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VPA Dance Company

VPA Dance Company

The VPADC is a training program offered to VPA's most driven and dedicated dancers, grades 3-12 (in fall of 2016). Company Dancers are required to train year-round in the disciplines of Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary and Tap dance. There will be several opportunities to perform throughout the season as well as competitive dance. 

If you are interested in auditioning for VPADC, please email Carrie at vpa@virtuosoperformingarts.com to let us know if you are interested in becoming eligible to audition for upcoming seasons.

VPADC Focus

The primary focus of the Company is to honor individuality, celebrate the unique gifts of each dancer and encourage all students to strive for their personal best both in dance and in other areas of their lives; the secondary focus is to build strong, well-rounded dancers; our third focus is to create a presence in the community and share the joy of dance with others.

Program Benefits

  • Gain a sense of balance by managing commitments to both dance and academics
  • Participate in a physical activity that enhances the value of a healthy body
  • Develop a sense of confidence — an important benefit for college and/or job interviews
  • Work with mentors who are focused on the students' success inside and outside of the classroom
  • Enjoy friendships that could last a lifetime and a sense of belonging to an extended family of fellow dancers, teachers and parents
  • Discover the results of hard work and determination
  • Develop a lifelong appreciation for the performing arts
  • Nourish the soul through dance -- a wonderful form of self-expression!

Forms & Info

VPADC Audition Info
VPADC Season Calendar
VPADC Audition/Registration/Agreement
VPADC Add-On Form for 2nd-6th grade
VPADC Add-On Form for 6th-12th grade

Contact us at vpa@virtuosoperformingarts.com to receive a VPADC Packet including all forms and our VPADC Handbook (handbook file too large to include on this website)!


Eligibility  

Eligible dance students who wish to audition for the Virtuoso Performing Arts Dance Company will need to be going into at least second grade by fall, 2017 and have the following:

  • Attendance in current classes is in good standing (policies notated in Fall-Spring Class Program Handbook)
  • Demonstrates proper classroom etiquette in current classes (policies notated in Fall-Spring Class Program Handbook)
  • Demonstrates proper dress code in current classes (policies notated in Fall-Spring Class Program Handbook)
  • Registered in at least one of VPA’s technique classes or private lessons no later than two weeks prior to audition (For 1st graders going into 2nd grade in the fall, Private Lessons will be the only option to meet this requirement.)
  • Grades 2-4: At least 2 years experience in ballet recommended plus Fall recommendation of Ballet 2 or higher* (all contemporary, hip hop, jazz & tap levels are welcome to audition)
  • Grades 5-7: At least 4 years experience in ballet and 2 years in Jazz recommended plus Fall recommendation of Ballet & Jazz 2-3 or higher* (all contemporary, hip hop & tap levels are welcome to audition)
  • Grades 8-12: At least 6 years experience in ballet, 4 years in jazz and 2 years experience in contemporary recommended plus Fall recommendation of Ballet & Jazz/Contemporary 2-3 or higher* (all hip hop & tap levels are welcome to audition)

 

*Recommendations for Fall Classes will be sent to you via email by the end of April. Please keep in mind that Fall Classes are a separate program than VPADC; however, we do use the Fall Recommendations to help determine VPADC acceptance.