Performing Companies Information
Dance is a Performing Art. By participating in the performing groups your dancers will be given chance to improve their stage presence, increase confidence, and improve technique. This group will also be a fun friendship building experience and learning to work with others.
Placement on specific companies will be given based on age, ability, and availability of dancers. Each dancer will make ONE of the following companies when they audition:
Rubies: This group is for a beginning dancer aged 6-10 with 0-2 years dance experience. TUESDAYS 3:30-4:30
Sapphires: This group is for the beginning to intermediate aged 11-14 with 0-2 years dance experience. WEDNESDAYS 3:00-4:00
Emeralds: This group is for the intermediate to advanced aged 12-16 with 2-4 years dance experience. THURSDAYS 5:30-6:30
Diamonds: This group is for the advanced dancer aged 13-16 with 4+ years dance experience. Placement on this company requires a higher level of technique proficiency and skill.
Tryouts will take place near the end of August to be in a company. This is simply to determine each dancers’ abilities and group them together accordingly. Each dancer that would like to participate will be placed in a group. If you missed the placement tryouts and our still interested in participating please reach out to us via email.
With this opportunity to grow through dance, there is a necessary commitment to a team. Although our studio runs as an open enrollment, our companies require a season commitment of September thru August.
The following classes are required for each company:
Rubies: One 1-hour combo class and one 1-hour choreography class.
Sapphires: One 1-hour combo class or level 1 class and one 1-hour choreography class.
Emeralds: One 1-hour level classes and one 1-hour choreography class.
Diamonds: One 1-hour level classes and one 1-hour choreography class.
These required classes will affect the total amount paying for tuition if currently only taking 1 class. For example Company choreography plus 1 hourly class tuition will be considered 2 of dance a week totaling $78 for monthly tuition.
Company members will only be allowed to miss THREE choreography classes and THREE regular classes throughout the year without an excuse (doctors note or death in family). Dancers should arrive on time for classes and participate fully.
During choreography class each group with learn one ballet/lyrical dance and one other style (tap, modern, hip hop, jazz) dance. All companies will perform these dances at various events throughout the year and in the Annual Dance Recital in June.
All performances are mandatory, and dates will be presented in far in advanced as possible. Below are performances planned for the year, but may be adjusted or have additions throughout year:
November- Stars Basketball Game
December- Festival of Trees, American Fork Senior Center, AF Chamber Christmas, Stonehenge Care Facility
January or February- AF High School Basketball Game
March- Stonehenge Care Facility
May/June- Annual Recital (May 31/June 1), Company End of Year Party
July- American Forks Got Talent
August- Americana Festival
Company cost is $180 in addition to the monthly tuition. This fee can be broken down into monthly payments of $15 from September to August if needed. This fee covers the following:
*two costumes to be used throughout the year, if replacements are needed due to loss or damage extra expense will be necessary.
*warmups that include pants and jacket
As mentioned above the Companies will require a higher level of commitment. This means that if at any time you choose to quit a meeting will need to take place between the parents, dancer, and director. There will also be a $100 fee automatically charged upon leaving the company for ANY reason and the remaining balance owed of the $180 charge if on monthly payments.
All company dancers will be expected to have the correct shoes and tights in good condition for the dances they are involved in at their own expense. Requirements will be based on costume and style of dance. These requirements will be given to the dancers in a note during their choreography classes. You may want to purchase these items (tights and shoes) and save them strictly for performances. Makeup will also be required for performances including foundation, mascara, eyeliner, blush, and eye shadow.