About Performing Companies

Why

ASADC Performing Companies are exposed to a variety of performance experiences including benefit performances, community performances, festivals, parades, and competitions at the regional and national level. Students who are looking for more performance opportunities get more performance experience through performing in a wide range of environments and for a wide range of audiences. Company Members also participate in a variety of educational workshops and conventions, as well as scholarship opportunities.

How

Each year in the spring, instructors recommend students ages 8+ who are trained in ballet and jazz for invitation to audition for the ASADC Performing Companies. During the audition process, dancers learn combinations in ballet and jazz as a whole group and then perform them for a group of adjudicators in small groups.  Auditioning is a skill and the audition process prepares them for auditions for shows, scholarships, etc. Adjudicators score dancers on a rubric that includes technique, performance, and musicality. Based on the scores, dancers are then invited to join the ASADC Performing Companies for the upcoming year.

ASADC has 3 Performing Companies – Adrenaline, Graceful Treasures, and Full Force

Full Force Company

Members range from ages 8 to 12. These dancers take at least ballet and jazz class each week in addition to their 1.5 hour Company Class. Most take additional classes such as tap, modern, hip hop, and musical theatre. Company classes include technique, conditioning, choreography, and teambuilding exercises.

Graceful Treasures Company

Members range from 10 to 13. These dancers also take at least ballet and jazz each week in addition to their 2 hour Company Class. Most take additional classes including tap, modern, prepointe, hip hop and musical theatre. Company classes include technique, conditioning, choreography, and teambuilding exercises.

Adrenaline Company Members

Range from 12 to 17. These dancers take at least 2 ballet classes and a jazz class each week in addition to their 2.5 hour Company Class. Most take additional classes including tap, modern, prepointe, pointe, hip hop, and tumbling for dance. Company classes include technique, conditioning choreography, and teambuilding exercises.