Ambiance students wishing to participate in the examination and competition stream (including solos, duos etc) will need to adhere to the following guidelines.
ALL STUDENTS MUST TAKE A CLASS IN THE GENRE OF WHICH THEY WANT TO COMPETE. FOR EXAMPLE IF YOU WANT TO DO A TAP TROUPE OR TAP SOLO, DUO/TRIO YOU MUST DO TAP CLASSES
PLEASE NOTE: you must enter into your relevant age group eg. Your troupe entry is classified as what age you are as of the 1st of January. If you are 6 on the 1st of Jan then you are still in the U/6 Troupe even if you turn 7 on the 2nd of January.
U6 & 8’s (may include Tiny Tots )
All students will be required to take tap or jazz and are encouraged to take ballet at all ages but it is a requirement for troupe U10 and above.
U10’s (may include U8’s)
All students will be required to take the class genre their troupe is performing in and are required to take ballet.
U12’s and above
All students will be required to take tap or jazz and are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to take the stretch & conditioning turns and leaps class and MUST take a ballet class
Students must participate in at least two ballet classes and/or a contemporary class per week – depending on the graded level you are in if you wish to partake in the Lyrical or Contemporary Troupes
Students wishing to sit their contemporary exam must do a contemporary class and at least two ballet classes per week.
All males will be required to take tap or jazz and one of the following classes – ballet, stretch class or acrobats.
Seniors will be required to take Jazz or Tap and a combination Ballet/Lyrical/Contemporary Open class. (unless prior approved by Miss Tania) .
Ambiance recommends all competition students participate in examination classes even if exams are not sat - although it is not-compulsory please note that certain solos, duos etc may be denied if you do not complete exams in specific areas – Examinations like competitions are extremely beneficial to students development in dance and this is relevant to all ages.
Any concerns or queries please contact MISS TANIA.
Ambiance Competition/Exam students must ensure that they attend every class and any extra scheduled rehearsal, unless previously advised in writing to Miss Tania, (i.e. school events etc) and has been approved/acknowledged. If students are unwell and contagious please ensure Miss Tania is notified so relevant teachers can be advised the students will not be in class. If students are injured or unwell but are well enough to watch and take notes then please ensure they still attend classes as watching can be beneficial and help ensure they do not miss imperative information and fall behind in learning the steps. If you miss more than 2 troupe classes (without notification to Miss Tania) Ambiance Dance has the right to
withdraw you from the troupe. Remember this is a team commitment and for the team to be the best it can be ALL TROUPE/TEAM members must be present. If you are withdrawn from troupe NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN!
Any additional classes (acro or hip hop) and other styles are non-compulsory however very beneficial for diversity as a dancer. If students choose to want to compete in an additional genre please be reminded they must do a class in this genre. If you have any queries please speak to Miss Tania directly.
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