Expressions Elite Competitive Company is for Elementary through High School Age Dancers 

who are serious about dance, but like to have FUN!

To become part of our Top AWARD-WINNING Competitive Company, dancers must have strong work ethic, excellent class attendance, a positive attitude, and Audition. 

AUDITION DATES/TIMES

New Company Dancers may Audition to be part of Expressions' Elite Competitive Dance Company any time of the year.   To audition, dancers must first create an account by clicking on the ENROLL button. Then, Call or Text 727-409-7533 to speak with the studio director and schedule an introductory meeting. We are happy to take dancers mid-season and try to add them to existing routines when possible. In any event, new dancers are always welcome to compete with solos, duos, and trios. 

Dancers will be considered for teams to compete in Small or Large Groups, Lines, Productions, Solos, Duets, and/or Trios.

NEW COMPANY DANCERS (New to Expressions Teams) may Audition any time of the year. Text 727-409-7533 to schedule an evaluation and placement.

RETURNING DANCERS MUST enroll and accept their company placement by July 1st to qualify for the Discounted Company Tuition Rate. 

Dancers in the AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM do NOT pay additional tuition to be on the Competitive Company. The only additional expense would be the Team Fees.

Dancers who are accepted into the Company at any other time of the year, will be eligible to compete with a Solo(s), Duos/Trios, and Group Dances at Regional and National Competitions. 

 

COMPANY GEAR:

In addition to the Required Classwear, Parents are REQUIRED to wear a studio logo shirt all days at competition and whenever attending any studio community events (excluding the holiday show and spring showcase). Please order Parent Shirts and any additional items desired directly from our in-studio Dance Boutique.  You will be notified when your items have arrived and are ready for pick-up. If you have any questions, please call or text the directors @ 727-409-7533   There are also Studio T-Shirts available in the studio store for $15 each.

Important:

We like our company dancers to be competitive minded. That attitude helps them reach goals. We do not like it when our company dancers are overly competitive with each other in the studio. Mean behavior will never be tolerated. Additionally, overly-competitive dance moms won't last at Expressions.  Simply put, if you are mean and gossipy.... you won't be allowed to stay.  Our staff is personally vested in the success of each and every one of our students. Dancers need to come prepared to work hard, keep a smile, be respectful in class, and maintain a positive attitude toward learning. Students need to remember to thank their teachers at the end of each class.

Attendance

Regular class attendance is required in order to remain on the competitive company. Dancers should miss no more than 5 classes during the season. ALL Competitive dancers MUST attend class during the 2 weeks prior to any performance or competition in order to participate. If a dancer misses a company class during the 2 week period before a performance or competition, the routine for that class will be re-blocked without the dancer who is missing. This is to prevent a last minute hardship for a team. Additionally, if a dancer is too sick to even sit and watch class (and take notes), we have reason to believe the dancer will not be well enough or have the strength needed to perform/compete. This is why the two weeks of class is needed for re-blocking the routine(s). It will be the studio directors' decision whether a dancer who was sick will be reworked back into a routine for any remaining competitions or performances. If a dancer misses class during the two weeks prior to a performance or competition for any reason other than illness, they will not be included in the routine/dance for that class for the remainder of the season.

OTHER FEES for Teams/Groups:

Dancers audition to be part of our Competitive Company. The company is broken down into smaller groups "teams" that compete in various styles and divisions. Expressions competes in Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Acrobatics, Musical Theater, & Hip Hop. Each Competitive Routine competes at REGIONAL Competitions in the spring, the end-of-year Showcase, and most dances will compete at Nationals in June (optional for our Mini Team Dancers),

Dancers are accepted to the Competitive Company by Audition/Skill Evaluation.

In addition to monthly tuition, there is a one time Team Commitment Fee for each team. 

Team Commitment Fees are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE. These fees are viewed as your commitment to participation for the entire competition season (through the end of July).  If a dancer leaves a team, or is dismissed for behavioral issues or for not following rules, there is no refund. There will be no exceptions to this policy. 

Team Commitment Fees are DUE BY JULY 1st. Please call or Text to inquire about fees.

SOLOS:

Company Dancers Ages 9+ are permitted to compete with a Solo(s) at Regional & National Competitions. Solo Fees are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE.

All costumes are provided at no additional charge.