(dancers could be placed into the full dance ensemble which would be a higher commitment (see below requirements))
This is an introduction to dance ensemble for those who are interested in performing more along with competing. Dancers will compete in 2-4 competitions a year and participate in other workshops and extra performances. They will be required to take a one hour 15 min ballet class and a one hour 15 min. jazz class. Choreography classes may be added to their schedule as well on either Friday or Saturdays. Other dance subjects are recommended but not required. Although it is not as much of a commitment as our other dance ensembles, we do have a strict absence policy and expect the dancers to be serious and committed to their team. There will be additional costs including: tuition, competition fees, and workshops. Dancers will be required to take 2017 summer classes to participate in ensemble (2 of the Thursday night classes).
These dance ensembles require a very strong commitment and we are looking for dancers who are serious about dance and willing to make a full commitment. There will be many extra rehearsals, performances, and competitions which take place week days/nights and weekends. The required dance classes for these ages will be a 1 hr. 15 min. ballet class, 1 hour 15 min. jazz class and choreography classes on either Friday or Saturday or possibly both days. For those who would like to compete in tap, lyrical, and hip hop, you must take those classes as well during the week. Choreography classes will be held on Fridays & Saturdays from September– May and will consist of focusing strictly on their dances they will be competing in. There is a strict NO ABSENCE policy for dance ensemble members which will be strictly enforced!! There are additional costs involved: tuition, competition fees, company costumes, workshops and possible travel costs for competitions. Dancers will be required to take 2017 summer classes to participate in ensemble (2 of the Thursday night classes).
** ENSEMBLE AUDITION REQUIREMENTS (ALL AGES)
Dancers will do an approximate 30-45 minute ballet barre and perform across the floor jazz and ballet combinations. They will be taught a short combination which will be performed in small groups. We will be watching the girls for their technique, personality and appearance. Please dress accordingly in a leotard and tights, NO SHORTS OR T-SHIRTS!! Hair should be neat off their face in either a ponytail or bun. Dancers should wear ballet slippers for barre and then can change into their jazz shoes. Dancers do not need to prepare anything themselves for the audition.
**Please remember, placement of dancers into ensemble is not only based on ability but also the availability of spots. Dancer’s performance in class throughout the year and their seriousness and absence record is taken into consideration as well. Dancers will receive notice by the end of June as to whether or not they have been placed on to ensemble. PLEASE NOTE: DANCERS ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE 2 DAYS OUT OF THE 8 DAYS OFFERED FOR SUMMER CLASSES but we recommend them taking as many as they can. PLEASE SEE OUR SUMMER SCHEDULE UNDER INTENSIVE & TECHNIQUE CLASSES FOR CLASS TIMES.
**ALL DANCERS MUST BE REGISTERED FOR THE 2017-18 DANCE SEASON BEFORE AUDITIONING.