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JOIN OUR BALLROOM TEAMS

Our junior high and high school teams are audition only.

We'd love to have you join us for our teams for the 2024/2025 school year! Check out the information below to see how to audition.

Who Can Audition for Teams?

All students are welcome to audition for our teams! We encourage dancers of all levels to participate, as our teams cater to various skill levels and age groups.

Dancers must be entering at least 6th grade in the fall to audition for a junior high team, and at least 9th grade in the fall to audition for a high school team. 

What If I Don't Make a Team?

We understand that auditions can be nerve-wracking, and not everyone may secure a spot on a team. However, we firmly believe that auditions are valuable learning experiences that help dancers grow and improve. For those who don't make a team, we offer continued support and opportunities to participate in our classes and workshops.

How to Prepare

You will need to come prepared to dance a cha-cha and a waltz any style. You will need to bring your own partner. If you do not have a partner or need help learning these dances our teachers are available for private lessons. Videos of sample routines (it does not have to be this specific choreography) will be posted to our website in the next week. In addition all of our technique classes are currently learning these dances in order to prepare for auditions.

What Is the Difference Between the Teams?

Our dance teams are structured to accommodate different levels of dedication and competitive aspirations. We offer both competitive and non-competitive (performance) options, allowing dancers to choose the path that best suits their goals and interests. A list of the teams you can audition for are below.

Technique Class Requirements

Our technique classes are required in order to participate on any of our ballroom teams. This helps to complement the style of team vs. the individual competition component to ballroom. Technique classes are based on skill level and experience. If you have not taken a class with us before, or participated in a medals exam we will place in you in a technique class at auditions.

What if I Can't Come to Auditions?

Not a problem! We take video submissions. They will follow the same format as our auditions. Email us a link to your video and please include the following: 

  • Name

  • Grade you'll be going into

  • 1 minute of you dancing a waltz & 1 minute of you dancing a cha-cha (with a partner is preferred)

  • A copy of the audition packet so we know what teams you are auditioning for

Important Dates:

Friday, June 7th at 6PM: Parent Information Meeting

Monday, June 10th and Tuesday June 11th from 6-8PM: Auditions

Click the link below to schedule a time for your audition

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Audition Packet

Our audition packet includes information about what teams you can audition for as well as important dates for the upcoming 2024/2025 season. 

Still Have Questions?

We are here to help! You can either text us through the chat bot or fill out this form and we will get back to you as quickly as possible. 

385-258-3024

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BALLROOM DANCE TEAMS IN SANDY, UTAH

Ballroom dancing is a fun and exciting form of dance, and at QuickStep Dance, we take it to the competitive level, maintaining two ballroom dance teams here in Sandy, UT. We compete locally, vying for bronze, silver and gold titles.

WHY BALLROOM DANCING?

Ballroom dancing has been around for centuries, but became especially popular after it was showcased in so many Hollywood movies in the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s. Today, you can see ballroom dancing in almost every city in America, as well as on and off Broadway. Competitions for best ballroom dancers are held all over the world.

Dancers who compete in ballroom dancing establish a foundation in competitive partner dance that will serve them in many capacities, including working as a dancer in the theater, on cruise ships or participating in competitions as an adult.

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Why Competitive Ballroom Dance?

Kids today compete in all kinds of contests, from sports to science to spelling bees. Dance is a legitimate and respected artform and while most people do it because it’s fun and they love it so much, they want the opportunity to show off and prove their skills the same way a quarterback or a gymnast does.

The best way to see your progress as a ballroom dancer is to work toward making the team, then performing and winning medals. This type of experience gives kids a healthy dose of the self-confidence they need to go on to college and adult life.

WHY QUICKSTEP DANCE?

Our founder, Annie Topham, has been ballroom dancing most of her life and competed on the Brigham Young University team, touring the world and working with some of the best coaches in the industry. She returned to her home in Sandy, UT, to set up her dancing school and instill her love of ballroom dancing in others.

She is assisted by a team of professional dancers and teachers who have had the opportunity to dance around the world, including at the Olympics and Disney World. Not every great dancer makes a great teacher, but our teachers have proven themselves by leading other dance teams to winning titles. They possess an important combination of skills in just the right ratios, motivating dancers to achieve without undermining their self-confidence.

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Best Ballroom Dancing Studio in Sandy, UT

The students on our ballroom dancing team take ballroom dance lessons plus classes in other disciplines such as technique and conditioning. Besides ballroom dancing classes, our studio offers ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, cross training, combo classes and tumbling. Our ballroom classes for kids are especially popular, and we keep our eye out for proteges to add to our competitive junior high and high school teams.

Our competitive ballroom dance team here in Sandy, UT, is by audition only. We sometimes add to the team midyear, however, so contact us for a private audition.

QuickStep Dance looks forward to seeing your child dancing on our competitive ballroom dance team.

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