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Competition Team



Here at N-STEP, we believe that all dancers should have the ability to experience the world of competitive dance. Dancers gain so much through this experience such as self-confidence, teamwork, responsibility and performance experience.

The N-STEP Dance Team is for the dancer looking for a full competitive experience. The Team will be required to attend 3 mandatory regional competitions, with the potential for 1 optional competition. In addition, the Team will be required to participate in various community events, such as the Manchester Christmas Parade or performing with Recycled Percussion. 



If you are interested in trying out for our competition team see the information below, if you cannot attend the June 3rd audition please call the studio or e-mail to schedule a private audition.

Auditions are open to all students, including those that have not previously studied at N-STEP Dance Center.

Auditions will be held on Saturday, June 3rd, 2023, between 1:00 PM - 6:30 PM.

 Kindercombo and Level 1: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 Level 2 & 3 : 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM

 Level 4 & 5: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM 

** Level is based on what level of dance they are in the year leading up to auditions **


*Please note there is a chance that your child will be asked to stay and audition for one or more genres in another group level. Please plan accordingly.


N-STEP Dance does not guarantee placement on Team. The audition is used to determine the dancer’s placement on the Team as well as Fall class placement.

Audition attire is as follows:

  • GIRLS: Black leotard, black jazz shorts, tan tights 

  • BOYS: Black T-shirt & black pants/shorts             

  • All styles of shoes should be brought to auditions. 


  • Auditions at the studio: June 3rd 

  • Acceptance of Team Membership and Team fee: Will be booking appointments to receive paperwork

  • Group Choreography fees Due in Full: August 1st 

  • Required Dance Intensives for Junior Team Members: July10th-14th

  • Required Dance Intensives for Teen/Senior Team Members: July 10th-14th

  • Required Dance Intensives for Mini Team Members: August 7th-11th 

  • Solo, Duo and Trio Choreography Fees Due: July 5th-8th (with acceptance paperwork)

  • Team Bonding Day: August 20th

  • Group Costume Deposits due ($50/group): September 15th

  • Group Choreography Camp begins: August 21st - Sept 2nd

  • Mock Competition: January 7th

  • Competitions are scheduled between February and May



Yearly Company Fee ($175) covers the Yearly Registration Fee, administrative fees, props, Mock Competition expenses & miscellaneous costs. This fee does not include the cost of  Winter Showcase or Recital T-Shirts, Gala Tickets & any other additional costs. All team members will also need to purchase a Team Jacket (approx. $85).


1 group = $150                        

2 groups = $200 ($100/dance) 

3 groups = $250 ($83/dance)   

 4 groups = $300 ($75/dance)    

5 groups = $350 ($70/dance)   

Group Costume deposits due ($50/group) and balance will be billed upon final costume approval



Team members are required to progress their dance technique

and stay conditioned throughout the summer. 


Level 1& Kindercombo 

This level will be required to do the Mini Intensives Camp with the option of either an additional

summer camp or weekly summer classes .you decide which options work best for your summer.

Required Dance Intensive Week: Aug 7th - 11th

Weekly Classes: July 12th- - August 16th 


Levels 2 & 3

This level will be required to do two dance intensives as summer requirements

1 full week 8am- 4pm and 1 week 5pm- 8pm

Required Dance Intensive Week #1: July 10th - 15th (8am- 4pm)

Required Dance Intensive week # 2: August 7th - August 11th (5 pm- 8pm)

Levels 4 & 5 

This level will be required to do two dance intensives as summer requirements

1 full week 9am-4pm and 1 week 5pm-8pm

Required  Dance Intensive Week  #1 [ July 10th - 15th /9am- 4pm]

Required Dance Intensive week # 2 [ August 7th - August 11th / 5 pm- 8pm]


If your child is unable to attend intensives or clinics they will be

required to take private lessons to make up.

Please notify the studio immediately regarding these arrangements if needed.


Level 2 and Below

1 PreDance

1 KinderCombo & 1 Jazz class

Level 1 and 2 --Ballet, Tap and Jazz /Musical Theater

Assigned Group Rehearsal scheduled for 30 minutes and if assigned, Production for 45 minutes.

Levels 3 and Above 

2 Ballet classes, 1 Jazz class

Any other competing form of dance

All Group Rehearsals will be 30 minutes with the exception of Production at 45 minutes.



(Group fees approx. $45-$65 per group plus $20 studio fee per competition)

Group pricing is in addition to your regular monthly tuition.

Monthly fees will be priced as follows:

1 group - $30

2 groups - $40

3 groups - $50

4 groups - $60

5 groups - $70

6 groups - $80

7 groups - $90

8 groups - $100


All members of the Team are required to participate in the Production Group, with the exception of the Mini’s. If a dancer drops a group for any reason after placements are announced they will also have to forfeit their solo (if one was awarded). It is also expected that all competition fees are paid by the published due date (typically 4 months prior to the competition). A $5/ per group late fee will be assessed each week until the balance and late fees are paid in full. Optional competitions may be offered, but groups may not be required to participate.



All solos, duets, and trios are to be determined by the N-STEP staff. Teamwork is a priority at N-STEP so Group dances will always take priority over S/D/T. These are “extra” dances and should be treated as a privilege not a right. Rehearsals will continue until the recital. Teachers will use this time to work on technique with the dancers.   


A $10/ per S/D/T late fee will be assessed per each week until the balance is paid. If after a month’s time the balance is still outstanding, the rehearsals will be cancelled and the Solo/Duet/Trio will not compete until the balance and late fees are paid in full. If a dancer has both a solo and either a duet/trio, any payments will always be applied to the duet/trio first as it affects another dancer.


N-STEP reserves the right to make changes to the above for

any reason, if it is in the best interest of the business.

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