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 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 6 short years, Immortal Dance Force has grown to become a dance team with a very successful record in competitive dance.

In 2017 Gotta Dance Immortal Dance Force was recognized as

Ultimate Entertainment AND Highest Scoring Dance – Jazz
Highest Scoring Dance AND Audience Choice Award – Jazz
Best Choreography for Contemporary

Notable Immortal Dance Force 2017  Awards:

Too Many Fish Jazz
Ultimate Entertainment AND Highest Scoring Dance in 1st Session
Platinum and 1st Overall – Beyond the Stars Competition
High Gold – Starbound Competition

Bun Up the Dance Jazz
Highest Scoring Dance in 2nd Session & Audience Choice Award
Platinum and 1st Overall – Beyond the Stars Competition
Elite Gold – Starbound Competition

Particles Contemporary
Best Choreography
Diamond & 1st Overall – Beyond the Stars Competition
Elite Gold & 2nd Overall – Starbound Competition

Don’t Want You Back Jazz Solo
Crisp & Clean Award
Platinum and 6th Overall –  Beyond the Stars Competition
High Gold – Starbound Competition

Slay Jazz Duet
Sassy Style Award
Platinum and 3rd Overall – –  Beyond the Stars Competition
Elite Gold – Starbound Competition

Skipping Stones Contemporary
Emotional Execution Award
Platinum and 3rd Overall – Beyond the Stars Competition
Elite Gold – Starbound Competition

Old Friends Contemporary Duet
Captivating Connection Award
Platinum & 2nd Overall – Beyond the Stars Competition
High Gold & 3rd Overall – Starbound Competition

Elephants Contemporary Solo
Effortless Elegance Award
Diamond & 3rd Overall – Beyond the Stars Competition
Elite Gold & 3rd Overall – Starbound Competition

Say You Love Me Contemporary Solo
Emotional Powerhouse Award
Platinum – Beyond the Stars Competition
Elite Gold – Starbound Competition

Entrance of the Swans Ballet
Fantastic Formations Award
High Gold & 4th Overall – Beyond the Stars Competition
Elite Gold & 4th Overall – Starbound Competition

More About Immortal

In 2016 Immortal was recognized as extremely well-prepared and competed with a high level of technical skill. 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:

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

Requirements for Immortal 2018- Registration begins in May of 2018

To participate in Immortal Dance Force dancers must:

1. Be in Topaz or above (2017-2018 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.

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 two November competitions.

IMMORTAL PLACEMENT POLICY
We have implemented a placement policy for Immortal Dance Force.

Your score from the 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:

1. 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.

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.

Rehearsals & Groupings:
All Immortal dancers rehearse and compete with their subject group. Registration closes on June 1, 2018. Specific schedules will be released by July 16th. Dancers will have until July 23rd to withdraw from Immortal and receive, in addition, their refunded $20 fee if the rehearsal times present a conflict.

Summer Boot Camp Dates (2018): Branchurg Studio
Monday, August 20th – August 24th and August 27th – August 28th. 1 hour and 20 minute rehearsals per each subject each day.

Fall Rehearsals (2018): Basking Ridge Studio
Dancers rehearse for 45min-1hr every Sunday beginning on September 9th thru December 1st. Mandatory rehearsals are 9/9, 9/30, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18 & 11/25. 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 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. 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-ten-minute independent practice
2. 1-thirty-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.

2018 Immortal Fees:

To Register for Immortal:

Login to your family portal
Click on registration and choose “Immortal Dance Force 2018” as session.

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.