The Ensemble Program is designed to give dancers additional performance opportunities throughout the year. If you are interested in being a part of our loving, supportive Ensemble community, keep reading! To audition, dancers must be age 7 by September 1, 2020 and have at least 1 year of dance training. We are continuing with the thriving Solo/Duo/Trio and Dance Captain Programs. Next year's Ensemble will also include the new Pre-Professional Program for dancers who would like to focus on a specific goal of professional dance training. We are very optimistic about moving forward to create a fun-filled experience for our dancers! It may need to begin remotely, but as soon as we are able to meet in-person safely, we will do so. We will need to adjust our performance calendar and financial requirements as necessary as our world continues to evolve and change. Over the
next few weeks, we hope to gain more information so that we can give additional direction to our families.
As we navigate the repercussions of Shelter-in-Place and COVID-19, we will do our best to keep communications open before final decisions are made. We created the Ensemble Info Sheet prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, so aspects of the program will change. For an approximate idea of what to expect, please CLICK HERE.
We look forward to a fantastic Ensemble year!
Requirements to Audition for Ensemble:
- 7 years old by September 1, 2020
- At least 1 year of dance training
Requirements to Audition for the Pre-Professional Program:
- 10 years old by September 1, 2020
- At least 1 year on Ensemble
- Attendance at all mandatory performances in previous year
Requirements to Audition for a Self-Choreographed Solo/Duo/Trio:
- 13 years old by September 1, 2020
- At least 1 year in Solo/Duo/Trio Program
- Enrollment in Technique & Choreography Intensive Summer 2020
1) Register for the Audition
Login to your customer portal and enroll in the appropriate audition(s) by
Wednesday, April 22nd:
2) Audition Instructional Videos & Audition Form will be emailed to the above Audition classes by Friday, April 24th:
Audition Instructional Videos will include choreography from your Ace faculty in various dance styles such as ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, and hip hop. Each video will be approximately 5-10 minutes, and will vary depending on dancer's age and level. Dancers have 2 weeks to watch and learn their audition dances at home. Each dancer will have between 3-5 dances to learn. Parents will also need to fill out the online Audition Form during this time.
If you have registered for the Self-Choreographed Solo/Duo/Trio Audition, please use this time to produce a video of you introducing yourself, the style in which you would like to choreograph, and phrases you have created so far.
For dancers interested in the Pre-Professional, Solo/Duo/Trio, and/or Dance Captain Programs, forms will be made available on April 24th. There will not be additional video requirements for these programs.
3) Video & Audition Form submission due by Friday, May 8th:
May 8th is also the due date for submission of Self-Choreographed Solo/Duo/Trio videos and application forms for the Pre-Professional, Solo/Duo/Trio, and Dance Captain Programs.
May 21 20-21 Ensemble Casting Emailed Out
May 22 Registration begins for the 20-21 School Year Session
May 27 Ensemble Parent & Dancer Zoom Meeting at 7:00p
June 5 Solo/Duo/Trio and Dance Captain Casting Emailed Out
June 15 Summer Session begins
Aug 8-12 Ensemble Rehearsal Week
Aug 17 School Year Session begins