We are going into our 5th year with our YMCA Dance Competition team. Students must be enrolled in our monthly dance classes to be eligible to tryout for the team, which will compete in 3-4 competitions per year. Clinics and tryouts are during the first week in August. For more information about our team, competitions and cost, contact Associate Director Natasha Anderson at 740-477-6099.
"Competition is healthy only if your self-esteem is not connected to your score, AND if you're dancing for the right reasons." In order to become a better artist, you must always strive to look at the big picture. So, what's the big picture? Part of the big picture is to remember that dance is an art form, not a football game. There are no winners and losers like in a sport or a game. It you think competitions are about awards and medals, then you're not dancing for the right reasons."
Tony Selznick —Dance Agent
It is the mission of the Pickaway County Family YMCA to provide a community activity in which dancers of any age are able to learn lifelong skills which will enhance their ability to develop a strong work ethic and long-term goal setting capabilities while representing the Pickaway County Family YMCA at the local, state, & national levels.
The Pickaway County Family YMCA Board and staff endorse a competitive team program that incorporates values, education, fun, skill development, fitness, instruction and goal setting. In addition, it is stressed that all members of the dance team feel like they are part of the team and it is strongly encourage that all activities are a team effort.