The NESD&T Performing Company provides dancers with the opportunity to perform at local & national competitions & festivals. Students ages 5 & up will gain confidence & a sense of teamwork in an inspiring environment customized to their age & class level.
NESD Summer Intensive Audition: July 24th-29th
Dancers interested in being considered for a solo and/or duet/trio will audition during our summer intensive. Guest faculty & current NESD&T staff members will be observing dancers throughout the week and during the showcase happening on 7/29! These dancers will need to fill out the audition form linked below and enroll in fall classes by July 23rd, prior to the summer intensive. Highlighted schedules personalized for each dancer can be picked up in the office the week of May 22nd.
Group pieces will be choreographed in the fall. Dancers only interested in performing group pieces are highly encouraged to audition early by taking our summer intensive. These dancers will need to fill out the audition form linked below and enroll in fall classes by September 4th, prior to the fall season. Highlighted schedules personalized for each dancer can be picked up in the office the week of May 22nd.
Fall Performing Company & Nutcracker Audition: Saturday, September 9th
Nutcracker Audition: 11:30-12:30 (Ballet)
Performing Company Audition: 12:45-1:45 (Jazz, Contemporary/Lyrical & Tap)
Parents are asked to stay nearby or in our lobby in case their child is finished auditioning early.
Dancers will need to fill out the performing company audition form linked below by Monday, September 4th.
Nutcracker Audition: 2:15-3:15 (Ballet & Pointe)
Performing Company Audition: 3:30-4:30 (Jazz, Contemporary/Modern & Tap)
Dancers will need to fill out the performing company audition form linked below by Wednesday, September 4th.
Fall Performing Company & Nutcracker Audition Cost:
As a member of the NESD Performing Company, you are required to audition for The Nutcracker! The cost of this audition is $25 per dancer, or $40 per family.
Please note: All “Performance Track” dancers are required to attend the audition for the Nutcracker and be a part of our Nutcracker Production.
Please note: All dancers who auditioned by attending the summer intensive must also attend the Fall Performing Company Audition in order to see dancers grouped together.
**There is no extra cost to audition for the NESD&T Performing Company**
Solo, duet & trio choreography will take place between August 7th-18th. Dancers will be notified of the pieces they were chosen for shortly following the July 29th showcase & scheduled within these two weeks. Group choreography will begin in the fall during scheduled rehearsal times following technique classes. Parents & dancers will have the opportunity to select the maximum number of pieces and optional solo/duo/trio participation they would like to be considered for. Conflicts with choreography dates should be listed on your audition form. We will make every attempt to accommodate any previously booked summer conflicts that are set in stone.
Performing Company Audition Form:
Requirements/Recommendations & Performing Company Cost:
Each company is slightly different & dancers will be carefully placed by our staff based on ability, age, ect. While most dancers will be chosen for the company within their age bracket, it has happened in the past that dancers are a better fit for another company; in this event we would work with your family to adjust requirements accordingly. Highlighted schedules personalized for each dancer can be picked up in the office the week of May 22nd. Should your child express an interest in auditioning for our performing company, their class requirements would be as follows:
3+ classes (At least one ballet or ballet combo class)
5+ classes (At least one ballet class)
Mini Performing Company
Tap & Jazz (Tuesday - 4:15-6:30)
Primary Ballet (Thursday - 4:15-5:15)
Mini Company Rehearsal (Thursdays - 5:15-6:30)
Approx. Ages 5-8
Dancers & parents who enroll in these requirements will perform in 1-2 group pieces, one of these pieces will be the Company Production. Dancers participating in 2 group pieces may be considered for a duet/trio. Duet/trio choreography will take place during the summer following our summer intensive (7/24-7/29). Dancers interested in being considered for a duet/trio should enroll in the intensive as this will serve as their audition.
Dancers must be enrolled in fall classes by September 4th.
2-3 Regional Competitions (January-May, exact dates TBA)
NESD&T’s Spring Production
Rehearsal Tuition: Performing Company rehearsal tuition will follow the same tuition chart as normal classes (September-May).
Group Competition Fees: $50-$90 per dance / per competition
Duo/Trio Competition Fees: $60-$100 per dance / per competition
Costumes: $25-$100 per costume
Groups are included in Performing Company Tuition. Additional rehearsals may be required.
$90 per dancer per duet/trio
PC Costume deposits are due 9/13 ($75 per costume)
Entry Fees are due the month before the competition. For example: If a competition is in March, the payment will be due in February. These will be charged on the 13th of the month with tuition.
NESD&T Booster Club activities, events and sales. You have many opportunities to fundraise as a team to help cover company expenses like competition entry fees, costumes and in studio dance training. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Potential Performance Opportunities: