About Competition Troupes
The WAPS Competition Troupes are groups of elite dancers who represent the school at external performances including official dance competitions. Entry into the DIAMOND or PLATINUM Troupes is by audition or invitation only, and the classes are a fun and exciting challenge for hard-working and dedicated dancers.
Troupe members must fulfil requirements (see below) and commit to attending classes each week. Some extra rehearsals may be required prior to competitions, and if students are not able to attend all required classes there may be restrictions on their participation. Troupe members who demonstrate excellent teamwork, attendance, technique and presentation may be invited to perform in special duet, trio or even solo pieces at competitions and other performances. Competition Troupe members work hard, both in and outside of class, demonstrating a positive attitude and constant motivation to work to achieve their goals!
The WAPS Competition Troupe is open to students from 17 and under. Dancers should be committed, reliable and dedicated, as well as willing and able to perform at external competitions (usually during school holidays).
It is a compulsory requirement that all dancers in this class must also be enrolled in all pre-requisite classes, including TST and Ballet Intensive. Competition Troupe students will be competing against some of the best dancers in the state, so must represent the WA Performance School to the best of their abilities.
The WAPS Competition Troupe performs at a wide variety of events, though the primary focus is competitive events such as the Bayswater Dance Festival, Perth Dance Challenge, and other Perth-based competitions. In the past our students have also performed at public & community events (Peter Combe’s live show, Subiaco Craft Fair, Expresstival), televised events (Foxtel’s The Couch, Telethon, etc), plus students may be given the opportunity to perform at private and corporate events as featured entertainers. The nature of these events requires performers to be punctual, rehearsed and professional representatives of WAPS. There will be extra transport and costume costs involved for students participating in external performances, and all Competition Troupe members must wear their WAPS Sports Jacket uniform to all competitions.