What’s Included in the
Dance Team Evaluation & Consultation Starter Package:
New Dancer Intake Process
Each dancer completes two questionnaires: The first is to provide information on the dancer’s training history, preferred styles, and college and dance team goals. The second is a dancer’s self-evaluation of specific skills and tricks.
30-min Introductory Meeting with Dance into College
We’ll discuss the intake questionnaire information and dive more into the dancer’s college and dance team aspirations so we can provide meaningful guidance.
Evaluation Instructions and Materials
We provide a series of dance combinations on video with step-by-step instructions in jazz, hip-hop, pom, and gameday styles – the ones most often used by collegiate dance teams. Then, the dancer videos themselves doing the combos.
Video Audition Tips Sheet
If a dancer is interested in competitive dance teams, this process is an excellent way to practice video audition skills in a completely safe environment. We’ll give you tips on how to shine on video and use good videography skills to capture your best dancing.
Professional Dance Team Evaluation
We’ve partnered with Sharpen UP! Dance Team Training to provide this exceptional offering. The expert evaluator will review the submitted video material and provide a written evaluation of specific dance-team-related skills with scores against a defined rubric. Dancers receive an overall score that gives them an idea of their current dance team level.
Evaluator-Presented Video Review
While an evaluation rubric and score are helpful, the personalized video review gives depth and texture to the evaluation. The evaluator explains what they see in the student’s dance presentation, performance skills, and overall preparation for dance team and offers specific areas to work on for transitioning to a college team dance style.
45-minute Dance into College Evaluation Review Session and Advising
We’ll first walk the student and parents through the evaluation materials. Then, we discuss the student’s goals and the next steps – both academically and for dance training to reach those goals. We’ll offer some initial suggestions for good-fit colleges and dance teams for further investigation.
Recommended Next Steps
We’ll offer suggestions on how the dancer can best prepare for college and dance teams including follow-up information on Dance into College and Sharpen UP! services for high school dancers.