There are different ways to join:
- By audition over the summer. In some cases, a competitor may be added after the year has started, as long as she/he meets the criteria.
- By personal invitation
- By completing the pre-competition class. This class is held annually during the spring session and is open to anyone who wants to explore the opportunity of competing. The following fall, those students are automatically invited to compete.
- By Instructor invitation. Some dancers are unaware of their talent and skills. If a teacher notices that someone in a recreational class is particularly talented, that student may be approached and asked to consider competing.