The SFK Academy of Dance Performance Company focuses on technique, performance, community, and character.
The Performance Company program provides dancers with solid technical foundations and prepares them for a career in dance, dance teams, theatre/performing arts, and educates in the artistry of dance. This flexible, non-competitive environment accommodates the exploration of additional interests, including auditioning and performing in theatrical performances, participating in school activities, and other interests. This program is also suitable for the dancer who wants to solely focus on the art of dance by offering flexible performance opportunities and the option to take as many classes as his or her schedule allows.
**If you think you might be interested in auditioning we highly recommend that you are enrolled in 1) Ballet, and 2) ACRO in addition to your other class(es) as these will be required for the TEAM, and will prepare you tremendously for auditions.
*May 2017– exact dates TBD*
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a. Dancers are required to take a minimum of one Ballet, one ACRO, and one Jazz or Lyrical class throughout the season. We encourage dancers take 2 or more Ballet classes to really enforce and improve their technique (1 class is required, some Company members take up to 5 weekly). Dancers are not required to take Tap or PrePointe/Pointe but are encouraged to do so if applicable.
b.The required weekly Company class will be finalized after tryouts. Some weeks we will need dancers to come for longer than their designated class.
a. “The Company Informal Showcase” in December (times/dates TBA)
b. A convention/intensive (weekend program). Dates time/dates TBA
c. TWO Playa Vista Community performances, date/time TBA
d. All Recitals (see website for times/dates)
a. You will be required to purchase a team uniform at the beginning of the season: jacket, leotard, black pants, black jazz shoes (SFK split sole)
b. You will also have one “Company” costume to purchase for the recital
c. There may be an additional costume fee for any solos, duets, trios and small groups (more info coming soon)
Attendance is an important part of maintaining a strong and productive Company. Please note that dancers’ attendance plays a big part in whether they get selected for extra opportunities. (See “Other Opportunities” below). Dancers are allowed to miss no more than 3 days unless pre-approved by Miss Tanya or Miss Erica.
Service Society Participation:
Company members will be required to participate and/or head up at least 3 service projects per year.
Summer Technique Classes
Returning Company members of are required to attend 3 ACRO, 3 Jazz and 3 Ballet Summer Technique classes (schedule coming soon), however we encourage all to attend summer technique classes.
Group Dances: Group dances may be created as the year progresses, some may be rehearsed during class time and others in private lessons. Please note: to be in other group dances, there may be extra expenses (private lesson time and/or costume expenses) Please inform Miss Tanya or Miss Erica if there is an issue with being in multiple dances that may require additional expenses.
a. Company “Field Trips”: We will be attending optional professional dance companies/performances (local ballet and modern companies, etc.).
b. Dance Team Workshops: this will expose our dancers to “dance team” technique seen in middle and high school dance teams, as well as collegiate level dance teams.
c. Theater class/workshop
Additional performances: There will be optional performances that may arise throughout the year. The dancers/dances will be selected on a case by case basis.
Other Fun Things to Look Forward To
We dance hard but we also play hard. Here are some fun things to look forward too:
Company Pool Party
Company Holiday Party
Lock-in: The night is filled with games, movies, prizes and more!
Company Field Trips: We will be attending optional professional dance companies/performances
Parent Meeting:(Date and time TBA)
The Company Handbook will be available prior. We will have a “Parent Handbook Meeting” where this is provided. Once you return the signed page from the handbook, your dancer is officially a company member.
We are ALL about teaching community service and giving back. Service projects include donations for the Humane Society, Violence Intervention Prevention, and School on Wheels, just to name a few.
What are the next steps?
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