The Immortal Dance Force Competitive Dance Team
Immortal provides an intense growth opportunity for the driven student who loves to compete and excels in a team environment. Our goal is to enhance the student's dance experience by entering dance competitions and supporting them to rise to each challenge. With 'team' at the heart of members and educators, this program is driven by disciplined collaboration, healthy competition, tenacity, and technical growth.
Immortal Dance Force is a Gotta Dance Performance Ensemble. Their debut season was in the Fall of 2012, and through hard work and team building they were rewarded with tremendous success. In 5 short years, Immortal Dance Force has grown to become a dance team with a very successful record in competitive dance.
In 2016 Gotta Dance Immortal Dance Force was recognized as extremely well-prepared and competed with a high level of technical skill.
View ALL November 2016 Competition Results
Notable Immortal Dance Force Awards:
1st Overall All-Star Division, Stellar Award (Highest Scoring Group)
Judges Award for Choreography
1st Overall Senior Elite Group Division
Elite Gold & Platinum
1st Overall All-Star Division
1st Overall Teen Elite Group Division
Elite Gold & Platinum
1st Overall in the Teen Competitive Division
1st Overall All-Star Duo/Trio
1st Overall Junior Elite Duet Division
Platinum & High Gold
1st Overall Shooting Star Division, Costume Award
1st Overall Intermediate Group Division
High Gold 1st Junior Production Division
2nd Overall in the Junior Competitive Division
In 2015 Gotta Dance was awarded BEST TECHNIQUE out of all 18 of the dance studios that competited in Beyond the Stars Dance Competition. Gotta Dance dancers receive a TOP QUALITY, UNPARALLELED dance education!
Consistently, Immortal dancers have:
Acheived Elite Gold or High Gold Recognition Every Year
Placed Top 10 in Multiple Categories
Received Various Judge's Awards
Experience Dramatic Improvement in Performance Quality & Technique
Increased Self-Discipline, Self-Determination & Self Confidence
Built Community and Team Spirit
2016 Immortal Brochure—Download Now
Immortal Contract 2016- Download Now
Requirements for Immortal 2017- Registration begins in May of 2017
To participate in Immortal Dance Force dancers must:
1. Be in Topaz or above (2017-2018 season) AND have participated in Showstopper, Dynamite, EDGE, OR Nutcracker
IMMORTAL PLACEMENT POLICY
We have implemented a placement policy for Immortal Dance Force.
Please remember that dancer must participate in either Nutcracker, Dynamite, EDGE, or Showstoppers to be eligible for Immortal Dance Force.
Your score from Company Auditions on January 7th at Pingry will place you in either ballet, tap, jazz contemporary, or hiphop Immortal groups. Please Note: In rare cases, a dancer's score may be high enough for acceptance into Gotta Dance Companies, but may not be high enough in his/her age group to qualify for the particular subject in Immortal Dance Force.
To those who performed in the Nutcracker 2016: Your audition score and placement in the Moscow Ballet's Nutcracker makes you eligible for placement and participation in Immortal Ballet for the 2017 season.
2. Have at least 80% class attendance
3. Register for Immortal by submitting a $20 refundable fee through your family portal AND register for the following 2017-2018 classes beginning on June 19th to compete in any given subject area in Immortal:
To compete in Jazz: Dancers must take at least one jazz class and at least one ballet class.
To compete in Ballet: Dancers must take at least two ballet classes.
To compete in Tap: Dancers must take at least one tap class and one ballet class.
To compete in Hip-Hop: Dancers must take at least two hip-hop classes, or one hip-hop and one class in any other discipline (ballet, tap, jazz, modern).
To compete in Modern/Contemporary/Lyrical: Dancers must take two modern classes or one modern and one ballet, or one contemporary and one ballet, or one contemporary and one modern.
Immortal rehearsals begin with an intense Summer Bootcamp where dancers learn their choreography. They continue with Sunday rehearsals in the Fall and compete in two November competitions.
Rehearsals & Groupings:
All Immortal dancers rehearse and compete with their subject group. Registeration closes on June 1, 2016. Specific schedules will be released the week of July 11th. Dancers will have until July 18th to withdraw from Immortal and receive their refunded $20 fee if the rehearsal times present a conflict.
Summer Boot Camp Dates (2016): Branchurg Studio
Monday, August 22nd through Friday, August 26th & Monday, August 29th through Tuesday, August 30th. 1 hour and 20 minute rehearsals per each subject each day.
Fall Rehearsals (2016): Basking Ridge Studio
Dancers rehearse for 45min-1hr every Sunday beginning on September 11 until November competitions. Mandatory rehearsals are 9/11, 10/23, 10/27, 10/30, 11/3, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27. A mandatory Thursday night rehearsal before the first competition is also required. Sunday rehearsals will most likely not conflict with classes or Nutcracker. Dancers are only permitted one absence from a non-mandatory rehearsal.
Immortal will compete in two New Jersey competitions in November. Competition dates are released in late July. Past competitions have been held as early as the first weekend in November and can be held on both Saturday & Sunday.
Solos, Duets & Trios: Apply for a Solo, Duet or Trio
To compete as a solo, duo or trio performer dancers must also compete in the same discipline with a group. During the summer, most dancers will rehearse only in Bootcamp but some can arrange to begin earlier or the first two weeks in August. All solos, duets and trios will receive:
1. 1 phone call to choose music and theme.
2. 2-one-hour sessions with a choreographer to set piece.
3. 3-thirty-minute sessions with a choreographer followed by 15 minutes of independent practice.
4. 5-thirty-minute independent practice sessions.
During the Fall solos, duets and trios will receive:
1. 10-20 minute coaching sessions followed by 10 minute independent practice
2. 1, 30 minute coaching with a board member
3. 1, 30 minute coaching session with a teacher
Pairings & Costumes
Dancers requesting to perform as a duo or trio must have a comparable ability level, height and body shape. All pairings and costumes are determined by the Immortal Faculty and Board. If you competed in a solo, duo or trio and would like to repeat last year's dance that's a great opportunity to learn and grow. Please contact Miss Kathleen at ImmortalDanceForce@gmail.com to learn about discounted rates. Extra practice will be billed at private lesson rates.
To Register for Immortal:
Login to your family portal
Click on registration and choose "Immortal Dance Force" as session.