Words Of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom
Regarding Registration and Participation

  1. Invest your time and money in technical dance classes. This will help build a strong foundation for continued dance education.

  2. Genres of dance that may provide opportunies in high school or higher education are classes where money is well spent.

  3. Dancers who want to dance for recreation, hip-hop is a good option as it is a "street style" of dance which does not require knowledge or training in classical technique.

  4. Dancers who want additional technical training should add “turns and leaps” to their schedule. 

  5. Dancers who want to dance on pointe should add UDA’s pre-pointe class to their schedule when they are in 6th grade.

  6. Dancers in Teen A and B levels are only required to take ballet and/or jazz classes once a week. Teen dancers who want to increase technical training, for possible advancement into the intermediate levels, should add a second teen ballet and/or turns and leaps class to their weekly schedule. *Elite Performance Group (EPG) dancers are required to take the ballet technique class in addition to the recital ballet class.

  7. Dancers in Kindergarten - 6th grade who want more performing opportunities without the added cost and intensity of competitive dance are encouraged to participate in UDA’s STARS Performance Program.

  8. Dancers in the 7th – 12th grade who want more performing opportunities without the added cost and intensity of competitive dance are encouraged to participate in UDA’s Elite Performance Group.

  9. Dancers in the 1st – 12th grade who want to compete and have the goal to participate on a high school dance team are encouraged to participate in UDA’s Varsity Competitive Program.

  10. Dancers in the 2nd – 12th grade who want to compete and continue dance in higher education or as a profession are encouraged to participate in UDA’s Conservatory Competitive Program.