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Performance Company Information

Commitments & Expectations:

  • Professionalism:
    • SESD’s Performance Company is a pre-professional group that represents SESD at community performances, festivals, parades, competitions, and our annual Showcase; including a featured role in our opening number. We strive to provide our community with the highest quality training possible, and the Company is a direct representation of that goal.
    • Dancers will receive training that will push them out of their comfort zone, challenge their minds and bodies, and create a sense of accomplishment as well as a desire to continue to learn and grow even more. Dancers will learn the importance of personal responsibility, respect towards one’s self as well as others, and many other lessons and values they can carry with them in their daily lives both now and as an adult.
    • Considering the level of professionalism expected, accepting a position in the Company will require extra dedication and possibly personal sacrifices. Being part of a team means each member relies on other teammates, instructors, and choreographers to be present and diligent.
    • Company members should be respectful to other dancers (on and off the Company) as well as their instructors and choreographers. An open and willing attitude is imperative.
    • Company members are held responsible for learning and retaining choreography. Videos will be posted online to review, and music files can be sent upon request. It is each dancer’s personal responsibility to be sure he/she remembers and can correctly perform choreography.
  • Policies:
    • Attendance:
      • Technique Classes:
        • Regular attendance is required.
        • Members are expected to arrive for technique classes on time and in proper dress code.
        • Members should be absent from weekly technique class no more than 6 days per semester. Excessive absences should be made up in another age/level appropriate class.
        • Fall Rehearsals begin the same week as Fall Technique Classes; Company members MUST be in attendance when our Fall season begins.
      • Rehearsals:
        • Members are expected to arrive for on time and in proper dress code.
        • All Rehearsals are mandatory.
        • The only excused absences for Summer Choreography Camps and weekly rehearsals are emergency, illness, passing of a loved one, or graded school event.
        • Even in the event of an excused absence, the rehearsal prior to a performance or competition should not be missed and Company member may not be permitted to perform in the upcoming event if Director deems it most beneficial to the Company as a whole.
        • If Company member is absent from too many rehearsals or events, Company member may be removed from the Team and Dismissal Policies will implemented.
      • Inclement Weather/Studio Closures:
        • Any rehearsals cancelled due to inclement weather or un-scheduled studio closure will be made up in a timely manner.
        • Rehearsals will not meet when SESD is closed for holidays.
    • Behavior:
      • Negativity of any kind will NOT be tolerated. Company members and parents should remain positive and uplifting throughout all rehearsal, events, and everything in between. Any behavior deemed inappropriate by Director will follow this protocol:
        • 1) Director will privately discuss behavior with Dancer.
        • 2) If no improvement, Director will contact Parent regarding behavior.
        • 3) If no improvement, Dancer will be placed on Probation and will have a 2 week period to remedy behavior.
        • 4) If behavior has still not improved, Dance will be removed from the Company and Dismissal Policies will be implemented.
    • Dismissal Policy:
      • In the event a Company Member withdraws or is dismissed from the Company at any time, no fees will be refunded, a $100 Re-Blocking Fee will be charged and collected, and all Company costumes will be forfeited to SESD.
  • Eligibility:
    • Student for one full season at SESD.
    • Enrolled in ballet, jazz, and modern at SESD. Strongly encouraged to enroll in Acro classes.
    • Attend Summer Session.
    • Company membership is open to dancers in levels 3-6. Auditions will be held prior to summer session, and Company selections will be made pending audition results.

Important Dates (2022-2023):

  • Mandatory Parent/Dancer Interest Meeting: TBA 
  • Company Auditions: May 25
    • Between 4:30-9:00, detailed times TBD
    • $15 Audition Fee
  • Choreography Camps: Summer Session