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My daughter will probably have a conflict between gymnastics (moving to 6 hours a week) and dance next year, and she is leaning toward gymnastics, likely going back to dance eventually or squeezing in a a recreational dance class or two. I wondered whether it might be possible for her to enter acro or gymnastics routines at dance competitions through her gymnastics studio. There is another dancer in her gymnastics class, so thinking solo or duo. When a competition requires a "studio" to enter, does it have to be a dance studio? Does the studio have to do much other than register the child? Thanks for any advice you can offer.
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Of course - they can enter as an independent. Some competitions do not allow, some do. You should be able to find opportunities. I'm sure the person who is choreographing the routine will also have some suggestions.
We do have a gymnast on our comp team - we are a small studio. She does a solo and one small group. She is a able to fit both in her schedule for now - and she's at the gym 4 hours at a time for several days a week. She's able to keep up for now.
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The studio basically registers the dancer and does not have to do much else. We have seen tumbling schools enter dancers before, but they do so regularly, so dance competitions are an intended outlet for them. These schools are not our USAG gymnastics training programs, but they are programs teaching tumbling and acro primarily. If you cannot register through the gymnastics club, you could enter her as an independent as nyklane says.
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Our old studio was a USAG Tumbling and Trampoline Gym, as well as an All Star Cheer Gym and dance studio, and we entered all 3 genres at dance competitions.
If your current studio or Gym wont enter her, go independent.
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My daughter is considering dropping competitive dance next season and strictly doing tumbling/ gymnastics next year.
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Thank you! Her gym does the USAG program, but offers recreational cheer and tumbling too. I appreciate the advice!
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At the comps I've been to I haven't seen many acro routines, but I think I'd really love seeing a good one performed.
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I have seen tumbling studios compete and it was cool to watch. But if your daughter cares about what place she gets then I would not do it. Many of the judges seem to hate acro though. It can not win overalls when your have a killer contempary Routine. I would enter her as a independent! Hall of fame dance let’s you enter as independent for regionals and nationals.
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This is my daughter’s dilemma. She’s a gymnast and does 4.5 hours at the gym 5 days a week. She’s only in 2 dances this year and it has been rough. She will have to decide next what which to drop and I’m pretty sure she is going to drop dance but she’s heartbroken bc she loves it and really wants to do a solo next year. The more advanced they get the harder it is to juggle the demand