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About Team TDC

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Competition and Convention Schedule 2019

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, Acro, Hip Hop and, Tap Competition Team.  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.


Team Coaches

Mini Team-Maryann DeAngelis & Laura Lobo

Junior Team-Tia Brown & Maryann DeAngelis

Youth Team- Tia Brown & Laura Lobo

Teen Team- Laura Jeselnick & Laura Lobo

Tween Team- Tia Brown & Laura Lobo

Senior Team- Tia Brown & Maryann DeAngelis

Tap Competition Team- Laura Lobo

Ballet Competition Team (Senior)- Tia Brown

Ballet Competition Team (Teen)- Tia Brown

Hip Hop Competition Team-  Edward Standifer

Acro Team (Teen)- Maryann DeAngelis

Acro Team (Junior)- Laura Lobo

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 per child with each registration.  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 research and selected three competitions and one convention for the 2018-2019 TDC competition season.

  • NUVO Dance Convention and Competition
  • The Movement Dance Competition
  • KAR Live!
  • Bravo National Dance Competition
  • Youth America Grande Prix


Estimated Team Choreography Fees

(The choreography fee will be due from all dancers on team.  If you are unable to attend the choreography session, due to a schedule conflict, your fee will still be due.  We will attempt to have someone stand in for the absent dancer if available.)

Team Group Dances: $125.00-150.00 per dance (fees can vary depending on choreographer)

Team Solos: $350.00-600.00 (fees can vary depending on choreographer)

Team Duos: $150.00- 300.00 per dancer (fees can vary depending on choreographer)

Team Trios: $150.00- 250.00 per dancer (fees can vary depending on choreographer)

Small Groups: $150.00-200.00 per dancer (fees can vary depending on choreographer)


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): $100.00-115.00

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 Competition Fees

Group Dances $45.00-55.00 / dancer/ piece

Duos and Trios $65.00 / dancer/ piece

Solos $115.00-125.00 / solo

Hotel (if needed) $150.00-175.00 / night

A hotel room may not be necessary if all of your dancer’s pieces are competed on the same day.  Remember that 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 $4 / dancer/ piece5.00-55.00

Duos and Trios $65.00 / dancer/ piece

Solos $115.00-125.00 / solo


Convention Classes $240.00-275.00 / student


Hotel $150.00-175.00 / 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.