Interested in trying out for the competitive season? Read the requirements and send us email. Once we add you to the tryout list, you will be notified on the tryout date...Usually end of July- early August.



(Both teams will be lead by either Miss Meghan or Miss Rachel)

This year we are planning to have three competitive teams. The competition team runs with higher requirements, expectations and costs more than a regular dance class. The opportunity to compete is offered to students who put dance as their top priority and want to take their skills to the next level.


In-person, try-outs are mandatory to attempt making a team. We NEED at least six members in order to compete, per team. Unfortunately, this means that if not enough kids place at their try-out, the teams could be removed from the schedule.



To tryout for Level I and Level II Jazz Teams:


  1. Students must be 10+ years old or invited by an instructor.

  2. Students must be enrolled in a jazz or ballet class for 2021-22 season at SPSG.

  3. Students must take at least one summer intensive (or accumulate 2 hours worth between the intensive options. 2.5 for students 13 and above.)

  4. The separation between level I and II is not aged based (besides them needing to be at least 10 years old). Instead placement between level I and II is based upon score. (This could change once we create the scoresheets but for example: students would need to score a 38+ to be on level II, students need a 33+ to be on level I).

  5. Students must tryout for the level I and II team. The following is a list of what the judges will be watching for during tryouts. I am giving this list to students now in hopes that students who do not reach these requirements can work towards them. If you do not have the below requirements yet, you are welcome to try out but must be advised that your score will be dropped drastically and it will be extremely hard to place in the required score range.

  1. ​Flexibility- students will be expected to demonstrate all three splits, straddle stretches, bridges & pike stretches. They will need a nearly perfect right split and battements that can be properly performed above hip level.

  2. Turns- students will be expected to demonstrate their pirouettes & chaine turns. For team II, a double is required and triple encouraged. Pirouettes with HIGH posse are required for Level I. Turns need to be properly executed on both right and left legs.

  3. Fouettes- students will need to perform their fouettes (these will not be scored as high as pirouettes but need to be at least attempted properly).

  4. Jumps, leaps, tricks- Students will be asked to demonstrate a variety of jumps and leaps on BOTH right and left legs. A full split must be reached during a regular chasse, step, leap. They will be asked to perform tombe, padaboure, glissade, grand jete and they must come at least 2 feet off the ground during center leaps.

  5. Stage presence and facial expressions- Students will demonstrate a variety of different facial expressions while performing a short routine. They will be scored on their dresscode and professional appearance. Black leotards with spandex, tights and jazz or ballet shoes are encouraged. Neat, pulled back hair can also improve scores in this category.

  6. Choreography- students will learn a short routine the day of the tryouts. They will be judged on how quickly they can pick up the choreography in a short amount of time and will be judged on how well they are counting their music.

  7. They will also be given the chance to perform an outstanding skill. (ex: tumbling skills, Y-scales, flexibility skills or they can use their fouettes or leaps). PREPARE YOUR SPECIAL SKILL BEFORE YOU ARRIVE.

  8. Overall positive presence. Students will be asked to introduce themselves with their name and age to the judges. A strong stage presence, and projection while speaking is necessary. DRESS APPROPRIATELY. For the tryout, students should have hair tied up tight, jazz shoes or ballet, tights and solid colored leotards.

To tryout for Jazz-Hop Team:

  1. All of the above, Level I and level II requirements are applied. The only difference is that only students aged 12+ can make this team. This class will also be more of a hip-hop styled routine and categorized separately at the competitions. At tryouts, students will have the option of listing which teams they are hoping to make.


Come with a positive attitude and be prepared to perform to your best ability. Judges scores will be the final score! If you have an “off-day” and perform below your regular ability, Miss Meghan will not push you forward. Placement will be given with complete fairness and equality.


Details of tryouts and team:

  1. Students will be expected to try out in front of judges (Miss Meghan WILL NOT be a judge).


  1. Although Miss Meghan will not judge the tryout, she will deduct up to 3 points if the student DOES NOT participate well in their regular classes. They must prove themselves hard workers throughout ALL their classes. If they have poor attendance, do not come to classes prepared, do not practice or do not pay attention; up to 3 points will be lost on overall score. Miss Meghan will not have ANY OTHER part in their score.


  1. Practices times are reflected on the fall/winter schedule.


  1. Practices are held 3 times for the first & last quarter and each week for 2nd & 3rd. 


  1. Students will compete in 2 competitions (dates TBA but usually in February, March or sometimes early April). These can be held on Fridays, Saturday or Sundays. BOTH competitions are required in order to be a part of the team. Students will be responsible for their own transportation to and from competitions- most competitions take place in Madison, Wisconsin Dells, Middleton, Davenport (Iowa) and Milwaukee. Exact locations will be posted with competition dates.



  1. Competitive dance classes are offered to students who put dance as a top priority. Only three absences will be allowed per student without requiring a make-up. Two  additional absences, after the three allowed, are provided if the student pays for private/make-up lessons. Once the student misses their sixth time, they are REMOVED from the team and charged a $75 re-choreography fee. Absences include sick days, other sporting events and family obligations. If you cannot commit fully to being a part of the team, please do not try out.


  1. Each team can expect to have 1-2 practice performances during the halftime of Boscobel Varsity Basketball games. Any performance is required by the FULL team. Dates are always sent out with a large advance notice.


  1. Competitions team has additional costs that do not apply to regular classes. Due to a change in competitive rules (uncontrolled by SPSG), these fees have been updated for the 2020-21 season. A break-down of the price is listed below:


We are able to lower costs a little by only holding practices three times for quarter 1 & 4. All four quarters will still cost the same because we charged it with an average of the full tuition. $50/quarter


Competition 1- roughly $95-$120 (prices very per competition)

Competition 2- roughly $95-$120 (prices very per competition)

Costume Fee- $65-$85

*Competitive Team costs roughly $250 more/year than a regular dance class, not including if they make nationals. Teams are welcome to fundraise if needed. I am providing this information so that you can plan accordingly and organize fundraisers if wanted.


  1. ALL competitive dancers are required to have matching costumes, matching hair styles, matching make-up styles, & matching shoes when competing. Miss Meghan would provide better detail if a student makes the team.


  1. If students qualify for nationals- details will be discussed with parents. Nationals can take place in a wide variety of locations during the summer. Including Florida and North Carolina, Ohio, Indiana (pretty much anywhere). Students are welcome to do a fundraiser if this becomes a possibility OR as a team, we can opt out of nationals.


*Try-outs will be held at the studio this summer, after the summer camp sessions. A registration deposit is NOT needed for this class. After tryouts, emails with results and feedback will be sent out within 3-7 days. Anyone who makes it can then register for the class. Trying out in itself is a HUGE accomplishment. Prepare your children to be proud of themselves, regardless of whether they make the team or not.


**Students are welcome to join more than one team, if they make it and if they match multiple team requirements. However, please keep in mind that the costs for competitions would then double because the competitive companies require that the fee be paid per person, for every performance.

Email: for try-out date or questions 

-Miss Meghan