Performing Groups and Competitive Programs!

Kick offers performance opportunities for dancers of all ages!  We start with our Sparkle Squads for our youngest dancers with opportunities all the way up through pre professional company.   We are proud to be home to  Premiere, Connections and Edge our nationally award winning competitive dance teams.  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 companies 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!

 Kick company dancers have performed at Walt Disney World, ABC TV, Madison Square Garden and much, much more.  Kick company 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 as well as a National Grand Championship award!

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 Company at 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.  Our program fosters leadership training, offering young dancers opportunities to develop leadership skills that will last a lifetime.

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!

Ages 3-7

Our Sparkle Squad is a wonderful opportunity for our youngest dancers to experience the joys of performing and giving back to our community. We have 3 different Sparkle Squads to choose from – Sparkle Squad Princess Performers, Sparkle Squad Vampirina, 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 – Hoilday Performance,  a community show at a senior center, and our end of season show

 

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 3 Mini Team groups from which to choose:

Broadway Babies (ages 4-7) Tuesday 4p.m. Broadway Babies and 4:45p.m. Jazz

Mini Ballerinas (ages 5-8) Thursday 4:30p.m. Ballet/Hip Hop and 5:15p.m. Mini Ballerinas

Mini Hip Hoppers (ages 6-10) Wednesday 4:15p.m. Mini Hip Hoppers and 5p.m. Hip Hop class

 

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 -#dancecampREMIX  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

  •  2 Classes per week.  All of our Mini teams offer the opportunity for back to back classes.
  •  Mini Teams perform at our annual charity show “Kick for a Cause” (date subject to change), 2 competitions (Dates TBD) and our end of season showcase at Count Basie Theater
  • 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

 

PREP Team

Prep team is a new program designed to prepare dancers technically for a company level program. Prep team is for any young dancer ages 5-10 who likes to perform more than their once-a-year showcase performance. This program is designed to instill classroom skills, performance basics and a strong love in performing.These kids will take 2 or more classes per week and will compete in the last competition of the season with their showcase dances.
Summer requirements
▪ any class, unlimited classes, or camp of your choice at Kick
School year
▪ Prep Team Ballet/Tap combo class AND Prep Team Hip Hop/Jazz combo (back to back Mondays)
▪ Attend competition the first weekend in May
▪ Perform at our Charity Show and the May Showcase at Count Basie

 

Premiere Company, Ages 6-11

Kick’s award winning Premiere 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.

Premiere Company is for ages 6-11 with a focus on strong foundations, clean technique, flexibility, strength and timing. Premiere dancers will participate in 3 competitions each season and will learn 2 competition dances, with possible opportunities for additional dances. Premiere company dancers will have some opportunities for solos, duos and trios by invitation only.

Audition
Coming Soon

Summer requirements
▪ Minimum of 15 hours of summer dance training at Kick
▪ Choreography Week August 12-16
School year
▪ Minimum class requirements – One Ballet Class, One Jazz Class, One Tap OR Hip Hop class and Premiere Company class (2 days per week- 4 classes per week)
▪ Attend 3 competitions (schedule will be released 6/1)
▪ Perform in The Charity Show and the May Showcase at Count Basie
▪ Conventions and master classes are optional
▪ Additional opportunities by invitation only include solo, duo and trio (second year and above only), Hip Hop Crew, MTV, Defying Gravity Competitive Acro and Fabulous Feet Competitive Tap

Fees and costumes – Coming soon

 

Connections Company

Kick’s award winning Connections Company is a special program designed for dancers who love to perform and desire a more intense level of training. Connections Company is not just dance education; it’s a total education. Connections Company 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.

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.

