Competition Team

Dance Expressions by Erica is home to the award-winning DEBE Dance Team.

We offer two different types of competitive programs to our students.

2468 Awards

at Local and National Competitions

The Performance Team

is for the recreational dancer that is interested in competing, exploring more rigorous training, focusing on proper technique and possibly working towards becoming an Elite member. This team is broken down into three age groups; The Itty Bitty Company (ages 4-7), the Youth Performance Company (ages 7-11) and the Teen Performance Company (ages 12+). Each performance company must take 2 hours of recreational dance lessons throughout the week, plus their technique and competitive routine rehearsal once a week. The Performance Team trains 3.5 hours or more per week and they attend two local dance competitions during the season.

The Elite Competition Team

is our pre-professional competitive team that trains the area’s most talented and successful dancers. These dancers have traveled all over America competing in dance competitions and have brought home various accolades and honors; including several National titles and First Place Overalls. They have been given the opportunity to train with the industries leading professionals at conventions and in-house workshops. The team has traveled from NYC to Florida showing off their exceptional talents. This competitive program offers intense technical training, award winning choreography and personal attention from highly trained and experienced instructors. Although we challenge these dancers every day to become the best they can be, make their mark in the competitive scene and have the tools they need to step out into the professional dance world, our top priority is to create passionate artists that love and respect their craft.

Erica’s Elite dancers are 6-18 years old. They technically train 10+ hours each week in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Musical Theater, Stretch & Strength, Conditioning, Leaps & Turns, Acrobatics & Tumbling. They rehearse their competitive group routines on Saturdays and compete in 3-4 local regional competitions each season and a National every other year. We also offer optional competitions and conventions for those dancers that can’t get enough of the stage! While the focus is on giving the children the ability to dance at a highly competitive level, they also learn valuable lessons and qualities that benefit them outside of the dance world.

Want To Join Our Team?

All dancers interested in becoming a DEBE dance team member for the approaching dance season audition in July. The season runs from August to June.

Let us take your child’s dancing to the next level and give them the opportunity to explore and live up to their fullest creative and artistic potential. Please email our competition team director, Miss Erica, with any questions. We hope you will consider becoming a part of our team!