About Team Star Makers
The Star Makers Academy of Dance Team is an award winning competitive dance team. Dancers who are interested in taking advanced classes and who want more performance opportunities are encouraged to audition. Dancers typically compete in 4 regional (local) competitions, 1 national competition (non-local), and attend one dance workshop and perform at events all over the metropolitan area.
Competition Team is a commitment on both the part of the dancer and the parent. Parents fund raise to cover or offset the cost of costumes and competition fees, attend meetings and participate at competitions.
Star Makers Academy Of Dance has 6 competitive teams which are based on age and ability. Star Makers is proud to offer the following teams:
NEW: Star Makers Baby Team- Dancers ages 4-7 (this is a special team for our youngest Stars!)
•Tini Team- Dancers Ages 6-8
• Mini Team- Dancers Ages 8-9
• Junior Team- Dancers Ages 10-12
• Teen Team- Dancers Ages 13-15
• Senior Team- Dancers Ages 16-18
Please contact Ms. Stephanie to find out the eligibility requirements for each team.
Competitive dance is an important aspect of dance training as it prepares dancers for more than just performance with others in their dance studio and their communities, but the competing with peers from a variety of areas and skill levels. Competition encourages dancers to push past their comfort zone and challenge themselves to soar to new heights.
Competitive dancers are some of the most well rounded dancers who work professionally in the industry with many former competitive dancers going on to work on Broadway and the big screen. Many "competition kids" include the likes of Beyonce, Britney Spears, and Justin Timberlake. Many of our competition dancers have already gone on to work with the likes of Debbie Allen, and many "So You Think You Can Dance" choreographers. Our dancers have also gone on to be cast in music videos, and major motion pictures such as "Step Up".
Even if your dancer is not looking to dance professionally, the benefits of competitive dance are endless. Competitive dance teaches children how to be outgoing, builds self-confidence, and teaches a sense of teamwork. The friendships that our dancers and our dance parents make with not only their team mates is also so an important reason why competitive dance is a wonderful addition to your child's dance education, as the dancers and and parents become more like family than a team.