Collective Company is for dancers 5th-12th grade who are ready for more focus and dedication. This is an intensified training program resulting in a higher level of technique, performance and artistry; providing the experience and training needed for dancers to audition for high school and college dance teams and continue dance in higher education.

Collective is divided into three teams:

  • Junior: 5th-6th grade
  • Teen: 7th-9th grade
  • Senior: 10-12th grade

Being a member of Collective Company means:

  • You will be attending classes 3 days per week.
  • You will be personally selected for 3 routines, with the opportunity to be selected for 1-2 additional “optional” routines. (Optional routines and extra technique classes may add an extra day per week.)
  • You will compete all routines at 2 convention competitions and 3 local competitions.
  • You will have 4-6 additional performance opportunities throughout the year.
  • You will attend 2 conventions: Adrenaline & Revive in Provo.
  • You will attend Summer Intensive
  • You will attend at least two Summer Technique Tuesday classes
  • You will attend Summer Dance Challenge
  • You will learn some choreography during Boot Camp (August). Other choreography dates/times between July-December will be announced with audition results.
  • You will perform in the Company Showcase and Concert in June.
  • All Collective routines will compete at National Dance Honors in Las Vegas, Nevada on the odd years.

Attendance Expectation:

We believe the discipline of dance training gives young people a better understanding of commitment through learning, experiencing the spirit of teamwork, and discovering what they can accomplish through hard work. Company dancers are expected to have at least 90% attendance at all classes and rehearsals. If a dancer is below 75% attendance, they will be removed from performances until their attendance returns to over 75%. Dancers should be on time to all classes, dress rehearsals, dance conventions, competitions and performances.

Dancer Development:

We believe dancers need to be given opportunities to experience different roles within a classroom. There are three stages to dancer’s progress in any class: a building stage, a developing stage, and a mastery stage.

We think it is very important for children to experience being in each stage during their dance journey. There is a benefit to being at the lower end of the ability level in a class (the building stage) because they are pushing themselves to keep up with stronger dancers and a desire to attain mastery of the skills they are learning. There is also an important factor to being in classes where a dancer is on the stronger end of the spectrum (mastery stage) because it is giving them a chance to solidify technique and to know what mastery feels like. Other benefits to reaching a mastery role within a classroom include building confidence, being able to shine, developing leadership skills, and many more. When a dancer is able to experience mastery, they are more likely to be hungry and driven to achieve more when they are in the building stage of another class. Dancers will be given the opportunity to regularly experience all stages of the progression spectrum as collective members.

Technique Levels:

Dancers will receive a placement for Collective technique classes ranging from Level 1-6. This placement is based on ability level, while also considering work ethic and commitment. Everyone in Collective programs will have a customized training schedule that best fits their needs for maximized growth.

It is not uncommon for a dancer to stay at the same technique level for more than one year, and does not mean they are not progressing.

Routine Casting:

Routine casting is separate from level placement. Organizing the collective routine cast list is based on many factors such as technique level, artistry, as well as what we feel will best benefit you on your dancing journey. You might find your casting provides you a balance of routines based on the development model above.

Collective dancers may not be with the same dancers in all routines. The group of dancers in your jazz routine may be different than your other routines. All Collective dancers will be selected for 3 core routines. Dancers can be chosen for “optional” team routines but are not guaranteed placement in any more than 3 routines.

Casting will include Collective, and Fusion dancers intermingled for some routines.

All routine placements are final.

Studio 56 Dance Center's Two Murray Locations:

170 W Winchester St Murray, Utah
700 East 5600 South Murray, Utah