FUSION DANCE COMPANY
Accelerated Dance Training Since 2003
Our mission is to offer professional dance training in all genres of dance to young, aspiring dancers. We strive to offer frequent and abundant opportunities that will enhance their dance knowledge and training. We work as mentors to dancers and nurture them in a positive learning environment. We provide ample opportunities for all dancers to perform and compete with dance as an art form.
Goals & Purpose
The main objective to Fusion Dance Company is to give dancers who want to take dance to the next level the training, guidance and opportunities to do so. The Company program is designed to encourage individual progress through their dance education, providing accelerated technical training and numerous performing opportunities. The Company also serves as a guide for older dancers on their path toward a professional dance-related career or college. We will achieve these goals by requiring that each dancer trains in weekly technique classes and rehearsals, participates in performances, attends professional dance conventions and maintains a passion and love for the art of dance!
· To perform and compete representing HYPE Dance Studio
· To share our passion for dance with our community
· To achieve excellence at competitions and conventions
· To display superior dance technique, style, and stage presence at all events
· To be dedicated to weekly training
· To work hard, be dedicated, and fulfill all commitments
· To maintain our skills and improve them throughout the year
· To be good role models and set good examples for all dancers
· To have fun and enjoy every moment of our season!
ATTIRE: APPROPRIATE SHOES, ALL BLACK DANCE ATTIRE, HAIR PULLED NEATLY BACK INTO PONYTAIL.
BRING BALLET SHOES AS WELL AS JAZZ SHOES FOR JAZZ COMPANY AUDITION. Sneakers for Hip Hop.
ARRIVE: 15 MINUTES EARLY TO SIGN-IN / STRETCH
RESULTS POSTED: Friday, Aug. 2 at 5:00 PM.
PARENT MEETING: A PARENT MEETING WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, August 6th AT 5:30PM. WE WILL DISCUSS THE SEASON’S EVENT SCHEDULE, TRAINING, COSTS, ETC. PLEASE MAKE SURE EACH DANCER HAS A PARENT OR FAMILY MEMBER THAT CAN ATTEND THIS MEETING!
FDC DANCE RETREAT 2019
August 5-8 we will be preparing all Fusion dancers with our annual intensive week. Guest teachers and in-house choreographers will be working with all Fusion kids…training in all styles, learning choreography for their new routines, team building with the new 2019-2020 Fusion Family, and more!!! This week is the FUSION WAY of kicking off the year! All Mini and Fusion dancers will be required to attend ALL 4 DAYS. Minis: $150.00 per dancer (attends *9:00-1:00 daily). FDC Dancers: $195.00 per dancer (attends *9:00 AM – 4:00 PM daily). A detailed schedule will be given out after auditions. *Tentative schedule
Each year dancers must audition for a space in Fusion Dance Company. The auditions are FREE, and there are different sections relating to each style. The purpose of the audition is to accept dancers into FDC 2019-2020, and for placement / casting in to technique classes and group routines.
Dancers who want to perform, train and compete with jazz (and its related styles) must attend the Jazz Audition. This includes ballet, contemporary and a jazz combination. Dancers who want to perform, train and compete in hip hop must attend the Hip Hop Audition, which includes tricks/skills and a hip hop combination. Dancers wanting to perform and compete in tap must attend the Tap Audition for upper level tap classes III and/or IV to be placed in the correct class. Please follow the auditions age guidelines. All auditions are kept positive and encouraging!! We ask that dancers come prepared focused and attentive. No talking is allowed during auditions. Dancers should wear the appropriate attire and shoes for each style. Dancers are scored on technique and performance ability. After the audition, a cast list with each dancer’s number will be posted. These results announce the members of FDC 2019-2020. All dancers will be evaluated and grouped according to the ability of the dancer and the artistic vision of the director and choreographers.
Results: they will be posted on the front door of the studio on Friday, August 2 at 5:00 PM. Please make sure you keep your number, as dancer’s numbers will be posted (not names). Please make sure you give us the correct email address at auditions so that we may contact you when needed.
Casting/Groups for routines will be based on the choreographer’s and director’s vision for each piece. Dancers must possess the necessary skills (or potential to have those skills) that each routine requires. We are also looking at the level each dancer is at the time of auditions, and group them according to how we think they will grow the most. We whole-heartedly believe that all dancers are worthy of this opportunity, so there will be routines and parts for every company dancer. Just like in all activities, there are different levels of difficulty and skill. And just like in all areas of life, we must put the work in to achieve them. Sense of entitlement can break a dancer’s spirit, and it is our job to help them understand that growth comes from education and training. Groups/class schedules are announced after company auditions results.
We are excited to form our FDC group for the 2019-2020 season! Please show encouragement and support for everyone during this process and at results.