Elite Performing Company is for beginning to intermediate dancers 2nd-12th grade who love to perform and want to progress faster by doing a little bit more. Elite Company dancers will grow artistically in the genres of ballet, jazz, hip hop, tumbling, and lyrical.

This is a great fit for:

      • Dancers who are ready for more commitment and want their main focus to be dance.
      • Dancers who work hard in class with no behavior difficulties.

Elite Performing Company is divided into teams:

      • Mini Elite Company
      • Petite Elite Company
      • Junior Elite Company
      • Teen Elite Company

Being a member of Elite Company means:

      • You will be attending classes 3 days per week. (could be 4 days for older teams until the addition to our space is complete)
      • You will compete in 3 group routines at 4 competitions
      • Beginning in third grade, dancers have the opportunity to be selected for 1 additional “optional” routine.
      • You will have 2-4 additional performance opportunities throughout the year.
      • You will attend Summer Intensive July 10-13.
      • You will learn choreography during Boot Camp August 7-12 & August 28-31.
      • You will attend at least two Summer Technique Tuesday classes (July 18, 25, August 1, 15, 22).
      • You will attend Winter Dance Challenge January 20 at the studio.
      • You will attend Adrenaline Convention February 16-17 in Provo.
      • You are invited to attend 1 optional add-on convention in Feb/March.
      • You will perform in the Company Showcase and Concert in June.

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.

Elite Performing Company Financial Breakdown:

Yearly Team Fees (Company Payments): $1705

      • Team Fee deposit is due August 1 of $200.
      • Team fees are amortized over 10 months: $150.50 from Sept-June, due on the 16th.
      • The Team Fee covers three costumes, competition fees for three routines at four competitions, Winter Dance Challenge, Adrenaline Convention, Company Critique, end of year showcase & concert, team fees.
      • The Monthly Company Team Fees do not cover tuition, membership fee, summer intensive, Summer Boot Camp, team gear, team warmups, team bag, makeup, earrings, shoes and tights needed for competition.

Commitment Deposit/Contingency Fund: $100 due June 1

      • The commitment deposit is non-refundable. It confirms you fully intend to commit to a team and agree to the cost and time commitment involved. It also confirms you trust your dancer’s best interest is the top-priority of our instructors and will not question team placements. We are professionals who care about your child and want them to enjoy dance for many years to come.
      • The deposit is a contingency fund and will cover any unexpected costs related to your dancer’s program during the year. We cannot always anticipate increases in competition fees or other expenses at the first of the year since next year’s prices haven’t been disclosed. Money not used during the year will be credited back to your account June 1.

Mandatory Summer Intensive:

      • Cost: $135-170 due July 1 (depending on team placement)
      • Date: July 10-13
      • Summer class schedule will be released with audition results

Mandatory Technique Tuesdays

      • Cost: $72-90, due August 1
      • Technique Tuesdays: July 18, 25, August 1, 15, 22
        • Must attend at least 2, can attend as many as you want at no additional cost
      • Summer class schedule will be released with audition results

Membership Fee $30 due July 1 (discounted)

Monthly Tuition

      • Ranges from 7 hours per week ($230/month) to 9 hours per week ($274/month)
      • Tuition is due on the 1st from September-May
      • The cost of monthly tuition is figured by using the Tuition Scale. After audition results are posted, you can find your tuition amount in your Parent Portal by clicking “View Financial History” and scrolling to Sept.

Optional Routines

      • Elite dancers (3rd grade and older) have the opportunity to be considered for 1 additional competition dance. These dances are referred to as "optional routines.”
      • Cost: $350, amortized in 10 payments Sept-June ($35/month)
      • Includes costume, competition fees at four local competitions
      • Adding an optional routine will increase the monthly tuition amount according to the hourly Tuition Scale. (30-45 minutes per week, $15-30 per month)

Specialty Routine (Solo, Duo, Trio)

      • Solos, duos, and trios are a great experience for many dancers and a big additional commitment.
      • To be eligible to apply, dancers must have demonstrated a commitment to dance and fulfilled their obligations as a dedicated teammate for a minimum of one year.
      • Not all applicants will be chosen for a solo/duo/trio routine every year. There are many factors that go into the decisions for approving solos, duos, and trios. If we feel you could benefit by supplementing your training this year with a solo, duo, or trio, you'll be approved. If we feel there are other avenues best suited for your growth and progress as a dancer this year, we'll help you know what those are so you can continue on the best path for your dance journey.
      • Applications will be sent out with team placements.

Elite Company Payment Overview for 2023-24:

June 2023 (finishing last year’s season):

      • Monthly Tuition (12 of 12)
      • Monthly Team Fees (10 of 10)

June 2023 (starting new season):

      • $45: Auditions
      • $100: Commitment Deposit/Contingency Fund (unused amount credited back on June 1)


      • $30: Registration/Membership (discounted)
      • $200: Company Dancer Kit for 2023-24 (team leo, fall performance gear, etc)
      • $135-$170: Summer Intensive


      • First of Year Order:
        • Company Jacket: Due August 1st, $110-130 (if new to program)
        • Team Bag: Due August 1st, $85-90 (if new to program)
        • Competition Makeup and Earrings: $70-80 - Due August 1st (if new to program)
      • $72-$90: Summer Dance/Technique Tuesdays/Boot Camp
      • $200: Company Team Fees Deposit


      • Monthly Tuition (due Sept-May)
      • Monthly Team Fees (10 payments, due Sept-June)

June 2024:

      • Final Monthly Team Fee Payment (10 payments, due Sept-June)
      • Contingency Credit ($100 deposit, any remaining balance is credited back)
      • Company Team Fees Deposit for 2024-25 ($200)
      • Monthly Team Fees for 2024-25 will be 10 payments, due Aug-May


      • Shoes and Tights for Performances: not included in program fees – Due either October 1st or November 1st after choreography and costuming is set. This could include jazz shoes, character shoes, hip hop shoes ($60-$95), etc.
      • Action Shots (optional): $50-$150 in April/May

Studio 56 Dance Center's Two Murray Locations:

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