PDC Company Information 2024-2025
Saturday, June 8th Company Evaluations/Summer Placement
Saturday, August 24th Final Company Audition and Team Placement
For those dancers who are ready to take a leap from recreational level dancing, dancing on a competitive Company team is a rewarding experience. The dancers on each Company team form a close bond that is not always found in recreational dance classes. Company dancers are supportive of one another and grow together as a team. Team members learn self discipline and how to work hard so that growth and improvement are evident during the first year.
Our Company dancers participate in 3+ local competitions, dance in the Holly Springs Christmas parade, participate in a mock competition and have the opportunity to attend dance conventions. Individual team parties and/or outings are often organized by the Team Parent.
- All Company members are required to take their level Company Class, TLJ (Turns, Leaps and Jumps technique class), and Ballet
- Advanced Company dancers are required to take an additional Ballet or Ballet Barre class
- Micro Company dancers can opt to take Ballet/Tap II or Ballet II
- Superstars are required to take Ballet/Tap I or Ballet/Tap I/II
- Dancers on all teams are able and encouraged to sign up for additional classes in Contemporary, Musical Theater, Tap, Acro, Hip Hop, Ballet Barre and Pre-pointe/Pointe.
Summer Placement and Company Evaluations are Saturday, June 8th, 2024
Evaluation fee is $30
|Levels I and II (ages 5-9)
|Levels III (ages 7-12)
|Levels IV and V (ages 9-14)
|Level VII, VIII, and IX (ages 12-18)
We are allocating 45 minutes for each evaluation with a 15 minute transition and breathing break. Dancers may attend more than one evaluation within their age group if they would like, and there is no additional charge. There are overlaps in ages for the different companies and dancers will be placed in the company that matches their overall skill and experience level. The June 8th evaluation will dictate your dancer’s placement for summer classes and is equally as important as the August 24th Company Audition.
All dancers interested in being placed on a competitive team are required to purchase a summer punch card and attend summer classes. In the past we have found that dancers who work hard in the summer often improve greatly and for this reason, final Company placement will be announced following the Saturday, August 24th Company Audition.
- Wear any form-fitted dance clothing where your lines are easily seen and what you feel comfortable/confident moving in. We encourage wearing something to make you stand out to the judges.
- Be sure to bring turners and jazz shoes if you have them.
- Hair needs to be pulled up securely and out of your face.
The day of evaluations, be sure to arrive 10-15 minutes before your evaluation time to check in, get your audition number and start stretching. Evaluation fee is $30 and can be paid in cash, check or charged to your DSP account.
Although not mandatory, Company Bootcamp is highly encouraged for any dancer interested in auditioning for a Company team. Company Bootcamp is for all level I-IX dancers and will be held Monday-Thursday, June 3rd through June 6th within the 4:30-7:30 time period. Not every level meets in every time slot. Please check the schedule for exact class times. Bootcamp is $50 for Level I dancers and $130 for level II-IX dancers. Bootcamp helps dancers prepare for Company Evaluations. There will be a second Company Audition Bootcamp August 19-22 to prepare for the August 24th final Company Audition.
Summer Dance Season Is June 17th – August 15th
Required of all Company dancers is at least one Summer Punch Card. A punch card has 15 punches on it and it is good for 15 classes, 5 of which must be Ballet. All Company dancers must complete at least one Summer Punch Card. Advanced Company dancers will be required to complete at least 30 summer classes, and 10 must be in Ballet. Punch Card drop-in classes will be held Monday through Thursday beginning at 4:30, and a variety of dance styles will be offered to prepare dancers for the upcoming season. Not every level will be offered every day. Please check the schedule to see when your dancer’s level classes are offered. Classes will not be held on Thursday, July 4th.
Summer Punch Card is $150 for 15 punches
** New This Year: Unlimited Punch Card is $425 for unlimited drop in classes all summer long. Drop in rate is $12 per class.
A second Bootcamp to prepare for the final Company Auditions will be August 19-22 during the hours of 4:30-7:30pm.
*** Please save Saturday, August 24th for Final Company Auditions and Team Placement. This is a free audition for those who attended the June evaluation.