Now in its fourth year of competition dance, the Wilton Conservatory of Dance will be competing on home turf for the first time, and local audiences will be able to see some of Wilton’s most talented dancers at the Platinum Performing Arts Competition this Saturday, March 4 at the Clune Center.

There will be nine dance studios vying in the competition, and Wilton Conservatory has dancers competing in 45 different numbers–solos, duets and trios, small group dances, and large group dances. Among the six teams and 63 dancers are the Conservatory “Mini Team” (ages 7-8), two Junior Teams (ages 10-12), two Senior Teams (ages 13-17), and the Performance Team (ages 11-13).

In addition, the Wilton Conservatory will stage a “Lion King” production number with all 63 dancers onstage.

This is the first competition of the dance season.

“We started competing four years ago with one team of nine dancers and a total of only two dances,” says Conservatory’s owner, Christine Titus. “In our second year we grew to two teams and 23 dancers, and last year we had four teams with 39 dancers. We’re thrilled to kick off competition season and hope that the community will come out and watch some amazing dancing.”

The Platinum Performing Arts Competition is Saturday, March 4 at the Clune Center for the Arts at Wilton High School (395 Danbury Rd.), beginning at 10 a.m.. Admission is free.