Alinea Dance Company

"A New Train of Movement"


NESD’s Performing Company provides performing opportunities, educational experiences and intensive training for motivated students who love to dance! Dancers ages 7 & up are welcome to audition and will be placed by NESD’s knowledgeable staff in an appropriate level for them to flourish as young artists! Performing Company students will have the chance to work with award winning choreographers and participate in competitions, conventions, festivals and performances throughout the year! Our environment is nurturing and encouraging to all dancers and we invite you to become a part of our family!



Petite Performing Company

Gives young dancers the opportunity to experience the excitement of performing in an encouraging and motivational environment! Dancers will learn two, age appropriate pieces and perform in two competitions per year! If interested in a solo, dancers will be required to attend the July 25th audition and specify their preferred style/genre on the audition form. PPC dancers will rehearse on Monday’s from 5:00-6:00pm.


Provides unique training and opportunities for dancers who are ready to share their technique, artistry and passion on the stage! Dancers will be chosen for a minimum of two ensemble pieces and may qualify for one-two solos and/or a duet/trio. ALINEA II will rehearse on Thursday’s from 5:30-7:30pm and participate in 3 mandatory competitions, a potential dance festival, NESD performances and optional events as well! 



Provides advanced dancers with opportunities to take their performing experience to a higher level. Dancers will make many discoveries in their artistic and technical abilities teaching them that the possibilities are endless! Exposure to other talented dancers, choreographers and master classes offers a fantastic educational element. Dancers will be chosen for a minimum of two ensemble pieces and may qualify for one-three solos and/or a duet/trio. ALINEA I will rehearse Thursday’s from 5:30-7:30pm and participate in 3 mandatory competitions, a potential dance festival, NESD performances and optional events as well! 


Nationals are held in the summer at the end of a competition season and give dancers the opportunity to perform their pieces one last time in a challenging and highly inspirational atmosphere! The event is usually four days – one week-long and is held in a large venue with multiple stages. Dancers will realize their true potential by experiencing master classes, scholarship programs and tough competition! Nationals are optional but highly encouraged for all tiers. In the circumstance that all dancers in a tier attend the national event chosen for that year, they will perform ensemble pieces. Dancers may also attend as soloists and if there are enough dancers interested, we will form a “Nationals Team” ensemble piece(s).


Company Requirements: 

- Must attend all mandatory events & NESD Productions


- Petites must be enrolled in at least one ballet class and the class of the other genre they will perform in. Two ballet classes are highly recommended in order to help your child achieve their best potential! 


- ALINEA I & II must be enrolled in at least three ballet classes per week as well as the other genres they will perform in.


- Must attend all required company rehearsals and mandatory events




A nonrefundable deposit of $200 must be paid with the agreement contract which will be sent with your placement letter following the audition. The deposit will be allocated to your account and put towards the amount due for ALINEA Dance Company.



NESD Performing Company members have the opportunity to fundraise to help with the cost of their fees! Fundraising money made in the name of NESD will be paid to NESD and the funds will be allotted as a credit to the appropriate student accounts. There will be no cash refunds and credits are non-transferable. Students may use credit towards their tuition for classes at NESD.

20/21 Auditions:


As a result of COVID -19 we have decided to hold two auditions this year. To qualify for a solo or duet/Trio, you must attend the audition on Saturday, July 25th (details below). Solo choreography will be completed in the summer to give the dancers a great head start on achieving performance goals! A second audition will be held on Thursday, September 10th for ensemble pieces and is mandatory for all dancers who attended the solo audition in July! New students may also qualify for a solo and duet/trio at this audition. 


Audition Forms:

Audition forms can be found in the schedule below and must be emailed to by Monday, July 20th!


Audition Fee:

A $25 audition fee per dancer will be charged to your account upon receipt of the audition form. (Those who attend the solo audition in July will not be charged a second time for the ensemble audition in September) 


Solo & Duet/trio Audition Schedule: Saturday July 25th

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your audition time to properly warm up in studio A & B at a safe distance.


Ages 7-9 – 9:45-10:30 am

Ages 10-12 – 11:00-12:00 am

Ages 13+ - 12:30-1:30 pm

Ensemble Audition Schedule: Thursday, September 10th


Ages 7-9 – 4:30-5:30 pm

Ages 10-12 – 6:00-7:00 pm


Ages 13+ - 7:30-8:30 pm


Dress Code & What to Expect:

Girls should wear their hair in a neat bun with pink tights, any color leotard and no jewelry. Boys should wear black tights or shorts with a fitted, white shirt. All dancers should bring ballet & pointe shoes (if on pointe), jazz & tap shoes. We will be teaching short combinations in Ballet/Pointe (13+ audition should enter studio wearing pointe shoes if applicable), Contemporary/Jazz & Tap (if you are not in tap you will not need to bring shoes.)

New Solo & Semi-Private Policy:


Students with a solo will be assigned to one, mandatory semi-private lesson per-week to rehearse throughout the year. They will also have the opportunity to attend any additional semi-privates available. This offer is open to company students only and can be used for general training based on the student’s needs and to run a solo(s). The cost of unlimited semi-private lessons (up to 5 per week) is $30.00 per month regardless of how many solos the student has. The one-time fee for choreography (3 hours with choreographer) is $125.00 per solo. If selected for a piece by a guest choreographer additional fees may apply.

Potential Performance Opportunities:

"Inside/Out Series"

 "Spring Showcase"