Sacred Ground Dance Performance Group is a select group of dancers from the studio who learn choreography to perform at various opportunities in the community. Since we do not participate in dance competitions, this is a great way to let dancers who are more serious about dance have opportunities to learn more dances and gain more experience performing all while serving those in our community.
Come see the Performance Group dance at local events – like us on Facebook to know when and where we’ll be performing!
Who Can Participate?
Anyone ages 1st grade and older ,who is enrolled in dance technique classes at Sacred Ground Dance is welcome to audition. At the audition, we look for well established technique basics, flexibility, strength, ability to learn choreography quickly, ability to apply corrections and a positive attitude.
When is the Audition?
Auditions for the 2019-2020 Group will be held Thursday, May 23rd from 3:00pm-5:00pm.
*If you make our 2019-2020 Performance Group you will be required to attend a mandatory camp over the Summer in order to participate in the Fall. This camp is not optional since they will be starting choreography for the Fall Semester. The date for this camp will be announced after auditions. There is also a mandatory parent meeting for those who make the team on May 30th from 5:30pm-6:30pm.
How Does the Audition Work?
Students must come at least 15 minutes early and have a parent fill out an audition form. While waiting, we encourage students to warm up and stretch since we will start the audition promptly. Auditions will cover Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, and Hip Hop. Students should bring tap shoes, jazz shoes, and sneakers if they have them. If your child does not have experience in one style, they may sit out of that portion of the audition, although we do encourage everyone to try out for all styles!
What is the Cost?
The cost for performance group is the same as adding one additional class to your monthly tuition and all students in the Performance Group will require a costume, Performance Group T-shirt (their mandatory practice attire) and accessories. Depending on which dances students are selected for, they may also be required to have pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes, tan jazz shoes and/or particular sneakers.
What is the Commitment?
Performance Group meets for rehearsals once a week on Thursday evenings. The time depends on which dances you have been accepted to. Once accepted to the Performance Group, we ask that all students stay committed through the school year. Attendance is a crucial part of the rehearsal process and allows us to move quickly through new routines. Rehearsals will be listed on our yearly schedule and will start the week after auditions. We expect dancers to practice what they learn at home each week so we can progress quickly. As performances approach, we may need to call an extra rehearsal here or there – these would be on Saturday afternoons. Other commitments include attending performance opportunities as they arise.
Opportunity for Solos?
Students in the Performance Group are eligible for a solo or duet/trio as desired. For those interested, the cost is $180 for a solo (5 hour-long rehearsals) or $220 for a duet (6 hour-long rehearsals) or $285 for a trio (6 hour-long rehearsals). Additional rehearsal needs will be $20/half hour. Solo/Duet/Trio students will be able to perform at the Studio’s Spring Performance and at other Performance Group opportunities as time permits.