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 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
2019/2020 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.
Team Photo Week: 9/6/19, 9/9/19-9/14/19
Bailando Team Convention: Required for Pearl and Company. October 3-6, 2019. Located at Texas A&M Corpus Christi
Showstopper Team Convention: Required for Ensemble, Kinect Hip Hop, Elite Hip Hop, Jade, Sapphire, Quantum Hip Hop, Galactic. Optional for Emerald, Pearl, Company and Ricochet. November 1-3 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine, Tx.
Nutcracker Suite & Holiday Hip Hop Performance 2019: Dec 8,10-11, 2019 @ Scottish Rite Theatre 207 W. 18th St., Austin, TX 78701 MANDATORY ALL TEAMS
Team Auditions 2019:
Central Studio Audition Dates and Times:
Hip Hop: Saturday, March @ 7 2:45-4:45
Primary Level: Saturday, March @7 5-6pm
Level 1: Saturday, March 7 @ 6-7
Level 2 and up: Ballet Audition in class on Monday, March 2 from 6:30-8:30 and Modern audition in class on Thursday March 5 from 6:30-8:30
Avery Ranch Studio Auditions: Feb 24-28 students will be learning their combination to audition on Feb 29th.
Feb 24- Jade and Pearl 5:30-7:45 Adv. Contemporary and Quantum 7:30-9:00
Feb 25- Primary 4:00-5:30 and Galactic 7:30-8:30
Feb 26- Level 1 4-5:30
Feb 27- Pearl/Jade Ballet 4-5:30 and Rock it Pop 5:15-6:15
Feb 28- Level 2/3 Contemporary and Ballet 6:00-8:00
Feb 29- 12:45-1:45 auditioning Level 2/3, 1:45-2:45 Adv teams, 3:30-4:30 Primary, 4:30-5:30 Level 1, 5:30-7:00 Hip Hop
Hip Hop/Musical Theater Competition: Encore, Feb 14-16 @ Hays CISD Performing Arts Center. Required for Elite, Kinect, Quantum, Galactic and Musical Theater Triple Threat Troupe.
Team results will be posted: March 9-14, 2020
Team Gala Performance 2020: March 26-28, 2020 Boyd Vance Theatre; Mandatory for all teams.
Austin Dance Youth Festival: April 4-5, Participation Teams TBD
End of Year Recitals: Primary and Level 1 Teams- May 28-30, 2020 at St. Michael’s Catholic Academy. Level 2 and up June 14-16,2020 at the St. Andrew’s Dell Fine Arts Center.
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.