All of our dancers are invited to perform in additional events throughout the season in addition to our annual June Recital! (Pending age requirements for each event.) Every chance to perform allows each dancer to strengthen not only their technical abilities, but also grow their performance quality, confidence in themselves, and strengthen their bonds as a dance family! We are so proud to offer additional opportunities for our dancers to perform throughout the year and create new memories with our dance families.
Broome County Festival of the Lights!
Broome County Festival of the Lights was a BLAST!
We toured the beautiful light show at Otsiningo Park, took a ride on the Tall Pines Train, met Santa, and ate some goodies and sipped some hot chocolate. It was a great holiday event to get our dance family together and celebrate the holiday season. Dancers ages 9 and up were invited to perform a holiday routine with the Binghamton University Dance Team! We absolutely LOVED performing and cannot wait to perform again next year.
All dancers in 1st-8th grades were invited to the Binghamton University Dance Team's annual Spirit Clinic! Our dancers learned a routine and had the opportunity to perform on the Dr. Bai Lee Court at a division 1 Women's Basketball Game and cheer on our Bearcats for the day. Everyone did such a fantastic job!! We cannot wait to perform on the court with BUDT again next year.
Binghamton University Dance Clinic!
Our 2022-2023 competitive Company ranges in ages from 9-18. In the future, we may consider expanding this opportunity to ages 6-8. These dancers travel to regional and national dance conventions and competitions throughout the year. They have opportunities to take classes with industry professionals, experienced teachers, professional dancers and choreographers, and receive personal feedback for their performances! Company dancers are required to commit to a specific amount of classes each week in order to truly focus on their technical training and improving their performance quality. Their hours of training varies pending ages but usually ranges from 2 to 3 weeknights per week. If your dancer is 6 or older and interested in auditioning for our 2023-2024 Company please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss requirements and set up a meeting.
Soul de Soul - Syracuse, NY
Five of our Company members had the opportunity to take incredible convention classes and perform their solos and duets.
Kayla (14) performed her first contemporary solo choreographed by Erin Wilcox! Throughout the weekend we loved watching her passion shine onstage and in classes.
Tatem (16) earned a 1/2 Scholarship towards her tuition for next season. She cannot wait to take more classes next season!
Acadia (10) earned a "Mind and Body" Technique Award for her outstanding technical execution in her solo performance, "Stories" choreographed by Erin Wilcox.
Summer (17) and Evangeline (10) earned a "Heart and Soul" Entertainment Award for their duet "Beautiful Thing" choreographed by Erin Wilcox.
If you have a chance to take classes or perform in the SDS Showcase we highly recommend this convention!
Embody Dance Conference - Syracuse, NY
One of our Company members had an incredible opportunity to take convention classes and perform her solo at Embody Dance Conference!
Kayla (14) performed her Jazz solo "Come Together" choreographed by Ravin VanGelder for the first time this season! She definitely set the stage on fire with her entertaining personality and had a breakthrough performance! We are so proud of all her hard work in her classes and her growth throughout the weekend. Kayla's commitment to learning, kindness, and growth mindset are just a few qualities we hope all of our dancers can learn from and be inspired by!
If you have a chance to take classes or perform with Embody, we highly recommend this convention!
Headliners Dance Competition - Scranton,PA
Six of our Company members had an opportunity to compete in Scranton, PA at Headliner's regional dance competition.
We are beyond proud of their performances. Not only did they have some personal bests but also grew so much closer as a team bonding throughout the weekend. Seeing them cheer and encourage each other on and off the stage really showed that our tiny team is creating something so special! We were also SUPER excited to celebrate Acadia (10) who earned a special "Pure Potential" Judges award and 5th Overall placement for her solo performance. Congratulations to all of our dancers and we cannot wait to see you all light up the stage again soon!
The Power of Dance - Rome,NY
We are so proud of our dancers as they took on their first full studio competition. For many, it was their very first time competing in the advanced category which is a big step in their dance training that we would like to celebrate! At this event our company members performed in a variety of small groups, duo/trios, and solos!
We want to celebrate their incredible performances and recognize the incredible milestones that they took at this event. Our Teen/Senior Company competed and placed with three pieces this weekend: "We Will Run" 3rd Overall, "Edge of Seventeen" 4th Overall, and "Nothing Compares To You" 6th Overall. Our Junior Company also competed and placed with their two group pieces this weekend: "A Different Beat" 4th overall and "Vienna" 5th Overall.
Not only did our talented dancers make milestones as a group, but they were able to reach some as individual artists as well. We are so proud of each and every one of our dancers for performing their best and coming out of this event meeting some of their lifelong goals! Senior Company member Tatem (16) placed 1st overall for her contemporary solo and received three scholarships: $500 Hollywood Summer Tour Scholarship, Soar Convention, and the Power Dancer Nationals Invitation. Summer (17) placed 9th overall for her lyrical solo and received the "Sparkling Diamond" special award for her jazz solo. Kasey (17) received a Musicality Award for her contemporary solo in which she showcased her connection to the music her solo is set to. Teen company member Kayla (14) placed 10th overall for her contemporary solo and competed in the title division for the first time! Sister duo Anna (11) and Maddie (13) placed 5th overall for their beautiful lyrical duet. Junior company member Eve (10) reached her personal goal of winning a title, Miss Junior Power of Dance, with her jazz solo. She also placed 6th overall for her lyrical solo, 10th overall for her jazz solo, and received the "Best Balance" special award for her jazz solo. Acadia (10) placed 5th overall with her contemporary solo.
We are so proud of our dancers for their incredible performances at this event and cannot wait to continue watching them grow through the rest of the season. This is only the beginning kids!