Company Classes and Competition
Company classes are offered to students that demonstrate a competitive edge and are interested in dancing more than once a week. Company auditions are held annually for students who wish to become new members. All company members must take jazz, tap, and ballet. Company classes are also offered in lyrical, hip-hop and tumbling / acrobatics. At Metro Dance, there are four different company groups at both level 1 and level 2. The Pixie Company ranges from ages 7 - 10, Pre Junior Company ranges from ages 11- 13, Junior Company ages 14 - 16 and Senior Company ages 17 and up. These levels are progressive and separated by age and ability. Each level of company participates in regional and national competitions.
Metro Dance company members compete each year and have won numerous gold awards and special recognition's for different achievements including: outstanding choreography, excellent technique, and great teamwork. Because of the success at competition, Company members have had the opportunity to perform in many places in the northeast including, Hershey Park.
Metro Dance is proud of the accomplishments of Company members. Their dedication to the arts has allowed them to experience performing at a professional level. Specifically, performing on Royal Caribbean’s Enchantment of the Seas and at the Prudential Center for the New Jersey Devil's. Metro Dance is also proud to have had one of our Senior Company members perform with the Rockettes.
2011 Company Auditions
Date: Final Audition, Thursday - August 18th
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Metro Dance, Inc.
Please be prepared with Jazz, ballet and tap shoes. If you are unable to attend the audition on this date please contact the studio to schedule appointment.
Overall we are seeking committed students who demonstrate flexibility, good technique, positive energy and expressive showmanship, with the ability to pick up combinations quickly. All should have experience in jazz, tap and ballet with a basic understanding of dance terminology.
Pre Junior & Junior Company:
- Clean technique.
- Execute a single pirouette turn on both sides.
- Strong foundation.
- Clean technique.
- Execute a double pirouette turn on both sides.
- Side splits.
Participating in the Company is a time commitment. Students who are chosen to be in the Company must have excellent attendance.
Metro Dance students who wish to perform more, but are unable to commit to the Company may sign up for the Metro Dance Performance Troupe. All Company members are encouraged to participate in the Performance Troupe as well.