If you would like to be considered for the 2020-2021 team, please e-mail our director, Joette at email@example.com for audition information. .
Our competition team is designed with serious dance students in mind. Students on the competition team compete at three regional competitions, recital, and special performance opportunities we are invited to through out the year. This program is a balance study between recreational and competitive. It also has collegiate programs in mind for future study in dance. Mosaic Dance Company has already placed students as dance majors at Western Michigan University and Wayne State University!
Students interested in the competition team must audition or take a summer placement class. The student’s placement has more to do with student ability, potential, technique and understanding than just age. Our competition students compete in solos, duets, trios, small groups and large groups. Our competition teams participate in the following dance genres: Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theater, Modern, Lyrical, Contemporary, Tap and Hip Hop. Ballet and team classes are mandatory to be on the competitive team.
Winning Program: Studio Award 2019 for Highest Scoring Studio – Addiction Dance Competition
2019 Junior Team: National Title Winner Competitive Level- Addiction Dance Competition, MVP Title Hall of Fame, 1st and 2nd place overall Showstoppers, Best Costume Addiction, 1st Place Overall On Point, Judges Choice, Top 10 awards,
2019 Mini Team: National Winner Competitive Level- Addiction Dance Competition. 1st and 2nd Place Overall Showstoppers, Title Solo Winners Addiction, On Pointe 1st Place Overall, Hall of Fame 2nd place Overall, Best Choreography Award, Judges Choice, Top 10 awards, High Point Awards
2019 Petite Team: 1st Place Addiction Overall, Judges choice, Best costume
2019 Musical theater Team: 4th place Overall Showstoppers (out of 36 groups), 2nd Place Addiction, and judges choice.
To address the needs of those dancers who would like performance and competition opportunities for the purpose of expanding their dance experience through exposure to all faucets of the dance industry, choreographers, assessment of a neutral panel of judges, community involvement, and to access their own levels and expertise to enhance future study in the arts.
Why compete on a team?
As professionals in the industry, we witness dancers that want to perform more than one recital and need an advanced program to fit their needs. For the studio to effectively provide these opportunities, we must have a dedicated group of dancers that will stay together and are willing to perform on a regular bases in both recreational and competitive settings.
Dancers are separated by age, skill level (company or team), and choreography requirements. Routines for the teams will be based on the individual make-up of each team, but each dancer will perform 1-2 routines per team. By making a commitment to Mosaic Dance Teams and your fellow team members, we are better able to provide a variety of performance opportunities. Team members will have the spirit and the joy of dance as a performing art and understand the level of commitment and dedication necessary to be their best! Mosaic Dance Teams are required to perform recreational performances as well as competitive.
Would you like to experience what a team practice is like and get more information on being a part of the MDC team family? Join us on Friday, April 19 from 5:45-7 pm. This is open to ages 4.5-8 and ages 9-15. There is no cost and a brief meeting after the classes. Dancers should wear all black and bring ballet shoes. Tights optional.
Petite Auditions: Call/email for audition
Musical Theater Auditions: Call/email for audition
Junior and Mini Team Auditions are a 5 week program starting Monday, July 6. If you would like to be considered for this team, please e-mail our director, Joette at firstname.lastname@example.org for audition information. .
Petite: 4-6 yrs. old
Mini: 7-9 yrs. old
Junior: 10-14 yrs. old
Musical theater team (ages 9+)
When you arrive at the studio, be dressed in proper dance attire: Black leotard, nude tights, or Black dance shirts with black bra top. NO jeans or sweatshirts. This will be a closed audition; no one can sit in and watch (this is so the students are not distracted). Membership on a Mosaic Team is by audition only. Membership on a team does not guarantee membership on a team the following year. Dancers must be properly dressed at their auditions. If you missed the auditions for the Mosaic Dance Team and would like to be considered, please contact us at (269) 321-4400 or Joette@mosaicdancehall.com.
We select for a number of different teams based on dance style, age and ability in styles of Hip-Hop, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Acro & Musical Theater
Attend summer classes and workshops. Mosaic offers in studio master classes instead of attending expensive conventions. Attend all wicked weekend intensives that are usually one Sunday a month from October-April. Members must attend all scheduled classes and rehearsals. Clear all weekends scheduled for competitions/performances; includes Friday, Saturday/Sunday. Sign a commitment contract (parents/dancers) agreement. If at any time you leave the MDC team program you will be required to take a year off with recreational classes before a student can audition again.
Competition Team Summer Classes: Dates (July 6 – Aug. 7). Cost: $175
Team members will be taking acro, ballet and team class (below) in the summer on Tuesdays (except Petite)
Junior Team – Tuesday 5:00 – 8:30 pm
Mini Team – Monday 6-8:30 pm (cost: $150)
Petite Team – Tuesday 5:30-7:15 pm (includes acro/team/ballet. Cost: $115)