Intensive Dancer Program
The DDA Dance Company is for the more serious dancer looking for an intensive level of training. Dance Company is open to dancers ages 5-18 who are committed to taking up to 6-12+ hours of class and rehearsals each week (depending on level of commitment and age; click here to learn more specifics). Auditions are held every summer. Our 2022-2023 team auditions have already taken place, but please contact us ASAP if you'd like to schedule a private audition.
Although this is our team who attends competitions, we do not call ourselves a "competition team." We are so much more than that. We attend 4-5 competitions from February - May, and perform throughout the year at various events (each year brings new opportunities), as well as provide training opportunities outside the studio.
This offers a rewarding experience for our dancers, as it molds them into confident, experienced, technically strong, well-rounded performers. These experiences carry over into their everyday lives, too! Most importantly, our dancers learn the value of teamwork and supporting one another - we build lifelong friendships on our team through our shared love of dance. We also have a big/little brother/ sister program within company and special team building days.
Company dancers - please refer to your requirements here for ALL the classes you need to take. The below classes are Company specific and ONLY open to Company.
Company Jazz Technique
Beginning in Fall 2022, we are adding company specific Jazz tech classes, which will also include their Leaps and Turns class. This is a 60-90 minute weekly class, depending on age. Dancers are welcome to also take a Jazz level 1-5 class, but it is not required. Please contact us for what level to enroll in if you'd like to add that.
Company Lyrical & Contemporary
Beginning Fall 2022, we are combining Lyrical and Contemporary. We have learned many dancers want to take both anyway, but there are also many similarities between the two - we are excited about this beneficial change!
We are also now adding company specific Lyrical/Contemporary tech classes, and if your child is interested in adding an additional Lyrical/Contemporary, they should take the age appropriate class.
Lyrical is a fusion of ballet and jazz, that utilizes slow fluid movements to interpret music and express emotion while telling a story through the art of dance. We encourage dancers to have at least one year of ballet and/or jazz training first. Contemporary combines ballet, modern, and jazz to develop an expressive style of movement also including improvisation.