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Dance Companies

About the Dance Companies:

In 2016, the Yocum Institute began the Yocum Dance Company and the Jr. Dance Company. The companies are designed to allow students from any dance studio to experience a formal, pre-professional dance company. The Yocum Dance Companies begins with sessions focusing on a structured ballet or modern warm-up and then choreography rehearsal. Performance opportunities will be available at the Institute and in the community.

Auditions for the 2018 Yocum Dance Company and Jr. Dance Company will be held on December 16 and January 6. Auditions will be held from 9:00 – 10:30 AM (Jr. Dance Company) and 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM (Sr. Dance Company).

 

No pre-registration is required for auditions. All dancers should arrive prior to the start time for further instructions.


DE01 Yocum Senior Dance Company (Ages 12+)

Two-hour sessions meet every Saturday except holidays.

Ann Burkot and Guest Dance Faculty

Designed to allow students from any dance studio to experience a formal, pre-professional dance company, the Yocum Senior Dance Company begins with a structured ballet warm-up (with an option for pointe) and then choreography rehearsal. Choreography from various styles of dance will be explored. Proper footwear for each style is expected. Company has a focus on creating a well-rounded and versatile dancer. Company will strive to teach proper technique, personal artistry, and development as a dancer. Performance opportunities will be available at the Institute and in the community. Students will get the chance to work with a professional, guest choreographer. Requirement: Students must be taking at least 2 dance classes per week.
Audition is required.
Saturdays, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
$60 per session ($120 per 1/2 year) for Institute dancers
$75 per session ($150 per 1/2 year) for non-Institute dancers


DE02 Yocum Junior Dance Company (Ages 8-11)

Hour and a half sessions meet every Saturday except holidays.

Ann Burkot and Guest Dance Faculty

Designed to allow students from any dance studio to experience a formal, pre-professional dance company, the Yocum Jr. Dance Company begins with a structured ballet warm-up and then choreography rehearsal. Choreography from various styles of dance will be explored. Proper footwear for each style is expected. Company has a focus on creating a well-rounded and versatile dancer. Company will strive to teach proper technique and challenge the student with difficult choreography. Performance opportunities will be available at the Institute and in the community.

Requirement: Students must be taking at least 2 dance classes per week.
Audition is required.
Saturdays, Time TBD

$45 per session ($90 per 1/2 year) for Institute dancers
$50 per session ($100 per 1/2 year) for non-Institute dancers


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