About the Performance Company

Performance Company is an assemblage of our most serious students. To be a part of Performance Company, dancers are required to take part in an audition process and are evaluated by adjudicators and the Nardi faculty for their final company placements. Performance Company dancers are committed to their craft, multi-versatile performers, and thrive in group environments. These dancers compete at some of the most infamous dance competitions in the country locally and regionally. In addition to competing, these dancers have extra performance opportunities at local events and charity showcases. This program takes dance training to the next level, builds self-esteem, provides a sense of community, and creates everlasting memories.

Auditions and Requirements
Our audition process takes place in a positive environment, and is desgined to give our students an idea of what a real audition might be like without the pressure of negative feedback. Dancers will learn various phrase work that demonstrates their abilities. Dancers will be critiqued and scored based on their performance. Serious studentes interested in dance and performance oppurtunities are encouraged to attend the studio's auditions. 

Sign up for the audition by going into your Akada Parent Portal and registering for our audition class. Your account will incu a fee of $10 per student auditioning. 

Students should wear a solid black leotard with your choice of pink, tan or black tights. Hair should be neatly pulled back, no jewelry. Make sure to bring all dance shoes and a water bottle to the audition. 

Placement and acceptance:
Students will receive an email with their company placement. Parents will then need to log onto their parent portals to register for the Performance Company Classes.

Performance Company Classes:

Senior Elite Company: Meet one day a week for a 2 hour class and perform 3 pieces. In addition, they must take classical ballet, jazz, and 3 additional technique classes of choice throughout the year.

Senior Company: Meet one day a week for a 1 ½ hour class and perform 2 pieces. In addition, they must take classical ballet, jazz, and 2 additional technique classes of choice throughout the year.

Teen Elite Company: Meet one day a week for a 1 ½ hour class and perform 2 pieces. In addition, they must take classical ballet, jazz, and 1 additional technique classes of choice throughout the year.

Petite Elite Company: Meet one day a week for a 1 ½ hour class and perform 2 pieces. In addition, they must take classical ballet, jazz, and 1 additional technique classes of choice throughout the year.

Mini Company: Meet one day a week for a 1 ½ hour class and perform 2 pieces. In addition, must take a combination dance class of ballet, jazz, and tap.

Preparation:
Choreography begins in September. We recommend that all qualified dancers take part in our August Summer classes to stay physically ready before the start of September classes. Company dancers are expected to invest in their training. To be in top condition for the beginning of the year and the competitive season, we ask that dancers take part in this exclusive summer program designed specifically for this selected group.

Solos or Duets:
Dancers are encouraged to sign up for a private or semi-private lesson with one of our faculty to learn a solo or duet that can be entered into any of the competitions we enter. This solo & duets will also be performed in our annual dance recital.

Costs:
The first $100 payment, $150 for Senior level, is due in July with the signing of your acceptance and agreement contract, this payment will be applied to your costume deposit.

Members are required to purchase our performance company attire, which will be worn to all competitions and performances.

The company classes cost $70 per month, $90 for Senior Elite level, payable at sign-up and again Sept to May. This cost includes your team classes, choreography, and administration fees to operate our Company.

Average costs:
Costume average: $60 per dance
Entrance Fees for Group Dances: $50 per person
Entrance fees for solo/duets/trios: $65 -$120