Intensive Study Program
Entry into the Intensive Study Program is by teacher invitation or audition, not by parent request. Once accepted into this program students are placed in classes with other students of similar ability and maturity levels but not necessarily similar ages. The level of expectation is much higher for these students as they must meet stringent requirements for attendance, dance attire and performance skill. In addition, ISP students are required to enroll in specific classes and attend a set number of workshops, a summer intensive and local dance conventions. ISP students and parents can expect a more serious commitment of time and larger financial responsibilities. The ISP is also more physically demanding on students and requires both the student and parent to have a keen sense of organization and communication. When selecting and placing ISP students we consider ability, maturity, experience and attitude of each student.
Competition Team Selection Process: A select group of dancers from our Intensive Study Program are invited to be a part of our National Award winning Competition Team. This elite group of dancers are hand picked by our staff and local dance professionals for their strong technique, outstanding showmanship, the ability to learn and memorize choreography quickly, the desire to reach their full dance potential and dedication to the team.
Why We Compete: Our competitive students realize that life can be a competition in itself and therefore they understand and value the lessons learned on the competition dance floor. These dancers know what it is to develop a strong work ethic and take that work ethic with them into adulthood. Their commitment to the art of dance is evidence by their motivation to sacrifice many outside activities for anywhere between 10-15 hours of dance training per week. The Main Attraction Competition Team has seen the fruit of their labor through the countless awards received at both regional and national dance competitions. They've also reaped non tangible benefits such as self respect, pride and the value of teamwork.
For more information about the ISP, or the CAD Competition Team please contact our competition director here.