competition

At EDC, all dancers will receive outstanding technical training in a positive atmosphere that focuses on respect, teamwork and experiencing the love of dance.

The new and improved, EDC Competition program consists of three levels of commitment:

Novice

This level is for the recreational dancer who prefers a light weekly commitment. Novice dancers are not required to take any technique or ballet classes but they are offered the opportunity to compete at one of our regional competitions. 

 

TEAM

Team dancers are enrolled in a minimum of four total classes per week, which is a mid level of weekly commitment. They are required to take one technique class and one non-performing ballet class each week. Team dancers compete in two or three regional competitions.

Company

Company dancers make the biggest weekly commitment. They are enrolled in multiple non-performing ballet classes, at least two technique classes and are required to take a minimum of eight classes per week, although most take more. Company dancers compete at four regional competitions, one convention and one national competition.

The 2022-23 Schedule

Turn it up

October 23 – Buffalo
Pre-company

 

Sheer Elite

Feb 3-5 – Pittsburgh

Company only

Tremaine

March 4-5 – Pittsburgh

Company only

Starquest

March 17-19 –Buffalo

Team & Company

Legacy

April 28-30 – Niagara Falls

Team/Novice only

Starpower

May 5-7 – Niagara Falls

Team & Company

Starquest Nationals

July 11-15 – Virginia Beach

Company only

it's all about goals, not

winning

One of our favorite things about going to competition is the boost of self-confidence it gives our dancers - which has nothing to do with winning! Getting on stage and performing in front of judges, peers, and complete strangers is very difficult. Also, going into each competition we set specific goals completely unrelated to winning. Each time we can accomplish one of those goals, it builds confidence. It teaches our dancers that when they work hard at something, they can achieve it!