Classes for 2nd-12th Graders - Jazz/Hip-hop Dance Classes

Competitive Dance

VPA offers two competitive dance programs which give our dancers more performance opportunities throughout the season. Read more about our competitive dance programs by clicking the links below!

Jumpstart Dance Ensemble

VPA Dance Company

Program Comparison

Jumpstart: 3rd-12th grades ~ Intermediate level in Ballet and Jazz ~ Registered in Ballet and Jazz Performing Classes ~ Invite from Jumpstart Director

Company: 3rd-12th grades ~ Intermediate-Advanced Level in Ballet & Jazz ~ Registered in Ballet & Jazz performance classes and at least one technique class ~ Invite from VPADC Director
Commitment Length

Jumpstart: semi-annual (Winter &/or Summer)

Company: year-round
Required Genres

Jumpstart: Ballet & Jazz

Company: Ballet, Jazz, Tap (older dancers also study Contemporary & Hip Hop)
Minimum Summer Requirements

Jumpstart: one weekly technique class or one-week dance intensive & 6-10 hours of rehearsal per dance

Company: one-week dance intensive or time equivalent to intensive in weekly classes
Minimum Fall-Spring Requirements

Jumpstart: Weekly ballet & jazz performance classes plus one technique class: 2.5-3 hrs/wk & 6-10 hours of rehearsal per dance in the Winter (1-2 dances per season)

Company: Weekly Technique Classes: 1-2.25 hrs/wk depending on age & Weekly Rehearsals: 3-3.25 hrs/wk
Performance Opportunities

Jumpstart: one regional competition in Summer/Fall &/or one regional competition in Winter plus VPA Dance Production in Spring

Company: 1-2 regional competitions in Winter/Spring; 1-2 community performances in Winter/Spring; VPA Dance Production in Spring
Price Range

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Company: tbd 
Registration Deadline

Jumpstart: November 30 for Winter Jumpstart
April 30 for Summer Jumpstart

Company: April 30

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