GBSD Competitive Company
The Greater Boston School of Dance Competitive Company is an audition required, intensive dance program. Students who wish to dance competitively will train a minimum of 4 hours a week (for students ages 9 and under) or 5+ hrs a week (for students over the age of 10). Company students will compete in a minimum of four dance competitions and have the option to do 5 (regionally). Company Dancers will also have the opportunity to compete at a national level in late June/early July.
Students who wish to join the GBSD Competitive Company will be required to audition prior to the competitive season. Classes for the Competitive Company are mandatory. This program is intended for serious dancers who choose dance above other extra curricular activities.
The Company 2 Program is offered to students who love to dance and wish to compete, but may not have the time to commit to our full competitive program. The Company 2 students perform at the same competitions and conventions as the Competitive Company but are only required to take Jazz, Lyrical and Ballet. Company 2 is offered at Junior, Teen and Senior Levels.
We encourage all new students to come to the Pre-Audition Workshop!
What is competitive dance?
Dance competitions are held throughout the year all over the country. Students present routines for adjudication by accredited artists that specialize in different areas of dance and theatre.
Why dance competitively?
Competitive dancers thrive in the dance industry. Each competition is a new performance opportunity. Dancers learn to problem solve, work as a team and meet and learn from other dancers from other studios. At GBSD, our focus is not on "the win", it is on the art. Every performance makes better and stronger dancers and gives our students opportunities to shine! When you dance at GBSD, you are not just a student, you are family. Did we mention it's a whole lot of fun too?
How much does it cost?
Being a competitive dancer is a great experience but it is also a big financial commitment. Each dancer is required to pay for entry fees (for each competition), custom costuming, special make-up, hair pieces, travel and an occasional hotel. GBSD is aware of these costs and will do whatever possible to make things more affordable. If a student is selected for a solo, duo, trio or small group, private lessons and choreography fees will also apply as well as monthly class tuition.
Where are the competitions?
Regional competitions will be no more than two hours away. Depending on the number of routines your dancer is entered in, you might only have to be in attendance anywhere from a few hours and up to a few days. Competitions are always on weekends. National Competitions can be anywhere. National Competitions and held in late June early-mid July and are decided on in early September and are not mandatory, but are encouraged.
Any other questions: please email GBSD.