PERFORMANCE COMPANY

Our Dansu Dance Company is for a group of dedicated, enthusiastic dancers who share a passion and drive for the art of dance.  Company dancers will rehearse and perform several times throughout the year in addition to their regular classes. Dancers who are in middle and high school are welcome and encouraged to audition. 

General Requirements

A Company Member...

 has a positive attitude

 is a role model in and out of the studio

 dresses appropriately for dance classes at all times

 has a drive and passion for dance

 shows respect for ALL instructors, choreographers, staff members, and parents

Time Commitments

See below for more specific breakdowns, but the average hours in class a week are:

Spring (April-May) - 1-2 hours more than current schedule

Summer (June-August) - 3 hours plus two full week camps

Fall (September-December) - 4-5 hours

Winter (January-March) - 6-8 hours leading up to the performance in early March

General Studio Dance Classes

Middle Schoolers - Must be enrolled in at least two technique classes per week (starting the Fall after acceptance).  Ballet or Modern must be one of the two.  Additional classes are recommended, but not required.

High Schoolers - Must be enrolled in at least three technique classes per week (starting the Fall after acceptance).  Ballet or Modern must be one of the three.  Additional classes are recommended, but not required.

Summer - Must be enrolled in at least one technique classes per week either Ballet or Modern (starting the Summer after acceptance).  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 (day and time tbd this first year, and will be set going forward based on availability)

Summer - Two training camp weeks (tbd based on student availability) that meet from 9:00am-12:00pm to advance technically and learn choreography, and One-2 hour class that meets once per week during our 8-week Summer Session

Fall - One-2 hour class that meets once per week until Winter Break

Winter - One-2 hour class and that meets once per week, and Saturday morning rehearsals (2-3 hours) until the Company Concert in early March.

Performances and Events

Company Members will be expected to be available and any extra rehearsals leading up to a performance or event.  

 

Scheduled Events:

June Tour (Chicago 2020, Minneapolis 2021, Orlando 2022)

July 11 or 12, 2020 Performance - Art Fair on the Square

November 21-22, 2020 Workshop - Dance Masters of WI

December 2020 Performance - Nutcracker Masquerade 

February 13-14, 2021 Workshop - Dance Masters of WI

March Concert (March 6th 2021)

Financial Commitments

 Company Members will be enrolled at the unlimited rate for both Summer and School Year Sessions

 Dance Shoes and Tights

 

 Company Members are responsible for food and accommodations for our June Tour

 November and February Workshops - Dance Masters of WI


 

Included with tuition at no additional charge:

 Company Leotard

 Company Jacket

 Costumes

 Classes and Workshops on our June Tour

Audition Information

*All dancers interested in joining our Company must submit an audition video by noon on March 28th. This is because of the Coronavirus shutdown, and a in person audition will return in 2021*

 

The audition process encourages the dancer to reach a higher standard for themselves.  They are encouraged to consistently work to improve their dance technique.  This is educational for those students wishing to pursue dance in college or as a career.  Auditions are a part of most dance companies, and knowing what to expect is vital to the dancer's success.  Even if a dancer has no desire to pursue a dance career, 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 the opportunity to see the potential dancers.  This enables the Artistic Director to make choreographic decisions for the coming year.

 

What to expect:

The online video will be available at noon on March 21st, and will consist of technical elements showcasing the dancer's strength and flexibility including combinations with pirouettes, battements, leaps, etc. There will then be a short ballet barre and a ballet adagio and allegro combination.  Dancers will then show a jazz combination and a contemporary modern combination that will include improvisation.  

View the audition videos here:

Dansu Dance Company Audition (video 1 of 6) - General Info (5 min)

Dansu Dance Company Audition (video 2 of 6) - Skill Section (6 min)

Dansu Dance Company Audition (video 3 of 6) - Ballet Barre Section (13 min)

Dansu Dance Company Audition (video 4 of 6) - Ballet Center Section (8 min)

Dansu Dance Company Audition (video 5 of 6) - Jazz Section (5 min)

Dansu Dance Company Audition (video 6 of 6) - Contemporary Section (6 min)

Submission:​

Dancers will need to email to info@studiodansu.com before noon on March 28th:

 Registration Form - available here

 Resume

 Headshot

 Audition Video/Videos in completion

Dress Code for Video Submission:

Girls - Black Leotard, Tan or Pink Adaptatoe or Footless Tights.  Ballet Shoes.  Hair completely off face and neck either in a bun or something acceptable if has short hair

Boys - White form-fitting T-Shirt, Black Bike Shorts or Leggings

Company Announcement:

Everyone auditioning will receive a notification via email no later than 48 hours following the audition submission deadline on March 28th at noon.

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