What is the difference between Recreational and Competitive Dance?
Recreational dance requires fewer hours per week. At the end of the dance year (June), students perform in a stage recital. Recreational
students can choose 1 or more styles of dance to learn.
Competitive students must learn all the core dances but have the option of adding additional disciplines like hip hop and musical
theatre. Competitive students must attend 4 competitions in the spring, as well as recital. During designated years, we attend the
‘Nationals’, where our competitive team travels to the United States for an additional international competition.
Can Anyone Join Premiere Dance?
Premiere’s recreational classes are open to everyone under 18 years of age. Competitive classes are subject to auditions by the dancer
and assessments made by the director of each student prior to placement.
Which Group will My Child Join?
Children are placed in groups based on age and ability. Placement is at the discretion of the studio director and studio staff.
How can a Child join the Competitive Team?
If your child is in our recreational program, their dance teachers will assess their abilities and may recommend they audition for the
competitive program. Alternatively, appointments to audition for the program can be made through our front office.
Which Numbers Perform in The Year End Recital
All recreational numbers perform in the year end recital. All competitive groups, including small groups, perform at the year-end recital.
Graduating students will have the opportunity to perform as well.
What Can I Expect to Pay?
Recreational class fees are based on the amount of hours your child dances per week, and rates are based on number of classes your
child dances per week. Ask us for more details.
A costume will also be required for each dance number for the recital and/or competitions for the competitive program dancers. A
deposit fee will be required at the start of the dance season to secure each costume. Ask us for more details.
Competitive fees are payable monthly and are also dependent on the amount of hours the student dances each week. Monthly fees are
capped once the student dances 10 hours to unlimited classes per week. Competitive dancers will also incur competition entrance fees
that will vary from competition to competition and genre and must be paid prior to the competition. There are additional choreography
charges for students that are offered extra choreography, which are always optional.
Ballet Syllabus in the Cecchetti method is also available to all students at additional cost. Examinations for certification are available at
the end of the year for an additional fee.
Ask us for our current fee schedules (Recreational or Competitive) from our office.