Performing & Competing
We currently offer our dancers a chance to compete as a soloist or duo, which allows kids & teens to remain involved in school activities and sports, keep more of their weekends, and prepare for life after high school. This also means more time with their families.
Our dance company is lead by a professional team of experienced instructors who are skilled in dance, movement, pedagogy, and choreography.
As a team, they create an environment for focused students who seek more opportunities to train, perform, and prepare for auditions, competitions, summer intensives, and more.
Our team provides choreography for the repertoire and, as we grow, we may invite hand-selected guest choreographers to contribute to our repertoire.
These guests will bring their education and experience to us, and add to the diverse experience we want our company members to have.
Outside of dance, our faculty possess education and experience in:
We place a high value on education, both in dance and academics.
We would like our company members and families to share this value with us.
1. We will openly offer more opportunities to students who show more initiative with their training and development, and who go above and beyond when it comes to setting an example inside the studio, in their academics, and at home.
2. We will openly offer more opportunities to students who are advanced, and/or working toward pre-professional skills, and who exhibit a sincere level of professionalism that encourages and inspires others.
3. We will offer solo opportunities to students who have attended all recommended classes, summer intensives, workshops and private lessons with us, and who have been preparing and performing with us for no less than two complete seasons.
Advanced-Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced dancers who wish only to compete as a soloist will be required to attend all recommended classes, intensives and workshops with us, and will be directed to our sponsor, Continuous Dance Training.
Business, Organizational Leadership,
Theatrical and Dance Production Management,
Theater Technology, Video Production,
Sports Conditioning and Fitness,
Retail and eCommerce Management,
Education (k-12), Finance,
Our staff and instructors demonstrate respect, integrity, and character, and we are proud to have these leaders among us as we grow. We ask that our New Concept guests, families, and students put their best forward while communicating and working with our team whether that be in person, in emails, in texts, virtually, or via social media.
Please read everything in this section carefully.
If you are scheduled to audition for a spot in our company, please scroll through our website to learn more about us including our mission and vision.
If you decide not to audition at this time, please consider supporting us by becoming a volunteer, a mentor, a benefactor, or a sponsor!
All company members are required to take ballet as well as classes in any dance style in which they perform, and are required to attend rehearsals. They may also be required to take additional classes, intensives, private lessons or workshops to advance their skills.
1. We accept New Concept Dance Company students without an audition who are performing at an advanced-beginner level in class, who have an outstanding record of class attendance (all classes), who demonstrate professionalism and leadership, and who love dance, the rehearsal process, and performing.
2. We invite dancers from all genres and backgrounds between the age of 7-19, who are performing at minimum advanced-beginner level, to audition.
3. We have expectations of company members, parents/guardians; but, we feel that the following four expectations are most important and are non-negotiable:
Company members must...
- Participate regularly in all required dance classes;
- Learn choreography, and review the sequence(s) between rehearsals;
- Maintain a specific grade point average;
- Act in good-citizenship at home, in school, on site, and in public.
Keep in mind that you do not have to be the best in the room to be the one who stands out. Maturity and character are as important as dance skills.
4. Although we agree that learning how to audition comes from experience, we ask that only candidates who are serious about dance and serious about becoming company members attend the audition.
5. We will disclose all expectations, commitment level, fees and opportunities up front, prior to the audition, and give you a chance to ask questions during our General Meeting (time/date will be provided in advance).
By giving this upfront, we expect to gather dancers who share a common interest in dance, a sincere respect for rehearsals, and love for performing. We expect that anyone who feels ready to be part of this dance company will have a growth mindset.
If you are auditioning because you are curious about what we are doing, or want more experience with the auditioning process, (and you have already attended our General Meeting), please send us an email prior to auditioning and one of our Board Members will get back to you.
We expect that all dancers who audition are ready to accept the opportunities we offer.
6. The Audition Form will be provided after the General Meeting and after all expectations, commitment level, fees and opportunities are disclosed. We will ask that this form be completed at home, using blue or black ink, and brought to the audition with each interested candidate.
We will not accept emails, links, or any portable storage device for this form. Please bring this form with you to the audition.
You may include a hard copy of your resume if it is current, but a resume is not required.
Headshot is not required.
Please scroll for more information, and email us with any questions!
We will host a general meeting prior to the audition date, and well in advance. By the end of that meeting, candidates and their families will know the cost and commitment for participation.
We are a fee-based company and depend upon tuition, fees, and our incredible sponsors and volunteers to operate.
What we do is not free. We offer partial scholarships for individuals who qualify.
All our company members are required to attend weekly ballet classes and all dance classes in the style in which they perform, and all rehearsals. They are also required to attend our summer intensives, and any workshop that will improve their skills.
Our rehearsals will provide our company members with time to learn, ask questions, and practice choreography that will become our company repertoire.
We will communicate skill assessments upfront so that there are no surprises. All required workshops and intensives are be offered at a discounted rate (compared to industry).
To learn more about how we place and advance our students, visit our Classes page