Competition Company

2020-2021 Avant Dance Company Auditions were held on Saturday, August 29, 2020.

If you are interested in Company but missed the auditions, please contact the office to set up a private audition.

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.

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 an across the floor combination including a turn, kick and leap. 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.


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 from 4:15-5:45
~ 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 from 12:00-4:00 (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/ contemporary ~1 leaps/turns
~ 1 acro ~1 specialty class of choice: hip-hop, tap, or musical theatre class
~ Company classes on Saturdays from 10:30-12:30
~ 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.


Junior Hip Hop Company (Ages 8-12) 1:00-2:00. Check in at 12:30.
Teen/Senior Hiphop Company (Ages 13-18) 2:00-3:00. Check in at 1:30.

There is a $10 audition fee.
(Audition fee waived for dancers who paid and auditioned for Competition Company on 8/29)

Audition Information:
Please wear all black. Loose clothing is permitted, however, do not wear clothes that will distract from your dancing.
Hair must be pulled back out of the face. 
Please bring extra tennis shoes to audition in. No street shoes allowed in the studio.
Face Mask is required.

Audition Process:
Dancers check in 30 minutes prior to audition time. Fill out the audition form and receive a number.

Dancers will be asked to execute a short hiphop combination & hip hop improvisation. 

Hip Hop Company Weekly Training & Requirements:
~ 2 hip hop classes ~1 acro class
~ 1 specialty class of choice: jazz, ballet, contemporary, leaps & turns, lyrical, tap or musical theater
(Dancers who are also on the Competition Company do not need to register for an additional acro or specialty class. Company requirements will fulfill these).

Must have the ability to fulfill all financial obligations.
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. 

Rehearsal Requirements:
Dancers will be expected to wear all black attire to every rehearsal unless noted otherwise.
Minimum of 1-2 hours of rehearsals on Saturday (dependent upon casting). Rehearsals are mandatory.
Competition, convention and performance schedule will be released at the beginning of the season.


Registration fee: $25.00  Family registration fee: $40.00 (2 or more members of the same household with tuition paid by the same responsible party.) 

Family Discounts:
2nd participant- 10% discount on entire tuition
3rd participant- 15% discount on entire tuition
4th participant 20% discount on entire tuition.

Tuition is a monthly fee for the entire month, except for prorated months of September late start, December ( ½ price) regardless of the number of classes in that month.

Throughout the year the average is 4 class days per month per class although some months may have 3 class days and others 5 class days. (For example: the days lost for Thanksgiving vacation in November are made up in December.) 

All students must be set up for automatic payments. Payments are processed on the 3rd of each month. To pay by cash or check, payments must be made prior to the 3 rd of the month. 

Costumes are not automatically processed. 

Any drops or schedule changes must be completed through Studio Director prior to the 1st day of the next month. Refunds are not given for classes dropped after the 1st of the month. 

To re-enroll during the same year a new registration fee must be paid and class availability is not guaranteed.

Final fees for all conventions and competitions are due 45 days prior to the event, with deposit payments paid monthly beginning in September.  In addition to the prices (listed online for each venue) there is a studio administration fee.  Dancers with tuition payments not in good standing will not be eligible to compete with the Avant Dance Company. 

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 29, 2021.

Class Attire: 

Ballet: girls wear pink tights, pink ballet slippers, and a leotard or dance dress of any color. Boys in ballet wear a t-shirt and black jazz pants, a biketard, bike shorts, or black tights (tight-fitting sweat pants are permitted) and black or white ballet slippers.

Jazz: dance shorts, leggings, or capri jazz pants with a leotard of any color or a jazz top and tan jazz shoes.

Hip-hop: dancers wear the same attire as jazz dancers except t-shirts and sweat pants are allowed. Hip-hop dancers wear black dance sneakers (dance, basketball, or tennis with a spin spot and non-marking soles). Dance sneakers must be used for class only and not worn on street.

Tap: wear the same attire as jazz dancers or hip-hop with tap shoes.

Lyrical: Blochsox, dance paws, or pirouettes. 

All girls wear their hair in a bun for ballet, lyrical, & jazz classes and may wear a ponytail for other classes. 

Street clothes are not allowed for class. Boys are allowed to wear athletic apparel.