Train - Unite - Perform
At Dance Discovery and Avery Ranch Dance & Music, the award-winning Performance Teams at both of our studio locations offer an advanced placement training program reaching beyond that of Dance Discovery’s community curriculum. The advanced team curriculum is designed especially for dancers with an interest and aptitude for the serious study of dance. Annual auditions are held for team placement with several different dance teams comprised of a variety of ages and dance styles. The foundational team levels focus on technical development in ballet, tap, and jazz. Teens then become a part of the Contemporary Ballet Company which adds modern dance technique as well as pointe. Ages 6 and up also may try out for the Hip Hop Teams.
Benefits to Dancers:
- Experience professional training
- Belong to a supportive group
- Experience advanced classes
- Perform 3 times yearly in state-of-the art theaters
- Build lasting friendships
- Attend annual conventions
2020/2021 Teams Event Dates:
Nutcracker Auditions: For Central Company and Avery Ranch Pearl and Jade ONLY at the Central Studio Sat. August 24th from 5-7pm. Please arrive in ballet class uniform, tights, ballet shoes, pointe shoes (if you have been in them for a year or more), and hair in a bun.
Bailando Team Convention: Virtual. Located at Texas A&M Corpus Christi
Showstopper Team Convention: not attending due to COVID
Nutcracker Suite & Holiday Hip Hop Performance 2020: Green screen recording and drive in movie showing for all teams.
Nutcracker: Rock-It-Pop, Quantum Crew, Jade Dancers, Sapphire Dancers, Moonstones, and Avery Ranch Nutcracker camp rehearsal and performance times are below:
Dress Rehearsal: Sunday, December 8th 5:00-6:30 pm (arrival 4:45 pm)
Performance: Sunday, December 8th 7:00-8:00 pm
Nutcracker: Galactic Storm, Emerald Dancers, Ruby Dancers, and Diamond Dancers rehearsal and performance times are below:
Dress Rehearsal: Tuesday, December 10th 4:30-6:00 pm (arrival 4:15 pm)
Performance: Tuesday, December 10th 6:30-7:30 pm
Nutcracker: Ricochet, Elite, Starbound, Dancerella, Ensemble, Dreamcatchers, and Central Nutcracker Camp rehearsal and performance times are below:
Dress Rehearsal: Wednesday, December 11th 4:30-6:00 pm (arrival 4:15 pm)
Performance: Wednesday, December 11th 6:30-7:30 pm
Nutcracker tickets go on sale to team members: October 28th.
Nutcracker tickets go on sale to the public: November 22nd.
Musical Theatre Show: Life Austin Amphitheatre April 10th
Hip Hop/Musical Theatre Competition: Encore, Feb 14-16 @ Hays CISD Performing Arts Center. Required for Elite, Kinect, Quantum, Galactic and Musical Theatre Triple Threat Troupe.
Team Auditions 2021:
Virtual and Socially Distanced auditions by application.
Team results will be posted: March 12, 2021
Team Gala Performance 2021: Life Austin Amphitheatre April 10th Mandatory for all teams.
Austin Dance Youth Festival: April 4-5, Participation Teams TBD
End of Year Recitals: Life Austin Amphitheatre June 5th
Attendance & Commitment Policies
Performance Team Levels I and higher will need to adhere to tight attendance and commitment policies. Students with excessive absences or tardiness and those missing a final class or a final rehearsal before any scheduled performance will not be in the upcoming performance. Students will have auditions before each scheduled performance to ensure their knowledge of the material that has been taught.
Students will need to attend their weekly classes along with their weekly rehearsal class. Classes that conflict with a team/company event will not meet. The event is in lieu of class. Prior to scheduled performances, extra rehearsals may be held at the studio. There will also be a rehearsal at the theatre for each event. Any students that are offered special parts or solos will have additional rehearsals in order to learn their parts as well; payment for these additional hours must be arranged when the role is accepted.
Team members are required to attend summer intensives each summer.