2013/14 Student Company Auditions
The EDE Center for Dance offers wonderful performing opportunities for members of its student companies. The Company members participate in pre-shows for the Eisenhower Dance Ensemble professional company concerts as well as community-based events. Student Company auditions for the 2013-2014 season will be held on Tuesday, June 11th 2013 at our Rochester location and Thursday, June 13th at our Birmingham location (times listed below). We welcome all Center students, new or returning, to audition for one of our companies. Please read carefully the company requirements listed below before auditioning.
Please arrive early. Ladies wear a leotard and tights with hair in a bun, gentlemen wear black convertible tights or leggings and a t-shirt tucked in.
Ages 7-9: 5:00-5:45 pm
Ages 10-12: 5:45-6:45pm
Ages 13 and older: 6:45-7:45 pm (please be warmed up and ready to learn material, bring all shoes including pointe. There will be studios open for you to warm up in so please arrive early)
Grand Prix Solo/Duo/Small Group Auditions*: 8:00-9:00 pm (you must pre-register for this audition by signing up with a receptionist in either Rochester or Birmingham.)
Kids Creating- Birmingham and Rochester
Kids Creating is for students who love to create and perform. The students in this company learn the basics of dance and are encouraged to use their inspiration and creativity to add their own flare to the dances they are learning. The EDE Center was the first in the area to offer creative movement classes that nurture the child’s imagination. The activities in this company are age-appropriate and the curriculum is designed to encourage participation in the choreographic process. Kids Creating performs in pre-show concerts with the Eisenhower Dance Ensemble, special projects with the professional company and in the EDE Center for Dance annual student showcase. Dancers in Kid’s Creating are required to take ballet and encouraged to take contemporary class. The fee for Kid’s Creating is $150 per month for unlimited classes.
M.Y.Move- Birmingham and Rochester
The dancers in M.Y. Move will train in Ballet and Contemporary dance. The company performs in pre-show concerts at Eisenhower Dance Ensemble performances, community performances, special projects with the professional company, and in the EDE Center for Dance annual student showcase. Dancers in M.Y. Move are required to attend their appropriate level ballet class and contemporary class. The fee for M.Y. Move is $220 per month for unlimited classes.
Co-Motion- Birmingham and Rochester
The dancers in Co-Motion will train extensively in Ballet and Contemporary dance. The company performs in pre-show concerts at Eisenhower Dance Ensemble performances, community performances, special projects with the professional company, and in the EDE Center for Dance annual student showcase. Dancers in CoMotion are required to take at least 2 ballet classes per week as well as their appropriate level contemporary class. The fee for Co Mo is $300 per month for unlimited classes.
Center Dance Ensemble- Rochester
Center Dance Ensemble is comprised of high school age students and is the Center’s most advanced Student Company. Dancers in this company participate in events such as the Michigan Youth Arts Festival in Kalamazoo, the Youth America Grand Prix, the EDE Center for Dance annual student showcase, and will perform up to four times a year with the Eisenhower Dance Ensemble professional company. Dancers in CDE are required to take 3 ballet classes per week as well as Contemporary 4. The fee for CDE is $350 per month for unlimited classes.
*Grand Prix Solo/Duo/Small Group
The past four years we have attended the Youth America Grand Prix. “YAGP” is a dance competition that takes place out of state every winter. The competition includes a workshop with ballet and contemporary classes. This season we are holding auditions for Student Company members ages 10 and older who wish to compete at YAGP or another event like it. Everyone auditioning will perform a ballet variation that will be taught during the company audition. Dancers will also need to prepare a short solo showcasing their technique. Solos should not be longer than one minute thirty seconds. You will be judged on your technique and performance quality (not the choreography) and you may be chosen to compete a solo, duo or small group. Participants in YAGP are responsible for their own transportation and all fees associated with the competition including costumes and registration fees. Dancer’s participating in a solo/duo/small group will be required to attend Saturday technique class. Rehearsals will mostly be held on Saturdays. The prices for choreography are as follows:
Classical Ballet Variation: $200.00
This fee includes one hour of rehearsal to learn the variation and two additional thirty minute rehearsals. Additional rehearsals will cost $30.00 per half hour.
Contemporary Solo: $350.00
This fee includes learning a piece of original choreography and two additional hour long rehearsals. Additional rehearsals will cost $30.00 per half hour.
Small Group: TBD
Parent Involvement for Student Companies
As a parent of a Student Company member you will be required to volunteer backstage at the EDE Preshow performances and Recitals or aid in various fundraising activities. There will be a Student Company parent meeting where we will discuss the commitment that we expect of you and your child(ren). The date and time for this meeting will be announced shortly.
EDE Center for Dance Rochester – 103 South Street, Rochester, MI 248-609-0370
EDE Center for Dance Birmingham – 2171 Cole Street, Birmingham, MI 248-594-9400