TEAM VIVA Performance & Competitive Dance Program
Shining Stars Recreational Dance Program
COME DANCE WITH US AT VIVA!
Team Viva is the name of our competitive dance program. This program has been designed for dancers with the desire to take their dance training beyond the recreational level. Company members commit multiple days a week to their training in all genres of dance and will attend competitions and/or conventions in addition to performing in our two recital performances each year. Our goal is for our competitive team members to develop excellent technical dance skills while building exceptional work ethic and teamwork skills. Competition groups are chosen thru an audition process where dancers are evaluated in ballet, jazz, tap, and contemporary (ages 10+). Teams are formed based on technical ability, performance quality, movement quality, and ability to learn and retain choreography. Age and potential for growth are also considered as we form our Company groups each season. ALL TEAM VIVA MEMBERS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND OUR MASTER CLASS/CHOREOGRAPHY SESSION HELD IN AUGUST, WHICH WILL OFFICIALLY KICK OFF OUR SEASON EACH YEAR.
Team Viva Performance Group Levels- Lesser Commitment Entry Level Program, 2 local competitions required
Performance Group 1- Ages 5-7 by placement
Performance Group 2- Ages 8-10 by placement
Performance Group 3- Ages 11+ by placement
Team Viva Competition Program Levels- Stronger Commitment Program, 4 regional competition/convention events required
MINIS- Ages 7-10 by audition/invitation only
JUNIORS- Ages 10-13 by audition/invitation only
TEENS- Ages 13-18 by audition/invitation only
* Placements are made based primarily on ability and potential within each individual dancer, with the ages listed above used merely as a guideline. On occasion dancers may be asked to dance "up" an age level if our staff feels the dancer is mature enough to take weekly classes with an older, more advanced group of students.
Our Shining Stars Dance Program has been designed to provide your child with an experience where he/she will have the opportunity to build their confidence and coordination thru our recreational dance classes. We offer combination classes for all ages and classes focusing specifically on tap, jazz, ballet and hip-hop for our 7+ year old recreational students. All of our Shining Stars students will participate in two recital performances annually, one in December and one in May. * Please note... all dancers must meet the specific age requirement of their class/level by October 1st of the current school year session.
Baby Stars- A parent assisted class where our 18-24 month old students will have the opportunity to come take a class to help work on learning to follow instructions and also build their large motor skills thru dance and tumbling exercises. Baby stars will participate in our Spring Recital only with classroom assistants to aid them thru their short routine. We are so excited to add this age group for this coming season... we are certain these tiny tots will be one of the greatest hits of our show! Baby Stars will need pink ballet shoes (females) or black tumbling shoes (males) for this class.
Twinkle Stars- An introductory class for our 2 old students where they will focus on working thru parent/child separation, learning to take turns, and following instructions, all while building fine and large motor skills. Twinkle stars combo students will perform one routine in our Holiday Showcase and one routine in our Spring Recital as well. Twinkle Stars will need pink ballet shoes (females) or black tumbling shoes (males) for this class.
Sparkling Stars- A 60 minute combination class for our 3-5 year old students that will focus on learning basic ballet and tap skills. Sparkling Stars combo students will perform one routine in our Holiday Showcase and one routine in our Spring Recital as well. Sparkling Stars Combo female students will need to purchase pink ballet shoes and tan merry jane style tap shoes and male students will need black tumbling shoes and black lace up tap shoes for this class. Sparkle Stars 1- Ages 3-4, Sparkle Stars 2- Ages 4-5 (Second Year Sparkle Stars Students)
Shooting Stars- A 60 minute combination class for our 5-7 year old students that will focus on learning basic ballet, tap, and/or jazz skills. Shooting Stars combo students will perform one routine in our Holiday Showcase and one routine in our Spring Recital. Shooting Stars Combo female students will need to purchase 2 pairs of shoes for this class, the specified shoe for each style assigned to their combination class. We also offer a Shooting Stars Hip-Hop class which meets for a 30 minute class once per week, black jazz shoes are required for this class. Shooting Stars 1- Ages 5-6, Shooting Stars 2- Ages 6-7 (Second Year Shooting Stars Students)
Superstars- Tap, Jazz, and Hip-Hop class options for our 7-10 year old recreational students. Each class will follow a set class syllabus and focus on building skill within it's own genre. Superstar classes will perform one routine per class in our Holiday Showcase and one routine per class in our Spring Recital. Superstars 1- Ages 7-10, Superstars 2- Ages 8-10 (Intermediate Superstars Students)
Rockstars- Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Lyrical class options for our 10+ year old recreational students. Each class will follow a set class syllabus and focus on building skill within it's own genre. Rockstar classes will perform one routine per class in our Holiday Showcase and one routine per class in our Spring Recital. Rockstars 1- Ages 10+, Rockstars 2- Ages 10+ (Intermediate Rockstars Students)
SUPERSTAR AND ROCKSTAR CLASS SHOE REQUIREMENTS-
Tap- Black lace up style tap shoe
Jazz- Black jazz shoes (slip on or lace up both permitted)
Ballet- Pink ballet slippers (full sole preferred)
Hip-Hop- Black jazz shoes or Sneakers
Acro- Acrobatic Tumbling is centered on fundamental acrobatic technique to increase flexibility, strength, balance, coordination, endurance, and tumbling skills. Class time will include stretch and flexibility exercises, strength drills, and stations to work on acrobatic skills such as cartwheels, roundoff, handstands, bridges, chest rolls, limbers, handsprings, and more.
Ballet Program- Viva offers outstanding traditional ballet classes for those students looking to make growth in ballet skills, technique and turn out, poise and grace. Our younger students will start their ballet training in one of our combination classes. At the age of 7 they are eligible to join one of Miss Jennie's structured ballet classes, starting at Level 1. Dancers advance in level based on their skill level and progress made throughout the year. Students should expect to devote a minimum of 2 years to each level of training if they are taking 1 class per week. Those taking more than one class per week sometimes advance at a faster pace. Viva currently offers 5 levels of classical ballet class, plus two levels of pointe training as well. All female dancers enrolled in one of our traditional ballet classes with Miss Jennie must attend class in a solid black leotard, pink ballet tights, pink ballet shoes, with their hair in a bun. Male dancers should attend class in solid black shorts or tights, a solid black or white fitted tee/tank, black ballet shoes, and hair styled so that it is secure and out of their face.