Our award winning company is made up of a group of dedicated dancers wanting to dance at a competitive level. We have two separate companies: one for dancers interested in focusing solely on hip hop and one for dancers interested in more "technical" dance forms (contemporary and jazz). Dancers can and are encouraged to participate in both. These dancers participate in performances, competitions, dance conventions, and are given opportunities to dance professionally. Several of our dancers have gotten their introduction to professional dance through paid music video or live performance opportunities through our network of talented local artists.
Hip hop company dancers are required to take a minimum of 2 hip hop classes per week and attend rehearsals. Dancers wanting to compete in contemporary or jazz are required to take one jazz, one contemporary, one turns & leaps, and two ballet classes per week and attend rehearsals. Dancers are encouraged to take more if and when able. Dancers will be required to have their ballet classes signed off on weekly. Dancers may either choose to take with Cassie Punzo at CC Ballroom By The Bay or take ballet classes elsewhere upon Miss Jenny's approval.
Auditions for our company will be held at 1PM on August 10, 2019. Dancers wanting to compete in jazz/contemporary will audition at 1PM and dancers wanting to compete in hip hop will audition at 2pm. There will be a $5 audition fee for dancers who took Summer classes and $10 audition fee for dancers who did not. Dancers will learn a combination and freestyle/improv. Dancers may also be asked to perform specific technical elements such as turns and leaps. We will do our best to find a way to include all dancers who want to compete. Auditions give valuable experience to dancers wanting to advance as well as help our faculty and choreographers determine who may be best suited for particular styles/pieces.
In Spring of 2017, with only two and a half weeks of rehearsal and including all dancers who wished to join us in competing, our company received the following awards at Celebration Regionals:
1st place teen small group (Contemporary)
1st place teen large group (Hip Hop)
Showstopper Award (Hip Hop)
Choreography Award (Contemporary and Hip Hop)
Since then, we have only continued to excel at both competitions and conventions. Our company dancers have also been featured in music videos and commercials including Grammy nominated El Dusty's "La Cumbia." We are excited to continue building our reputation as a studio fostering a healthy competitive drive in our dancers.
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