In our performing companies, our goal is to take our solid technical education and add more performing opportunities.
Our Rhinestones and Crystals explore multiple genres and learn team work, personal responsibility as well as experience a dance convention and present their dances in competition. We believe that dance at this age should be presented in an environment where learning is positive, rewarding and exciting, and are strongly opposed to non-age-appropriate costuming and music.
Diamonds, Dance Company and Ensemble are for dancers wanting more in-depth curriculum, technical difficulty, and performing experiences. Our priority is technical training and rehearsing pieces an appropriate amount, as over-rehearsing diminishes artistry and leads to robotic dancers. Our dancers excel as they are introduced to new choreography and skills in class rather than only the material presented in their competition dances.
Our goals for competition and conventions are for our dancers to be taught by other professional master teachers in class and further learn from them as judges, using their critiques to provide feedback for evaluation and improvement. We continue to instill in our dancers that the trophies earned are not the goal, but rather, the over- arching goal is the relationships they form with the master teachers and their contemporaries, the scholarships they win to help them further their dance education and the experience they gain from presenting and performing their pieces. Teamwork, time management, accountability, making lifelong friends, achieving goals, making commitments, organizational skills and technical, artistic and personal growth are the primary reasons we use dance competitions and conventions as part of our well-rounded educational plan for our dancers.
Performance Group Descriptions:
Designed for students who desire to be a part of a specialty dance group with additional performance, competition, convention, and choreography opportunities.
Rhinestones – (grades K-3)
Program includes further instruction in Jazz, Lyrical, and Musical Theater in preparation for performances and competitions. Builds team spirit, confidence and encourages artistry and joy through dance.
Crystals – (grades 3-7)
Program includes further instruction in Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Musical Theater in preparation for performances and competitions. Builds team spirit, confidence and encourages artistry and joy through dance.
Diamonds – (grade 6+)
Program includes further instruction in Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip-Hop and more in preparation for performances and competitions. Builds team spirit, confidence and encourages artistry and joy through dance. Open by invitation only (please email) and dancers must be enrolled in at least 5 classes.
Dance Company – (grade 7+)
An opportunity to be a part of a group with performances, conventions, competitions, and Choreographer’s Showcase. Open by invitation only to selected dancers who exhibit above-average facility, talent, dedication, discipline, character, commitment, and love for dance.
Ensemble and Advanced Pro Ensemble
Pre-professional training program offering technique, conditioning and extra performance opportunities that will give serious dancers an inside look at what it takes to be in a company/professional atmosphere. Ensemble open to those in Dance Co (Diamonds by invite only) and Advanced Pro Ensemble by invite only (Dance Co members in all Adv Pro Classes).
Check out our Gallery of photos from past competitions!