The Immortal Dance Force Competitive Dance Team

Immortal Dance Force 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 attending a dance convention, competing in one dance competition 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 7 years, Immortal Dance Force has grown to become a dance team with a very successful record in competitive dance. Registration closes on June 17, 2019.

Immortal Dance Force 2019

Two November Competitions plus one Convention

    1. Radix Competition plus Convention November 1st-3rd at Hilton Meadowlands.
    2. Starbound Competition in November 2019 – Dates TBA.

New this season dancers will attend a convention as part of the Radix Competition. Below are some of the benefits of attending a convention as a team:

  1. Bond as a Team in a New Dance Environment
  2. Learn New Choreography from New Teachers at a Fast Pace
  3. Build Confidence for Future Auditions By Challenging Dancers to Pick Up New Choreography Quickly
  4. Gain Fresh Perspective & Experience with Various Dance Styles
  5. Inspire Dancers to Excel at Competition

November Competitions
Rehearsals & Groupings:
All Immortal dancers rehearse and compete with their subject group.  Specific schedules will be released in Mid-July. Dancers will have a deadline to withdraw from Immortal and receive, in addition, their refunded $20 fee if the rehearsal times present a conflict.

Summer Boot Camp Dates (2019): Branchburg Studio
Tentative dates: August 19-24 & August 26-30

Fall Rehearsals (2019): Basking Ridge Studio
Tentative dates: Sundays in September, October and early November

Solos, Duets & Trios:
To compete as a solo, duo or trio performer dancers must apply and complete an application.  They also must compete in the same discipline with a group. During the summer, most dancers will rehearse the week prior to Bootcamp and some others may rehearse during the 7 days of Bootcamp. All solos, duets and trios will receive:

1. An email from their choreographer stating their music choice and theme for the piece. 
2. 2-one-hour sessions with a choreographer to set piece.
3. 2-forty-five-minute sessions with a choreographer along with 15 minutes of independent practice.
4. 3-thirty-minute sessions with choreographer.

During the Fall solos, duets and trios will receive:
1. 8-20 minute coaching sessions along with 120 minutes of  independent practice
2. 1-twenty-minute coaching with a board member or 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 [email protected] to learn about discounted rates. Extra practice will be billed at private lesson rates.

Requirements for Immortal 2019- Registration begins in May of 2019

To participate in Immortal Dance Force dancers must:

1. Be in Topaz or above (2018-2019 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 2018-2019 classes beginning on June 17th 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.

For 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.

For 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 one November competition.

IMMORTAL PLACEMENT POLICY 2019

Scores from Company Auditions on January 5th at Pingry will place you in either ballet, tap, jazz contemporary, or hip-hop 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 2018:

1. Your audition score and placement in the Moscow Ballet’s Nutcracker makes you eligible for placement and participation in Immortal Ballet for the 2019 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 2019-2020 classes beginning on June 18th to compete in any given subject area in Immortal:

2019 Immortal Fees:

 

Register Now!
Registration and a $20 refundable fee is required to secure a place on the team. Registrations are accepted until June 17th. Casting and contracts will be sent out in July.

To register:
Login to your family portal
Find Events and Scroll to Select the Group or Solo,Duo, Trio to join.

Please email [email protected] for ALL Questions.

Gotta Dance Studio earned School Spirit Award & Outstanding Behavior  -Starbound Competition
Doomed Contemporary Solo – Diamond, 2nd Overall All Star & Ms Beyond the Stars!
Let it Out Contemporary – Diamond, 1st Overall All Star & Ultimate Technique Award

Notable Immortal Dance Force 2018-19  Awards:

Rooftop Jazz Duet
High Gold-Judges Award “Soul Sisters” – Beyond the Stars Competition
Gold – Starbound Competition

Girls Night Out Jazz Duet
High Gold-3rd Overall Rising Star – Beyond the Stars Competition
High Gold-2nd Overall – Starbound Competition

Shadow-Contemporary Duet
High Gold-2nd Overall Rising Star – Beyond the Stars Competition
High Gold-Starbound Competition

Everywhere I Go Contemporary Duet
Platinum-1st Overall Rising Star – Beyond the Stars Competition
High Gold – Starbound Competition

Let Me Think About It Jazz
High Gold- Beyond the Stars Competition
Elite Gold-2nd Overall – Starbound Competition

Ooh Child Contemporary Solo
Platinum-4th Overall Rising Star – Beyond the Stars Competition
High Gold 6th Overall – Starbound Competition

Heal Contemporary Solo
High Gold – Beyond the Stars Competition
High Gold-7th Overall – Starbound Competition

Jealous Jazz Solo
Platinum-5th Overall Rising Star – Beyond the Stars Competition
High Gold- Starbound Competition

7, Not 8! Tap
High Gold- Beyond the Stars Competition
High Gold-4th Overall – Starbound Competition

I’m In Love Contemporary
Platinum-5th Overall Rising Star – Beyond the Stars Competition
Elite Gold & 2nd Overall- Starbound Competition

Winter Modern Solo
Platinum-Judges Award “Artistry in Motion”- Beyond the Stars Competition
High Gold- Starbound Competition

Mr Sandman Ballet
High Gold-1st Overall Shooting Star – Beyond the Stars Competition
High Gold-Excellent Expressions Judges Award – Starbound Competition

Carry Me Home Contemporary Solo
Platinum-5th Overall All Star- Beyond the Stars Competition
Elite Gold-10th Overall Super Senior Solo- Starbound Competition

Falling Apart Contemporary Solo
Platinum 9th Overall All Star- Beyond the Stars Competition
High Gold- Starbound Competition

Doomed Contemporary Solo
Diamond-2nd Overall All Star & Ms Beyond the Stars!!!! – Beyond the Stars Competition
Elite Gold-7th Overall Super Senior Solo- Starbound Competition

