Company

We are currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 DD Studios Dance Company.  We will be taking submissions via video (1.5 mins) due to current Covid restrictions.  

Please download our Audition Form below and submit with videos to: DanceDelaware.info@gmail.com 

  • Gain a sense of balance in life by managing their commitments to both dance and academics. 
  • Participate in a physical activity that enhances understanding of the value of a healthy body.
  • Develop a sense of confidence when speaking or making a presentation in a public setting, which is also a great benefit in college or job interviews. 
  • Work with mentors who are focused on the students’ success inside and outside of the classroom. 
  • Enjoy friendships that could last a lifetime and a sense of belonging to an extended family of fellow dancers, teachers, and parents. 
  • Discover the results of hard work and determination. 
  • Develop a lifelong appreciation for the performing arts. 

In addition, making this commitment teaches our young dancers that there are boundaries that must be respected in order to succeed in the company. 

Dance education encompasses far more than technique and the steps your children learn.  We believe the discipline of dance training gives young people a better understanding of commitment through learning, experiencing the spirit of teamwork, and discovering what they can accomplish through hard work.  Our goal is to educate the minds, bodies, and souls of our students, teaching them the skills needed for a successful life, whether or not they stay involved in dance. 

Level Placement

It is our policy to offer appropriate opportunities to every dancer. Placement decisions are derived from many years of teaching experience.  Often a child is placed in a particular number where he or she will feel confident in order to promote the development of self-esteem.  

Dancers learn at different rates from each other, they progress differently, and often take different classes.  Since the director and staff cannot predict how much an individual student will improve in relation to their classmates, our director and staff evaluate each dancer throughout the year in classes, at competitions, and performances.  This is the reason in why we hold auditions for the company every year. 

CLASS REQUIREMENTS

Emerald company (5-8yrs old)

Minimum Class Requirements –

Ballet/Tap Combo

Jazz

Company Rehearsals

Optional Classes (highly recommended)

Lyrical

Hip Hop

Acro

Sapphire company (8-12)

Minimum Class Requirements –

Ballet (2)

Jazz

Lyrical

Musical Theatre

Stretch & Tech

Company Rehearsals

Optional Classes (highly recommended)

Tap

Hip Hop

Acro

Ruby Company (12-16)

Minimum Class Requirements –

Ballet (2)

Jazz

Lyrical

Musical Theatre

Stretch & Tech

Company Rehearsals

Optional Classes (highly recommended)

Tap

Hip Hop

Pointe

Diamond Company (16-18)

Minimum Class Requirements –

Ballet (2)

Jazz

Lyrical

Musical Theatre

Stretch & Tech

Company Rehearsals

Optional Classes (highly recommended)

Tap

Hip Hop

Acro

Pointe

Classes

All dancers are expected to attend their regularly scheduled classes in addition to all rehearsals and performances.  

  • September through December dancers may miss, arrive late, or leave early a TOTAL MAX of 4 regular weekday classes and 2 weekend rehearsals. 
  • January through April dancers may miss, arrive late, or leave early a TOTAL MAX of 4 regular weekday classes and 1 weekend rehearsals. 
  • May and June dancers may miss, arrive late, or leave early a TOTAL MAX of 2 regular weekday classes and 1 weekend rehearsals. 

If you miss more than the max without extreme emergencies or injuries, you will be removed from your team routines. 

The Focus is not simply on competition

It is our goal to instill in our dancers a passion for performing rather than merely the desire to win awards.  Toward that end, Company members have performance opportunities other than competitions.  We believe the lessons learned through concert performances are as valuable as the competition experience. 

Our solid reputation for quality reflects our attitude toward competition and our goal to develop in each dancer a genuine respect for dance as an art form.  We consider dancers’ participation in competitions not merely part of their dance training; it’s also an important part of how we influence their growth as people. With the right focus, the experience gained in competition can be an excellent source of self-confidence. If the dancers feel good about a performance and understand that they become better each time they stage and doing the best they can is what it’s all about, whether they win- or which award they win – is secondary. 

Through participation in competitions, we hope to instill in our dancers an appreciation for other dancers and schools.  We are not out to beat anyone; instead, we hope to motivate both dancers and faculty by exposing them to the highest caliber of talent available.  Only then can we produce the best dancers and teachers possible.  For us, competition is an education. 

If you are interested in becoming a Company Dancer, but have questions or concerns please contact us via email (dancedelawarestudios@gmail.com

There is a $25.00 audition fee.   All payments to DanceDelaware Studios are non-refundable