Dance Elite Company Teams
At Dance Elite we have just completed our 8th season as one of the most innovative, rapidly growing, and exciting dance studios in northern California. We also have one of the largest company programs in the entire United States involving over 140 intermediate-advanced dancers ages 4-30+ dancing in all styles such as hip hop, jazz, lyrical/contemporary, musical theatre, and tap. You may have noticed something different – we are no longer calling our teams “Competition” teams. We made this change three years ago for many different reasons, the first being that our dancers do more than just competition. At Dance Elite we believe that competition can be a valuable tool in shaping a dancer’s performance ability, technique, confidence, and feeling of being a part of a greater purpose. However, we are not limited to just competitions! Our company dancers also perform at community events such as the Kings games, our showcases in the winter and spring, our Winter Dance Festival at the Galleria in January, as well as local charity events.
Our dancers also attend mandatory clinics in the spring and summer where well-known choreographers come in to insure that our dancers are on the cutting-edge of what is happening in the dance world. Some of the famous dancers who have taught master classes at our studio over the past few years include Donyelle Jones, Courtney Galliano, Stephen “Twitch” Boss, Chris Jones, Barry Youngblood, and Haley Kostas. At Dance Elite we pride ourselves in being by far the most well-rounded studio in our area with instructors who are experts in their fields of dance. We are constantly working to improve our company program each and every year. Our dancers and instructors have worked very hard over the past few years and we are proud to have many soloists and groups place within the top ten at each regional and national competition.
Dance Elite All Stars Company Team Mission Statement
The primary goal of our Company Team program is to train our dancers to not only become well-rounded and technically-proficient dancers, but to also have a positive self-image and to respect themselves and others. Dance Elite Company Dancers will be given the tools that will help shape them into being responsible, successful, and driven individuals. It is our hope that our dancers will learn to find joy in and to appreciate the art of dance for the rest of their lives whether they decide to pursue a career in dance or in another chosen profession.
*Interested in our Company program for yourself or your child? Our company auditions take place every April however we accept dancers on a case by case basis through September. Our 2013-2014 auditions will be taking place on Sunday, April 21st 2013. Please call the front desk for exact audition times. Pre-Professional dancers (ages 18+) and the Empire Hip Hop Crew hold auditions in September. If you have any specific questions regarding our company program please contact our studio at (916) 632-9498 or our director at email@example.com. .
Dance Elite Company Teams 2013-2014 Informational Packet
Please read through the following documents to get a sense of the commitment required to be a member of our company teams. We will have our annual Company Team Meeting on Sunday, August 25th to layout the exact schedule for the entire season & give you the updated versions of our contracts and cost breakdown schedule.
For those who are not quite ready to commit to our traditional company teams we also offer a fantastic alternative that does not entail as many requirements. Some of our dancers who are on our traditional company teams also choose to audition for the Jazz Production team because they get to perform a few more times during competitions and showcases. Please click on the link below to see specifics about our Jazz Production program that is headed up by veteran instructor Carrie Pereira…