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.
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
Requirements for Immortal 2017- Registration begins in May of 2017
To participate in Immortal Dance Force dancers must:
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 the upcoming Company Auditions on January 6th 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 2017: Your audition score and placement in the Moscow Ballet’s Nutcracker makes you eligible for placement and participation in Immortal Ballet for the 2018 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 18th to compete in any given subject area in Immortal:
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. Registration closes on June 1, 2017. Specific schedules will be released by July 14th. Dancers will have until July 20th to withdraw from Immortal and receive their refunded $20 fee if the rehearsal times present a conflict.
Summer Boot Camp Dates (2017): Branchurg Studio
Monday, August 21st – August 25th and August 28th – August 29th. 1 hour and 20 minute rehearsals per each subject each day.
Fall Rehearsals (2017): Basking Ridge Studio
Dancers rehearse for 45min-1hr every Sunday beginning on September 10 thru December 1st including Thursday, November 2nd. Mandatory rehearsals are 9/10, 10/22, 10/29, 11/2, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, & 11/26. 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:
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. 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. 3-thirty-minute sessions with a choreographer along with 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 along with 10-10 minute independent practice
2. 1, 30 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 ImmortalGottaDance@gmail.com to learn about discounted rates. Extra practice will be billed at private lesson rates.
2017 Immortal Fees:
To Register for Immortal:
Login to your family portal
Click on registration and choose “Immortal Dance Force 2017” as session.
Immortal Dance Force:
Auditions Saturday, January 6th at PINGRY (Snow Date: January 7th)
|8:15-8:30am||Acting & Singing (High School)|
|10:45-11:30am||Modern (All Levels)|
|11:30am-12:15pm||Contemporary 1,2,3,& Workshop|
|12:15-12:20pm||Acrobatics (High School)|
|1:00-1:45pm||Street HipHop (All Levels)|
|1:45-2:30pm||Pointe (All levels except Pointe 1)|
|2:30-3:00pm||Singing & Acting (3rd-12th Grade)|
|5:10-5:15pm||Acrobatics (3rd-8th Grade)|
|5:15-5:40pm||Singing & Acting (3rd-12th Grade)|