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Competition Class

Competition Class

Competitive dance is a popular, widespread sport in which competitors perform dances in any of several permitted dance styles—such as acro, ballet, contemporary, jazz, street, lyrical, modern stage, song and dance, tap, before an Adjudicator. This is in contrast with other activities that involve competition among dancers based on purpose, or specific dance styles or genres, such as Troupes, Trios, Duets and Solos.

Competition Class caters for all these genres and encourages any student who wishes to compete to join and practice their routine in this class. Dance schools arrange for their classes to compete in a range of disciplines as solos, duets, trios, or in a small group dance in addition to or in place of large group routines. Competitions typically begin in March and end in October/November.

Competitive dancers must be physically fit because even short dances can be physically demanding. Dancers must continuously train to maintain and improve their technique, balance skills, strength and flexibility. Dance studios typically advise their students to avoid activities that put them at risk for injury or illness, especially while attending competitions.

Except for holidays and short breaks during the summer, competitive dancing is typically a year-round activity: dancers attend classes during competition season, to refine their competitive routines, and during off-season to prepare for the next upcoming competition season.

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