Competition Company

2021-2022 Performing Company auditions will be held on June 5, 2021.

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


Petite Dancers (age 5-6) check in at 12:00pm. Audition from 12:30-1:15pm.
Mini Dancers (age 7-8) check in at 1:00pm.  Audition from 1:30-2:15pm.
Junior Dancers (age 9-12) check in at 2:00pm. Audition from 2:30-3:30pm.
Teen/Senior Dancers (age 13-18) check in at 3:00pm. Audition from 3:30-4:30pm.

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 sneakers.
Hair should be in a bun or short hair pulled away from the face.
Masks are required.

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 will be given a jazz combo, an across the floor combination including a turn, kick and leap and a ballet combo. Dancers may be asked to perform a grande allegro, and adagio or balance combination. Flexibility 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.

COMPETITION COMPANY CLASS REQUIREMENTS


Avant Petite Company dancers (age 5.5-7) 
are required to take a minimum of:
~1 ballet  ~1 tap, and ~1 lyrical/jazz
~Company class on Friday (time TBD)
~Petite dancers are encouraged to add acro and hip-hop classes.


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

Avant Junior Company dancers (age 10-12) are required to take a minimum of:
~ 2 ballet ~1 tap ~ 1 jazz ~1 contemporary
~ 1 leaps/turns ~1 acro ~ 1 hip-hop class 
~ 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  (age 13-18) are required to take a minimum of:
~ 2 ballet ~1 jazz ~1 contemporary ~2 leaps/turns
~ 1 acro ~1 specialty class of choice: hip-hop, tap, or musical theatre class
~ 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.

Requirements:
Must have the ability to fulfill all financial obligations.
Must be able to travel to 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. 

Dancers will be expected to wear all black attire to every rehearsal unless noted otherwise.
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.

2020-2021 Important Dates:
Company Auditions: Saturday, August 29, 2020.
Fall classes start: Sept. 8, 2020.
Hip Hop Company Auditions: Saturday, September 12, 2020.
Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 23-28, 2020. 
Holiday Break: No classes Dec. 21, 2020-Jan. 2, 2021.
Spring Break: No classes March 8-13, 2021. 
Spring Showcase: May 22, 2021.

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