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Congratulations! We are delighted to inform you of your placement onto the Company Collective! 

Please know lots and LOTS of thought from all judges and teachers went into our decisions for company team placements. We have the best interest in mind for EVERY one of our dancers. We want them to grow, be challenged, and develop lasting friendships within their group, and with all company dancers. We are confident we have placed each dancer on a team-best fit for them to have a positive experience.  We have a great year planned and are so glad you will be joining us on this amazing journey!

Now that you’re here, the 24-hour blackout period has begun. You can post your exciting news for all to see tomorrow at this time! Tag @studio56dance and use hashtags #riseandthrive #watchmethrive #whereeveryoneshines #wedancewithstudio56dance because we want to celebrate with you!

Visit our Instagram story tomorrow to see who else is on your team! 

As a member of the Company Collective, we expect greatness from you! The Collective is an intermediate/advanced program for dancers to better develop their skills and expand their opportunities as artists and performers.

Dancers chosen to become part of the Company Collective receive a leveled placement for ballet and jazz technique classes ranging from levels 1-6. This placement is based on ability level, while also considering work ethic and commitment. Technique-level placement happens once a year. Occasionally, adjustments could be made based on teacher recommendations at January mid-year conferences. Levels offer students a clear understanding of their strengths and what they need to do in order to progress to the next level. Leveled technique classes allow us to truly customize individual training plans for dancers.  Each Collective member will follow a custom schedule to allow them to grow and develop their individual strengths.

Your personalized schedule will be viewable in the Parent Portal in the next few days as we get every dancer registered for their personalized schedule. When it's complete, you'll get a separate email titled "Class Confirmation" and your schedule will be attached. 

Team building activities for the Collective are broken up into groups based on age, not level placement or routine casting:

  • Junior Collective: upper elementary ages

  • Teen Collective: Grades 7-9

  • Senior Collective: Grades 10-12

The vision of the collective stands true to our belief that all dancers need to be given opportunities to experience different roles in a classroom. There are three stages of a dancer’s progress in any class. There is a “building” stage, a “developing” stage, and a “mastery” stage. We think it is very important for dancers 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 (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 of reaching a mastery role within a classroom include building confidence, being able to shine, developing leadership skills, and 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.

Routine casting is separate from level placement. We are excited to announce routine casting by July 15th this year. Collective Dancers will not necessarily be with the same dancers in each of their routines. The jazz routine you are in could be a different mix of dancers than your hip hop or lyrical. All collective dancers will be chosen for two core routines. Based on your interest on the audition application and what we feel would benefit you best in your dance journey, dancers could be chosen for additional group routines. Again, this does not guarantee placement in any routine or style. All routine placements are final.

VIEW THE ROUTINE CAST LIST HERE ON JULY 15

Your character and conduct are more important than the “name” of your Company Team or the technique level you're at.  If you earned your “dream spot,” be humble and sensitive to others who are still working on their goals.  If you didn’t make the progress you had hoped for, it’s time to dig in, work hard and accept your position with determination and grit.  We are happy to help you with creating a plan for improvement!   Change is hard, it is never our intention to disappoint anyone, but it is inevitable with change. We understand the friendships created among dancers over a year are very strong, but we are certain new friends and experiences can be positive and allows for growth!

As noted in the audition form, audition results are final.  If we need to make adjustments to groupings we will do so based on what we SEE developmentally throughout the year.  Keep working.  We are preparing dancers for real-world experiences.  Thank you for putting your trust in us as professionals that sincerely have every dancer’s best interest in mind.

It is not appropriate to call or text the Director or teachers with questions regarding your placement.

Again, congratulations on all your hard work! We can’t wait to see you at Summer Intensive!

Being a member of Company Collective this year means:

  • You will be been personally selected for 2-6 routines.

  • You will compete all your routines at 4 competitions. Select dances will also compete at 1-2 conventions.

  • You will have 4-6 additional performance opportunities throughout the year.

  • You will attend 2 conventions (included in the convention payment plan).

  • You will schedule a technique 1:1 lesson each month OR apply for a specialty routine.

  • You will attend Winter Dance Challenge in January (included in the payment plan).

  • You will perform in the Company Showcase and Concert in June.

  • You will attend at least one Technique Tuesday class (included in summer tuition).

  • You will attend at least one summer series for both hip hop and PBT (not included in summer tuition).

  • Dancers 11+ will be considered to attend the “Dancers Only” travel trip to Reno for an additional convention.

  • You are invited to come to our Disney Performance Tour in January 2023.

Cast List Notes:

If a routine has a C next to the number, you’ll complete it at 2 conventions and will possibly qualify for Nationals in June/July 2022 on the West Coast. Casting is subject to change based on the effort at July Intensive and commitment to conventions/Nationals. Final dates and pricing for conventions and Nationals will be released at the August parent meeting.

If you are listed as an alternate for a routine, you will attend all choreography/rehearsals and be ready to jump into any dancer’s place in the routine at any time. Being an alternate is a BIG responsibility. It is a very difficult job and can really push you to develop important skills.  There are no costume, tuition, or competition fees for being an alternate!  You only need to be present to perform when notified.

JULY TECHNIQUE INTENSIVE: July 11th-14th

  • The only required summer dates for company are July 11-14th Technique Intensive week, and August 2-11th for Boot Camp Choreography week and one Technique Tuesday of your choice. You are encouraged to add some fun workshops or additional Technique Tuesdays if you’d like to make extra progress this summer.

  • “What if we’re out of town for summer intensive?” We realize there may be conflicts for family vacations. If you haven't already, please email us now to excuse your dancer from intensive. We will send you a make-up option for missing that week.

  • Summer Class Attire:

    • Freestyle, but ballet appropriate! Leotard, tights, ballet shoes

    • Tights must be in clean/good condition

    • Pink ballet shoes and jazz shoes (dancers without jazz shoes will go bare feet until their new shoes get here)

    • Hair in a tight bun using bobby pins and a hair net (tutorial HERE)

FIRST OF YEAR MEETING: Monday, August 8th

A parent of every dancer is required to attend this meeting on Zoom. We will be reviewing company handbooks, calendars, and going over the year’s expectations/requirements for our company families. This is a mandatory company meeting that will ensure we are able to have a successful year together!

  • 7pm Collective Company

  • Meeting ID: 882 9936 5155
    Password: thrive
    JOIN LINK

BOOT CAMP CHOREOGRAPHY WEEK: Collective dates: August 2-11th

Choreography will be taught during boot camp and it is imperative that we have good attendance. Teams will be working with our staff and guest teachers on learning routines for the season.  Please block out the entire boot camp on your calendars. Dancers will not be scheduled for every day of Boot Camp.  We are working on confirming the schedule now with choreographers and will announce it by July 15th.

FULL COMPANY CLASS SCHEDULE BEGINS: AUGUST 29th




Tuition and Company Payment Breakdown:

July and August tuition goes towards July Technique Intensive, choreography fees, and August Boot Camp.

Company Fee Deposit is processed on July 1 for $250 (This is for dancers in 3 or more routines to cover early company expenses that are due before the monthly team fee payments have covered them.)

*Company Team Fee amounts are subject to a slight adjustment if entrance fees are increased by competitions once rates are released for next season. Any changes will be announced at the parent meeting in August.

There will be admission fees for spectators to attend some performances we participate in.


What do you need to do next?

  1. Your personalized schedule will be viewable in the Parent Portal in the next few days as we get every dancer registered for their personalized schedule. When it's complete, you'll get a separate email titled "Class Confirmation" and your schedule will be attached. Then it is time to ACCEPT your COLLECTIVE COMPANY invitation by logging in and viewing your class schedule and checking out!

    • Go to your parent portal HERE.
    • View your new company class schedules by selecting "View All My Classes" in the top left navigation. Your dancer has automatically been registered for:
      • Summer Intensive classes (July 11-14)
      • Choreography Boot Camp classes (August 2-12)
      • Fall classes (starting August 29)
    • Check out and process a payment for:
      • Discounted registration/membership fee $35/60
      • Backpack $70 (for new company dancers)
    • July tuition will be processed on July 1.
    • Company Fee Deposit is processed on July 1 for $250.
    • Company Kit for $225 will be processed on Aug 1.
  2. Submit the Following:
  3. Join the Facebook Group for Company Families
  4. Summer 1:1 lessons are still available.

Dancers need to be registered and submit all 1st of year forms NO LATER than July 1 at 5pm.

If you have questions about any of this information, please don't hesitate to email.  All dancers did great at auditions and we are looking forward to a WONDERFUL year! Again, congratulations on all your hard work! We can’t wait to see you at the Summer intensive!

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