Dance Companies

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What is Company?

Our four student companies are comprised of dancers in grades 4-12. Participating in company involves a commitment to class and rehearsal beyond normal class expectations and is intended for dancers who wish to hone their technique and performance skills. Time commitments are included; additional rehearsals may be called in preparation for performances. In addition to regular rehearsals company members will have the opportunity to work with different choreographers in a variety of dance genres, perform throughout the year at various venues in the community, attend the annual Howard County Community Dance Festival (a weekend of master classes and performances culminating in a student showcase), perform in Company productions in December and April, take part in an informal student choreography showcase, and have their work featured in the Kinetics End-of-the-Year showcase. Participation in company involves yearly company dues (listed below) as well as a commitment to fundraising.

Placement Auditions for the 2018-2019 Student Company season will be held Wednesday, June 20th from 5:00-7:00 PM and Wednesday, June 27th 2018 from 6:30-8:30 PM. Please note that it is only necessary to attend ONE of the placement auditions.  Admission to our youngest company, Kinetics Kids, is entirely open, with no placement or audition necessary.  Attending one placement audition is required for students eligible to enter Junior, Senior, and Apprentice Companies (grades 6+).

Planning to Attend? Here’s what to know/do:

Please see the information below for admission requirements for each company:

    • Open to dancers in grades 4-7
    • No audition necessary
    • Rehearses one hour per week
    • Enrollment Requirement: 1 ballet + 1 modern (Two ballet classes recommended)
    • Annual Dues: $160
    • Eligibility begins at grade 6
    • Audition required
    • Enrollment Requirement: 2 ballet + 1 modern (additional technique classes recommended)
    • Annual Dues: $175
    • Eligibility begins at grade 8
    • Admission by audition only
    • Rehearses 1.25 hours per week
    • Enrollment Requirement: 2 ballet + 1 modern (additional technique classes recommended)
    • Annual Dues: $175
    • Eligibility begins at grade 9
    • Admission by audition only
    • Rehearses 1.5 hours per week
    • Annual Dues: $200
    • Enrollment Requirements will be decided on a case by case basis within the following parameters:
      • Recommended: 2 ballet + 1 modern
      • Minimum enrollment requirements will be made on a case-by-case basis and may be lowered for dancers participating in alternative (school) dance programs
      • Conditional acceptance may be based on additional and/or more specific enrollment requirements for individuals (such as a ballet requirement)