The Dance 360 Company is a program to educate students in the art of dance. The company is for students that are serious about their dance training. Our goal is to expose our dancers to other dance schools, teachers, and dancers through competitions, adjudications, master classes, and performances. We are offering this program to students ages 7 and older (students must be 7 by December 31st). Below are the answers to some FAQ’s.
The company members are required to take one Ballet class per week, the company rehearsal (Wednesday evenings) and at least one other technique class (jazz, tap, lyrical, modern, pointe). Hip Hop, Tumbling, & Acro/Jazz do not count as an additional technique.
We will all participate in a large group number and a finale dance in the recital. Then each dancer will have ONE group number. We also offer one large group tap dance for all dancers enrolled in a tap class, one large group jazz dance for all dancers enrolled in a jazz class, and one large group lyrical/contemporary dance for all dancers enrolled in a lyrical or modern class.
We will try our best to recycle costumes from previous years. However, plan on purchasing one costume for each dance. Costume deposits are due Nov 1st!
We will choose to enter two competitions for the year and do several performances and workshops. The schedule will be set at the end of October/beginning of November. A typical competition costs around $30 per entry for a group.
Every company member has THREE excused absences. After these the dancer may be asked to resign from the company or withdraw from certain dances. A dancer may also be asked to resign due to a negative attitude. The 360 company is a positive place where every dancer is expected to do their BEST! The teachers at Dance 360 will be devoting a lot of their time to this company and take it seriously. When dancers are absent or late it makes it difficult to choreograph. However, illness and family commitments are important. If you are unable to attend a company event it must be given to Miss Tracy in writing.
Dance 360 warm ups (child sizes $80 & adult sizes $90*prices are subject to change*), specific dance shoes (style/color TBA)
At Dance 360 we try our very best to keep the costs down. We will not be choosing the most expensive costumes or competitions/workshops. The majority of our performances will be throughout the community and will not be an additional cost. We will also be awarding several scholarships to dancers which are based on talent and work ethic. The cost of the required technique classes is the same as our regular tuition with an additional cost of one class per year ex: if your child takes ballet, lyrical, & the company rehearsal = 3 classes per year.
It is important for everyone to understand that the intensive is about helping us make sure that you are placed with other dancers best suited to your current skill level, as well as to afford our dancers the experience of a real "audition". By doing this, your classes and competition dance experiences will be more fulfilling and fun and you will be better prepared for dance experiences outside of the dance studio. The intensive itself should be taken seriously; on the other hand, we want everyone to have a good time and support each other. The Company Intensive will TENTATIVELY be held Tuesday, September 5th from 5:30pm-8:30pm, Wednesday, September 6th from 5:30pm-8:30pm, Thursday, September 7th from 5:30pm-8:30pm, & Friday, September 8th from 5:30-8:30pm. If you would like to join the company theses dates are mandatory. The intensive fee is $135 and the deadline to register is AUGUST 16th.