For those individuals looking to take their dancing to the next level, come try out for our competition team! We are very excited to introduce a new award-winning competition team with talented dancers and cutting edge choreography training.
In our 2018-2019 season, our dancers have received top high scoring awards at both regional & national level, multiple judges' choice awards, high scoring medals, entertainment awards, choreography awards, Outstanding Artistry Award, and the Battle of Champions Winner and 2019 People's Choice Award for our production "The Greatest Showman".
During the 2019-2020 season, our competition team has received top high scoring awards, multiple judges awards for entertainment, technique, & emotional execution, as well as first place awards and runner-up title winners. Although our season was cut short due to the COVIDE-19 pandemic, our team has stayed positive and was eager to begin a new competition season!
This past 2020-2021 season, our competition team received numerous first place awards, high score awards, judges' choice awards, all-star scholarships, and runner-up title winners. Our studio won the "Lyrical Excellence" Award, multiple entertainment awards, and 1st runner-up Grand Champion award. At our Nationals event, our team received 5 National Championships, 4 Dance Challenge Invitations, 13 Top Score Awards, 16 Overall High Score Awards, 5 Judge’s Choice Awards, 2 Third Place Overall Dance Challenge High Score Awards, Runner-up Title Award & Lyrical Excellence Scholarship Award, Runner Up to 12 & Under Rising Star Xcalibur AND the 12 & Under Rising Star Xcalibur Award! What an incredible season!
Be sure to read further or inquire within to see what next competition season has to offer!
H.E.A.T SportsLI Professional Trainers
Once a week, sports trainers from H.E.A.T. SportsLI will come in to work with our competition team. HEATsports, delivers success through scientifically based performance training protocols. They provide their athletes with cutting edge 3-dimensional athletic performance training focused on increasing speed, explosiveness, power/agility, and strength. Enhanced athletics, technical ability and preparation are paramount in sports training! The training tools and programs are designed to take the athlete beyond his/her ground based training limitations, so the brain learns to send stronger, more precise signals to the muscles. HEATsports continues to craft proprietary injury prevention, strength, deceleration, speed and skill-specific training protocols that meet the demands of every sport and athlete. HEATsports training programs create faster, stronger, more explosive athletes who are able to perform for longer duration and with fewer injuries. This training program will be specifically designed for all dance styles. Check out their instagram page @h.e.a.t.sportsli
Ballet training is a very important part of a dancer's foundation for dance. An education in ballet translates values that can be used to pursue other forms of dance. We take ballet training very seriously, which is why we have an experienced ballet teacher come in to work with our competition team.
Another important aspect of dance is exploring different styles of dance. A style class is a specialized class taught by an expert in that style. Through style classes taught by inside and outside choreographers, our competition dancers are able to expand and sharpen their knowledge and movement for a particular style of dance.
Good dance technique builds a dancer's strength and flexibility and refines movement quality. Proper training in technique provides dancers the ability to perform using correct body placement and alignment, as well as portray beautiful lines with the body. Competition dancers are required to take a technique class once a week.
Company members will take a stretch class. During this class, dancers work on their flexibility and extension. Stretching keeps the muscles flexible and strong. Learning how to properly stretch the muscles can help our dancers prevent injuries, relieve tension, and improve alignment and range of motion.
In the beginning of each competition season, all competition dancers will participate in learning "team performance" routine. This "team performance" routine will be showcased at special events. At East Coast Dance Force LTD., we believe that participating in outside events in the community is an important aspect of being part of a competition team. Not only do we want to showcase our talented dancers, we also want to create a fun atmosphere friendship and team camaraderie.