Performing Groups and Team Kick

Kick offers performance opportunities for dancers of all ages!  We start with our Princess Performers, Pop Star Performers and Troll Troupes for our youngest dancers with opportunities all the way up through the advanced levels of Team Kick! We are proud to be home to  Team Kick, our nationally award winning competitive dance team.  This collection of dancers, both girls and boys, is an invitation/audition only group of advanced individuals who are committed to a higher level of dance training.

Kick’s competition team allows children with a passion for dance/performing opportunities to showcase their talents. We believe in teaching kids they are more than just great dancing. Dancers learn compassion, teamwork, commitment, and life skills. We teach dance to make great kids!

Team Kick dancers have performed at Walt Disney World, ABC TV, Madison Square Garden and much, much more.  Team Kick has won numerous awards at both the regional and national levels including Most Entertaining, Best Choreography, Showmanship, High Score, Top Studio, Crowd Pleaser, and much more!This past season Kick won over 40 1st place overall awards!

Team Work

At Kick, we instill an appreciation for other dancers and their studios.  We are not out to beat anyone; we are out to motivate our dancers and faculty by exposing them to the highest caliber of talent available.  Only then are we going to produce the best dancers possible.

Classes are held weekly in the Rumson and Fair Haven studios.

Why Team Kick?

The benefits of company reach far beyond just learning to dance and winning trophies.  Dancers build lifelong friendships on the solid foundation of their many hours spent training, competing and socializing together. They learn the value of teamwork, to trust in each other, to depend on one another and be a reliable person themselves.   These important lessons will carry them on any path they choose to take in life.

We can thank our wonderful staff for creating absolutely the best environments for these dancers to train in. Find out for yourself why these dancers are amazing…Our amazing Instructors

 

The Sparkle Squads !!  Princess Performers, Pop Star Performers & Troupe Trolls, Ages 3-7

Our Sparkle Squad is a wonderful opportunity for our youngest dancers to expereince the joys of performing and giving back to our community. We have 3 different Sparke Squads to choose from – Sparkle Squad Princess Performers, Sparkle Squad Pop Star, and Sparkle Squad  Troll Troupe!!  These adorable groups   dance at holiday performances, senior centers and a recital at Count Basie Theater.

Princess Performers

No audition required!  Admission is by class observation. The directors are looking for good listeners, smiles and enthusiastic personalities for these fun-filled groups.

Eligibility – Ages 3-8

Commitment – 1 class per week all school year.

Performances – “The Rumson Fair Haven Holiday Spectacular” Sunday December 17th 2017, a community show at a senior center, and our end of season show Sunday May 20th 2018 at Count Basie

 

Mini Team, Ages 4-11

The perfect introduction to team!

With a focus on performance skills, fun, and friendship, Mini Team is the perfect opportunity for the early elementary school-age dancer to grow confidence and dance skills. Kick  has five Mini Team groups from which to choose:

Broadway Babies (ages 4-7)

Mini Rockettes (ages 5-9)

Mini Ballerinas (ages 5-8)

Mini Hip Hoppers (ages 6-10)

Advanced Minis (ages 7-12)

The Directors are looking for a blend of personality, a love for dance and the potential for development as a dancer. Dancers may elect to participate in multiple
Mini Teams per season. Placement is by class observation and based on the dancer’s strengths and available space.

Audition
Teacher recommendation  or call to schedule an observation class (732) 383 5301
Eligibility
Ages 4-12
Summer Commitment
Mini Team Camp is encouraged, but not required           August 7-11 Join us for a super fun week of hip hop, jazz and musical theater styles. Monday to Friday 9a.m -12p.m. Cost is 250
School Year Commitment
1. 2 Classes per week.  All of our Mini teams offer the opportunity for back to back classes.

2. Mini Teams perform at our annual charity show “Kick for a Cause” January 28th 2018 (date subject to change), 2 competitions (Dates TBD) and our end of season showcase at Count Basie Theater (May 20th 2018)

3. Mini Team fees are $225 for the season all inclusive including a costume and entry fees to our competitions.  A team jersey (additional fee) is also required if you don’t have one from last season.

No additional rehearsals or classes are required for Mini Team

 

Junior Team, Ages 5-14

 

Kick’s award winning Performance Company is a special program designed for dancers who love to perform.
Team Kick is not just dance education; it’s a total education. We offer opportunities for master classes, charity work and team building.  The Directors are looking for showmanship, a love for dance and potential for development
as a dancer.  Within our Junior Team we have multiple levels, allowing our dancers to make gradual steps up within the program.

