Team Twirl

Team Twirl is a non-competitive performance group that gives dancers a chance to shine at community events, theme parks, and other cool venues.

TRAIN

The Team Twirl performance group is designed for students who want to get a little more serious about their dance training. It is open to any students who meet the minimum class requirements plus a Team Twirl class. Team Twirl classes will focus on dance technique plus serve as rehearsal time for upcoming performances. Note that Team Twirl students must attend 70% of their required Team Twirl classes. This attendance requirement will be calculated/assessed during the following three time periods: September-December, January-March, and April-June.

The weekly class requirements are as follows:

Team Twirl I (ages 6-7)

  • At least one Ballet/Jazz class OR Tap/Jazz class OR Musical Theatre Dance class
  • PLUS Team Twirl I class*

Team Twirl II, III and IV (ages 8+)

  • At least one Ballet class
  • PLUS at least one Musical Theatre Dance class OR Contemporary class OR Hip Hop
  • PLUS Team Twirl III or IV class* (Team Twirl level placement is determined by Twirl teaching artists)

*Team Twirl classes will focus on dance technique and will also serve as rehearsal time for performances.

 

To see Twirl’s full schedule of classes click here.

PERFORM

In addition to Twirl’s year end show, Team Twirl will participate in 3-5 performances a year which are contingent on social distancing regulations and the coronavirus. These will include community events, possibly nursing homes (depending on where things are at with COVID-19 and the quarantine), and performance in May at Hershey Park. In June 2021, Team Twirl will participate in the Disney Performing Arts program and perform at WALT DISNEY WORLD, Twirl owner Sam Sinns’ old stomping grounds!*

 

*All Team Twirl dancers traveling to Walt Disney World will participate in a Disney Performing Arts dance workshop and a dance performance at Disney Springs.  Traveling to Walt Disney World is optional for Team Twirl dancers.

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SERVE

At Twirl, we believe that dance is a gift to be used to serve others. Whether dancing at a nursing home or in a Broadway show, the dancer’s main obligation is to share their talents as a gift to the audience. This is at the heart of Team Twirl. Serving others by bringing joy through the art of dance is what it’s all about. No competitions. No trophies. No awards. Just a simple focus on giving to the community.

WHAT DOES TEAM TWIRL COST?

  • $30 performance fee to cover production costs and administrative work to create shows and organize performances.
  • The Team Twirl class will be considered a regular class when it comes to paying tuition.
  • There will be a $20-50 costume fee for 2020 holiday community performances plus a recital costume ($65-90) for the Team Twirl class, which will also be the same costume for Hershey Park and Walt Disney World performances.
  • Families will have to purchase tickets for Team Twirl performances at venues that charge an admission fee. These may include theme parks and sporting events.