Words Of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom
Regarding Registration and Participation

  1. Technical dance classes offer more "bang for your buck" as they will help instill technique and develop a strong dance foundation for your dancer.

  2. Any genre of dance that a child can continue with in college such as ballet, jazz, tap, modern and ballroom are classes where money is well spent.

  3. If a child purely wants to dance for recreation, then hip-hop is a good class to take as it is a "street style" of dance which does not require knowledge or training in classical technique.

  4. If a dancer wants to increase their technique, they should first add more ballet technique classes (UDA’s Ballet Intensive) and secondly, more jazz technique classes (UDA’s Jazz Technique).

  5. The Ballet Intensive class is for dancers who are enrolled in ballet twice per week and want to add an additional ballet class. The Ballet Intensive class serves as a third ballet technique class to intensify technical training.

  6. If your dancer is interested in dancing on pointe, they should start the pre-pointe class when they are in ballet level 6. *Special permission must be given through the UDA Faculty to enroll in this class

  7. Dancers in levels Teen A and B are only required to do ballet once per week. If they want to increase their technical training, they should add either a teen ballet or jazz technique class to their schedule.

  8. If your dancer wants to fast track their training or has the desire to achieve a higher level of technique, artistry and performance, they should consider participating in one of our UDA Programs: PEEPs, Ensemble, Varsity, Conservatory or Artists In Training (AIT).

  9. If you have a dancer in the 1st-6th grade who wants more performing opportunities in the community without the added cost and intensity of competitive dance, they are strongly encouraged to participate in our PEEPs Ballet or Jazz program.

  10. If you have a dancer in the 7th-12th grade who wants more performing opportunities in the community without the added cost and intensity of competitive dance, they are strongly encouraged to participate in our Ensemble Ballet, Jazz or Contemporary program.

  11. If your dancer’s goal is to participate on the high school dance company or drill team, they are strongly encouraged to participate in our Varsity Competitive Program.

  12. If your dancer plans on continuing their dance education after high school through higher education or professional experience, they are strongly encouraged to participate in our Conservatory Competitive Program or our Artists in Training Program.