Train - Unite - Perform
At Dance Discovery, the award-winning Central Dance Theatre Academy Teams at both of our studio locations offer an advanced placement training program reaching beyond that of Dance Discovery’s community curriculum at both studio locations. The academy curriculum is designed especially for dancers with an interest and aptitude for the serious study of dance. Annual auditions are held for placement in the Academy 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 8 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 4 times yearly in state-of-the art theaters
- Build lasting friendships
- Attend annual conventions
2017/2018 New Teams Summer Event Dates:
Summer Intensive: Company 4 Avery & Central Petrichor Company & Sr. Ensemble June 6-10 2:00-6:00 at 7729 Burnet Rd.(Company Summer Intensive dates are annually the Tues.-Sat. after the June recital. The location alternates each year.)
Contemporary Mini Intensive: Mandatory for Company 3; Suggested for Company 4. June 13-15 2:00-4:00 at Avery Ranch with Stacey.
August 19th Choreography Workshops at Central Studio 7729 Burnet Rd.
12:00-2:00 Company 4 from Avery Ranch
3:00-5:00 Ricochet & Galactic Storm
5:30-8:30 Kinect Crew & Quantum Crew
Team Spirit Night Mandatory for all Teams at their specific studio. Team Photos will be taken.
Central Studio: Saturday, Sept. 9th 5:00-7:00 pm
Avery Ranch Studio: Saturday, Sept. 16th 5:00-7:00 pm
Fall Festival Performance- Ricochet and Kinect Crew Hip Hop Teams performance, Oct 28th at Bryker Woods Elementary 3309 Kerbey Ln, Austin, TX 78703 from 4:45 pm-5:30 pm.
Team Convention 2017 Showstoppers Convention November 3-5, 2017 Great Wolf Lodge Grapevine TX. Mandatory for: Avery Company 4, Avery Company 3, Kinect Crew, Quantum Crew, Jr. Ensemble & Sr. Ensemble. Suggested for Central Company and all other teams. (Central Company is required to attend and perform at ASH convention as well Feb. 23-25, 2018.)
Nutcracker Suite & Holiday Hip Hop Performance 2017: Rehearsal Friday Dec. 1, 2017 5:30-8:30 (Specific Teams). Dress Rehearsal & Show Thursday, Dec. 7, 4:30-8:30 (Specific Teams). Shows Friday Dec. 8, 2017 5:30 & 7:30 (Specific Teams). Dress Rehearsals and Performances @ Scottish Rite Theatre 207 W. 18th St., Austin, TX 78701 MANDATORY ALL TEAMS
Team Convention 2018 ASH Convention February 23-25, 2018 The Sheraton Hotel Dallas, Dallas TX. Mandatory for: Central Petrichor Company. Optional for all other teams.
Team Gala Performance 2018: Rehearsal Friday April 13, 2018 4:30-7:30 & Shows Saturday April 14, 2018 4:00 & 6:30 at Scottish Rite Theatre 207 W. 18th St., Austin, TX 78701 MANDATORY ALL TEAMS EXCEPT DIAMOND DANCERS AND DANCING QUEENS.
Team Auditions 2018: Free Auditions Friday March 23rd 4:30-8:30 Avery Ranch and Sunday March 25th, 2018 1:00-5:00 Central Studio. Private auditions for any season may be scheduled for $30 after the audition date. Private auditions close after June 12th.
Encore Competition: Kinect Crew & Quantum Crew Only- TBA Spring 2018
Showstopper Competition: Kinect Crew & Quantum Crew Only- TBA Spring 2018
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.