Mini Company - This super talented group of dancers, ages 6-8, will shine on stage with their high energy and continually inspire audiences with their contagious enthusiasm performing at community events, local dance competitions and year end recitals. Mini Company dancers take a mandatory ballet class and attend a 60 minute weekly rehearsal. Only those that auditioned and were accepted into Mini Company during August of 2020 may register for Mini Company rehearsal for the 2020-2021 dance year.
Ignite Company- For dancers ages 9+ this high level performance company is made up of dancers with distinguished technique, performance quality and style. Ignite will represent the Pavilion Dance Centre at 4+ dance competitions, dance conventions, local dance performances and may compete Nationally. Ignite dancers are expected to fully commit themselves to dance as their number one extracurricular activity. Ignite rehearses up to three times a week and will experience unique performance, competition and training opportunities throughout the year. Dancers in this Company are required to take ballet, jazz, and modern/contemporary classes, in conjunction with their bi-weekly, rehearsals. Only those who auditioned and were accepted into Ignite during August 2020 may register for Ignite Company rehearsal for the 2020-2021 dance year.
Junior & Teen Performance Companies – For dancers ages 9+, this dedicated and passionate group has an eagerness to learn and a desire to perform and grow as a dancer. They will have multiple performance opportunities throughout the year including community events, local dance competitions and will be featured as special performers in year-end recitals. Junior and Teen level Company students take a mandatory ballet class, one additional elective class and attend a weekly rehearsal. Junior and Teen Company dancers have a 60 minute rehearsal and will rehearse an additional one Friday per month, prior to Winter Recitals. Only those that auditioned and were accepted into one of our Junior or Teen Companies during August 2020 may register for a Junior or Teen Company rehearsal for the 2020-2021 dance year.
NEW! Thrive Dance Company - This advanced level performing Company will consist of talented, well-rounded dancers that represent the PDC at both competitions/conventions as well as community performances. Dance, whether here at the PDC or at your high school, should be your first priority in order to maintain the level of Thrive. Thrive dancers will be at the PDC a minimum of two days a week taking a 60 minute Company rehearsal as well as a Thrive only 60 minute Theory and Techniques dance class. Thrive will focus on educating our more experienced dancers with the real world, pre-professional world of dance and what that might look like for an aspiring dancer, choreographer, dance teacher, artistic director or dance collaborator. Thrive dancers will have real life, hands on experiences with what a future in dance would look like!