For ages 5-11, these performance companies are for dancers who are looking for a more challenging environment and increased performance opportunities. These companies are invitation only. Dancers are recommended by their teachers each summer for the upcoming season, and decisions are ultimately made by our youth director, Kaitlin Reinhardt. For more information about our youth companies, or if you would like your dancer to be considered, please talk to your dancer's teacher or email Kaitlin at email@example.com.
These companies are for committed FX 1, 2 and 3 dancers (ages 12-18) who are looking for the best in choreography and instruction. Dancers will be trained in ballet, jazz, and an elective(s) of their choice, including hip-hop, pointe, contemporary, and tap. Requirements for company members include 1-2 hours of rehearsal each week (depending on their level), as well as weekly jazz, ballet, and elective classes. This program will provide a variety of performance opportunities throughout the year as well as a few opportunities to compete. (For dancers interested in a more competition-focused program, check out our XCEL Pre-Professional program below.)
Auditions for FX 1, 2 and 3 are held in August of each year, and anyone is welcome to audition. Auditions for all three FX companies (FX 1, 2, and 3) will take place together, and dancers will be placed according to level. Be prepared to learn and perform a contemporary or jazz combination, and possibly to do technique across the floor. You will be REQUIRED to perform a 1-minute solo. There is no cost for the prep class or the audition. The prep class is strongly encouraged but not required. For more information, please call 706.355.3078 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.