Competitive Team

Our 2021-2022 Competitive Team is currently full. Please contact us for an individual assessment.


The Phoenix Rising Dance Studios competitive dance program is rewarding and is valued for its ability to transform young dancers to greatness through dedication to excellence and teamwork. 

Dancers engaged in our competitive program take at least four hours of dance each week. Your dancer will become an inspired leader and a proficient dancer taking ballet, contemporary, hip hop, jazz, musical theatre/tap, and tumbling.

You’ll also experience the joy of celebrating your dancer and their wins at dance competitions locally and nationally. 

Competitive Dance Benefits

Competitive dance offers students who are ready to take dance to the next level a more focused approach to the technical elements of dance.  Through artistry and creativity, competitive dance provides dancers with a transformative experience.

Being a Positive Influence | Bonding Socially | Commitment
Community Involvement and Outreach Opportunities | Cooperation
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving | Dance Family | Following Directions
Freedom of Self Expression | Gain Courage and Confidence
Humility and Sharing the Spotlight | Leadership | Performance | Teamwork | Travel

Competitive Dance Teams

To be on Phoenix Rising Dance Studios competitive team, your dancer must undergo an evaluation by artistic director Justin Sears-Watson. Team dancers must be able to commit to the following team requirements:

Embers | 5-7 yr olds | 3.25 hour weekly commitment

Dancers interested in being a PRDS Ember must attend the following weekly classes:

*Additional Saturday rehearsals the weekend BEFORE competitions are included in Team pricing. Any additional Saturday rehearsals added due to team absences will incur additional costs.

Little Sparks | 7-9 yr olds | 5.75 hour weekly commitment

Dancers interested in being a PRDS Little Spark must attend the following weekly classes:

*Additional Saturday rehearsals the weekend BEFORE competitions are included in Team pricing. Any additional Saturday rehearsals added due to team absences will incur additional costs.

Wednesday rehearsals will consist of choreography AND technique classes depending on the competition schedule. The class schedule is at the sole decision of the Artistic Director. Classes and rehearsals are always student centered and created to ensure the best possible growth and performance quality and versatility for all team students.

Sparks | 9-11 yr olds | 7.5 hour weekly commitment

Dancers interested in being a PRDS Spark must attend the following weekly classes:

*Additional Saturday rehearsals the weekend BEFORE competitions are included in Team pricing. Any additional Saturday rehearsals added due to team absences will incur additional costs.

Wednesday rehearsals will consist of choreography AND technique classes depending on the competition schedule. The class schedule is at the sole decision of the Artistic Director. Classes and rehearsals are always student centered and created to ensure the best possible growth and performance quality and versatility for all team students.

Rising Phoenix | 12+ | 8.25 hour weekly commitment

Dancers interested in being a PRDS Rising Phoenix must attend the following weekly classes:

*Additional Saturday rehearsals the weekend BEFORE competitions are included in Team pricing. Any additional Saturday rehearsals added due to team absences will incur additional costs.

Wednesday rehearsals will consist of choreography AND technique classes depending on the competition schedule. The class schedule is at the sole decision of the Artistic Director. Classes and rehearsals are always student centered and created to ensure the best possible growth and performance quality and versatility for all team students.