Being a Mary Alice's competition dancer is a great opportunity to develop your technique and build your confidence, while making life long friendships. To be a part of these groups, you are required to audition before our season begins. This level of training requires a more serious time commitment, usually 2-3 evenings a week. Our team attends one local competition as well as several regional conventions and competitions. Every summer, they attend a national convention/competition. MADS competition dancers are our studio role models. They are involved in charitable community events and are also excellent, well-organized students.
MADS Competition Dancers train in 5 different levels:
Prep - Ages 6-8, our youngest dancers take tap, jazz and ballet. They compete locally to get their first taste of competition dance! They will also be introduced to a dance convention class setting. A great place to start!
Mini - Ages 8-10, these dancers study tap, jazz and ballet. They add technique classes to enhance their training. They compete locally, and attend a weekend of convention classes each spring!
Junior - Ages 11-13, these dancers take on additional intermediate technique classes and are offered hip-hop, acro and lyrical. This team travels to a National Competition in the summer.
Teen - Ages 13+, teen dancers train at an intermediate/advanced level and make the commitment to a National Competition in the summer.
Senior - Ages 14+, this is our most advanced level. Senior dancers not only make the commitment to participate in more conventions and a National Competition, many of them spend their summers in intensives and workshops to continue their training year round.
MADS Competition Dancers go on to pursue extremely successful careers, on and off the stage! We are so proud of our alumni who have followed their passion to obtaining degrees in dance, and can now be seen teaching and choreographing, with the Radio City Rockettes, and performing on cruise ships and variety shows all over the world!