Performance Team is our division for students looking to push the level of their training, train more intensely, and have opportunities to perform at events and competitions. It’s a bigger time commitment and best suited for kids who enjoy performing and being at the studio 2-3 times per week.

Performance Team is our version of a competitive division. We call it Performance Team because we don’t want the focus to be solely on competition. There’s so much more to it! Competing can be fun, but at Bend Academy we aren’t about creating a hyper-competitive atmosphere and we want our students to gain so much more from Performance Team than trophies. Students will come away from our program with top-notch technical training, amazing memories, performance experience, and friendships.

We strive to have our Performance Team maintain a healthy balance between performing, training, and competing. For students on Performance Teams, we provide performance opportunities wherever we can, from sporting events to schools, old folks homes, and beyond. We also compete locally 1-2 times and do one travel competition per season. All Performance Team classes also perform in our year end recital.

Performance Teams are currently offered for kids ages 7-12.

  • Team 1 is for ages 7-9
  • Team 2 is for ages 10-12

Performance Team classes can be joined by audition or invitation only. Students are placed on teams based on age and ability. There are two streams for Performance Team students:

  1. Core Classes – 5 core mandatory classes per week
    • 2 ballet, 2 acro, and 1 jazz class per week with the option to add specialty classes.
    • For acro there is one designated team class during the week and students are to also take a Sunday acro class marked *No Recital for training. Choose the Sunday class best suited to your child’s level & age.
    • The schedule is designed to condense core classes together in the schedule to reduce the number of training days at the studio.
    • Performance Team kids in core classes who are also training in aerial may also have the opportunity to perform aerial for events and virtual competitions.
  1. Specialty Classes – Additional classes that can be taken on their own or on top of core classes.
    • 1 hip hop class per week
    • 1 tap class per week
    • Students can do Performance Team hip hop or tap without being in the core ballet, jazz, and acro classes. The only requirement is that the student be taking at least 1 additional class alongside their specialty class
      1. ex. Performance Team Hip Hop AND Tap or Performance Team Hip Hop and a regular program class.

Students will learn a group dance to perform and compete for each style they take. Teachers can give the opportunity to do solos, duos, or trios as well. Choreography for additional routines like solos, duos, and trios, is an additional cost.

Competitions are an additional commitment and cost associated with being a part of a Performance Team. Competitions charge entry fees and the more routines your child is in, the more costly it gets. 

  • Here’s an example of what entry fees can look like:
    • Solo (1 dancer) – $100
    • Duo or Trio (2-3 dancers) – $60 per student
    • Group – $40 per student

Ex. Suzie is competing in 3 groups (ballet, jazz, acro) and doing 1 ballet solo. Her cost for 3 groups X $40 each = $120 + $100 solo = $220 per competition. The more routines you do, the more it costs to compete. For travel competitions travel costs also need to be factored in and exchange rates if we go to the USA. 


Any class with Team 1 or Team 2 in the name is a Performance Team Class. Please note for Core Classes students are also expected to take a Sunday Acro class for training, even though the class isn’t designated “Team.”


Auditions for the 2023-2024 season are happening Thursday, June 22, 2023! We’ll be doing auditions as well as a parent information session. Auditions are free to attend but we ask that students pre-register ahead of auditioning. This helps us know how many students to expect at auditions and plan accordingly.

Click the LOGIN / REGISTER button to create an account or login to you existing account. Please look under “Drop In Classes” and look under the month of June to find the auditions.

Audition Schedule for Thursday, June 22, 2023

Studio A

  • 4:30-6:00 – Team 1 (ages 7-9) Core Classes audition (ballet, jazz, and acro)
  • 6:00-6:30 – Team 1 (ages 7-9) Hip Hop audition
  • 6:30-7:00 – Team 1 (ages 7-9) Tap audition
  • 7:00-7:30 – Info session for all parents in the lobby

Studio B

  • 4:30-5:00 – Team 2 (ages 10-12) Hip Hop audition
  • 5:00-5:30 – Team 2 (ages 10-12) Tap audition
  • 5:30-7:00 – Team 2 (ages 10-12) Core Classes audition (ballet, jazz, and acro)
  • 7:00-7:30 – Info session for all parents in the lobby

Interested in Performance Team as an option for your child? Contact us today with any questions you may have. If you’ve missed our auditions but are interested in joining please reach out.