Our East County Performing Arts Center competition team is made of approximately 100 dancers between the ages of 5 and 18. At ECPAC we believe that competition team is more than just bringing home a trophy. We strive to build an environment where the dancers will learn about personal responsibility, teamwork and self-respect.
Not only do dancers get great training, access to master teachers, professional choreography and audition and performance opportunities but they are also expected and encouraged to attend college.
At ECPAC although we have a strict program and high expectations for our dancers, we are a family. We work hard together and we celebrate and have fun together!
Interested in having your dancer join our Competition team in 2019/2020?
Are you are a current comp team family? Come to the meeting May 30th 7-8:30 pm at Mt Mikes Pizza in Brentwood on 2nd street.
All dancers auditioning must have completed the ONLINE AUDITION APPLICATION completed before 9am on Friday May 31st. Dancers need to come with dance shoes for style auditioning for, dance clothes, hair in a ponytail with all hair out of their face (girls).
Along with the online application, dancers will need to bring their signed Code of Conduct and their Energy Bus Ticket (available below) and headshot. As discussed in the parent meetings ECPAC is rooted in the practices we learned in the book The Energy Bus so dancers will need to turn in their ticket to ride!
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They will learn a combination and they will have to show the panel of judges (teachers) as many times as needed in groups
Some dancers will be asked to attend the next age group later in the day if the judges would like to see them dance with older dancers
Dancers attend the time for the style they wish to be considered for and the time for their age as of June 1 (not age in the Fall)
2019 Competition Team Auditions
Saturday, June 1
Ballet 8:30 to 9:30 (All ages)
Jazz ages 6 - 8 10:00 to 11:00
Jazz ages 9-12 11:30 to 12:30
Jazz ages 13 and up 1:00 to 2:30
Contemporary ages 6 - 8 1:30 to 2:30
Contemporary ages 9 - 12 3:00 to 4:00
Contemporary ages13 and up 4:30 to 6:00
Sunday, June 1
Jazz/Tap ages 4-5 8:30 to 9:30
Tap ages 6-8 10:00 to 11:00
Tap ages 9-11 11:30 to 12:30
Tap ages12 and up 1:00 to 2:30
Hip Hop ages 7 - 10 3:00 to 4:00
Hip Hop ages 11 and up 4:30 to 5:30
Please email if you have any questions firstname.lastname@example.org
- 5 Reasons to choose to compete with ECPAC
- Comp Parent Handbook
- Dancer Code of Conduct
- Comp Team Tuition
- Competition Application
- Energy Bus Ticket
Answers to Common Questions:
It is a chance for dancers to go to and compete in dance competitions. They compete against other dance studios in their age category and in dance categories, for example, 7-8 year old Jazz. All of the competitions we attend are within driving distance. Some competitions reward with trophies some with ribbons, some with cash.
Depending on how the dancers place, they can qualify to compete at a national competition. Many of the national competitions are held in Las Vegas and are always held in the summer. Some national competitions are televised. Competition Teams also have the opportunity to attend dance conventions.
What is a Dance Convention?
A dance convention is an all day workshop or weekend long event where dancers have the wonderful opportunity to take classes from professional and/or famous dancers and choreographers. The conventions usually begin Saturday morning with the first class at 8:00 am and end at about 3:00 pm. That is usually 6 classes with a couple of breaks. Usually there is a competition in the evening and usually lasts pretty late. Then there are more classes Sunday starting at 8:00 am until 3:00 or 4:00 pm.
During the convention, dancers have the opportunity to audition for scholarships to attend the convention for free the next year or various prizes that will continue their dance education…so prizes conventions have awarded are music video shoots, meetings/auditions with talent agents, photo shoots, free classes at professional studios in LA and dance trips to New York City. It is an exhausting weekend but completely worth it.