Many people mistake the differences between school dance teams and studio dance teams. Because the two are very similar, the level of difficulty of a studio dance
team is usually underestimated. The two differ in structure, discipline and technicality.
When people think of a studio dance team, the structure is usually mistaken for being just as simple as a school dance team. On a school dance team, the students warm up is anywhere between ten and fifteen minutes and the students dance for about an hour; on a studio dance team, the warm up can last up to half an hour and the students dance for about two hours depending on how many classes they have a night. On a school team the routine is normally very basic. The students would warm up, do an assigned routine across the floor and then they will usually learn they’re dance. On a studio dance team everything is broken up into to sessions and the students learn a variety of new material daily. The two dance teams differ in they’re level of structure.
The discipline in a school dance team is very different from a studio dance team. On a school dance team the discipline isn’t as harsh. Someone would be more likely to get a verbal punishment over a physical punishment. School choreographers usually aren’t as strict as one would be in a studio. If a student were to speak out in a school dance class they would probably get a verbal warning, whereas in a studio, the student would be asked to leave the class. On a school dance team the students normally aren’t as dedicated. The students are more likely to act out in a classroom over a studio because of the difference in the level of discipline.
The technicality on a school dance team differs in many aspects from a studio. The technicality on a school dance team is usually less difficult. Because the majority of students that join dance teams in school are usually new to dancing, they aren’t as technical when being taught...