Youth Performance Teams

Our Youth Teams are about BALANCE, physically and mentally healthy growth, life-long friendships, age-appropriate costumes, moves and music, and life lessons learned through dance training to thrive for better self.

DEBUT STAR TEAM (ages 7 - 9)

Debut Performance Team training exposes students to various styles: Acro, Ballet and Jazz such as Street, Broadway and Contemporary to help develop a well rounded dancer. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement, and acrobatic tricks and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations.​ Two diverse show-dances will be created throughout the year.

Mandatory training session:
  • Tuesdays 5:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Saturdays 12:00pm - 2:00pm

LVD JUNIOR HIP-HOP SQAUD (ages 7 - 11)

The Junior Squad training exposes students to Hip-Hop and Jazz Funk. Class curriculum is based on hip-hop technique layered with traditional jazz movement, and acrobatic tricks and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations.​ Two diverse show-dances will be created throughout the year.

Mandatory training session:
  • Fridays 4:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Breakdance Mon 7:30pm, or Wedn 7:00pm, or HipHop Mon or Wedn 5:30pm or Fri 6:30pm (this requirement is waived if the child is in more than one team)

JAZZY STARS TEAM (ages 9 - 11)

The Jazzy Stars Team training exposes students to Jazz, Ballet and Lyrical. Class curriculum is based on ballet and jazz technique layered with traditional jazz movement, and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations.​ Two diverse show-dances will be created throughout the year.

Mandatory training session:
  • Monday and Wednesdays 6:30pm - 8:00pm

LVD TEEN HIP-HOP SQAUD (ages 12 - 15)

The Teen Squad training exposes students to Hip-Hop and Jazz Funk. Class curriculum is based on hip-hop technique layered with street jazz movement and tricks, and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations.​ Two diverse show-dances will be created throughout the year.

RISING STAR TEAMS (ages 12 - 15)

The Rising Stars consist of two teams based on styles to help develop a well-rounded dancer.

Team 1
Commercial Dance Fusion
Tuesday 5:00-6:30pm
Thursday 5:00-6:30pm
The training in Team 1 exposes students to Commercial Dance as known and popular in Europe. It includes fusion of styles like Jazz, Funk, Ballroom, Show-modern and other styles as seen in music videos/ stages/ by backup dancers / commercials. The training includes a warm-up, strength, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and choreography.​
Team 2
AcroDance and Contemporary Jazz
Tuesday 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Thursday 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Saturday 3:00pm - 4:30pm
The training in Team 2 exposes students to AcroDance, Jazz such as Lyrical and Contemporary. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique, tumbling and layered with acrobatic tricks. It includes a warm-up, strength, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and choreography.​
Pre-requisite: at least 3 years of dance or gymnastics experience, commitment and strong desire. Rising Star Performance Team training is for Intermediate dancers.

As part of the teams training children receive most valuable lessons in life such as developing teamwork, cooperation, and friendships, as well as the potential for feelings of success and the desire to improve. Two diverse show-dances will be created throughout the year per team.

LaVida follows a mandatory rule of providing child-appropriate costumes, music and moves for all choreographed pieces and performances.

*This year we plan on preparing our teams for one to two local competitions (which will take place in winter and spring). Dates TBA.

Tuition:
Annual registration fee $55.
Any One Team = $265 per month                                                                                                                                              Two Teams = $395 per month                                                                                                                                                  Three Teams =  $525 per month

AUDITIONS

New students are accepted during SEPTEMBER open enrollment month through auditions.
Students can audition in to more than one team.  $35/audition
Auditions will take place during the class time in-person. To reduce students' stress, the audition format includes a regular class try-out where the students are observed and evaluated based on a certain criteria to identify the skills and fit for the team. If criteria is met, you will be invited into the team. If criteria is not met, you will be given a track of classes to take in order to audition for next year.
Audition attire:
  • wear black stretch pants and a tank top
  • hair neatly and pulled away from your face
  • jazz, ballet shoes, dance sneakers or socks.

📣2021-2022 TEAMS TRYOUTS!

Does your child have a dance experience and serious about taking it to the next level?  Come for try-outs into our Performance and Competition Teams in September!

🌟Ages 7-9 DEBUT TEAM (AcroDance/Jazz) Saturday, Sept 11th @12pm-2pm Pre-requisite: two years in any dance style or gymnastics

🌟Ages 9-11 JAZZY TEAM (Jazz/Lyrical) Wednesday, September 8th @6:30-8pm Pre-requisite: two years in any dance style

🌟 Ages 7-11 LVD JUNIOR HIPHOP TEAM Friday, September 9th @4:30-6:30pm Pre-requisite: two years in any dance style

🌟Ages 12-15 LVD TEEN HIPHOP TEAM Friday, September 9th @6:30-8:30pm Pre-requisite: two years in any dance style or gymnastics

🌟Ages 12-15 RISING STAR TEAM (Ballroom/Jazz/Fusion) Tuesday, September 7th or 9th @5-6:30pm Pre-requisite: three years in any dance style or gymnastics

🌟Ages 12-15 RISING STAR TEAM (Acro/Contemp/Modern) Tuesday, September 7th or 9th @6:30-7:30 Pre-requisite: three years in any dance style or gymnastics

To be considered for the team after audition time, please, Contact Us.

Youth Teams Audition Registration

To request audition to more than one team, please indicate so below.
  • After submitting this form you will receive a link to pay $35 try-out fee online within the next day to complete the sing-up for audition.
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