Competition Information

We value the experiences your dancer has in the studio every week – not just the competition results or skill levels.

Dance Studio in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Competition Information

We value the experiences your dancer has in the studio every week – not just the competition results or skill levels.

Dance Studio in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Evolve Dance Studio Competition Team

Competitive dancing team in Rockford, Michigan

Our competitive team is built around ALL team members and their strengths and talents. We allow our team members to compete in the styles they choose. We offer competitive dance in tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and hip hop. We are a young team and take pride in offering our competition level to all dancers no matter your background.

At Evolve Dance Studio we offer one competition team and focus on all of the dancers at the same level. We build our team around a “family” mentality and focus not only on dance and technique but building friendships, memories, and positive self esteem.

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Competition Team Showcase

Team Showcase ~ Jan. 21, 2024 2:00 @ Sparta High School

Our competitive team showcase is a performance for family, friends, and interested dancers to come and watch all of our competitive dances of the season, before competition begins.

Tickets for the is event can be purchased through the studio for $3 or at the door.

Register for Dance Classes Online

Check out our upcoming class schedule for the summer along with the 2023-2024 season. You are able to register online, and we welcome dancers of all experience levels. If you have any questions, give us a call or contact us through our website.

Evolve Competition Team Season Schedule 2024-2025

**Dates are subject to change**

9 – Classes Begin

17 – 18 – Free Trial Classes and “Bring a Friend to Dance” Weeks
31 – No Class / Halloween

26 – 29 – No CLASS / Thanksgiving Break

Dec 21 – Jan 5 – Studio Closed for Christmas Break

17 – No CLASS / Mid-Winter Break

7 – 11 – No CLASS / Spring Break

15, 16 – Studio Dress Rehearsals
17 – Studio Recital
19 – Last Week of Classes

7 – Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts (Comp Team ONLY)
14 – Rockford Start of Summer Parade and Performance (ALL Studio)

Competition Dance Team Handbook

Competition Schedule


  • Optional for solo/duo/trios ONLY – Eleve National Dance – Jan 31 – Feb 2
  • Leap National Dance Competition – Grand Rapids March 14 – 16
  • ID – Grand Rapids March 21 – 23
  • Inferno Dance – Detroit April 11 – 13
  • Headliners Dance – Grand Rapids April 25 – 27



Competitive Dance

What age can my dancer begin competitive dance?

Our competitive dance team begins at the sparkle dance level.

When our competition team auditions?

We post our competition audition dates the beginning of May each year. This auditions are open to anyone interested in dancing competitively the following season.

Does my dancer need experience to audition for competitive dance?

We do ask that dancers have 1-2 years of recreational dance experience either at our studio or another studio before auditioning.

a letter to parents…

Dear Parents,

We would like to thank you for considering Evolve Dance for your dancer’s competitive dance. We at Evolve take extreme pride in the family feel of our studio and team. When we create our competitive team, we do not separate our dancers by level. We create ONE TEAM. We feel all of our dancers bring different strengths to our team and we use those strengths to create a wide variety of amazing performances and dancers.

As a mother I have spent many years watching my children compete in many different areas of athletics from community leagues, school sports, to travel leagues. I was a single mother of 4 for many years making many financial sacrifices so I could make these dreams happen for my children. But at times financially there just was no way we could make that happen. Not only was there the financial stress on our family through the years, but there was the extreme stress of time. I know we all want to allow our children to try as much as they can. I strongly believe “kids should be kids”. The instructors and I want to allow dancers to participate in other activities as well as dance. We will never have strong dancers if they are stretched too thin. We want these children to love dance all through their life and not be a burned-out dancer at 15.

So, with that being said we will discuss your dancers’ level of commitment at the beginning of the season and what they feel comfortable committing to fully. Your dancer will have the option to choose the style(s) they want to compete in each season. We offer many options from solos, duos, to group dances in all areas.

Finally, I would like to let everyone know these monthly class costs are an estimate. Once our competitive teams are created the amount of time needed for choreo and technique may change depending on dances and class size. The cost will not increase unless you choose to add more dances than our instructors offer to your dancer. For example if we offer your dancer to participate in 2 group dances and a duo your monthly class fee will include their technique and choreo time. If you would like your dancer to do an extra solo or duo that cost will be added for choreo time. All competition and costume costs will be charged separately from monthly fees.

I want to thank you for giving us the opportunity to work with your dancer. We promise to use this opportunity to spend the next year not only developing your dancer as a dancer but also as an all around amazing young person.

Megan Ellison
Evolve Dance Studio Director

Evolve testimonials

{I followed Miss Ashley from my previous studio. She’s the best dance teacher I’ve ever had. She’s so nice and has a lot of fun with us in class. She has taught me so many cool techniques. If you like hip hop dancing, she’s the best!
{We send our daughter to Evolve because they really focus on her as an individual, capitalizing on her strengths, but challenging her to try new styles, moves, and get her out of her comfort zone. She is not a number, but an integral part of the team. The teachers really care about her as a person and not just as another dancer. I love watching her grow and enjoy what she does every day.
Tony & Hope
{I can’t say enough about Evolve Dance. The owner of the studio and instructors have a leg up on other studios my daughters have attended previously. The staff at Evolve care genuinely for each of their dancers and truly nurture their individual talent while encouraging growth and skill expansion.
{We love Evolve Dance! The owner and the staff are all so accommodating and friendly. My daughter is really enjoying her first year here. Highly recommend!!
{This is a wonderful place for kids of all ages! Wonderful owner, great staff and lots of fun! My daughters love it here. They have learned so much about dance and themselves.
Heather M.
{Alora is loving her hip hop dance class. She comes straight home and practices. Both times we got ready to leave class, and she has to go back in to get the information. She is having a blast! Thank you guys!
{Joining evolve has been the best experience for our daughter and for our family. A supportive and positive dance environment. We couldn’t be happier with our experience.
{Evolve has brought my daughter out of her comfort zone and she absolutely loves dancing! The owner and staff have always put her first and is spot on with responding whenever I had a question! I highly recommend Evolve!
{Evolve dance is a wonderful place for our kids to learn to dance. The older dancers are great with the younger dancers. It is truly the best dance family we are happy to be a part of. So happy we found Evolve!
{Both of my girls have danced at Evolve since they were almost 3 years old and joining this studio was the best decision we could have made for them. They love dance so much and it is 100% bc of the experience they have had. The teachers and older dancers in the studio make them feel like family and loved. They help learn and grow not only as a dancer each well. We love Evolve!
{I am so happy we’ve found Evolve because of just what you mentioned– you’ve cultivated a supportive environment where kids/teens feel comfortable and encouraged to take risks and try new things, and have fun doing it. 
{My daughter loves evolve dance studio. She has so much fun and looks forward to going every week. The staff is wonderful and absolutely recommend this dance studio!
{The best studio in michigan more than just a dance studio it’s a dance family with amazon technical training and the teachers are emotionally supportive of every dancer
{We love Evolve! The team is very much like a family 
{Great mentorship by the older dancers and enjoys her classes and competition group.
{Belief in building the dancers physically and emotionally. Every dancer should leave with a better sense of self. This is the core of their business.
Saraf F.

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