SUMMERS DANCE CREWS
Our Award Winning Competition Teams!
Summers Dance Crews (SDC) program is an opportunity for dancers ages 5-14, and a SDC Senior team for those ladies in high school. Each team works together with professional caliber choreographers to develop and compete dances in a wide variety of genres including ballet, hip hop, jazz, contemporary, musical theatre, tap and lyrical styles. SDC competes at 2 competitions and 2 competition/conventions each year in the Chicagoland area.
Some of the goals for this program include developing a strong sense of unity, camaraderie, and competitive spirit as a team, while providing technical development and mentorship on a individual level helping each team member grow to become the best dancer/competitor he or she can be.
By joining SDC, each student is committing to a year round program starting in our summer intensive in June and culminating at our all studio recital at the Raue Center for the Arts. Auditions for SDC take place in the late spring each year. 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 can compete in a duo/trio or a solo performance.
Like our BBT dance company program, SDC team members also participate in a Big Sister Little Sister Program with the overall goal of bridging the gap between ages and levels and creating a family/team atmosphere. Each season ends with a fun party celebrating everyone’s accomplishments for the season!
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 Head Coach Mr Marc & Miss Abby
SDCS (Senior team)
2018-2019 Competition Schedule
February 8-10, 2019 Bellamoxi
March 22-24, 2019 Nuvo
April 12-14, 2019 Odyssey Talent
April 26-28, 2019 Talent on Parade
Johnny Appleseed – September 29, 2018
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