Summers Dance Crew – Our Award Winning Competition Teams!
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 Abby Ellison and Brittany Christin.
2017-2018 Competition Schedule
March 9-11, 2018 Nuvo
April 13-15, 2018 Odyssey Talent
April 27-29, 2018 Talent on Parade
May 18-20, 2018 Legacy Dance Championships
September 30, 2017 – Johnny Appleseed, Downtown Crystal Lake
November 24, 2017 – Festival of Lights Parade, Crystal Lake
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.
Bob Blazier Run for the Arts
Multi-year winners of Most Superhero Spirit and Best Team Time Awards