Competition Team Auditions 8/15-8/16!

Competition team auditions will be held at Escalate Monday, August 15th and Tuesday, August 16th. There will be a $10.00 audition fee per student due at the time of audition (you do not have to pay for each team you are auditioning for).

This year the audition classes have been broken out by age group; however, there will be several teams for each age group based on experience.

Monday, August 15th

5:00 – 6:00 Hip Hop ages 6-10

6:00 – 7:30 Junior & Senior Hip Hop (ages 11+)

7:30 – 8:30 Tap* ages 11+


Tuesday, August 16th

4:30 – 5:00 Ballet, Tap, Jazz ages 4-6 (Minis)

5:00 – 6:00 Ballet, Tap, Jazz ages 6-11

6:00 – 7:30 Lyrical/Jazz ages 12+

7:30 – 8:30 Broadway Jazz ages 12+

* The tap audition time is for the tap only competition team (i.e. the intermediate and advanced tap teams) and does not include Minis/Petites.

If you are auditioning, please email us back and let us know the team(s) you are auditioning for. Girls should wear a leotard and tights or fitted shorts/top with hair pulled back. Boys should wear shorts and a tshirt.

If you are interested in auditioning but are not able to come, please let us know and we will set up an individual audition time!

Thank you!

Ann Marie

Aerial Silk classes offered Saturdays from April 2-May 21!

Not only has “Snow Queen” provided an amazing performing opportunity for our students, but it also connected us with Evelyn Digirolamo (who is the Snow Queen in the show!) Evelyn is our resident silk instructor at Escalate and we are excited to offer a special Spring 7-week course for those students wishing to start or continue with their aerial silk training. (See the “Snow Queen” promo video to see an example of what silks are all about!) The following silks classes will be offered on Saturdays from April 2-May 21, with no class on May 14. We are limiting class size, so reserve your spot early!

Beginner II, Ages 9-12–Saturdays 12:00-1:00pm, $140.00

Beginner II, Ages 13+–Saturdays 1:00-2:30pm, $180.00

Beginner, Ages 9-17–Saturdays, 2:45-3:45pm, $140.00

Beginner, Adults ages 18+–Saturdays, 4:00-5:00pm, $140.00

Register online or stop by the Escalate desk to reserve your spot today!

Thank you and hope to see you at the show and in class!!

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Severe Weather Procedures

Escalate follows the Osseo School District 279 when determining when to cancel classes during times of severe weather.  If school or after school activities are cancelled, classes will be cancelled at Escalate that day also.  We will try to keep you as informed as possible in the event of a weather cancellation via email and this website.

Escalate 2015-2016 Schedule!!!

Here is the Escalate 2015-2016 schedule!

Escalate Fall Schedule 2015-16

Registration info & tuition 2015-16

Tuition is now the same price whether you pay cash, credit or charge! You can set up to have your tuition automatically taken out each month! Please let me know if you are doing the unlimited class tuition pass($350.00 each month including all recreational and competition classes) and we will adjust your account!

Thank you!!

Ann Marie

Competition Team Auditions August 17-19!

Competition team auditions will be held Monday, August 17th – Wednesday, August 19th. If you have been on a team in the past, please audition with your team. If you have not been on an Escalate team, please audition with your age group!

Monday, August 17th

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Minis (ages 4-5)

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Petites (ages 6-9) ballet,tap and hip hop

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tap

Tuesday, August 18th 

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.  Junior & Senior Hip Hop teams

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.  Junior lyrical/jazz teams (ages 10-13)

Wednesday, August 19th

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Senior lyrical/jazz teams (ages 13+)

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Broadway Jazz

A few notes on the 2015-16 Competition Teams:

  • **NEW TEAM** We are excited to announce there will be a new Mini competition team for dancers ages 4-6.  This team will meet twice a week for a total of 2 hours per week, and will compete 1 dance in 2-3 competitions in the Spring.  This is a wonderful opportunity to be introduced into the exciting world of competition dance!
  • If you are interested in doing a solo/duo/trio/small group, please indicate this on your audition form (you will complete this form when you come for auditions).  You will find out if you have been selected as well as your teacher/dance style in the same e-mail with team results.
  • Please note, to be considered for a solo/duo/trio and/or placement on the Broadway Jazz team, you must also be on a Junior/Senior lyrical/jazz competition team.
  • You will find out the results of the auditions via e-mail no later than Monday, August 24th.

If you are interested in auditioning but aren’t able to attend, please let me know and we’ll schedule an individual audition!

Thank you!

Ann Marie

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