NESD Performing Company

The NESD Performing Company provides performing opportunities, educational experiences and motivating training for kids who love to dance! Students ages 5 & up will gain confidence, technique, artistry & learn to work as a team in an inspiring environment customized to their age & level.


 


Auditions

Dancers will learn & perform movement combinations to show their technique, performance ability & potential in a variety of styles! Styles will be chosen based off of NESD’s class offerings for each age group. These styles are specified next to the audition times below so students know what to expect. Previous experience in each style is not required. Shoes are available in our “Turning Point Boutique” for $5 per pair if a student needs some for the audition. Our aim is for every dancer to leave the audition with more confidence and knowledge than they had walking in!

Early Bird Audition:

Friday, June 17th

  • Ages 5-7: 4:15-4:45 PM (Ballet, Tap & Jazz)

  • Ages 8-10: 5:00-6:00 PM (Ballet, Tap, Jazz & Contemporary)

  • Ages 11+: 6:15-7:15 PM (Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz & Contemporary)

 

Fall Performing Company & Nutcracker Audition:

Saturday, September 10th

  • Ages 5-7:

○ Nutcracker Audition: 11:30-12:00 (Ballet)

○ Company Audition: 12:00-12:30 (Tap & Jazz)

 

  • Ages 8-10:

○ Nutcracker Audition: 12:45-1:30 (Ballet)
○ Company Audition: 1:30-2:00 (Tap, Jazz & Contemporary)

  • Ages 11+:

○ Nutcracker Audition: 3:00-4:00 (Ballet & Pointe)
○ Company Audition: 4:00-5:00 (Tap, Jazz & Contemporary)

 

Why we hold an “Early Bird Audition”

●  Dancers who are interested in qualifying to perform a solo and/or duet/trio during the 22/23 season will learn their choreography in the summer before the rush of fall activities & school begins!

●  Auditioning will inspire new & returning students to discover their strengths and areas needing improvement. Dancers who attend the Early Bird Audition will get a head start on reaching their goals in our summer programs!

 

Audition Cost

The cost of the audition is $20.00 per child & $35 per family.

Please note: All NESD Company members are required to attend the audition for the Nutcracker and be a part of our Nutcracker Production. All dancers are required to stay after their Nutcracker audition for our Fall Performing Company audition in order for us to see age groups together. Dancers will only be charged one audition fee of $20 per child or $35 per family, no matter which company audition they attend.

Requirements/Recommendations & Tuition:

To be a member of the NESD Performing Company there are class requirements/recommendations. 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. Please see information on each company below!

We would love to have your dancer grow & flourish in our Performing Company! If you are interested in auditioning, please submit your audition form no later than Tuesday, June 14th for the early bird audition and Tuesday, September 6th for the Fall Audition! Once an audition form has been submitted, you will receive an email specifying what to wear & bring! We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have!

Mini Performing Company

MPC gives enthusiastic, young dancers a fun introduction to the excitement of performing on stage with a team! Dancers will learn one, age appropriate dance and perform in two-three competitions per year!

Audition(s):
 

Early Bird Audition: Friday, June 17th 

Fall Audition: Saturday, September 10th

Experience:

●  At least 1-2 years of dance training

●  No competitive or performing experience required

Requirements: 

Summer:

●  Two pre-school/primary Dance camps (Ages 5-6)

OR

●  Kidz Kan Dance Camp (Ages 6+)

OR

●  One Session of Tuesday Summer Classes (Or at least 4 “drop in” classes)

 

Fall:

Primary ballet class (Ages 5-6)

Primary Combo Class (Ages 5-6) 

AND

Weekly Mini Performing Company Rehearsal (1 hour - Wednesdays)

 

OR

Pre-Elementary/Elementary Ballet (Ages 6+)

One Elective (Elementary Jazz/Lyrical, Tap or Modern/Contemporary) (Ages 6+)

AND

Weekly Mini Performing Company Rehearsal (1 hour - Wednesdays)

Mini Company Performances: (Required of all members)

● The Nutcracker (rehearsals within Ballet/Combo Class)

● 2-3 Regional Competitions (January-April- exact dates TBA)

● NESD Spring Production (special performance of company dance & regular class pieces)

 

22/23 Company Tuition Price Range:

$175 (minimum class & rehearsal requirements) - $225 (maximum class & rehearsals offered for level) per month (September to May)

Non-NESD Costs:

Competition Fees: $50-$90 per dance / per competition Costumes: $25-$70 per costume

 

Fundraising Opportunities:

NESD 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 nesdboosterclub@gmail.com for more information!

