Competition Dance Teams/Performance Ensembles

Sisters Dance Academy has three dance teams which compete and perform throughout Oregon. Dancers must audition each year for a spot on each of the three teams.

In May 2019, our teams won high honors at the Turn It Up dance competition including highest scoring intermediate group routine and most spirited studio award and in spring 2018 we received highest scoring soloist in the Intermediate Division, highest scoring routine in the Intermediate Division, Judges’ honors for our large group routine and Beginning Division dance down champion. 

We are proud to offer the following specialty dance groups:

  • Junior Team for dancers ages 11-14 (7th & 8th grades), 
  • Senior Team for dancers ages 14-18 (high school),
  • Competition Hip Hop Squad for ages 8-18.

Our incredible instructor Kayla Williams coaches the Junior and Senior Teams and the talented Shannon Abero coaches the Hip Hop Squad. Under their professional care, dancers work to develop advanced skills, elevated expression and unique and sophisticated choreography with a focus on contemporary, jazz and hip-hop styles of dance. 

Competition Team Auditions

Interested in auditioning? Auditions for our 2020/2021 performance ensembles will take place Monday, August 10th at the dance studio with the following times: 

Junior Team 1-3 pm (for dancers in 6th-8th grade
Senior Team 3:30-5:30 pm (for dancers in 9th-12th grade

Our Hip Hop team auditions are TBA. To learn more about what you should do to prepare and to reserve your audition spot, please email Lonnie Liddell.

Dancers selected to be in our Performance Ensembles must meet these minimum requirements:

  • prior dance experience in a broad range of styles (minimum of four years),
  • a firm commitment to training at least four hours per week,
  • a strong ballet foundation (team dancers are required to take ballet),
  • the drive and dedication to show focus and a passion for dance.

About Our Junior & Senior Performance Ensembles 

The Junior & Senior Performance Ensembles are award-winning competitive dance teams. Dancers who are interested in taking advanced classes and who want more performance opportunities are encouraged to audition. Dancers typically compete in one regional competition, attend one regional dance workshop and perform at events all over Central Oregon.

The purpose of our Performance Ensembles is to develop dancers who are technically trained and accomplished performers. Sharing the gift and joy of dance through performance is our main drive. Participating in one competition per year helps push and motivate our dancers to achieve greatness. The opportunity to be judged by highly trained and experienced dance professionals is of great value to our teams and assists in their training process.

Being a member of our Performance Ensembles is a commitment for both dancers and the parents. Dancers must be committed to excellent class attendance and hard work. The cost of participating each year is approximately $500. Parents may fundraise to cover or offset the cost of costumes and competition fees, attend meetings and participate in competitions.