Lite & Elite Competitive Program

A lot of families are unsure of what is involved in competitive dance here at Take 5 Dance Studio,

so we have briefly outlined our team information for you below:



Lite Program (Part-Time Competitive) – age 6+


            Our revised Lite Part-Time program will offer recreational dancers, who are looking for a bit more of a challenge, the opportunity of competing without the demand of the full time program.  This program is ideal for dancers who also wish to explore other activities as well as dance.  All Lite Program dancers will be required to take a Stretch & Technique class, Jazz class, and a Ballet class throughout the year.  For the first two months this season, we will be doubling up all of their classes (and they can take as many of these classes for their group as they wish).  They can add Acro, tap, etc.  We will also be offering an open class for the first two months which is available to their group and will explore other styles and movement.

            Lite Program dancers will be at the studio 2 times per week, training approximately 4 – 6 hours per week and attending 3-4 competitions (within Ontario).





Elite Program (Full-time Competitive) – age 8+

            Our Full Time program is ideal for the dancer who wishes to pursue dance as their main extra-curricular activity.   Elite team dancers will train approximately 3 days a week with a minimum of 7+ hours.  The requirement for this program is graded Ballet, Stretch & Technique, Jumps & Turns, along with the corresponding choreography/technique classes.   Exam participation is mandatory in certain styles.  All dancers age 13 and under must participate in both Jazz and Tap competitive choreography as a minimum entry to our Elite program.  Dancers age 14+ are required to take Jazz and Contemporary/Lyrical as their minimum requirement.  All routines above these styles will be by selection entry only and must be taken in order of studio staff preference.  Elite program dancers will compete at 4-5 competitions with the possibility of finals. 

             Elite Program dancers will be at the studio 2-4 times per week, training approximately 7-12 hours per week.




How do I become a team member?


  • All team dancers (Lite or Elite) are given this opportunity by selection process only. Any new dancers wishing to join our team will be selected by appointment/video submission only.

  • Register online:

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