Pure Movement Dance Company, Illusion Dance &
Nebraska Contemporary Dance Theater.
What are they?
Our student companies are designed to give students additional performance experiences beyond the annual studio recital in May, one of these being our annual winter ballet. In order to better serve the needs of our students we have four different types of companies:
The Pure Movement Dance Company
PMDI Company is designed to provide an expanded dance experience through performance at the annual January company Ballet as well as additional dances during recital on top of their regular class performances. This company is designed to support students who want more dance without the commitment of outside performances and travel. Company members are required to take both Jazz and Ballet classes during the summer. For the regular dance session, PMDI Company members must attend two weekly ballet class (if applicable) and one jazz class in addition to their weekly Saturday rehearsal. Saturday rehearsals are from 11:15 am-1:15 pm throughout the entire 2019-2020 season.
All PMDI Company parts will be determined by an audition. Every student who auditions will be involved in the company. In order to participate students must be 9-18 years old. This year's PMDI Company audition was June 15th, 2019. Please contact us if you were unable to audition but are still interested in joining.
Junior Elite Pure Movement Dance Company
Junior Elite is an introduction to our student companies for our younger dancers. Being a member of Junior Elite will allow your student to have a better idea of the company experience without overwhelming them. The Junior Elite Company is for students who will be 7 or 8 years of age entering the 2019 school year. Members must attend the appropriate ballet and jazz classes for the regular dance session. Junior Elite weekly rehearsal is at the PMDI studio on Saturdays from 11:15 am-12:15 pm, August through May.
Junior Elite members get to perform:
- Multiple numbers in the annual winter ballet.
- A group number in recital.
- Part of the production piece in finale.
Why should my student participate?
Junior Elite is a wonderful way to get your dancer more stage time, advanced training, and is also a fun way to spend time with friends. It is the perfect stepping stone to a more specialized dance experience.
PMDI and Junior Elite Company Membership Requirements:
- Attend their respective company audition on June 15th, 2019. (Please contact us if you are unable to make the audition but are interested in joining us).
- Participate in our 5-week summer ballet and jazz technique classes.
- Be enrolled in the proper weekly ballet and jazz technique classes during the 2019-2020 dance session.
Winter Ballet Dance Camp for students 3-6 years of age:
Please click the link below for more information.
NEW THIS YEAR: Illusion Dance
Illusion Dance is a company designed to give our dancers ages 12 and up a more immersive experience into the commercial world of dance. Participation in the company gives dancers the opportunity to work with choreographers from outside the studio creating pieces unique to the company to be performed in our companies' annual Ballet and the studio's May recital. Other opportunities may include attending conferences, master classes, and dance conventions. All members of Illusion Dance are required to audition prior to joining the company and not all who audition may be selected to join. Other requirements include taking the appropriate jazz and ballet classes during the summer. For the 2019-2020 season members must take two weekly ballet classes and one jazz class in addition to the two hour Saturday rehearsals.
Nebraska Contemporary Dance Theater (NCDT)
NCDT is a pre-professional touring company that offers students a number of experiences that will prepare them for the professional dance world. Performance experiences include, but are not limited to, the annual company Ballet in January, community, statewide and national performances and outreach in addition to additional performances in the annual May recital. NCDT Company members also participate in master classes and are required to attend annual professional dance concerts that have been identified as exemplary works by the NCDT Artistic Director. Members of NCDT are required to attend the one week Company Summer Intensive program and Summer Dance classes or equivalent approved by the director. Fall requirements include: four weekly ballet classes and pointe (if applicable), a weekly jazz and modern class, company rehearsals, in addition to performing in the annual winter ballet any other scheduled performances and the RDA festival in the spring.
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NCDT Company admittance is determined by audition, acceptance is not guaranteed. The audition is conducted by independent judges to ensure a specific skills standard.
NCDT Apprentice Program
This program is designed to provide students from 10-13 years of age the opportunity to begin pre-professional focused training. Admittance is determined by audition and is not guaranteed. Students in the apprentice program are required to attend the one week Company Summer Intensive program and Summer Dance classes or equivalent approved by the director. In the fall they are required to attend three weekly ballet classes, one jazz, and one modern class. As well as Saturday rehearsals and any other rehearsal as necessary. Apprentices are also required to perform in the annual winter ballet and attend the RDA festival in the spring.
2019 Audition Information
NCDT and Apprentice Company Audition
(Please be sure to select NCDT Company or NCDT Apprentice):
June 1st, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
PMDI Company Audition:
June 15th, 12:30 am - 2:30 pm
Junior Elite PMDI Junior Company Audition:
June 15th, 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Audition Fee: $25 per student
Attire and Grooming: Students should arrive 30 minutes early with their hair in a bun.
Students must wear the properly assigned colored leotard (colors are based off of ages and can be found under the Dress Code tab), pink convertible tights, black dance shorts, and bring both tan jazz shoes and ballet slippers.