What is Youth Ensemble?

Our four Youth Ensemble groups are comprised of dancers in grades 4-12. Participating in Youth Ensemble 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 composed of weekly rehearsals and some pre- scheduled weekends. Additional rehearsals may be called in preparation for performances. In addition to their weekly schedules, ensemble 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 Youth Ensemble 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.

Please see the information below for admission requirements for each Youth Ensemble group:

  • Open to dancers in grades 4-7
  • No audition necessary
  • Rehearses one hour per week
  • Enrollment Requirement: 1 Ballet + 1 Modern (additional classes reccomended)
  • Annual Dues: $160
  • Open to dancers in grades 8-12, dancers in grade 7 by audition only
  • No audition required
  • Rehearses 1 hour per week
  • Enrollment Requirement: 2 Ballet + 1 Modern, 2 Modern + 1 Ballet, OR 1 Modern + 1 Contemporary + 1 Ballet (additional technique classes recommended)
  • Annual Dues: $175
  • Open to dancers in grades 8-12
  • Admission by audition only
  • Rehearses 1.25 hours per week
  • Enrollment Requirement: 2 Ballet + 1 Modern, 2 Modern + 1 Ballet, OR 1 Modern + 1 Contemporary + 1 Ballet (additional technique classes recommended)
  • Annual Dues: $175
  • Open to dancers in grades 8-12
  • 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, 2 Modern + 1 Ballet, OR 1 Modern + 1 Contemporary + 1 Ballet (additional technique classes recommended)
    • 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

Virtual Audition

Wednesday, August 19th

Grades 7-9: 6-7pm

Grades 10-12: 7-8pm

Virtual Audition information:
Dancers will register for an audition via Zoom by emailing school@kineticsdance.org at least 3 days prior to the audition date. During the virtual audition dancers will learn and perform a short ballet barre and a modern combination, as well as demonstrate movement skills in ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz and improvisation. Dancers will be sent an audition form upon registering that should be completed and sent back to school@kineticsdance.org prior to the audition.
Participants should wear form fitting clothing in solid colors (a leotard and tights, or an athletic top and leggings are preferred). Dancers should set up their audition space before the audition. Keep in mind that the dancer should ideally be able to fit fully into the frame with some space to travel. The audition space should be well-lit with as few distractions as possible.

Physical Audition

Thursday, August 20th

Grades 7-9: 6-7pm

Grades 10-12: 7-8pm

Physical Audition Information:
Dancers will register for the audition by emailing school@kineticsdance.org at least 3 days prior to the audition date. Dancers will be required to wear a face-mask at all times and will have their temperature checked before entering the building. During the audition dancers will learn and perform a short ballet barre and a modern combination, as well as demonstrate movement skills in ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz and improvisation. Dancers will be sent an audition form upon registering that should be completed and sent back to school@kineticsdance.org prior to the audition.
Participants should wear form fitting clothing in solid colors (a leotard and tights, or an athletic top and leggings are preferred). Dancers will also need to wear a face-mask throughout the audition. 

Directors

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