CPAA’S COMPETITION MISSION & PHILOSOPHY
CPAA offers competitive dance for dancers with the dedication, determination, and desire to take their dance involvement to the next level!
We are didicated to creating a positive competition experience in which dancers can pursue and explore the excitement of performing in front of live audiences and push their craft to the next level. To be successful, it is key for dancers to be in tune with what success means to them. At CPAA, we define success as doing one's personal best, encouraging others to do the same, and emphasizing the value of the experience rather than the score. We encourage our company dancers to adopt this philosophy.
With the right mindset, competitive dance can be motivating and inspiring! We hope that this adventure will offer the opportunity for invaluable lessons that will help our students grow as dancers and individuals. Our goal is to create dancers that are:
- Committed to their craft
- Team players
- Committed to artistry over trophies
- Accept that all dancers are on different journeys and stay true to their own path
- Understand the importance of mental health and wellbeing in order to achieve one’s personal best
WHAT IS DIFFERENT ABOUT SEASON XII?
Due to the current climate, Season XII will be a little different than years prior. The good news is that this allows us to explore alternative avenues and opportunities in dance related fields.
All Competition Company dancers will be assigned to Pod with our a performing arts track program that will offer classes, such as mind and body wellness, acting, audition skills, talks from industry professionals and lectures. Mind and body wellness classes will be part of their weekly schedule Sep-Dec. In Jan-June these specialty classes will take place monthly. We will be attending three competitions If the season permits, and life seems to have gone back to "normal" we will be adding a 4th potential competition.
ABOUT THE AUDITION PROCESS
Audition take place August 29th beginning at 9:30am. All dancers interested in competing but submit an application where they can list their goals for competition and what genres and group sizes they would like to be considered for. At the audition, dancers will audition with their age group and learn a short combination together. Dancers will then be split into smaller groups to run the combination before a panel. Dancers will be given a technical evalutation as well. Not all dancers will compete in their age range, depending on experience and level some dancers may dance in older or younger divisions which will be determined after auditions. Dancer’s interested in a solo will submit their request via their online application. Solos are not guaranteed and are only open to dancers who have competing for 1 yr prior to applying. Schedule has a lot to do with how choreographers are paired with students.
OVERVIEW OF TIME COMMITMENT
All groups will rehearse once week, with the exception of holidays/studio closures. Most rehearsals are held on Saturdays and Solos are usually reahearsed during the week. In addition to the rehearsal for each team, dancers will need to attend a minimum number of technique classes per week. These classes include Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, and Leaps and Turns. Technical requirements vary by age and level.
We will have one company showcase in March and will attend three regional competition per month from April to June, with optional opportunity to attend additional virutal compeitions, as well as the potential for a few additional performances (ex: Outdoor performances and Recital). During the summer session prior to the upcoming auditions, students must maintain at least three hours of technique class enrollment and must take one of our dance camps/intensives. All performances and Competitions are mandatory with no exceptions. All dates will be disclosed prior to joining and you will have an opportunity to list conflicts on at the time of the audition. There will be several team buliding opportunities and company gatherings throughout the year that all dancers and parents are encouraged to particpate in. These include a beach photo day, pumkin patch excursion, holiday party, competition prep party, community givebacks and our end of the year celebration. For more details please contact Competition@carlsbadperformingarts.com
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