Audition
Junior Team members are selected by the directors from observation throughout the season.  New dancers or those who are looking for the audition experience may attend our May 30th Junior Team Audition 4-5PM  Click here to register for auditions (under Special Events May)
Eligibility
Ages 6-13.  Dancers are divided into 4-5 levels based on experience and age.
Summer Commitment
1. Stay Strong All Summer Long! Juniors level Sapphire and up need to take a minimum of 15 hours of dance at Kick this summer (not including Team Camp) Dancers can choose from our unlimited 6 week class program (July 10-August 15) or and of “The Experience” week long intensives. 
2. Team Camp
• August 14-17, 2017

Enrollment Requirements
1. Weekly Ballet, Jazz and Tap or Hip Hop class (we offer back to back classes for easier scheduling and the opportunity for Team dancers to participate in other activities.  Most of our Juniors are at Kick 2 days per week including rehearsals)
2.Team Thursday class

Fees and costumes – Our fees and costumes are per competition dance.  Pearl level (entry) participates in 2 competition dances.  Sapphire and Emerald levels have opportunities for more dances including solos and duets (by teacher invite only)

 

Senior Team, Ages 10-18

 

Kick’s award winning Senior Team is a special program designed for dancers who love to perform and desire a more intense level of training. Senior Team is not just dance education; it’s a total education. Senior Team provides serious dancers a unique opportunity for development through accelerated classes, cutting edge choreography, community performances, competitions and exposure to the world of professional dance.
Senior Team consists of:
• Ruby Tweenior Team
• Diamond Senior Team
• Platinum Senior Team
There may be multiple groups at each level of the Senior Team depending on the needs of the dancers and the demands of the choreography. Senior Team performs at our annual charity show “Kick For a Cause”, 3-4 competitions, local charity events, and our end of season performance at Count Basie.
Members of the Performance Company will also have the chance to sign up for and/or audition for a specific number of specialty teams including Acro, Tap, Hip Hop Crew, and our MTV team (live vocals with dance). The Directors are looking for a showmanship, flexibility, passion, technical precision, turning ability and potential for development. Placement is by audition and based on the dancer’s strengths and the overall best interest of the group. Dancers who are not ready for Senior Team may be placed in Junior Team as a developmental opportunity.

 

Highlights of Senior Team include

  • National Dance Honor Society
  • Purelee Photo shoot
  • Group Trips to Broadway Dance Center
  • Modeling at the UDMA show
  • Guest teachers/ In House Master classes with teachers from Broadway and beyond
  • Disney dance opportunity December 2016
  • Rockette Experience at Radio City
  • Community service opportunities
  • Group trips to Broadway shows
  • “Senior Day”, Holiday party, and other fun events!

Audition
Saturday May 13th 2017
• 10AM-12PM

(Makeup audition Tuesday May 30th 2017 5-7PM)

Click here to register for auditions (under Special Events May)
Eligibility
Ages 10-18
Summer Commitment
1. Stay Strong All Summer Long – Senior Team dancers  need to take a minimum of 25 hours of dance at Kick this summer (not including Team Camp) Dancers can choose from our unlimited 6 week class program (July 10-August 15) or any of “The Experience” week long intensives. 
• Up to 10 hours via private lessons or attending dance camps out of the area are accepted as alternates
to Kick classes. All alternate programs must be approved
by the Director prior to June 1.
2. Team Camp
• August 21-24

Elite Performance Teams Diamond Plus and Platinum High Performance Team, Ages 11-18

Kick’s Elite  competitive programs are for dancers with exceptional talent, drive, focus and commitment. Admission by audition only and the group is selected by two professional competition judges and Broadway/Radio City Performers. Click here to register for auditions (under Special Events May)

 

Hip Hop Crew

If Hip Hop is your passion, this is the group you want to be with! All Hip Hop! All Day!  CREW is the most elite hip hop dancers at Kick! Members will not only learn choreography, but will learn the art of freestyle. The group competes at the same competitions as the rest of the team as well as the end of season performance at Count Basie and the “Kick for a Cause” charity show.
The Directors are looking for showmanship, teamwork, a love for dance and the potential for development. Placement is by in class audition and based on the dancer’s strengths and available space.

