TDC Dance Team 


About Our Team:

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The Dance Centre offers an award-winning, intensive competitive team program in which students who are more serious about making a commitment or career out of dance can excel. This team is offered by invitation of the director or audition only.  This experience requires a serious commitment of time by the dancers who choose to participate and a financial commitment for their parents.  Competitive classes are offered in Ballet, Contemporary, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Acrobatics and Musical Theater.  Students in South Toms River, NJ are encouraged to compete in multiple styles of dance in order to become well-rounded dancers. Contact us for more information!

Auditions are open to all who are ages 5 or older and are interested in our competitive team.  A New Liability Waiver and media release must be signed by parents and a hard copy brought in with them the day of the audition before entering the audition room for the 2023-24 season. Liability Waiver  Media Release

Audition classes are set up by age level and located under the summer camps and intensive page:

Auditions are Saturday June 3rd, $50 per dancer

  • Minis ages 5-7, 8:30am-11:30am
  • Petites ages 7-9, 10:00-1:30pm
  • Juniors ages 10-11, 12:00-3:30pm
  • Teens ages 12-14, 2:00-5:30pm
  • Seniors ages 15-18, 5:00-8:30pm

If you have any questions or are unable to make the audition date, please contact the studio director at [email protected] to see if alternative options can be made available.

Here is a PDF of all audition, team & summer requirements!

Team Requirements:

  • A minimum of 2 hours of ballet (one recital class and one technique class) per week is required for all team students in addition to their competitive classes and 1 Jumps, Leaps & Turns Class
  • All team members are required to take a minimum of 5 dance classes per week (this does include acro styles and contortion as well as technique classes such as jumps leaps & turns)
  • Acro students are required a minimum of 1.5-2 hours of acro classes per week (depending on level) as well as the 2 ballet classes per week requirements and they are required to take a Jumps,Leaps & Turns Class. An additional dance class will also be required for all acro students. Jazz or hip hop preferred- lyrical or contemporary will be accepted.
  • There will be three mandatory regional competitions between late winter and spring. Competition dates will be out by September or sooner
  • National Competition is also mandatory
  • There will be 2-3- mandatory choreography weekends with students must attend to learn their routines for the season. Dates TBA in September. Acro & full team production will have additional separate choreography practices apart from their normal class schedule. Dates TBA.
  • All students and parents must sign a contract each season agreeing to the above terms and the financial and attendance commitments set forth in the contract.
  • Class attendance will be closely monitored-students who do not maintain regular appropriate class attendance records will be removed from the team at any point in the season per director’s discretion. Students are expected to fully participate in class each week. Repeated failure to dance fully may result in temporary or permanent dismissal from the team until you’re able to fully participate. This will be determined with the Director’s discretion.

Summer Requirements:

  • Team members are required to take 2 full weeks of summer evening classes with a minimum of 5 classes per week.
  • All team members must take Ballet, Jumps, Leaps & Turns, and 2 of the following choices:
    • PrePointe
    • Pointe
    • Floor Barre
    • P.B.T.
  • Ballet company students are required to take 2 weeks of Ballet plus a Pointe or Pre-Pointe class, P.B.T. class, or Floor Barre classes. These ballet and pointe classes do count toward your regular dance team requirements.
  • Acro students are required to have a minimum of 8 hours of acro (contortion classes can be counted towards these hours & is highly recommended) during summer evening classes or during acro intensives (August 22-23-24). If you are not on any of the other dance teams an additional 2 hours of ballet is also required.
  • Mini ages 5-7 Team Camp days are 4 hours long and the full week of camp
  • Petite, Junior, Teen & Senior camp days are 8 hours days (7 hours of class with one hour for lunch and break) students are required to take the full week of camp