eXtensions Accelerated & Competitive Programs

Extensions Company Team

We are excited about our new Company Structure!  Rather than breaking out our competitive group into teams, dancers will audition to be a part of the *name to be decided* Company. We believe this approach will build cohesiveness, confidence, and a deeper sense of team unity.   

With this structure change will come a change in requirements. ALL students will now only be required to compete up to 3 dances, but will have the opportunity for more if desired. We hope this approach will allow families to determine what level of commitment is right for them. Below is an outline of requirements by age group. 

Grades 1-2 – Dancers will be required to compete Jazz & Tap. 

Grades 3-4 – Dancers will be required to compete Jazz, Tap, & Production. 

Grades 5-12 – Dancers will be required to compete Jazz, Lyrical & Production. 

Our program offers intense technical training and development in a variety of dance styles. While dancers are not required to compete all styles, we believe that taking classes (both technique and performance) in multiple genres is necessary to build well-rounded, successful dancers.  

**Please note these Tiers are ONLY to show what is required and optional for each dancer.  This has nothing to do with where your dancer will be placed.  Where your dancer will be placed is based on their audition.

screen-shot-2021-04-22-at-11-50-17-am

While class requirements will follow the dancer’s tier based on grade level, there may be situations where a dancer, based on their audition and technical level, may be invited to participate in opportunities above their tier. This will be on a case-by-case basis and at staff discretion only. 

Your tier will be based on your school grade for the 21/22 school year.  

Tier 1  

This is for dancers who are in 1st and 2nd Grades. 

This tier is the entry level for competition.  Dancers are required to compete 2 dances Tap and Jazz.   

Dancers will have 3.5 hours of dancing per week.  This tier will be at the studio for 2 nights per week. 

 

Tier 2 

This is for dancers who are in 3rd and 4th Grades. 

This tier increases the number of hours your dancer will be at the studio and adds additional requirements.  

Required to compete 3 dances Jazz, Tap, and Production. 

At this tier Lyrical becomes a requirement.  At this time your dancer has the option to take the competition class or they can choose to take a recreational class. (Either of these are included in tuition package.)  

Dancers will have 5.25 hours of dancing per week.  This tier will be at the studio for 3 nights per week. 

 

Tier 3  

This is for dancers who are in 5th– 8th Grades. 

At this tier Lyrical becomes a requirement for your dancer to take and to compete.   

Required to compete 3 dances Jazz, Lyrical, & Production. 

At this tier competitive tap becomes optional for your dancer to take. However, if they do not want to compete tap, they will still be required to take a tap technique class instead.  (Either of these are included in tuition package.) 

Dancers will have 5.25 hours of dancing per week.  This tier will be at the studio for 3 nights per week. 

 

Tier 4 

This is for dancers who are in 9th-12th Grades. 

Required to compete 3 dances Jazz, Lyrical, and Production. 

At tier 4 Tap is no longer a requirement for your dancer and they may choose to opt out of tap and tap technique both.
Dancers will have 4.75 hours of dancing per week.  This tier will be at the studio for 3 nights per week. 

 

Comp eXperience  

This team will be organized into classes and are by audition or invitation only.  This is for dancers that are ready for a challenge beyond recreational dance classes. It provides them with an opportunity to experience competitive dance at a local level.  These dancers will compete one Jazz dance at two local competitions.  

Our comp eXperience dancers will be required to take Jazz, Jazz Tech, Tap, and Ballet.

Dancers will be in the studio between 1 hour + 45 minutes and 2 hours + 15 minutes each week. This will be 1-2 nights a week at the studio.   

 

Tuition 

This varies based on the age and or grade of the student.  This also will depend on if they audition and make additional competition group pieces.    

Please email jen@extensionsdanceacademy.com to ask for a customized comp/company packet with more detailed information. 

 

Questions 

Please email jen@extensionsdanceacademy.com if you have further questions. 

 

Comp/Company Packets will be available starting May 1st 

 

3108 Mt Vernon Rd. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 | 319-826-6581 

 jen@extensionsdanceaademy.com | extensionsdanceacademy.com