Competitive Line

TEAM WILDCAT, holds multiple National Championships consecutively.  Dance Athletics Competitive Edge is home to 5 Star Dance Alliance Victory Cups and 14 Star Dance Alliance Championships.

This Year's TEAM, was just crowned TOP ELITE STUDIO at their 2nd regional competition.  Taking home 2 KAR LIVE CHAMPIONSHIPS this season.

The Competitive Line is broken down by age, REVISED for the 2020-2021 SEASON.

PROWLERS all Competitive Wildcats: Preschool-First Grade

CHEETAH all Competitive Wildcats: Second Grade - Fifth Grade

PUMA all Competitive Wildcats: Sixth Grade - Eight Grade

PANTHER all Competitive Wildcats: Ninth Grade - Eleventh Grade

JAG all Competitive Wildcats Celebrating their Senior Year of High School

All choreography presented in the routines that our studio presents, is 100 % Pure talent from our Staff.  Our Choreography, is award-winning, regionally, and nationally ranked.


Exclusive to our Studio is the upheld dedication to story-telling, artistry, and athleticism to the art of Dance.


New Students looking to train on our regionally, and nationally ranked Competitive Program must complete the following prior to auditions in August


  • Enroll in either private session training/ summer session

  • Set up an introductory meeting into our studio.



Students enrolled in our Competitive Program can train in the following areas during our training season:


  • Contemporary

  • Lyrical

  • Jazz

  • Modern Jazz

  • Hip - Hop

  • Open

  • Cecchetti Ballet

  • Flexibility, Jump, and turn technique

  • Current style, and movement

  • Core and strength training

  • Browse the following pages to learn more about the classes that are part of the Competitive Platform here at Team Wildcat.  

  • You can also call 734 660-7965 to speak with our Director.


Our ballet program is dedicated to quality teaching based on the method of ballet training established by Enrico Cecchetti. Our ballet program, directed by Pamela MacIntyre prides itself on providing families with high-quality ballet training in a nurturing and encouraging environment.


Students enrolled in our program, will be placed in Cecchetti graded level classes. Eligible students will prepare for yearly ballet exams.


A strong focus on technique, quality of movement, strength, poise, control, balance, flexibility, musicality within a positive atmosphere, encouraging students to reach their full potential. We share a passion and love for ballet that is an important foundation and framework for all dance styles. We believe in providing the opportunity for students of all levels a challenging environment to reach their goals.  


The following is also provided for students' various needs in this platform of dance.



*Private and group classes are also available for gymnasts and skaters to complement their current training and to provide them with the ballet that is often requested by their coaches. 

*Cecchetti exam preparation classes available.

*Pointe classes, for those that qualify.

*Competition choreography available for soloist, duets, trios and groups.


Courtney Arcenal, Julianna VanDerra, Derek Arcenal, Nick Lapeare, and Justin Grady provide the platform for the Hip - Hop education here at our studio.  The pure, style, and choreography is sharp, modern, and artistically award-winning. From Regional to Nationals, recognition for this program is strong year, after year. 


Our Tap Program is solely lead by our Camyle Cryderman.  She works with our Junior Line as well as the Teens and Seniors.  

Contemporary / Lyrical

Directors, Derek Arcenal, and Courtney Arcenal, have built the Wildcat Empire with the brilliance of their choreography in these styles of dance.


With pure self choreography, the movement, style, and brilliance is owned by the choreographers.  The students of DACE, story tell, as they perform each individual routine created throughout the season.  Each routine, has a story all of it's own.  The dancers grow the choreography for the duration of the year. The athleticism, artistry, and the ability to move in audience is seen in each piece that is hand created.  Unique to this studio, is the chance to lay each piece from the foundation to the final product, created all by the minds of Derek and Courtney Arcenal accompanied with the commitment to this art from the team.


Award Winning Choreography awards, have been celebrated with these memorable styles.

Our Competitive Program here at Dance Athletics Competitive Edge is celebrating National Ranked Status over the last few years.  This time is Nationally Awarded, recognized, and dedicated for finding more.

Jazz / Modern Jazz

Show stopping, is the best way to describe, the level of energy, and choreography of the jazz routines of our studio.  With fast, up beat, glamourous routines, our studio has even the judges giving our jazz routines standing ovations.  


The awards that this studio brings in for their jazz routines, is incredible.  For the second year in a row, Dance Athletics Competitive Edge has won the " Standing Ovation " Award at Nexstar.  This season, " Like Wow " our Senior Jazz Line has not only accomplished this, but has also wowed the crowed, becoming Regional Champions this year at Competition.  Our Teen small group, " China China 10 - 10 " has also brought home a regional overall high score.


From classical jazz songs, to the new wave of fast moving music, each jazz routine made by DACE stands well on it's own.  Our students feel like celebrities when they get off that stage...

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