Rainier Dance Center dance team gives focused and committed dancers (ages 6-18 yrs) the opportunity to perform and compete at regional events and dance competitions. Our dance team combines hard work and commitment with fun and a sense of community. The experience on our dance team will expand your dancer's passion and technique for dance, instill discipline, connect them with fellow committed dancers, build their confidence and performance ability and prepare them for a possible future in dance.
Our performance and competitive teams are based on age and skill:
PERFORMANCE TEAMS - Performance teams are designed for more beginning dancers, younger dancers, dancers new to dance team and typically dancers who currently take between 1-3 classes per week at RDC. Based on the number of dancers who audition and make teams, there will be up to four performance teams.
COMPETITIVE TEAMS - Competitive teams are designed for more intermediate/advanced dancers, dancers who have been on the dance team for several years and usually dancers who take between 4-8 classes per week at RDC. Based on the number of dancers who audition and make teams, there will be up to six performance teams.
We want each child who auditions for our team to be focused and committed for a full year of dance (summer-summer). If you’re not sure your child is ready, than it’s best to wait until you are sure. RDC dance team is NOT recommended for dancers with only combination class experience. Your student should have at least one year of dance experience, and have taken at least 2 classes per week for the last year.
Between July 11 2022 to June 25, 2023: Members of the dance team must commit to summer dance class and choreography camp, along with school year classes, rehearsals and performances/conventions from July 11, 2022 to June 25, 2023.
Students are required to:
We try to offer the opportunity to get all costs covered by fundraising, but there are costs, over and above tuition and recital costumes. Annual dance team cost estimate: $800 - $1,250