 

Please contact the Performing Company Manager, Kelly O’Brien at nesdcompanymanager@gmail.com with any additional questions!

Petite Performing Company

PPC Dancers will learn two, age appropriate dances and perform in two-three mandatory competitions per year! Families will also be able to select whether their dancer should be considered for a solo or duet/trio in the audition process.

 

Audition(s):

Early Bird Audition: Friday, June 17th

Fall Audition: Saturday, September 10th

 

Experience:

●  At least 2-3 years of dance training

●  No competitive or performing experience required

 

Class Requirements:

Summer:

●  Kidz Kan Dance Camp

AND

One Session of Summer Classes (or 4 drop in classes)

 

OR

●  Young Dancer Intensive

AND

One Session of Summer Classes (or 4 drop in classes)

 

Fall:

●  Two Ballet Classes

●  PBT & Stretch

●  One-Two Electives (jazz/lyrical, contemporary/modern, musical theatre, tap, bonus ballet)

AND

●  Weekly Company Rehearsal (Wednesday)

●  Duo/Trio/Solo Optional Weekly Rehearsal (Monday)

●  Nutcracker Rehearsals (seasonal as needed)

Petite Company Performances: (Required of all members)

●  The Nutcracker

●  2-3 Regional Competitions (January-April- exact dates TBA)

●  ALINEA Company Gala

●  NESD Spring Production (special performance of company dance & regular class pieces)

●  Nationals

22/23 Company Tuition Price Range:

$245 (minimum class & rehearsal requirements) $485 (maximum class & rehearsals offered for level) per month (September to May)

 

Non-NESD Costs:

Group Competition Fees: $50-$90 per dance / per competition

Duo/Trio Competition Fees: $60-$100 per dance / per competition

Solo Competition Fees: $90-$150 per solo / per competition

Costumes: $25-$70 per costume

Fundraising Opportunities:

NESD 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 nesdboosterclub@gmail.com for more information!

 

Please contact the Performing Company Manager, Kelly O’Brien at nesdcompanymanager@gmail.com with any additional questions!
 

Junior Performing Company:

JPC dancers will learn two to three ensemble pieces and may qualify for one solo and/or a duet/trio. Dancers & parents will be able to indicate whether they are interested in the solo or duet/trio option on the audition form. The Junior Performing Company will perform at three mandatory competitions per year.

 

Audition(s):
 

Early Bird Audition: Friday, June 17th

Fall Audition: Saturday, September 10th

Experience:

●  At least 2-3 years of dance training

●  No competitive or performing experience required

Requirements:

Summer:

●  Junior Dancer Intensive

AND

One Session of Summer Classes

Fall:

●  Two Ballet Classes (one must be Wednesday 5:15-6:15)

●  PBT & Stretch

●  Two Electives (jazz, contemporary/modern, musical theatre, tap, bonus ballet)

AND

●  Weekly Company Rehearsal (Wednesday)

●  Duo/Trio/Solo Optional Weekly Rehearsal (Wednesday)

●  Nutcracker Rehearsals (seasonal as needed)

 

Junior Company Performances: (Required of all members)

● The Nutcracker

● 2-3 Regional Competitions (January-April- exact dates TBA)

● ALINEA Company Gala

● NESD Spring Production (special performance of company dance & regular class pieces)

● Nationals

22/23 Company Tuition Price Range:

$285 (minimum class & rehearsal requirements) - $540 (maximum class & rehearsals offered for level) per month (September to May)

Non-NESD Costs:

Group Competition Fees: $50-$90 per dance / per competition

Duo/Trio Competition Fees: $60-$100 per dance / per competition

Solo Competition Fees: $90-$150 per solo / per competition

Costumes: $25-$70 per costume

Fundraising Opportunities:

NESD 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 nesdboosterclub@gmail.com for more information!

 

Please contact the Performing Company Manager, Kelly O’Brien at nesdcompanymanager@gmail.com with any additional questions!

Teen Performing Company

TPC members will learn up to three ensemble pieces and may qualify for solos and/or a duet/trio. Dancers & parents will be able to indicate whether they are interested in being considered for a solo or duet/trio on the audition form.

