Along with taking classes at Westside, students have the opportunity to be a part of our competition team!
Westside Dance Company has won multiple awards, including but not limited to, Top 5 winners, scholarship recipients, Best of Show favorite, Star Dance Alliance Regional Dance Winner, Best Costume of 2018 and 2019, Industry Dance Awards Best of 2019 Performance, 2020 Artistic Excellence winners, choreography awards, Judge’s Choice awards, and many more!
What are you waiting for? Come join our Team!
MINI COMPANY | AGES 5-8
For Mini Company, you are required to be enrolled in ballet and jazz plus a 30 minute time block each week to learn and practice your routine. Mini Company will compete at 1-2 competitions a year locally and has the option to participate in a dance convention.
Mini Company has the option to do solos, duos/trios, and group dances.
JUNIOR COMPANY | AGES 8-12
For Junior Company, you are required to be enrolled in all intermediate level classes which include ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, and progressions. Junior company will compete at all competitions for the year (all locally) and also participate in a dance convention plus attend nationals. (Traveling) Rehearsals are on Saturdays and scheduling will change from month to month.
Junior Company has the option to do solos, duos/trios, and group dances. You are required to be in at least 1 group dance to participate in a solo.
TEEN & SENIOR COMPANY | AGES 13-19
For the Teen/Senior Company, you are required to be enrolled in all advanced level classes which include Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, and Progressions.
The Teen and Senior company will compete at all competitions for the year (all locally) and also participate in a dance convention, plus attend Nationals. (Traveling) Rehearsals are on Saturdays and scheduling will change from month to month.
Teen and Senior Company has the option to do solos, duos/trios, and group dances. Company members are required to be in at least 2 group dances to participate in a solo.
Auditions are typically held at the end of July or beginning of August. However, please contact us if you want to be a part of the team and you missed the auditions! We will accept dancers until October.
Auditions will consist of a ballet class, technique class, and 2-3 different combos that you will learn and perform in groups. Teachers and choreographers will watch and base their decisions on your audition, as well as all the hard work you have put in throughout the year.
Since Company Members are representing Westside Dance Company locally and nationally, it's very important that you take your classes seriously and that you attend every week. We understand that conflicts will happen like school activities and family events, but being a part of the team means you are committed to training every week and not missing your weekend rehearsals. For your weekend rehearsals, Westside can schedule around your other commitments but you must send in conflicts 1 month prior to be excused. However many routines you want to be a part of will determine how long you rehearse at the studio.
To be member of the Westside Dance Company Competition Team, you will sign a commitment contract to be present at your weekly classes, weekend rehearsals, and all competitions/conventions.