Students who wish to experience an advanced level of dance training with competitive dance opportunities, as well as the chance to perform at community functions and charity events, are encouraged to audition for Dancer’s Edge Studio Performing Company or one of our All Star Teams. These dancers have competed at the Regional, National and World levels, traveling locally in Michigan and out of state to competitions throughout the United States.
Don't just dance...Move the world...Performing Company, is a program built for the dancer who truly wishes to be challenged and take their dancing to the next level! Dancers will compete at 3-4 regional competitions each year, with convention and master class opportunities throughout the season. Dancers will also travel on rotation to nationals, which will be held out of state.
All Stars, is a program built for the dancer who truly wishes to be pushed and challenged to the fullest. All Stars means teaching our dancers all about teamwork, sportsmanship, athleticism, strength, determination, time management, advanced skill set and being a true leader in dance and in the community.
Performing Company students now number over 200 dancers and the studio has 9 competitive All Star Teams in the Mini, Youth, Junior and Senior divisions. Dancer’s Edge Studio has consistently received top scores in all of their dance categories, as well as Top First Overall dance numbers at Regional and National Competitions. The studio has been awarded Top Studio, Top Performances of the year, Most Entertaining, Top Technical Excellence, Best Choreography, Best Sportsmanship and Best Costume awards throughout the years. We are honored to have Title Soloist Winners across all age groups of dancers at Regional competitions including Kids Artistic Revue, Hall of Fame, VIP, Starlight, NUVO, JUMP, West Coast Dance Explosions, Starpower, Applause, BrAvo and UDA and NDA sponsored events. Many of our dancers are rewarded with scholarship opportunities to attend master level classes at each of the competitions we attend.
DES All Star Teams have been very successful and have earned First Place rankings in Pom and Jazz, regionally and nationally over the years. Our All Star Youth, Junior and Senior Teams all hold the 1st place national champion title for 2014! The DES Junior, Senior and International All Stars competed in April at the USASF 2014 Dance Worlds Competition held at Walt Disney’s Epcot World Showcase Center for World Championship titles. This prestigious competition brought together over 3,500 athletes from all over the world. DES Senior Pom, Senior Jazz and Junior Jazz all came home World Champions and received the Gold Medals! Our International Jazz team was ranked 3rd in the World and brought home the Bronze Medal! Our Junior Jazz dancers were also the recipients to the Nation’s Cup and were awarded highest scoring junior team in the world.
Our Performing Company and All Star dancers are well represented at other dance venues as well. Many are members of their high school JV and Varsity dance teams. We have also had many of our alumni continue on with dance in college and are members of their college dance team or dance program at their school. We have dancers on teams at University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Notre Dame University, Central Michigan University, Wayne State University, Oakland University, Saginaw Valley and many more. We are also proud to have alumni dancers who have been selected to dance on The Detroit Piston’s NBA Dance team, Phoenix Suns and LA Clippers professional teams. Our dancers have been selected for Junior Automotion, the Detroit Shockwave Dance Team, and local productions of the Nutcracker Ballet and at many halftime productions with artists such as the Goo-Goo Dolls, Mary J. Blige, Jesse McCartney and Kid Rock at the Detroit Lions Thanksgiving Day football games. They have been featured entertainment at local charity events at the Emerald Theatre’s Rock the Runway, GM Tech Center for the Juvenile Diabetes Walk, the Bath City Festival and at the Beaumont Hospital Employee Recognition Picnics. Our all stars have been featured in many magazines and on the World Wide Web for their outstanding achievements each year.