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The Mini Dance Team is for dancers going into, or already in Jazz I, Ballet I and Tap I, who love to dance, love performing, and want to advance their skills.

Mini Team Coach:  Kristi Hamelin

The 2016-2017 Mini Dance Team has been set. If you are interested in becoming a member of a TDC dance team, tryouts are typically held in May each year. Please reach out to the coach, Kristi Hamelin, or the TDC Director, Kelly Meyers for more information about the Intermediate dance team.

2016 – 2017 Team Year:   July 1, 2016 – July 31, 2017

Regular attendance in the mandatory weekly classes is critical for Mini Team members to work on technique, advance skills and reach individual and team goals. In addition to requirements listed below, dance team members are encouraged to attend social events held throughout the dance year. Review all TDC dance team policies.

Mandatory Weekly Class Requirements

Optional Weekly Classes

·    1 Ballet class

·    Saturday All-Age Production Class (very fun)

·    1 Jazz class

·    Private dance lessons for additional 1:1, 1:2, or 1:3 instruction

·    1 Tap class


·    1 Mini Team class



Other Mandatory Requirements

·    Attend annual dance convention with members of all TDC Dance teams.

·    Annual Contract Fee:  $125/dancer1

·    Attend competitions and community service events designated by the Mini Team coach.


2016 – 2017 Dance Team Competition Results

The 2016-2017 TDC dance teams are just getting started. Dance competitions listed below are all tentative as of July 2016. When firm, the word ‘tentative’ will be removed. Awards and accomplishments will be posted here as competitions are held.

Dance Competition

Comments, Awards & Highlights

YAGP – Jordyn Greene competed in Phoenix, January 20-22.


Orpheum Theatre

203 W. Adams Street, Phoenix, AZ 85003

No teams participated in this competition.

YAGP – Grace Cheechov, Cailiegh O’Hara, Emma Turner & Danika Young competed in Escondito, February 9-12.


California Center for the Arts (Escondito Concert Hall)

340 N. Escondito Blvd., Escondito, CA 92025

No teams participated in this competition.


Caileigh O'Hara top 12 (Ballet & Contemporary) and qualified for finals and will be competing in New York, April 7-14.

KAR – All dance teams and our production team competed in Long Beach, March 24-26.


Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center

1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90278

Minuettes Judges Award (Fantastic Flaps), Senior Team 9th overall (Contemporary).

Starbound – All solists, duos, trios, dance teams and our production team competed in Anaheim, March 17-19.


Servite High School

1952 W La Palma Ave, Anaheim, CA 92801

Gold, High Gold, Elite Gold awards. Caroline Mills 8th overall (Jazz), Caileigh O'Hara 4th overall (ballet) & 2nd overall (Contemporary), Emma Turner 5th overall (Pointe) & 4th overall (Contemporary), Junior Team 9th overall (Contemporary), Senior Team 7th overall (Jazz) & 4th overall (Contemporary), Production Team Judges Award (Good Storytelling)

Headliners – Soloists only will compete in Long Beach, March 24-26.


Millikan High School

2800 Snowden Ave., Long Beach, CA 90815

No teams participated in this competition.


Gold, High Gold, Elite awards. Caileigh O'Hara 4th overall (Contemporary), Emma Turner 2nd overall (Pointe).

PDN Adjudication – Solists only will compete in Irvine, March 31-April 2.


Irvine Hilton

18800 MacArthur Blvd, Irvine, CA 92612

This event is open to any TDC individual and is not limited to teams, solos, duos and trios.

Knott’s Berry Farm Performance – All dance teams will compete in Buena Park, April 8, 11:30-2:00pm. Call time: 10:00am.


Knott’s Berry Farm (Calico Stage)

8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620


Thunderstruck.  Solists only will compete in Redondo Beach, April 21-23.


Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center

1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90278

No teams will participate in this competition.

KAR Live – Solists, duos, trios, dance teams and our production team will compete in Long Beach, May 19-21.


Long Beach Convention Center (Terrace Theatre)

300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802


Showstopper. Soloists and duos will compete in Anaheim, May 26-29.


Disneyland Hotel

1150 West Magic Way, Anaheim, CA 92802

This is Memorial Day weekend.

Orange County Fair. Dance teams and selected other TDC classes will perform at the OC Fair this summer. Performance date and time TBA.


Orange County Fairgrounds

88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, California


National Night Out. Dance teams will perform at the annual National Night Out event in Irvine, August 1. Performance time TBA.


The District (Target parking lot)

2300 Park Ave, Tustin, CA 92782

The 2016-2017 dance teams will perform one last time together at this event.






1 Annual contract fee/dancer is $125 for the first team, and $25 more for each additional team.



About Our Dance Teams


If you have a question about the TDC dance team policies, give us a call at 714-544-3072 or send us an email at

Dance Team Year?

The 2016 – 2017 dance team will be together from July 1, 2016 through July 31, 2017.

Keys to Success?

TDC Dance Team members love to dance and we appreciate all of your passion and effort your give throughout the season.

As representatives of TDC during community performances and dance competitions, you can only perform at your highest level and do yourself and TDC proud if you put in the work each and every day and week. And, TDC can only help you achieve your individual and team goals if you always give your best and you meet the requirements that we have outlined for you.

TDC dance team members are required to sign a contract each dance season, and agree to the dance team policies it contains.







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