ABOUT OUR TEAMS
B2D is home to various competition teams for dancers between the ages of 7 and 17, with skill levels ranging from beginner to advanced. We’re currently home to over a dozen competition teams in Hip Hop, Contemporary, Jazz, and Tap.
While our teams’ focus is on competition, our mantra encompasses a broader range of objectives, including building a strong dance foundation, embracing the spirit of collaborative team work, and exercising the highest sportsmanship at all times.
–COMPETITION SEASON RESULTS:
For the past four seasons since we launched the competition team program, our teams and dancers have earned wide recognition at the various regional competition events we attended. The teams received countless first place scores, won various special judges awards, and received a slew of high-platinum adjudication awards. A few of our dancers were also honored with the Ms. Title award, which is the highest award given to soloists.
Our coaches have also won various accolades for their choreography work, including Best Choreography and Best Staging, Precision & Execution, awards. The studio itself was honored with the much-coveted Top Studio award at the prestigious WCTE competition.
2020/21 Competition Teams:
For the upcoming season, starting September 2020, B2D is proud to be home to the following teams and coaches:
- beliEVErs Team (Hip Hop) with Ms. Eve
- FLARE Team (Hip Hop) with Ms. Catelynn
- INSCAPE Team (Hip Hop) with Mr. Demetrius
- GENESIS Team (Hip Hop) with Ms. Nikki
- BETA Team (Hip Hop) with Ms. Amanda
- THEO Team (Hip Hop) with Ms. Nikki
- DELTA Team (Hip Hop) with Ms. Jodeci
- IMPACT Team (Jazz) with Ms. Laura
- SPARX Team (Jazz) with Ms. Amanda
- KINETIC Team (Jazz) with Ms. Amanda**NEW**
- INFERNO Team (Contemporary) with Ms. Laura**NEW**
- SYNERGY Team (Contemporary) with Ms. Amanda
- IGNITE Team (Contemporary) with Ms. Laura
- OPSIS Team (Contemporary) with Ms. Abby
- MELODIC Team (Tap) with Ms. Jodeci
2020/2021 Competition Audition:
New season auditions are now open! Due to the pandemic, we are offering in-person auditions, as well as video submission-based auditions for dancers who’re unavailable or unwilling to attend auditions in person. Review these videos covering our Safety Protocols and the Testing of those protocols.
Once the season starts, we’ll also be live-streaming rehearsals for those members who prefer to attend virtually from home. Visit the audition page below for details.
The teams rehearse year-round, with a heavily reduced schedule during the Summer. Rehearsal is between 1.5 to 2 hours per week for most teams, typically falling on weekday early evenings or on weekend afternoons (varies by team.) Rehearsals begin in earnest in the Fall session (September). Team members are also required to take one technique class per session.
We typically participate in 4 regional competitions starting in February and ending in May. This season, however, we will participate in three events starting in March to limit our exposure. If we deem any of these events unsafe, we will opt for the virtual submission option (we tape the performance in class and submit the entry via video.)
In addition to competition events, our teams also perform at our semi-annual recitals, held in the Spring and Fall at the prestigious Rachel Schlesinger Concert Hall.
In addition to being part of a team, dancers also have the opportunity to participate in solo, duet, or trio entries. There are specific guidelines on how to apply for such entries. Once a dancer becomes part of our competition team program, we will provide them with full details on the process.