Pavilion Dance Connection Minis
This super talented group of dancers, ages 6-9, will shine on stage with their high energy and continually inspire audiences with their contagious enthusiasm performing at community events, local dance competitions and both winter 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 may register for Mini Company rehearsal.
Pavilion Dance Connection Junior & Teen
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 both winter and year-end recitals. Junior and Teen level Company students take a mandatory ballet class, one additional elective class and attend a weekly 60 minute rehearsal. Only those that auditioned and were accepted into one of our Junior or Teen Companies may register for a Junior or Teen Company rehearsal.
Our Nationally Award winning, high level competition company, offered at both Junior and Senior levels, 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 travel to 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. 2022-23 Ignite Jr. dancers were awarded 1st place and the National Champion title for their novice junior large group piece “Listen To Your Heart” at Ovation Nationals.
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!