Skill Requirements for Competitive Dance Programs

Team
3-4 Hours of instruction
Up to 3 weekend rehearsals
1-2 Competition Routines
3 Mandatory Competitions
Mini 5-8 Petite 8-10 Junior 10-12
Chaine turn Clean single pirouette Clean double pirouette (left and right)
Pique Pique turns Clean chasse step leap, step second
Pas de bouree Triplets Proper arabesque into releve
Chase ball change (lindy) Jazz square Chaine fan kick
Kick ball change Arabesque Tour jete
Chasse step leap Bourree Chaine leap
Passe Chasse Step Leap Chaine leap
Battement Battement Surprise leap
Passe balance Soutenu turns Developpe
Pivot Turn Heel stretch Sou-Sous


Company
5-6 Hours of instruction
Up to 3 weekend rehearsals
2-3 competition routines
3 Mandatory Competitions
2 Optional Competitions available
Eligible for duo/trio and small group placement (additional)
Petite 8-10 Junior 10-12 Teen 13-15
Pique turn right and left side Differentiate between pique and lame duck Toe rise
Basic Acro skills such as: Pirouette turned out (clean double both sides) Knee Drops
Chin Stand Renverse Basic knowledge of leg hold turns
Hand stand Illusions Basic Aerial
Front Limber Barrel roll to the floor Triple pirouette (left and right)
Back Bend Knowledge of fouette turns Illusions (no hand)
Cartwheel Calypso Switch leap
Clean single pirouette (right and left) Switch leap 4 clean fourette turns and a la seconde turns
Battements on releve (right and left) Pique changing spot Rondverses bent leg and in attitude
Chasse step leap, second leap Fire bird leap Turning C Jump
Chaine leap Sissone Pique changing spot
Straddle jump Sortabasque turn Switch second
Surprise Leap Shoulder roll Split roll
Battement layout Switch tilt
Chaine Aerial


Elite
6-8 Hours of instruction
Monthly weekend rehearsals
4-6 competition Routines
3-4 Mandatory competitions
1-2 optional competition
1 Mandatory Nationals end of June
Eligible for Solo, Duo/Trio, and small group placements (additional)
Petite 8-10 Junior (1) 10-12 Junior (2) 10-12 Teen 13-15 Senior 15-18
Double pirouette Toe rise Triple pirouette (left and right) Toe rise Triple piroutte in degage
Calypso Knee Drops Illusions (no hand) Knee Drops Pique turn into fouette turn
Switch leap Basic knowledge of leg hold turns Switch leap Basic knowledge of leg hold turns Fanning tuck jump
Illusions Basic Aerial 4 clean fourette turns and a la seconde turns Basic Aerial Float turn
Barrel roll to the floor Triple pirouette (left and right) Rondverses bent leg and in attitude Triple pirouette (left and right) Knee drop
Knowledge of fouette turns Illusions (no hand) Turning C Jump Illusions (no hand) Switch fire bird leap
Sissone Switch leap Pique changing spot Switch leap Pirouette in attitue
Surprise leap 4 clean fourette turns and a la seconde turns Switch second 4 clean fourette turns and a la seconde turns Toe rises
Rondverses bent leg and in attitude Split roll Rondverses bent leg and in attitude Flying discs
Turning C Jump Switch tilt Turning C Jump A la seconde turns changing spot
Pique changing spot Chaine Aerial Pique changing spot Advanced turning combinations
Switch second Switch second Fouette turns into illusion
Split roll Split roll Turning switch leap
Switch tilt Switch tilt Switch center
Chaine Aerial Chaine Aerial Leg hold turns (outside and inside)
Multiple pirouettes into leg hold
Ponche into tilt hold
Fouette turns changing spot
Ninja
Butterfly drop (knee drop)
Clean quad pirouettes
Front aerial