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The Junior Elite Dance Team is for dancers at the high junior dance level who love performing and have a desire to excel in their dance technique.

Junior Elite Team Coaches: Brandi Freas-Cusick, Kristin McClaughlin, Paloma Perez

If you are interested in becoming a member of a TDC dance team, contact tdcfrontdesk@gmail.com.

If you have an immediate question, please reach out to the coaches, Brandi Freas, Kristin McClaughlin, or Paloma Perez, or the TDC Director, Kelly Meyers for more information about the Junior Elite Dance Team.

2023-2024 Junior Elite Dance Team

Olivia Hong

Gabrielle Lewis

Nina Minchala

Mia Nguyen

Rylie Walthall

Team Year: July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024

Regular attendance in the mandatory weekly classes is critical for Junior 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

    Ballet III plus additional Ballet technique

    Summer TDC Dance Intensive highly recommended

    Intermediate/Advanced Jazz

    Pilates/Conditioning class is highly recommended

    Advanced Leaps & Turns

    Additional classes to obtain optimal growth and dance proficiency

    Intermediate Contemporary

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

    Advanced Tap


    Jazz Funk OR Urban Motion


    Junior Elite Team class



Other Mandatory Requirements

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

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

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


About 2023 - 2024 Dance Competitions

Click here to view the 2023-2024 TDC Dance Team and Soloist, Duo and Trio competition schedule. Desired soloist, duo and trio participation must be submitted via this form by August 31, 2023.


Last updated: 08/19/2023



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 info@tustindance.com.

Dance Team Year

The 2023 - 2024 dance team will be together from July 1, 2023 through July 31, 2024.

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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