For the 2013-2014 season, we have three competition companies. These groups are by audition only, and work solely on choreography for the entire dance year. These classes meet once each week, in addition to their regular classes, for 60 minutes. Age levels of each company varies, depending on the skill level of the student. These classes attend several competitions, perform extra dances in the recital, and attend selected seminars. Genres of dance include Lyrical, Modern, Jazz, and Tap. The cost is an additional $20 per month, plus extra costumes and/or shoes. Company dancers are also required to enroll in Contemporary technique, at $15 per month. Company classes are for those dancers who want to go the "extra mile" and participate in more educational and performance opportunities. Students who audition for the competition companies are required to participate in summer dance classes.
Two contemporary classes will be offered to all 6th graders and up. All company dancers are required to participate in contemporary class, and the class is open to all dancers of the correct age. Classes will be 45 minutes, and will be taught by Heather Taylor, and assisted by Sima Ramazani.
Two hip-hop classes will be offered to all 5th graders and up. Classes will be 45 minutes, and will be taught by Wendy Smith.