Audition
TBD (Call for more information)
Eligibility
Boys Crew -ages 7-11, Emerald/Ruby Crew ages 7-12, Diamond Platinum Crew ages 11 and up
Summer Commitment
1. The Hip Hop Experience July 10-14 (Highly recommended, not required)
School Year Commitment
2 Hip Hop classes per week (1 crew, one technique or breakdancing)

Crew teams perform at our annual charity show “Kick for a Cause” January 28th 2018, 3 competitions (Dates TBD) and our end of season showcase at Count Basie Theater (May 20th 2018)

 

MTV Team

Live for Broadway?  Love to SING and Dance?  Then our Musical Theater Vocal program is for YOU!  Members will not only learn choreography, but will learn vocal techniques and skills. The group competes at the same competitions as the rest of the team as well as the end of season performance at Count Basie and the “Kick for a Cause” charity show.
The Directors are looking for a love for both singing and dancing, teamwork, performance and the potential for development. Placement is by in class audition and based on the performer’s strengths and available space.

Audition
TBD (Call for more information)
Eligibility
MTV 1 ages 6-10, MTV 2 ages 7-14, MTV 3 ages 11 and up
Summer Commitment (highly recommended but not required)
1.“Beauty and The Beast” ages 5-10
July 17-21, Monday to Friday, 9a.m.-1 p.m., 275.00

OR “Newsies” ages 7-15
August 7-11, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m-1 p.m., 275.00
School Year Commitment
1 MTV class plus 1 technical dance class of your choice (If you are on Mini, Junior or Senior Team Kick your team classes fill technical dance requirement and you only need to add 1 MTV class.

MTV teams perform at our annual charity show “Kick for a Cause” January 28th 2018, 3 competitions (Dates TBD) and our end of season showcase at Count Basie Theater (May 20th 2018)

Fabulous Feet Tap Team

Our Fabulous Feet Competition Tap Team is designed as an add on to our other team programs to allow our dancers with higher level tap skills the opportunity to compete.  Fabulous Feet groups compete at the same competitions as the rest of the team as well as the end of season performance at Count Basie and the “Kick for a Cause” charity show.
The Directors are looking for rhythm, timing, a high skill level and performance. Placement is by in class audition and based on the performer’s strengths and available space.

Audition
TBD (Call for more information)
Eligibility
Fabulous Feet 1 ages 7-11, Fabulous Feet 2 and 3 ages 10 and up
Summer Commitment (highly recommended but not required)   The Tap Experience July 5-7
School Year Commitment
Team Tap class

Tap teams perform at our annual charity show “Kick for a Cause” January 28th 2018, 3 competitions (Dates TBD) and our end of season showcase at Count Basie Theater (May 20th 2018)

 

Defying Gravity Acro Team

If you love to tumble and flip, Kick’s Defying Gravity Acro team is for YOU!  Our team trains with certified coaches to learn tumbling in a safe and effective environment.  Our facility features state of the art training equipment featuring a tumble track and a kip bar. Defying Gravity groups compete at the same competitions as the rest of the team as well as the end of season performance at Count Basie and the “Kick for a Cause” charity show.
The Directors are looking for both current skill and potential for development.   Placement is by in class audition and based on the performer’s strengths and available space.

Audition
TBD (Call for more information)
Eligibility
Defying Gravity 1 ages 6-10, Defying Gravity 2 ages 11 and up
Summer Commitment (highly recommended but not required)

The Defying Gravity Acro Experience August 7-11
School Year Commitment

1 Acro team class, 1 acro technique class (can be done back to back) and one technical (Ballet, Jazz, Leaps and turns) dance class (if you are on Mini, Junior or Senior Team your dance requirement is filled)

 

How Do I Compete & Perform With Team Kick?

Team Kick has over 100 amazing team members!  Our team is always looking to expand and include other outstanding dancers that want to be pushed to their full potential.  If you are interested, simply email Vanessa@Kickstudio.com and one of our friendly staff members will arrange an opportunity to see if Kick is the right fit for you!

 

2017/18 Team Kick Auditions

Saturday May 13th 10AM-12PM Senior Team Auditions  for ages 10 and up 

Tuesday May 30th

4-5PM Junior Team Auditions for dancers new to Kick ages 5-10

5-7PM Senior Team Auditions  for ages 10 and up