 

Audition(s):
 

Early Bird Audition: Friday, June 17th 

Fall Audition: Saturday, September 10th

Experience:

●  At least 3 years of dance training

●  At least 1-2 years of performing experience required

●  No competitive experience required

 

Requirements:

Summer:

● Junior Dancer Intensive (Those who auditioned and qualified for TPC at the Early Bird Audition have the option to add week 2 of the NSquared Summer Intensive & Perform in the Summer Rep Show upon completion of the Junior Dancer Intensive at a discounted rate) 

AND 

● At Least one Session of Summer Classes.

 

Fall:

●  Three Ballet Classes

●  PBT & Stretch

●  One Pre-Pointe/Pointe

●  Two Electives (jazz, contemporary/modern, musical theatre, tap, bonus ballet) Please note: When selected for company pieces - you must be enrolled in the style of the piece

AND

●  Weekly Company Rehearsal (Thursday)

●  Duo/Trio/Solo Optional Weekly Rehearsal (Monday)

●  Nutcracker Rehearsals (seasonal as needed)

Teen Company Performances: (Required of all members):

● The Nutcracker

● 2-3 Regional Competitions (January-April- exact dates TBA)

● ALINEA Company Gala

● NESD Spring Production (special performance of company dance & regular class pieces)

● Nationals

22/23 Company Tuition Price Range:

$380 (minimum class & rehearsal requirements) - $560 (maximum class & rehearsals offered for level) per month (September to May)

Non-NESD Costs:

Group Competition Fees: $50-$90 per dance / per competition

Duo/Trio Competition Fees: $60-$100 per dance / per competition

Solo Competition Fees: $90-$150 per solo / per competition

Costumes: $25-$70 per costume

Fundraising Opportunities:

NESD 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 nesdboosterclub@gmail.com for more information!

Please contact the Performing Company Manager, Kelly O’Brien at nesdcompanymanager@gmail.com with any additional questions!

ALINEA Dance Company

ALINEA Dance Company provides educational, artistic & competitive performing opportunities for dedicated dancers who aspire to take their dance studies to the next level. ADC members will learn up to four ensemble pieces and may qualify for a solo and/or duet/trio.

Audition(s):


Early Bird Audition: Friday, June 17th

Fall Audition: Saturday, September 10th

Experience:

●  At least 4-5 years of dance training

●  At least 2-3 years of performing experience required

●  No competitive experience required

Class Requirements:

Summer:

● NSquared Summer Intensive

AND

● At Least One Session of Summer Classes.

 

Fall:

●  Three Ballet Classes

●  Advanced PBT

●  Pointe Technique (Combination of Monday Pointe Tech & Wednesday Ballet/Pointe OR Monday Pointe Tech & Friday Ballet/Pointe- preferably all three!)

●  Two Electives (jazz, contemporary, modern, musical theatre, tap, Partnering) Please note: When selected for company pieces - you must be enrolled in the style of the piece

AND

●  Weekly Company Rehearsal (Thursday)

●  Duo/Trio/Solo Optional Weekly Rehearsal (Monday)

●  Nutcracker Rehearsals (seasonal as needed)

ALINEA Dance Company Performances: (Required of all members)

● The Nutcracker

● 2-3 Regional Competitions

 

Performance Requirements:

● The Nutcracker

● 2-3 Regional Competitions (January-April- exact dates TBA)

● ALINEA Company Gala

● One Festival

● NESD Spring Production (special performance of company dance & regular class pieces)

● Nationals

22/23 Company Tuition Price Range:

$510 (minimum class & rehearsal requirements) - $650 (maximum class & rehearsals offered for level) per month (September to May)

Non-NESD Costs:

Group Competition Fees: $50-$90 per dance / per competition

Duo/Trio Competition Fees: $60-$100 per dance / per competition

Solo Competition Fees: $90-$150 per solo / per competition

Costumes: $25-$70 per costume

- ALINEA students will only be charged two costume deposits for the Spring Production. We will be using as many costumes as possible from our growing “company costume collection” in this show to limit costs for families.

 

Fundraising Opportunities:

NESD 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 nesdboosterclub@gmail.com for more information!

Please contact the Performing Company Manager, Kelly O’Brien at nesdcompanymanager@gmail.com with any additional questions!

Past Performances:

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Potential Performance Opportunities:

"Inside/Out Series"

 "Spring Showcase"