(scroll below for specific details on our “Pre-Competitive”, “Part-Time Competitive” & “Full-Time Competitive” programs)
Pulse Dance Works Inc. offers Pre-Competitive, Part-Time Competitive, & Full-Time Competitive programs for dancers ages 5yrs +.
Our competitive program is offered to those who love to dance and want to learn and train in multiple dance disciplines at an elite level.
In addition to dedicated dance training and dance education, being a member of our competitive team provides dancers with valuable life skills that will take them beyond the studio and stage whether they pursue dance as a profession or pursue other future endeavours. These skills include goal setting, time management, organizational skills, emotional development, self-confidence and positive attitude, teamwork, sense of achievement, the list goes on…. Competitive dancers will create long-lasting friendships and memories to last a lifetime!
Although competitive dance may seem like a lot of responsibility and commitment, research published by the Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute states that exercise can lead to a unique state of short-term relaxation. That relaxation can promote increased concentration, better memory, enhanced creativity, more effective problem solving, and an improved mood — all benefits that will extend into the classroom and definitely contribute to achieving and maintaining high academic grades.
Dancers (5yrs +) who wish to join one of Pulse Dance Works Inc.’s Competitive Teams must work to achieve the competitive technical and performance requirements for their age division. An audition is required for those aged 8+, to assess requirements. Children under the age of 8 will automatically be accepted into our competitive program, but an assessment will first be conducted for correct class placement.
We can’t wait to discuss with you, and your child, all that Pulse’s Competitive Programs have to offer!
(Scroll below for Competitive Program Descriptions)
PRE-COMPETITIVE PROGRAM - "STARS ON STAGE" (Ages 6-7 yrs)
New to dance and not sure where to start OR not sure if competitive dance is right for your young child? Our STARS ON STAGE program, for ages 6-7 years, gives your mini dancer a true dance experience with a taste of competitive dance. Dancers enrolled in this fantastic program will train with two back to back classes in both Jazz & Tap, 1 day of the week)! Dancers are also able to enroll in additional classes in Ballet, Acrobatics etc., but it is not mandatory. These dancers will also attend 1-2 local dance competitions.
NOTE: Stars on Stage “Hip Hop” is also available, competing at 1-2 local dance competitions.
PART-TIME COMPETITIVE PROGRAM (Ages 5yrs +)
Pulse Dance Works Inc.'s "Part-Time Competitive Program" is for dancers who train 5-6 hours per week and meet Pulse's technical requirements. Mandatory classes include Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Acrobatics and Technique (Ballet & Jazz focussed). Additional classes in other dance disciplines such as Hip Hop, Tumbling, Lyrical, Contemporary etc. are optional. The Part-Time Competitive Team will participate in 3 local dance competitions and will attend 1-2 dance intensives per season. In addition these dancers will also partake in local events and festivals as well as video and photo shoot opportunities.
FULL-TIME COMPETITIVE PROGRAM (Ages 5yrs +)
Pulse Dance Works Inc.'s "Full-Time Competitive Program" is an elite program that entails much dedication, commitment and training. Dancers will train a minimum of 8 hours per week in both technique and choreography classes in a variety of dance disciplines. All competitive dancers will also have opportunities to participate in dance intensives throughout the year and will participate in 3-5 dance competitions. In addition these dancers will also partake in events and festivals as well as video and photo shoot opportunities.