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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 McLaughlin, 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.

2021-2022 Junior Elite Dance Team

Tayla Rose Banayan

Nina Quintiliani

Nathalie Ruiz

Lily Walthall

Team Year: July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022

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.



2021 - 2022 Dance Team Competition Results

The competitions, dates and venues are confirmed unless marked as TBD. Awards and accomplishments will be posted here after competitions are held.

Dance Competitions

Comments, Awards & Highlights

In-Studio Workshop Jan 22-23, 2022


Tustin Dance Center

14662 Franklin Ave, Ste. C

Tustin, CA 92780


Countdown Feb 25-27, 2022


The Downey Theatre

8435 Firestone Blvd.

Downey, CA 90241


KAR Mar 25-26, 2022


Redondo, Centinela Valley Center for the Arts

14901 S. Inglewood

Lawndale, CA 90860


PDN Adjudication Apr 8-10, 2022


Irvine Hilton

18800 MacArthur Blvd.

Irvine, CA 92612


Spotlight Apr 29 - May 1, 2022


The Downey Theatre

8435 Firestone Blvd.

Downey, CA 90241


KAR Live May 13-15, 2022


Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center

1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd.

Redondo Beach, CA 90278




Last updated: 09/09/2021




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 2021 – 2022 dance team will be together from July 1, 2021 through July 30, 2022.

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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