet- must take ballet competition choreography class, ballet, pilates, and jumps and turns

Lyrical- must take lyrical competition choreography class, ballet, lyrical, pilates, and jumps and turns

Musical Theater- must take musical theater competition choreography class, ballet, jazz, pilates, and jumps and turns

Fall Requirements
During the fall, there will be a competition rehearsal class added (in place of the competition choreography class). Multiple genres can meet for this class so all dances and dancers are getting the same amount of rehearsal time/teacher attention.

Jazz- must take rehearsal class, ballet, jazz, stretch and strengthen, and jumps and turns

Hip Hop- must take rehearsal class and hip hop

Tap- must take rehearsal class, ballet, tap, stretch and strengthen, and jumps and turns

Ballet- must take rehearsal class, ballet, stretch and strengthen, and jumps and turns

Lyrical- must take rehearsal class, ballet, lyrical, pilates, and jumps and turns

Musical Theater- must take rehearsal class, ballet, jazz, stretch and strengthen, and jumps and turns

At Cleveland Dance Academy, our competition team isn’t about trophies and inappropriate dancing. We’ve created a team atmosphere that is about enjoying the extra performance opportunities and cheering on our fellow teammates. Through their more intensive dance schedule, our competition team members have grown immensely in not only their technique, but also their performance ability and confidence in themselves. Cleveland Dance Ensemble instructors work closely with the team members and build a strong bond and trust. If you have an interest in more performance opportunities and growing as a dancer, check out CDE 2017-18!

The costumes fees for competition are similar to shows- around $65-$85 per costume.

Competition fees  (there will be 3-4 competitions team members must attend):

Solo $90- $133

Duet/Trio $50-$65 per dancer

Groups $35-$58 per dancer


CDE members must purchase a team jacket at the cost of $75

 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

We hope to see YOU at auditions this year!

 

Auditions

This year we will have teams based on dance genre. We will hold auditions for the following groups: Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, Ballet, Lyrical, and Musical Theater. Students ages 7 and up are permitted to audition. You must have completed at least one year of dance education in the genre you are auditioning for (musical theater must have taken jazz). Students will learn audition choreography during the class times listed below. If you are not able to make the days/times listed, you must learn the choreography from a student who was there. All ages will audition together and will be split by ability that day. Groups will be put together by technical ability and strengths; this could result in multiple groups for the same genre. Not all who audition will make the team. There is a $5 audition fee per genre.


Auditions will be held Sunday, June 11th from 12pm-6pm.

Choreography classes: 


Monday, May 22nd- 6-8pm Ballet audition choreography

Wednesday, May 24th- 6-7 Hip Hop audition choreography

Thursday, May 25th- 5-6 Lyrical competition choreography

Friday, May 26th- 4-5 Tap audition choreography

Tuesday, May 30th- 6-7pm Jazz audition choreography

                             7-8pm Musical Theater audition choreography


Wednesday, May 31st- 6-7 Hip Hop audition choreography

Thursday, June 1st- 5-6 Lyrical competition choreography

Friday, June 2nd- 4-5 Tap audition choreography

Tuesday, June 6th- 6-7pm Jazz audition choreography

                             7-8pm Musical Theater audition choreography 

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