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  1. Jazz at Maples Academy of Dance Maples Dance Academy 12-Aug-2018
  2. Hip Hop at Maples Academy of Dance Maples Dance Academy 07-Aug-2018
  3. Ballet at Maples Academy of Danxe Maples Dance Academy 03-Aug-2018
  4. Lyrical at Maples Academy of Dance Maples Dance Academy 01-Aug-2018
  5. Musical Theatre at Maples Academy of Dance Maples Dance Academy 28-Jul-2018
  6. The Value of Paying for Dance Maples Dance Academy 24-Jul-2018
  7. Acro at Maples Academy of Dance Maples Dance Academy 18-Jul-2018
  8. Tap Dance at Maples Academy of Dance Maples Dance Academy 16-Jul-2018
  9. Future Stars: A Program for Young Dancers Maples Dance Academy 14-Jul-2018
  10. M.A.D. Performance Team Maples Dance Academy 11-Jul-2018
  11. Make The Most Of Your Child's Dance Experience Maples Dance Academy 08-Sep-2017
  12. Dance Class Etiquette Maples Dance Academy 03-Sep-2017
  13. Dance Teachers Go the Extra Mile for Their Students Maples Dance Academy 03-Sep-2017
  14. Dance - A Great Activity for Girls AND Boys Maples Dance Academy 21-Aug-2017
  15. Outfitting Yourself for Dance Class Maples Dance Academy 16-Aug-2017
  16. Being Part of A Dance School Community Maples Dance Academy 04-Aug-2017
  17. We Love Our Dance Family! Maples Dance Academy 01-Aug-2017
  18. I Am A Dancer Maples Dance Academy 10-May-2017
  19. Dance is a Team Sport Maples Dance Academy 17-Apr-2017
  20. Dance Hair Styles Decoded Maples Dance Academy 07-Apr-2017
M.A.D. Performance Team

Maples Dance Academy - Wednesday, July 11, 2018

M.A.D. Performance Team

Being part of the Maples Academy of Dance Performance Team is a lot of hard work, but also a lot of fun! 

What began as a small team of about 10 dancers in 2011, has grown to as many as 50 dancers in some years. Members of the Performance Team earn opportunities to compete locally and abroad, in solo, duo, trio, and group dances each year. Dancers are selected for the team based on their technical proficiency, drive, and dedication to the art of dance.

Over the years, the team has garnered recognition both at home and in the USA, winning judge’s choice, top score, and choreography awards at multiple competitions. This is a testament to the amazing work of both the dancers on the team and the teachers who guide them along the way.

Commitment to both individual and team training are key to the success of the team. Performance Team dancers, and their supportive families, put in countless extra hours, with an added financial commitment, in order to get the best training and performance opportunities possible.

Beyond the competitive opportunities, dancers on the Performance Team learn team work, time management, and accountability, while gaining confidence, growing friendships, and experiencing a sense of pride for themselves and the studio they represent.

Learn more about the Performance Team at Maples Academy of Dance and the selection process for dancers interested in competitive dance at Maples Academy of Dance.

Competitive Winnipeg Dancers from Maples Academy of Dance The Performance Team is a Winnipeg Elite Dance Team at Maples Academy of Dance Elite winnipeg dancers on the Maples Academy of Dance Performance dance Team

