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Competitive Dance Information

 KIO! 2017-2018 Competitive Team 



Our Team focus at KIO!:

  1. Working with team mates is key for success.
  2. Performing in front of an audience can be fun and help with building confidence.
  3. Gracefully receiving feedback is necessary and using that feedback for improvement is important.
  4. Appreciation for dance as an art and understanding the competition experience is about growing as a dancer through skill and maturity.
  5. Displaying sportsmanlike conduct at all times is very important.
  6. The art of dance translates into valuable skills and friendships that will last a lifetime!




Competitive dance is for the dedicated dancer that is able and willing to put in their time & energy that is necessary for success.  Our team travels regionally and out of state once a year for a national event.




Competition Schedule 2018 * Subject to change!

Nationals July 5-10, 2018 Franklin , IN – ALL NUMBERS


Full season Team for  2018-2019 :

  • Mini: Jazz, Tap, & Hip Hop.
  • Junior: Jazz, Jazz Acro, Lyrical, Tap, Hip Hop & Contemporary.
  • PT/Teen: Jazz, Jazz Acro, Lyrical, Tap, Hip Hop & Contemporary.
  • Musical Theater all ages per evaluation recommendation.
  • Team Production number ALL full season team members!
  • Requirements: Ballet Technique, Strength & Conditioning, Flexibility and Leaps & Turns classes.
  • Four regional competitions plus nationals in the summer.


NEW FOR 2018-2019 :  KIO! Intro team for NEW team dancers that want to compete on a smaller commitment scale!

  • Ages 4+  Jazz, Tap, & Hip Hop.
  • Ages 7+ Jazz, Tap, & Hip Hop, Musical Theater and Contemporary.
  • Dancers in this program will spend approximately 2 to 4 hours a week in studio which may require a two day commitment.  (Varies by age)
  • Two regional competitions per season.
  • Requirements:  Strength & Conditioning also Ballet Technique class weekly (varies by age) with select style classes per evaluation by KIO! Instructor.

2018-2019 Team Fall Evaluation date:  Saturday September 8, 2018

Tap – 11:00 AM 

Hip Hop – 11:45 AM 

Lyrical & Contemporary – 12:30 PM

Jazz & Jazz Acro- 1:15 PM

Musical Theater – 2:00 PM



  • Mini 5-7
  • Junior 8-11
  • Pre-Teen 12-14
  • Teen 15-17


Competition dates 2019:



* Schedule subject to change

* Mini dancers by recommendation only for Junior classes

* Junior dancers by recommendation only for PreTeen/Teen classes

* Must be Junior age to evaluate for Musical Theater

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