Elite Company is for dancers who want to train more heavily in dance, expand there knowledge through additional classes, conventions, & compete on a regional/national level. It is divided into 3 age divisions:
Mini/Pre Junior, Junior, & Teen. Our Company dancers range in age 5-18. During the dance season, they attend conventions where
they will learn from some of the biggest choreographers
in the industry, & also compete with dancers from all over the country.
How do I become an Elite Company Dancer?
BDC holds a OPEN AUDITION every June to choose dancers for our upcoming competition season! This Audition is open to all dancers in the area, as well as last years Company dancers. Please keep a lookout for our audition date (we will post it on Facebook, website, slide show at BDC Live! (recital), mass email to all on file, etc). If you are a transfer student, have previous competition experience, & would like to transfer mid season...or missed auditions, please call to set up a private audition. Come be a part of what's current, unique, & on top of what's happening in the dance industry.
What to work on to become an Elite Company Dancer?
Technique (point through feet & control movement)
Flexibility (splits, leaps, & kicks)
Triple Threats (BDC loves dancers who have Acro tricks & tumbling!- but is not a requirement)
A willingness & determination to learn, practice, & advance.
We not only bring in the best choreographers in the industry for our competition teams... but we offer open workshops (yearly) with those same choreographers from L.A., open to all BDC Dancers & any dancer!
Did you miss Auditions... & want to become a BDC Elite Company Dancer? Email email@example.com for more information.
(We are looking for dancers ages 5-18 years of age)
BDC Elite Company (Fall 2023-Spring 2024)
(ages 10-12 as of Jan 1, 2024)
Olivia Malee Burns
Kylie Jo Shuman
Competing in genres such as: Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Modern, Tap, Musical Theater, & Hip Hop!
Company also takes Classical Ballet Technique classes & the majority train in Tumbling/Acro.
If you like the style of hit TV shows like
"So You Think You Can Dance"...this is the place for you!
(ages 5-9 as of Jan 1, 2024)
(ages 13-18 as of Jan 1, 2024)
(ages 10-18 as of Jan 1, 2024)
Olivia Malee Burns
Dancers who auditioned for Tap Co. & did not make the team this season...we would love to have you audition next season, after a year (or an additional year if you took last season) of taking an Open Tap class or Mini Dance Combo starting in the Fall (to brush up on some Tap skills).
Dancers who auditioned for Elite Co. & did not make the team this season...we would love to have you audition next season. Our Open classes we offer in the Fall would be great for dancers who plan to audition next season, or Company dancers who want to take extra weekly classes. We recommend: Open Jazz Technique, Open Lyrical/Contemporary, Open Ballet, Open Hip Hop, & Tumbling (Level 1 or 2).
DETAILED INFO FOR ALL COMPANY DANCERS
Company Summer Workshop
June 15/16 (Thursday & Friday) & June 19/20 (Monday & Tuesday)
*Mandatory for Elite Company Dancers Making the 2023-2024 Elite Company (competition team), unless approved by Britt* (this was listed on the Summer Info sheet along w/Audition info)
Minis: $135 Juniors: $135 Teens: $170
Fees Due June 15th (first day of Co. camp)
Please Fill out the Summer Form (check Company Camp) & bring it to class along with fees (cash or check) in a envelope for our dropbox.
Preferred method of payment: pay fees via a email authorization to run your card on file or send card info, & send Registration form via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Summer Forms/info were sent via email and a link is also available
on our BDC Facebook page*
(Company Camp Schedule is Listed Below)
*Schedule is subject to change*
Co. classes listed in studio 1 will be with Britt & will consist of:
Jazz, Jazz Technique, Jumps/Turns/Leaps, across the floor progressions, flexibility, & Jazz/Lyrical/Contemporary Improv*
Please read all detailed info on the summer form regarding dance wear, dates, fees, etc. A parent packet will go out in September with more detailed info on everything & a required shoe list etc. will be out July 21 for Fall Classes.
Please wear a leotard or dance bra top, dance shorts (NO athletic/cheer shorts/leggings/capris/pants etc.), nude tights (or no tights), tan Jazz shoes (if you do not have tan...you may wear any color Jazz shoe or Ballet shoes for now), no jewelry except stud earrings, and hair up and off of the face.
*Please note that there are many factors that go into solos and grouping of dancers. Dancers are grouped whom compliment each other onstage, and what will result in a well rounded routine. I encourage any dancer that signed up but did not receive a solo/or another dance grouping that they preferred for this season, to sign up next season (dancers sometimes compete a duo/trio before transitioning to a Solo, but are not required). Dancers were selected/grouped per Britt's discretion (this was stated on the sign up sheet) and were completely optional outside of your mandatory Company group routines. Additional cost is involved outside of mandatory company fees etc.*
***A group text will be sent out tomorrow TO BOOK YOUR CHOREO SESSION. Time slots come on a first come first serve basis, in the order in which you reply to on the group text. As stated on the Co. Calendar Choreo fees for this are due this Thursday 11/2 & costume fees due Tuesday 11/14... NO LATER! Spots are first come first serve and only available this weekend 11/3-11/5.
Thanks in advance for your cooperation. We look forward to another great competition season!