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:

Contemporary (Red)
1st Overall All-Star Division, Stellar Award (Highest Scoring Group) 
Judges Award for Choreography 
1st Overall Senior Elite Group Division
Elite Gold & Platinum

Contemporary (Blue)
1st Overall All-Star Division
1st Overall Teen Elite Group Division
Elite Gold & Platinum

Contemporary Solo
1st Overall in the Teen Competitive Division
Elite Gold

Contemporary Duet
1st Overall All-Star Duo/Trio
1st Overall Junior Elite Duet Division
Platinum & High Gold

Aqua Jazz
1st Overall Shooting Star Division, Costume Award
1st Overall Intermediate Group Division
High Gold

Yellow Ballet
High Gold 1st Junior Production Division

Jazz Solo
2nd Overall in the Junior Competitive Division
Elite Gold

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

Immortal Dance Force 2017 Contract

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 Showstoppers, 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 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:

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. 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.

November Competitions
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:
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To Register for Immortal:

Login to your family portal
Click on registration and choose “Immortal Dance Force 2017” as session.

Immortal Dance Force:

Company Auditions 2018:

Auditions Saturday, January 6th at PINGRY (Snow Date: January 7th)

Company Audition SCHEDULE:

 8:15-8:30am  Acting & Singing (High School)
9:00-10:00am Jazz Ruby-Workshop
10:00-10:45am Tap Ruby-Workshop
10:45-11:30am Modern (All Levels)
11:30am-12:15pm Contemporary 1,2,3,& Workshop
12:15-12:20pm Acrobatics (High School)
 12:20-1:00pm Ballet Ruby-Workshop
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)
3:00-3:40pm Ballet Pearl-Citrine
3:40-4:25pm Jazz Pearl-Citrine
 4:25-5:10pm Tap Pearl-Citrine
 5:10-5:15pm Acrobatics (3rd-8th Grade)
5:15-5:40pm Singing & Acting (3rd-12th Grade)
5:40-6:20pm Tap Amethyst-Aqua
6:20-7:10pm Jazz Amethyst-Aqua
7:10-8:00pm Ballet Amethyst-Aqua
 8:00-8:30pm  Pre-Contemporary

REGISTER NOW FOR AUDITIONS:
Login to your portal
Click Enroll
Choose “Company Auditions 2018” under “Session”