NDSD Competition Team 


Noretta Dunworth School of Dance competitive dance classes are by invitation only. NDSD teams compete in all subject: ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, musical theater and hip-hop. 

  • Minis ages 5-9
  • Juniors ages 10-12
  • Teens ages 13-15
  • Seniors ages 16 and over


         The Noretta Dunworth School of Dance Competition Team is a nationally acclaimed competition team recognized for excellence in technique and performance in all genres of dance.  The team is comprised of dancers ranging from ages 6 to 18 years old competing in the mini, junior, teen and senior divisions.

The competition team is for students with the drive and dedication to achieve the highest level of dance excellence; however, the benefits of this team go beyond technical skill.  These students develop and appreciation for commitment, hard work and sportsmanship, as well as, strong leadership and team work skills.

In addition to the NDSD core curriculum, the competition team trains during several elite level classes and rehearsal blocks to prepare for the 4 to 5 regional and national competitions and conventions annually.  Summer Intensives are also held to ensure year round training. 


Dancer assessments and auditions are conducted in the fall by the dance director, Loni Lane Padesky and selected staff members. Competition Team participation is by invitation only. For more information,please contactcompetition_coordinator@norettadunworth.com