Audition
Coming soon

Summer requirements
▪ Minimum of 15 hours of summer dance training at Kick
▪ Choreography Week August 19-23

School year
▪ Minimum class requirements – 2 Ballet Classes, One Jazz Class, One Tap OR Hip Hop class, one elective class, and Connections class (3 days per week – 6 classes a week)
▪ Attend 3 competitions (schedule will be released 6/1)
▪ Perform in The Charity Show and the May Showcase at Count Basie
▪ Conventions and master classes are optional
▪ Attend 1-3 Saturday rehearsals in January/February (NO HOLIDAY WEEKENDS!)
▪ Additional opportunities by invitation only include solo, duo and trio, Hip Hop Crew, MTV, Defying Gravity Competitive Acro and Fabulous feet Competitive Tap

 

Edge Company Ages 11-18

Edge Company
Edge Company is for highly trained dancers ages 11 and up. Edge is our highest level performing company made up of distinguished dancers having outstanding technique, performance quality and style. Edge Company dancers receive small group goal oriented training with like minded dancers.  Edge Company dancers can look forward to a deep dive into technical training, plus opportunities for additional performances, NYC trips, master classes, and individualized programming.  Additional opportunities include volunteer opportunities, dance modeling, leadership training, photo shoots and more!

Edge Protege is for dancers looking to expand their training in new and exciting ways including attending conventions, participating in additional dances, and going the extra mile to crush their goals. Edge Pro is for dancers who are currently auditioning for professional work and need an specialized schedule to accommodate their needs.

Summer requirements
▪ Minimum of 20 hours of summer dance training at Kick
▪ Choreography Week August 19-23

School year
▪ Minimum class requirements – 2 Ballet Classes, One Jazz Class, One SST Class (Strength, Stretch, Technique) one Tap OR Hip Hop class and Edge class (3 days per week 6+ classes per week)
▪ Attend 3 competitions (schedule will be released 6/1)
▪ Attend 1-3 Saturday rehearsals in January/February (NO HOLIDAY WEEKENDS!)
▪ Perform in The Charity Show and the May Showcase at Count Basie
▪ Conventions and master classes are optional
▪ Additional opportunities by invitation only include solo, duo and trio, Hip Hop Crew, MTV, Defying Gravity competitive Acro and Fabulous Feet competitive Tap
Edge Protege also participates in NYC trips, mock auditions, and additional professional opportunities!
Edge Pro may elect out of group dances if professional opportunities prohibit participation

School year
▪ Minimum class requirements – 2 Ballet Classes, One Jazz Class, One SST Class (Strength, Stretch, Technique) one Tap OR Hip Hop class and Edge class (3 days per week 6+ classes per week)
▪ Attend 3 competitions (schedule will be released 6/1)
▪ Attend 1-3 Saturday rehearsals in January/February (NO HOLIDAY WEEKENDS!)
▪ Perform in The Charity Show and the May Showcase at Count Basie
▪ Conventions and master classes are optional
▪ Additional opportunities by invitation only include solo, duo and trio, Hip Hop Crew, MTV, Defying Gravity competitive Acro and Fabulous Feet competitive Tap
▪ Edge Protege also participates in NYC trips, mock auditions, and additional professional opportunities!
▪ Edge Pro may elect out of group dances if professional opportunities prohibit participation

Guy’s Company
Our program for our boys will continue to be tailored to their needs un the upcoming season to allow for maximum development with flexibility to allow for sports.

 

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 and up, Diamond/Ruby Crew ages 7- and up,
Summer Commitment
1. Hip Hop Classes (optional)
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” , 3 competitions (Dates TBD) and our end of season showcase at Count Basie Theater

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
ages 6 and up
Summer Commitment (highly recommended but not required)
“Frozen Jr” ages 6-14
July 22-August 2nd (Monday-Friday) 9-12:30PM Ages 6-15 $399
School Year Commitment
1 MTV class plus 1 technical dance class of your choice (If you are on company, your company 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” , 3 competitions (Dates TBD) and our end of season showcase at Count Basie Theater

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
ages 9 and up
Summer Commitment (highly recommended but not required)   The Tap Experience July 1-3
School Year Commitment
Team Tap class

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

 

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 9 and up Teen Defying Gravity ages 11 and up
Summer Commitment (highly recommended but not required)

The Defying Gravity Acro Experience August 5-9

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 PREP Team or Company your dance requirement is filled)

How Do I Compete & Perform With  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!