Blitz! is our studio’s competition dance team! This team takes multiple classes and works hard to improve both in technique and performance.
Blitz’s first trip was in February, 2011. A small number of dancers traveled to Santa Clara and participated in a dance convention hosted by Hollywood Vibe. They took classes with top choreographers, and got to experience dance in a completely different way than is possible in a dance studio. It wasn’t all work though. Over the course of the weekend, they enjoyed a HUGE dinner at Buca di Beppo, a pool party, and an ice cream party in the hotel room!
In the 2011-2012 season, the team learned and recorded several dances. We sent the video audition to Disneyland, and the girls were given the opportunity to perform on Disneyland and California Adventures stages! The car rides were, well…amusing to say the least! The girls were lip syncing to songs, interpretive dancing…doing anything and everything to be entertained (and to entertain)!
In the 2012-2013 season, the team developed into two different levels. Blitz! Pro is for girls 13+, and Blitz! Co for girls 10-12. Together, they got to perform at Disneyland again, but this time they got to be in a Disneyland street parade!
In the 2013-2014 season, ANOTHER level of Blitz was added! Bitty Blitz is for dancers who are ages 7-9. The girls travel along with the “big girls” to learn what it means to be part of a team. All of Blitz attended their first convention/competition in February 2014, and they were amazing! Blitz Co and Pro competed; Both teams received Gold! Blitz Pro was awarded the special judge’s “Passionate” award, as well as placing 4th overall! I’m proud of each member for stepping outside of their comfort zone and being so successful.
In the 2014-2015 season Blitz had the opportunity to go to a convention and competition in NYC. They worked hard to raise the money and to become even better dancers so they would be ready for competition! And the did amazing! They won 3rd overall in their division, with a contemporary dance to a spoken word piece about bullying.
The past two seasons, Blitz has grown and entered more competitions each year. This season (2017-2018) we’ll compete 3 times! Be on the lookout for competition announcements so you can come and support your team!