TDC Tap Dance Team Home







The Tap Dance Team is for dancers at or above the Tap II level who love performing and want to take their tap dance skills to another level.

Tap Team Coach:  Heidi Drinkward

The 2016-2017 Tap 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, Heidi Drinkward, 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 Intermediate 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 Tap II or Tap III class

·    Additional Ballet, Jazz or Tap class

·    1 Ballet or Jazz class at any level

·    Saturday All-Age Production Class (resumes in September 2016)

·    1 Tap Team class

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


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 Senior 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 Competitions

Awards & Highlights

YAGP Ballet & Contemporary Competitions (Tentative).  Typically held in Las Vegas at the end of January, early February. Dates TBD.


Rainbow National Dance Competition (Tentative). Held at Centinela Valley Center For The Arts in Redondo Beach, CA on February 17-19.


Starbound National Talent Competition (Tentative). Held at the Anaheim Center for Performing Arts (at Servite High School) in Anaheim. Dates TBD.


PDN Dance Adjudication (Tentative). Held at the Irvine Hilton in Irvine, typically in April. Dates TBD.


NRG Dance & Cheer (Tentative). Held at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA. Dates TBD.


Showstopper (Tentative). Held at Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim on May 26 – 29, 2017.

This competition option is being considered for Memorial Day weekend.

KAR Dance Competition Live (Tentative). Held at Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, CA. Dates TBD.

This competition option is being considered for Memorial Day weekend.








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.







Home  |  TDC Privacy Policy  |  Website Conditions of Use  |  Contact

© 2013 TUSTIN DANCE CENTER  •  14662 Franklin Avenue, Ste. C  •  Tustin, CA 92780  •  (714) 544-3072  •  All rights reserved.