Summers Dance Crew – Our Award Winning Competition Teams!
Held at Summers Academy of Dance
Sunday, April 30 – 1:00 PM
Tuesday, May 30 – 6:45 PM
Come and find out more about our teams!
Team Auditions for 2017/2018 Season
Sunday, June 11 – Times TBD
Summers Dance Crews (SDC) participate in local competitions, Summers Academy performances, and community events. SDC dancers train with our experienced coaching staff and guest choreographers to prepare for competition season. Performance categories include ballet, lyrical, musical theatre, jazz, open dance, and contemporary dance.
Auditions for SDC take place in the summer each year. Crew members begin their training over the summer with a variety of classes. The summer schedule includes choreography, technique, leaps & turns, and rotational classes featuring jazz, ballet and hip hop. In the fall, dancers continue their training with their team specific choreography class and additional technique classes. Each team will compete a minimum of two dances at each competition during the season. Dancers can choose to perform in additional specialty pieces based on their interests and abilities. All members at the Junior level and up can compete in a duo/trio or a solo performance.
Interested in trying out? Dancers can prepare for auditions with a variety of studio offered classes. A ballet technique class as well as a Fusion or Extreme Jazz & Hip Hop class are recommended. Information meetings will be held each spring to answer questions and allow parents and dancers a chance to get more information on what it means to be a Crew dancer!
SDC Coaches Brittany Christin and Angela Dello
Summers Dance Crew Mini – Preparatory Crew for Ages 4-5 years.
Summers Dance Crew Junior – Our junior crew for Ages 6-10 years.
Summers Dance Crew – Our crew Ages 11+ years
Summers Crew 2 – Our elite team for advanced dancers.
2016-2017 Competition Schedule
March 3-5, 2017 Hollywood Vibe
April 7-9, 2017 Odyssey
May 5-7, 2017 Talent on Parade
May 20-21, 2017 Marquee Competition
September 24, 2016 – Johnny Appleseed, Downtown Crystal Lake
November 25, 2016 – Festival of Lights Parade, Crystal Lake
Special Team Awards
Edge National Talent – “Katy” – Best Costume; Outstanding Choreography (Judges’ Special Award)
Odyssey – “Not About Angels” – Overall Large Group Highest Score; “By The Grace of God” – Highest Lyrical Solo Score of the Day. Performances received 11 Platinum scores and 1 High Gold.
Tribute – Best Costume, Lyrical Solo
Tribute – “I Will Rise” – First Place Overall Duet; “Can’t Hold Us” – Choreography Award, Teen Hip Hop Small Group
Jump – “Walk It Off” – Highest Studio Score, invited to perform in ending showcase featuring the best performances from each studio.
November 2013 – Selected to perform at the halftime show at Northwestern University.
Team dancers give back by participating in various events to support the surrounding communities, including the Bob Blazier Run for the Arts, Johnny Appleseed Festival, and the Festival of Lights Parade. Our teams also enjoy entertaining residents at local assisted living facilities by showcasing their dances while spending time getting to know the residents.
2015 Bob Blazier Run for the Arts
Winners of Most Superhero Spirit and Best Team Time Awards