The ultimate team of superstars! The Maples Academy of Dance Performance Team is a family of superstars training and performing at an elite level. The team program aims to develop dancers as a whole, with a focus on strong technique, self-confidence and respect, healthy lifestyles, and positivity, along with enhanced competitive performance opportunities.
Dancers on the Performance Team put in countless extra hours to prepare for their performances and to be able to represent themselves and the M.A.D. team to the best of their ability, both on and off stage. The goal of the team is to identify dancers who are dancing at an elite level and give them training, performance and competitive opportunities beyond the normal scope of a recreational dance program.
The performance team attends the following dance competitions:
Dancers are placed in competitive level classes and invited to the Performance Team based on a number of criteria including in class testing scores, strong work ethic, excellent attendance and preparation for class, and a positive, team driven attitude.
Dancers interested in performing in Solo, Duet, Trio, and hand-picked group pieces are selected at the Performance Team Identification camp, where dancers participate in technique and performance exercises and evaluations, interviews, and goal setting discussions. The camp is open to all Junior, Intermediate, and Senior dancers, as well as any dancers age 7+ interested in being evaluated to future competitive dance opportunities.
*Registered MAD Dancers can attend the camp for no charge. Unregistered dancers will be charged a $15 camp fee.