*BY RECOMMENDATION ONLY
DANCE ZONE TROUPES:
PULSE * POWER HOUSE * SYNCRO
All Dance Zone Troupes dance a mandatory 5.5 hrs per week, for a 32 week session.
Our Basic Troupe program includes 2 hours of Jazz/Lyrical, 1 hour of Tap, 1 hour of Ballet and 1.5 hours of Elevate, a class that focuses on technique, stretching, turning, etc.
Programs such as Hip Hop, Contemporary/Modern, Stretch & Strength and Acro are highly encouraged on top of their basic troupe classes, however not mandatory.
Troupe Ballet and Troupe Elevate are non-competitive classes, therefore do not require costume/event/entry fees.
Performance tights & Earrings are not included in your costume fee, therefore each troupe member will be responsible for ensuring that they have at least two pairs of performance tights & earrings as per our Dance Zone recommendation.
Troupe members are required to purchase a team jacket/hoodie to wear at all competitions & events.
Troupe members are expected to attend classes regularly and be committed to making Troupe a priority over social events. Attendance is an important aspect of being a team player and encourages your troupe to excel.
ADAPT - All Troupe members train within the ADAPT syllabus during regular classes.
Troupe Production - All DZ Troupes dance together in competitive Production routine. Fees for this are included in your costume/event fees and regular class fees. The schedule for production practices will be posted in the fall.
Troupe Awards Banquet - held at the end of the season to recognize our Troupe graduates and present our Troupe students with scholarships as well as most improved and attendance awards for each troupe.
Outside Competitions - Troupe students involvement in outside competitions in addition to what is designated for Dance Zone will be decided at the discretion of Dance Zone directors.
Please note: Participation in High school dance teams is permitted, however, Dance Zone dancers are not permitted to compete at competitions with the dance team.
Extra Routines - Troupe dancers have the option of registering for solos, duos, trios & small groups with other dancers of their choice.
The Troupe limit for extra routines is 5 Solos/Duos/Trios and 2 Small Groups.
EVENTS & COMPETITIONS:
All competition fees are included in Costume/Event fees with the exception of The Beast*
The Beast* – 1 Competitive Routine (Fees billed in the Fall)
Christmas Recital – 1 Competitive Routine & 1 Recital Routine
Millennium Dance Festival Dartmouth – All Competitive Routines
Danceabition Cape Breton – All Competitive Routines
Danceabition Dartmouth – All Competitive Routines
Spring Recital – 1 Competitive Routines & 1 Recital Routine
CLASS SHOE REQUIREMENTS
PULSE & PH - Black Slip On
SYNCRO - Black Slip On or Tie Up
JAZZ, LYRICAL & ELEVATE:
ALL TROUPES - Beige Leather Shoe
PULSE & PH - Pink Leather Shoe
SYNCRO - Pink Canvas Shoe
ALL TROUPES - Clean Indoor Sneaker (Performance sneakers are included in your costume/event fees)
ALL TROUPES - Bare Feet or Foot Undies