Expectations with your Company Team

A dance team is an important part of any studio culture and spirit. It helps to create a sense of community among students, as well as provide them with the opportunity to express themselves through movement and music. However, there are certain exceptions that must be considered when forming a dance team for it to be successful. In this blog post, we’ll explore the exceptions that need to be considered when creating a successful dance team. We’ll look at issues such as age requirements, skill level expectations, costume requirements, and more. By understanding these exceptions beforehand, you can ensure your school has the best possible chance of having a great dance team experience!  


Age Requirements: Depending on the level of dance you are teaching, there may be age restrictions when it comes to forming a team. If your school offers classes for younger students, then you will likely need to have some sort of policy in place that dictates how old a student can be before they can join the team. In addition, consideration should be given to the physical capabilities of each dancer, and if they are old enough or skilled enough to safely participate in certain movements. 


Skill Level Expectations: A key part of any successful dance team is having dancers who are at a similar skill level. This means that when forming your team, you’ll need to consider what skills are necessary for each dance and how to best assign dancers accordingly. It’s important to remember that just because someone has been dancing for a long time doesn’t necessarily mean they are the right fit for your team; some dances may require more specific skill sets than others. 


Costume Requirements: When it comes to putting together a great performance, costumes play an important role. It’s important to set guidelines for what dancers should wear, such as a uniform or matching costumes. This will ensure that the performance looks polished and professional, and it also helps to create a sense of team spirit among the dancers. Additionally, you should consider any potential safety risks when selecting costumes; some fabrics may be slippery on stage or may restrict certain movements.  


Rehearsal Time: It’s essential to set a regular rehearsal schedule for your team members, as this will help to keep everyone on the same page and ensure that they are adequately prepared for performance day. Consider factors such as what times of day work best for each individual and how much time is necessary for each rehearsal. Make sure to also establish whether or not there will be additional rehearsals leading up to performance day and if so, how many.  


By considering these exceptions when creating a dance team, you can ensure that your school has the best possible chance of having a successful group experience! With the right guidelines in place, your dancers can feel united, prepared, and ready to put on a great show.  


By setting the right expectations and having a clear understanding of what you need to create a successful dance team, you can ensure that your school’s program is an enjoyable and beneficial experience for all involved! From age requirements to costume choices to rehearsal time, there are many factors to consider when putting together a successful dance team. By taking the time to consider each of these areas, you can give your program the best chances for success! Good luck!  


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