MKDA COMPETITIVE TEAM About the Competitive Team
Our competitive team allows students to be exposed to an elite dance world and to gain incredible knowledge in performing and team spirit. Being part of the competitive team is an honor in itself because, as a dancer, you will see for yourself what the dance industry is all about, you will gain a deeper understanding of performing, your technique will also benefit because of the extra hours of training that is required. Auditions are mandatory to be part of our team. All audition candidates must fill out the Audition Application Form on the “Forms” page and pay a $50.00 audition fee.
To be considered for the MKDA Competitive Team you must: -Have strong technical abilities -Have the ability to learn choreography quickly -Have been dancing for a minimum of 4 years -Be able to accept constructive criticism and apply all corrections given to you -Have a strong work ethic and a mature personality -Show the potential for personal growth -No attitude or disrespect of any kind will be tolerated -Demonstrate leadership skills and optimism -Demonstrate consistency in work shown, passion and determination -Pay the amount owing for competition or do your own fundraising. NEW – Any new student, from another dance school, wanting to join our competitive team, must enroll in full time classes at MKDA for an entire year before being considered for the team. This allows the faculty to assess the dancer for an entire year to see their work ethic & skill level.
MKDA Competitive Fees
Two invoices are given throughout the year with specific deadlines. If you wish to do your own fundraising, you are more than welcome, but MKDA will not be responsible for any fundraising activities. Many parents will take it upon themselves to organize fundraising events and everyone is more than welcome to take part in the many fundraisers being organized. All fundraisers can be seen on the MKDA Competitive Team Facebook page.
The first invoice outlines the following items: -Competition entry fees -MKDA tuition fees -Solo/Duo/Trio fees
The 2nd invoice will outline the following items: -Jewelry -Makeup -Comp jacket (for new dancers) -Duffle bag/Garment Bag -Hotel fees for teachers
The fee does not cover the cost of: -Food (all dancers will be responsible for their own food) -Hotel Accommodations (all parents are responsible for booking hotels for themselves and for their child) -Personal expenses -Photos or videos from competitions -Programs from competitions