Want to be a ProDance Jem? Ask us about our competition team today!
Who are the Jemz?
ProDance Jemz are a group of dancers who are picked to compete in various dance competitions. The competition team is geared towards more serious dancing. The Jemz team understands that dance is an art and that dance competitions are a place for them to gain exposure to, and develop friendly relationships with, dancers and choreographers from other studios.
How Many Competitions Do We Attend and Where Are They Held?
The “regional” events are within driving distance; however, depending on the distance and competition schedule, some families may decide to stay overnight close to the venue (for example, if the venue is 60+ minutes away and a dancer is performing late one night and early the next morning, it may be more convenient for that dancer to stay in the area). We do one regional held from March-May and one convention held in January.
Who is Eligible to Join the Team?
The competition team dancers range in age from 4 to 18: Minis (age 4 to 7), Juniors (age 8 to 12); and Teens & Seniors (age 13 and up). Membership on the Competition Team is available to those interested dancers who are invited to join the team based on an audition process (which may be accomplished through observation during our summer intensive and/or classes during the year). As a member of the team, every dancer must: (i) agree to attend team rehearsals, scheduled choreography sessions and studio attended competitions (i.e., the regional competitions designated as mandatory, and the dance convention; (ii) enroll in and commit to all schedule team classes through out the year (unless otherwise approved by the studio owners and faculty); (iii) enroll in the Summer Intensive and (iv) comply with all studio and competition team policies and rules as may be communicated from time to time by the studio If the studio issues a written competition team agreement, each dancer and their parents or guardian will be required to read and sign the agreement as a condition of ongoing membership in the competition team for the applicable school year.
*By Becoming a Jem you learn great team work, discipline, creative and innovating choreography, beautiful costumes, and you gain a supportive family. PLUS many many Trophies!