Non-Competitive Performance Groups

Dance It Up! prides itself on giving multiple performance opportunities without the pressure of being on a competitive team. Through Dance Jam and the Ballet Repertory Ensemble, dedicated dancers and students are able to balance school work while sharing their passion for performance of dance. 

Ballet Repertory Ensemble

Beginning in January...

Under the direction of Catherine Rhodes, dedicated ballet students over age 11 participate in a company class composed of a full barre and center work, as well as stretching and conditioning. Our Ballet Repertory Ensemble is featured in our annual NutcrackerOur World is Dancing! and Spring Concert performances.

 

Masterworks of ballet by famous choreographers and their context in history are learned.  Choreography includes challenging solos, small ensemble works and large corps de ballet pieces. Past selections include scenes from Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Coppelia, Les Sylphides, Raymonda, La Bayadere, The Four Seasons, and Orpheus and Eurydice, spanning 1840-1978. Students must also be enrolled in a ballet class. 

Dance Jam

 

 

Under the direction of Maureen Williams… For dancers ages 6 and up! Dance Jam is a non-competitive, innovative performance ensemble. Dance Jam is featured in the Our World is Dancing! and Spring Dance Recital performances as well a variety of community events.

 

Students work with various choreographers learning a variety of dance pieces to perform for the community. Dance Jam is a fun dance opportunity that challenges students’ bodies and minds. Participation fosters self-discipline, self-esteem and performance ability through the art of dance. Dance Jam is a great venue to experience new genres. Hip Hop, Acro, Contemporary, Jazz, Ballet, and Musical Theatre have all been presented at our performances. All students must be enrolled in either a ballet or jazz class to join Dance Jam.