Youth Performance Team: UV DANCE SQUAD (UVDS) combines hard work and dedication with a sense of teamwork and respect. All of our students only compete with their 'BEST SELF' rather than against others. Our members grow very close among each other with their instructors and UV Performing Arts director. Performing and competing in and out of states such as Seattle Center, Woodland Park Zoo, and Disney World. Participating in Masterclasses and Dance Competitions gives UVDS performers the opportunity to grow as individuals and performing artists. Our goal for UVDS is to train a performer who not only has good techniques but an artist who everyone wants to be around and makes people to work with no matter what age they are.
To become a UV DANCE SQUAD member is by audition only.
Audition is held in September every year. For more information, please contact to Eri Usui-Villareal, the UV Performing Arts Director.
|UVDS SELECT||UVDS SENIOR||UVDS V||UVDS I-IV||UVDS JR I and II||UVDS TRAINEE|
|Dance Competition||Required||Not Required||Optional||Not Required||Not Required||-|
|Dance Convention (workshop)||Required||Optional||Optional||Optional||Not Required||-|
|Dance performance and event||Required||Optional||Required||Required||Required||-|
|Hours of class per week with Eri Sensei||3.5 -5||1.5-3||4||2.5-4.5||3-4||2.5-4.5|
|Hours of class per week with Lena and Mayumi Sensei||2.5||Optional||2.5||Not Required||Not Required||-|
|Total hours of dance class per week||6-7.5||1.5-3.5||6.5||2.5-4.5||3-4||2.5-4.5|
|Age||Advance dance level than UVDS V||High School Student Only||10 yrs old and up||6 yrs old and up||5-7 yrs old||-|
2022-2023 Event (subject to change)
September 11, 2022: UVDS Audition
December 2022: Winterfest
April 2023: Cherry Blossom Festival
June 2023: Student Showcase
July 2023: Japan Fair
1/20 - 1/22: NYCDA (Vancouver, WA)
2/3 - 2/5: Revive (Renton, WA)
3/31 - 4/2: Jump (Portland, OR)
4/21 - 4/23: 24/7 (Bellevue, WA)
5/26 - 5/28: Radix (Portland, OR)