Vitality is our second advanced dance team at TVHS, comprised of skilled dancers in hip hop, lyrical/contemporary, jazz, and/or ballet. The class focuses on choreography, dance production, performance opportunities, and technique. Dancers are expected to challenge themselves, dancing with enthusiasm, energy, and attention to detail at all times.
Like Alliance, Vitality performs at home football games, basketball games, pep rallies, the fall and spring dance concerts, and some off-campus events. However, the schedule is less rigorous and demanding than that of Alliance.
Due to their various performances, Vitality has a weekly after school practice as well as additional rehearsals dependent upon their upcoming performances. Since the schedule is not quite as busy as that of Alliance, it is easier for advanced dancers on this team to balance their commitments to outside studios, sports teams, jobs, etc. It is the responsibility of each dancer to keep track of her/his team and personal schedule in order to clear conflicts that may arise.
Want to be part of the team? Here are some technical skills and personal characteristics required of Vitality dancers: *Ability to perform a CLEAN triple pirouette on right AND left sides *A variety of leaps, including backwards leaps, stag leaps, etc. *At least 4-5 correct second and/or fouette turns into a double or triple pirouette/float on either right or left side *Proper fan kick, no matter how it is choreographed (inside vs. outside; standing leg straight, forced arch, in plie, or on releve) *Correct arm/leg/foot/head placement and style in learning choreography *Strong showmanship with energy and personality while learning AND in performance *Ability to put emphasis and force behind movements *Ability to demonstrate contrast in dancing different styles *Ability to transition into multiple styles of dance even if not trained in a particular style See the calendar below for Vitality's schedule of rehearsals and performances.