Are you ready to take the next leap in your dance training? The DanceWorks Performance Company has been the staple of elite Vancouver dance for almost 25 years. DanceWorks company members are known as some of the most talented dancers in the Clark County area. Each year over 80 dancers audition for coveted spots in company.
Company members attend the biggest competitions and conventions including NYCDA, Tremaine, StarQuest & OnStage. With extra performances in the Vancouver, Washington area. Former company dancers have been accepted into some of the best dance universities in the United States.
How will I know if my child is ready for competition?
To be in our competition groups, students must have at least one year of training with DanceWorks. Be enrolled in a lyrical, jazz, or ballet combination class with DanceWorks. For our Tiny Stars & Mini Company groups there are no auditions required. Only an instructor recommendation. For Senior, Teen, and Junior Company groups, an audition is required. Usually scheduled at the beginning of June.
WHAT COMPETITION GROUP SHOULD MY CHILD JOIN?
Our competition groups are divided by age;
Tiny Stars: 5-6 years
Mini Company: 7-8 years
Junior Company: 9+ years
Teen & Senior: 13+
As students get older, exceptions to age requirements are made at the choreographer’s discretion.
We feel it is important to encourage our students to give back to the community. Students donate raffle baskets during our June Showcase to raise funds for the Susan G Komen Foundation Race for the Cure, and again during winter holiday season to raise funds for Friends of DanceWorks to benefit all students.
Teen and Senior students perform in all four shows of our June Showcase. Students not performing in all shows are expected to assist at Nutcracker, Spring Ballet, and our June shows.
WHAT’S THE COMMITMENT?
Competition groups meet once a week for choreography & conditioning. As a performance or competition approaches, sometimes rehearsals are called on Fridays and Sundays. For Senior, Teen & Junior Companies, Ballet & Jazz classes are mandatory. There are also summer program requirements each summer and inclusion in at least three local competitions/conventions during the season.
WHAT DOES THE DANCEWORKS COMPANY DO THROUGHOUT THE YEAR?
Attend & compete at various competition/conventions (NCYDA, Tremaine, OnStage, Jump, etc) throughout the season.
Company members receive selected classes at discounted rates (Lyrical, Hip Hop, Aerial and Musical Theatre).
Travel to Disneyland once every four years to perform.
Perform at community venues throughout the season.
Have access to studio space (when available) for solo practice.