STARLIGHTS DANCE TEAM
The Starlights Dance Team is an award-winning competitive group focusing on lyrical, jazz, and tap. The team works all year on technique, performance, and choreography in each style. Starlights attend a minimum of 3 competitions each spring. Our mission is to create well-rounded dancers who value technique, teamwork, and tenacity. Participation is by audition only.
WHAT IS DANCE COMPANY?
The Starlights Dance Company is the performing and competition company out of the Streamwood Park District Dance Academy. This group of dancers is split into 3‐4 different levels based on technical ability and age.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE?
Dancers must be 7 years old to audition. Dancers should have taken formal lessons in either ballet, tap, and/or jazz prior to auditioning.
HOW DO I SIGN UP MY DANCER?
Dancers must first attend the Dance Company auditions.
HOW MANY DAYS A WEEK DOES DANCE COMPANY REHEARSE?
Dance Company has its individual level classes on Mondays and Wednesdays with a full company rehearsal every other Friday. If a dancer chooses to participate in extra competition dances they may have rehearsal any day of the week based on the studio, teacher, and student availability.
WHAT ARE THE MONETARY EXPECTATIONS?
The cost of participating in the Dance Company is going to be higher than a regular recital class for many reasons.
First, there are more classes per week than the usual once-a-week class. Second, the more dances your child participates in means another costume fee, competition entry fee, or even as simple as more make‐up and hair supplies. Finally, Dance Company participants are required to follow a dress code for dance shoes and class attire. This includes the Dance Company jacket. We do our best to keep costs low and we offer payment plans to all families.
WHERE DOES THE DANCE COMPANY PERFORM?
★ Summer Celebration (stage and parade)
★ Annual Winter Dance Recital
★ Annual Spring Dance Recital
★ Community/Charity events
★ 2‐3 competitions at various statewide locations