Blackout Contemporary Solo
Platinum – Beyond the Stars Competition
Elite Gold – Starbound Competition

Gooey Modern
High Gold – Beyond the Stars Competition
High Gold – Starbound Competition

Silhouette Contemporary Duet
High Gold- Beyond the Stars Competition
Elite Gold – Starbound Competition

I Will Follow You-Contemporary
High Gold-2nd Overall Rising Star-Judges Award “Terrific Teamwork” – Beyond the Stars Competition
High Gold – Starbound Competition

The Light-Ballet
High Gold-3rd Overall Rising Star – Beyond the Stars Competition
Elite Gold-4th Overall- Starbound Competition

Trolls Medley Tap
Platinum-Champion Rising Star – Beyond the Stars Competition
Elite Gold-Audience Choice Award-5th Overall – Starbound Competition

Sax-Jazz
High Gold-Champion Rising Star- Beyond the Stars Competition
Elite Gold-8th Overall Junior Group – Starbound Competition

Let It Out-Contemporary
Diamond-1st Overall All Star & Ultimate Technique Award- Beyond the Stars Competition
Elite Gold-1st Overall Senior Group- Starbound Competition

So Broken Jazz
Platinum-8th Overall All Star – Beyond the Stars Competition
Elite Gold-3rd overall Senior Group – Starbound Competition

Mr Postman Jazz
Platinum-2nd Overall Rising Star- Beyond the Stars Competition
Jazz-High Gold-Audience Choice Award-Top Intermediate Junior Petite Group – Starbound Competition

More About Immortal
2017:
Ultimate Entertainment AND Highest Scoring Dance – Jazz
Highest Scoring Dance AND Audience Choice Award – Jazz
Best Choreography for Contemporary

2016:
Extremely Well-Prepared & Competed with a High Level of Technical Skill.

2015:
Gotta Dance was awarded BEST TECHNIQUE out of all 18 of the dance studios that competed in Beyond the Stars Dance Competition Gotta Dance dancers receive a TOP QUALITY, UNPARALLELED dance education!

Consistently, Immortal dancers have:

Achieved 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

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Immortal Dance Force:

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I register for more than one dance style?
Yes!  You can register for all styles that you auditioned for in January.

If my dancer auditioned for Jazz & Tap, can they still register for a Ballet group?
Unfortunately they can not.  Without having auditioned for Ballet we do not have a score to place them in the correct group with Immortal.  They can however register for the Jazz and Tap groups.

Will my dancer be accepted into all groups which she registers for?
Not all dancers will be placed in each style that they register for.  It’s possible that a dancer who auditioned for Ballet and Jazz will only be accepted into a Jazz group.  This is based off of your dancer’s score and skill level.  While there could be 20 dancers at the same skill level and score range, there could also only be 2.  Availability can not be determined until after the preliminary registration.

Why can’t you tell which group my dancer has been placed in at this time?
After registration is completed, Gotta Dance needs to see all the dancers skill levels and scores for each style to determine if your dancer can be placed in the correct group.  Unfortunately we can not guarantee availability for groups within each skill level and score.

Can my dancer do a solo/duet or trio?
All dancers wishing to compete a solo/duet/trio must apply to the Immortal Board first.  Please complete application here. If their application is approved, dancers are required to compete in a group of the same style.  Meaning, for a Jazz solo, dancers also need to compete with a Jazz group.

When will we find out which groups my dancer has been accepted into?
All contracts with group placements and schedules will be emailed out on July 16th.  Dancers and families can then officially register to participate in those groups.

Company Auditions 2019:
Auditions Saturday, January 5th at PINGRY (Snow Date: January 6th)

Company Audition SCHEDULE:

8:45-9:00am Acting & Singing (High School)
9:00-10:00amJazz Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Diamond, & Workshop
10:00-10:45amTap Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Diamond, & Workshop
10:45-11:25amModern (All Levels)
11:25am-12:15pmContemporary 1,2,3,& Workshop
12:15-12:20pmAcrobatics
12:20-1:00pmBallet Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Diamond, & Workshop
1:00-1:45pmStreet HipHop (All Levels GIRLS)
1:45-2:20pmPointe (All levels except Pointe 1)
2:20-3:15pmSinging & Acting (3rd-12th Grade)
2:20-3:15pmALL BOYS MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL DANCE & STREET HIPHOP
3:15-3:55pmBallet Pearl, Peridot, & Citrine
3:55-4:40pmJazz Pearl, Peridot, & Citrine
4:40-5:25pmTap Pearl, Peridot, & Citrine
5:25-5:50pmSinging & Acting (3rd-12th Grade)
5:25-5:50pmALL BOYS 3RD 4TH & 5TH GRADE DANCE & STREET HIPHOP
5:50-6:30pmTap Amethyst, Opal, & Aqua
6:30-7:20pmHipHop/Jazz Amethyst, Opal, & Aqua
7:20-8:00pmBallet Amethyst, Opal, & Aqua
8:00-8:30pm Pre-Contemporary

REGISTER NOW FOR AUDITIONS:
Login to your portal
Click Enroll
Choose “Company Auditions 2019” under “Session”

Click to download and print your Audition Form & Score Sheets!

COMPANY AUDITIONS AUDITION FORM
Jazz Score Sheets
Ballet Score Sheets
Tap Score Sheets
SINGING & ACTING Score Sheet 
POINTE Score Sheets
Modern Score Sheets
HipHop Score Sheets
Pre-Contemporary Score Sheets
Contemporary Score Sheets
ACRO Score Sheet
ACRO Waiver Form

***For Acting & Singing auditions students must be enrolled in a Gotta Dance Broadway class
See Broadway Webpage for details on songs and monologue that must be used to audition