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Team TDC

Team TDC

Each year team candidates will be selected through a standardized audition process.  Evaluations and placements will allow each dancer’s passion for dance and ability to be showcased.  Our goal is to elevate and inspire each individual dancer’s abilities to help create a confident, empowered and well-rounded student.


We are excited to offer Mini- Senior jazz/ contemporary/ lyrical/ musical theater teams, Ballet Competition Teams, and Tap Competition Teams.  All competition teams will have the opportunity to work with renowned choreographers from all over the United States.  The Artistic Directors of TDC as well as the designated Team Coaches will oversee each team.


Solos, Duets, Trios, and Small Groups

Based upon the student’s desires, abilities, and commitment level, after conversation with the parent and child, the artistic directors and team coaches will collaborate on what the best path is for the dancer.  This decision will be based upon their maturity in technique as well as performance.  The artistic directors as well as designated team coaches will oversee the solos, duets, trios, and small groups.


Those selected for a solo, duets, trio, or small group will be required to complete a minimum of 30 minutes of private rehearsal with an appointed team coach or artistic director.


Annual Team Fee

An annual fee of $25.00 per competition will be charged through Studio Director per child on January 15, 2016.  TDC is planning to attend 4 conventions/competitions. This fee is assessed to each team member. The charge will help to offset the following costs of competition:

  • Team Coach’s mileage reimbursement
  • Team Coach’s food stipend
  • Team Coach’s salary compensation for competition/convention weekend


Planned Competition / Convention Schedule

Team TDC Directors and Coaches have researched and selected three competitions and one convention for the 2015-2016 TDC competition season.


  • American Dance Awards (San Jose Performing Arts Center- San Jose, CA)
  • Kids Artistic Review (San Jose Civic Center- San Jose, CA)
  • Adrenaline Dance Competition (Hyatt at San Francisco Airport-Burlingame, CA) March 11-13, 2016
  • NextLevel Dance Competition (San Mateo, CA)


Estimated Team Costumes Fees

Solo Costumes: $75.00-250.00(at the discretion of the Team Directors, Coach and parents)

Duo/Trio/ Small Group: $75.00-150.00 (at the discretion of the Team Directors, Coach and all parents)

Large Group (senior, teen, junior, mini, ballet, tap): $70.00-$105.00


These costumes are in stock sizes (XS, S, M, L, XL child/adult) and are not custom.

Necessary alterations will be done by an outside seamstress and by recommendation of the Artistic Directors or Team Coach.


Estimated Prop Fees



Estimated Competition Fees

Group Dances $38.00-48.00 / dancer/ piece

Duos and Trios $50.00-65.00 / dancer/ piece

Solos $95.00-110.00 / solo


Hotel (if needed) $115.00-159.99 / night

A hotel room may not be necessary if all of your dancer’s pieces are competed on the same day.  Reminder the dancer will need to be onsite for competition at least 1 ½ hours prior to the scheduled stages time.  Competitions may run early and we would not want the dancer to be rushed, potentially injured or miss their time to shine on stage.


There is always an option to share a room with another Team TDC dancer and parent.  Be sure to explore avenues to make the weekend as cost effective as possible.


Estimated Convention Weekend Fees

Group Dances $38.00-48.00 / dancer/ piece

Duos and Trios $50.00-65.00 / dancer/ piece

Solos $95.00-110.00 / solo


Convention Classes $210.00-240.00/ student


Hotel $115.00-159.99 / night


Convention Classes or competition may begin on Friday afternoon or evening.  Classes and warm up also start very early on Saturday morning (approximately 7:30 am with a 7 am lobby meeting) therefore we strongly recommend checking in Friday PM to allow for a restful night prior to a full day of classes and competition Saturday.


Competition and Convention Schedule

Solo and all group competition could begin as early as Friday mid morning the weekend of a competition or convention.  It is our desire for dancers to remain in school on Friday; however if there is a change in the competition schedule, an early dismissal may be necessary.  Schedules for the competition portion are usually released from the program director 1-2 weeks prior to the registered competition weekend.


From experience we recommended booking your hotel room as early as possible.  There have been occasions where dancers were not able to reserve a room due to delayed booking.  Reservation cancellation policies usually allow for 24-72 hour cancellations.