  1. Jazz at Maples Academy of Dance Maples Dance Academy 12-Aug-2018
  2. Hip Hop at Maples Academy of Dance Maples Dance Academy 07-Aug-2018
  3. Ballet at Maples Academy of Danxe Maples Dance Academy 03-Aug-2018
  4. Lyrical at Maples Academy of Dance Maples Dance Academy 01-Aug-2018
  5. Musical Theatre at Maples Academy of Dance Maples Dance Academy 28-Jul-2018
  6. The Value of Paying for Dance Maples Dance Academy 24-Jul-2018
  7. Acro at Maples Academy of Dance Maples Dance Academy 18-Jul-2018
  8. Tap Dance at Maples Academy of Dance Maples Dance Academy 16-Jul-2018
  9. Future Stars: A Program for Young Dancers Maples Dance Academy 14-Jul-2018
  10. M.A.D. Performance Team Maples Dance Academy 11-Jul-2018
  11. Make The Most Of Your Child's Dance Experience Maples Dance Academy 08-Sep-2017
  12. Dance Class Etiquette Maples Dance Academy 03-Sep-2017
  13. Dance Teachers Go the Extra Mile for Their Students Maples Dance Academy 03-Sep-2017
  14. Dance - A Great Activity for Girls AND Boys Maples Dance Academy 21-Aug-2017
  15. Outfitting Yourself for Dance Class Maples Dance Academy 16-Aug-2017
  16. Being Part of A Dance School Community Maples Dance Academy 04-Aug-2017
  17. We Love Our Dance Family! Maples Dance Academy 01-Aug-2017
  18. I Am A Dancer Maples Dance Academy 10-May-2017
  19. Dance is a Team Sport Maples Dance Academy 17-Apr-2017
  20. Dance Hair Styles Decoded Maples Dance Academy 07-Apr-2017
Dance is a Team Sport

Maples Dance Academy - Monday, April 17, 2017

Dance Is a Team Sport

As we prepare to head into our busiest time of year for dance performances, we thought it was the perfect time to highlight how dance is a team sport. Whether you are part of an elite dance team, or participating in a weekly recreational dance class, dance class is made up of a group of devoted team members who practice and perform together - as a team! 

Dance Studio Winnipeg Dancers Yes, dancers practice their technique exercises as individuals, skill testing is individual, and dancers work extremely hard to get solo and featured sections of choreography. But most of the performances dancers do are in group dances, and the dancers they perform with are their teammates. And while there are no game plays to memorize, there are so many things dancers do as a team that help them succeed.

Dancers Win and Lose Together

A group of our dancers were watching video play back of one of their performances. One of the 9 dancers in the group had performed a move at the wrong time. Another dancer said, “It doesn’t matter who it was, we all need to work on that part to nail it next time”. Needless to say, the dancers knew one person made the error, but as a team they all needed to work together to fix it.

When dancers go on stage to perform, it doesn’t matter if one dancer falters or if four dancers do. When mistakes happen, they affect everyone in the performance. Dance teams can’t pass blame on one team member, because they know a fall, performing a wrong move, or forgetting a piece of choreography can happen to anyone. That said, for dancers in a group, those mistakes matter because, whether they win or lose, they do it together, and each dancer’s move along the way impacts the performance.

Dancers Build Trust and Communicate With Each Other

Group performances do best when the dancers in the piece trust each other. Learning to communicate in practice and on stage, developing connections, and building a family-like bond is an essential part of a dancer’s training and performance. As dance teams spend more and more time together, their ability to communicate, read, and trust each other in practice and on stage grows, enhancing their overall performance quality.

Dancers Are Accountable to Each Other

Dancers in a group are committed to being a part of the team. This includes coming to class, on time, ready to work hard. Dancers have an unspoken agreement to learn and perfect their choreography, and put in 100% effort into every class and performance. This group commitment ensures everyone on the team does their part to make their dance amazing. And when one person starts to slack, the team is there to pick them up and get them back on track!

Dancers Encourage Each Team Member to Succeed

Dance Studio Winnipeg Dance Team

At Maples Academy of Dance, our dancers come together before going onstage. They make an "M-circle" to give each other a pep-talk. Having taken the corrections and tips from their teachers, they focus on what they have to do, as a team, to perform well. While we know there is always a healthy dose of competition among the team, team encouragement is also an integral part of succeeding as a group.

 

With more competitions coming up, and recital right around the corner, we look forward to watching our entire dance team come together and perform like stars. Go Team!