Team Guidelines



Class attendance must be a priority.

Team Dance/Advanced classes move at a fast pace and missing even one class puts the dancer behind. It also presents a greater challenge for dancers to progress at the same rate and is unfair to fellow dancers that class time is taken to play catch up.


Attendance is taken at all dance classes and excessive absences may result in removal from the team.

Team Dancers are expected to have consistent attendance in all classes.

Attendance plays an integral role in its growth and development and builds its foundation properly.



In Team Dance, everyone is expected to commit fully to their training.

Any dancer who misses more than 2 classes in any style during each of the 4 sessions must make up 1 hour of technique class for each additional class missed.

More than the allowed (4) Friday and (2) Saturday rehearsals and missed masterclass must be made up: (1) make – up an hour for every hour missed.


Failure to make up missed hours will result in Team Dance probation.


Choreography & Rehearsal Requirements

Rehearsal classes are a critical part of Team Dance development and Performance/Competition success.


Dancers are cast in dances based on their proficiency in particular dance styles.  All dancers will compete in the Production as well as a group dance with their Team.  Dancers may also be cast in small groups.  Participation in small groups is not required.  Castings will be emailed the 1st week of August. 


Saturday rehearsals will be scheduled as necessary.


 What Will I Wear?

Uniform is required for ALL dance classes.


Buns must be worn for ballet – no exceptions!  No ripped tights will be permitted in any tech class.  Please refer to our uniform requirement sheet.  Remember, you set an example for all NVDA dancers – take pride in yourself and your appearance.


Dancers who consistently violate the uniform requirement will not be permitted to take dance classes.


To maintain Team unity, spirit, and uniformity, all Team members must purchase the Team jacket.  Please see Heidi for sizing.


All Crew Team members must purchase the required Crew Team footwear (style to be advised).


All Team members are expected to have proper dancer undergarments and their own hair and make–up supplies.  Please refer to the item list.