Many dance studios choose to have a performance or competition team of some variety. Having a team allows students with a greater interest in dance or the performing arts the opportunity to explore their passion in a variety of performance and educational settings.

Before delving into this subject, it is important to define exactly what your team will entail. Will you attend competitions? Will you attend conventions? How many of each? What is the cost to be a participant on the team each year? Participants and their parents must have a solid, firm knowledge of the details and should realize that they must be willing to commit to the team for an entire season.

From a studio perspective, the extra work required to manage a successful team is significant, and it should not be taken lightly. As a studio owner, you must be prepared. The following steps will walk you through the procedure of implementing a team that works for you and your studio.