Competition Company

2021-2022 Competition Company auditions were held on June 5, 2021.
A second audition for ages 12-18 was held on Wednesday, June 7.
A second audition for ages 6-11 was held on Thursday, June 8.

Congratulations to all dancers who made company!

If you are interested in Company please contact the office for more information!

COMPETITION COMPANY CLASS REQUIREMENTS

Avant Petite Competition Company & Petite Performance Company dancers (age 5-7) are required to take a minimum of:
~1 ballet ~1 tap ~ 1 lyrical/jazz
~Company class on Friday (time TBD)
~Petite dancers are encouraged to add acro, hip hop and additional ballet classes.

Avant Mini Competition Company & Mini Performance Company dancers (age 7-9) are required to a minimum of:
~ 2 ballet  ~ 1 tap ~ 1 lyrical ~ 1 jazz ~ 1 acro ~ 1 leaps & turns
~ Company classes on Fridays (dependent upon casting)
~ Mini dancers are encouraged to add hip-hop, musical theatre and additional ballet classes.

Avant Junior Company & Apprentice Company dancers (age 10-12) are required to take a minimum of:
~ 3 ballet ~ 1 tap ~ 1 jazz ~ 1 contemporary
~ 1 leaps/turns ~ 1 acro ~ 1 hip-hop class 
~ Pointe or Pre-Pointe can be counted for 1 of the 3 required ballet classes
~ Company classes on Saturdays (dependent upon casting)
~ Junior dancers are encouraged to add musical theatre, pointe/pre-pointe, and additional ballet classes.

Avant Teens & Seniors & Apprentice Company dancers (age 13-18) are required to take a minimum of:
~ 3 ballet ~ 1 jazz or musical theater ~ 1 contemporary ~ 1 leaps/turns
~ 1 acro ~1 specialty class of choice: hip-hop, tap, or musical theatre class
~ Pointe can be counted for 1 of the 3 required ballet classes
~ Company classes on Saturdays (dependent upon casting)
~ Teen & Senior dancers are encouraged to add additional ballet, pointe, contemporary, and jazz classes.

~Dancers competing in multiple numbers may have additional rehearsal fees applied~

Competition Company Classes by audition only.
Tap and Hip Hop numbers will be by invitation only.
We will not have a Hip Hop specific company this year. All dancers on team will be required to attend all conventions and competitions no matter which dances they are cast in.

Requirements:
Must have the ability to fulfill all financial and time obligations.
Must be able to travel to multiple competitions in San Antonio, Austin or Houston.
Must apply enthusiasm & eagerness in learning & growth while attending classes & rehearsals alongside teammates.
Dancer can & will be removed from a dance routine, performance, or from the team if displaying disrespect, inappropriate behavior, bad sportsmanship to others & instructors. Failure to attend rehearsals prior to competition or convention will result in removal from one or more routines.

Dancers will be expected to wear all black attire to every rehearsal.
Rehearsal schedule will be dependent upon casting. ALL rehearsals are mandatory.
Competition, convention and performance schedule will be released at the beginning of the season.

2021-2022 Important Dates:
Company Auditions: Saturday, June 5, 2021
Fall classes start: August 18, 2021
Thanksgiving Break (no classes:) Nov. 22-27, 2021
Holiday Break (no classes) Dec. 18, 2021-Jan. 3, 2022
Spring Break (no classes): March 14-19, 2022 
Spring Showcase: May 28, 2022

Check out some of our latest competition videos below!

Nuvo 2021 – Mini Contemporary Small Group “La Vie En Rose” – Choreography: Brit Hilliard

Nuvo 2021 – Mini HIP HOP LARGE Group “BAD TO THE BONE” – Choreography: Taylor greer

Nuvo 2021 – TeEn JazZ Group “This mountain” – Choreography: Brit Hilliard & Taylor greer

2021-2022 Company Audition Details:

Audition Times:
Ages 5-6: check in at 10:30am. Audition from 11:00-11:30pm.
Ages 7-9: check in at 11:15pm.  Audition from 11:45-12:30pm.
Ages 10-12: check in at 12:15pm. Audition from 12:45-1:45pm.
Ages 13-18: check in at 1:30pm. Audition from 2:00-3:00pm.

There is a $10.00 Audition Fee.

What to Wear:
Dancers are to wear all black (leotard or top & shorts or leggings).
Bring ballet shoes, jazz shoes and contemporary shoes. No socks. Bare feet okay.
Hair should be in a bun or short hair pulled away from the face.

Process:
Dancers check in at the assigned time, fill out the audition form, receive a number, and warm up on their own in Studio B.

Dancers may be given a jazz, lyrical or a ballet combo. Dancers will be asked to show balance and control. Flexibility and skills such as pirouettes will also be assessed. A panel of teachers will select apprentice dancers and company dancers. Avant Dance strives to make the audition process as professional as possible so that dancers become comfortable with the audition process as it is an essential part of the dance world.