DANSU HIP HOP CREW
Our Dansu Crew is a Hip Hop based performance group that was developed for dancers who want to perform more often and compete in local and regional hip hop battles. Members of our Dansu Crew will rehearse and perform several times throughout the year at local events and have the opportunity to attend professional dance workshops to expand their technique and style. Dancers who are in or entering middle and high school in the fall are welcome and encouraged to audition.
The minimum hours a week are:
Spring (March-May) - 1 hour class & 1-2 hour rehearsal
Summer (June-August) - 1 hour class & 1-2 hour rehearsal, plus Street Style 1/2 Day Camp
Fall & Winter (September-February) - 1 hour class & 1-2 hour rehearsal
Spring (March-May) - 1.5 hour class & 2 hour rehearsal
Summer (June-August) - 1.5 hour class & 2 hour rehearsal, plus Street Style Intensive Camp
Fall (September-December) - 1.5 hour class & 2 hour rehearsal
Winter (January-February) - 1.5 hour class & 2 hour rehearsal, plus additional time for show TBD
NOTE: Junior Crew will have less of a time commitment than Senior Crew. This is the main distinction.
General Studio Dance Classes
Dancers must be enrolled in at least one hip hop technique classes per week. Additional classes are recommended, but not required.
Summer - Must be enrolled in at least one hip hop technique classes per week. Additional classes are recommended, but not required.
Company Technique and Choreography Classes
*Rehearsal times are subject to change based on studio, instructor and dancer availability*
Spring - One-1-2 hour class that meets once per week until the Spring Show on Fridays from 4:30-6:30
Summer - Summer Hip Hop Dance Intensive (from 9am-4pm) or 1/2 Day Camp (from 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm) to advance technically and learn choreography, and One 1-2 hour rehearsal that meets once per week during our 8-week Summer Session
Fall & Winter - One-1-2 hour class that meets once per week until the Spring Show on Fridays from 4:30-6:30
Performances and Events
Crew Members will be expected to be available and any extra rehearsals leading up to a performance or event.
April Workshop - Monsters of Hip Hop in Chicago, IL
May 2023 - Bratfest TBD
July 2023 - Art Fair on the Square
August Tour (St. Louis 2023)
Local Hip Hop Battles - TBD
✔ Crew Members will be enrolled at the unlimited rate for both Summer and School Year Sessions, and will be automatically enrolled in Summer Classes/Camps upon accepting a role
✔ Dance Shoes
✔ Crew Members are responsible for food and accommodations for our Summer Tour
Included with tuition at no additional charge:
✔ Crew Jacket
✔ Classes and Workshops on our Summer Tour
*All dancers interested in joining our Crew must come to our March 17th Audition (or make other arrangements for an audition time)
The audition process encourages the dancer to reach a higher standard for themselves. They are encouraged to consistently work to improve their dance technique. Auditions are a part of most dance crews, and knowing what to expect is vital to the dancer's success. Even if a dancer has no desire to pursue a career in dance, the audition process will help students prepare for interview situations such as college admissions and job placement.
The audition process is also important because it allows the Artistic Director and Choreographer the opportunity to see the potential dancers. This enables the Artistic Director and Choreographer to make choreographic decisions for the coming year.
What to expect:
Auditions will cycle through the Artistic Director and Choreographer's rooms. Dancers will have a 15 minute interview and skill check, consisting of technical elements showcasing the dancer's strength. There will then be a 30 minute combination audition where dancers will be taught a very short combination that will include improvisation, and 30 minutes of battle techniques.
What to wear:
Dancers should wear something that they feel comfortable moving in that doesn't limit movement, and clean sneakers that have not been worn outside.
What to bring:
Dancers will need to bring to the audition:
✔ Registration Form - available here
Everyone auditioning will receive a notification via email no later than 48 hours following the audition.