The commitment level is high but so are the rewards. The Company Elite program is for dancers 8-18 years of age with an extensive dance background. Dancers in this program will meet 4-6 times per week at the Buffalo Grove studio dancing a total of 8-10+ hours per week.
Company Elite members are taught by the best and most dedicated instructors at Soul 2 Sole. Our staff of professional and highly trained instructors know how to connect with children to produce great technical results while keeping the classes fun and upbeat. The students are taught proper technique in all areas of dance including ballet, lyrical, contemporary, jazz, and hip-hop. In addition, a strong emphasis is placed on how to be a great performer as well as auditioning techniques.
Company Elite members will be placed on the Company Elite roster for the 2013-2014 dance season. These dancers will potentially have opportunities to compete dances in Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical and/or Contemporary dance styles based on age and skill level. (You will not necessarily compete with the same group of dancers for every dance). Company Elite members will compete and perform these dances at dance conventions, dance competitions, and recitals. Dancers will have a set schedule of classes that they must attend on a weekly basis. They will also have the opportunity to participate in dance electives such as solos, duos, trios, and extra group numbers. ***(Elective dances may be required to attend an additional dance convention/competition.) ***
Your Company Elite technical class requirements are as follows:
Ballet Technique- 3 90 min. classes/week
Jazz Turns and Progressions 1 60 min. class /week
Stretch and Strengthen-1 60 min. class/week
Hip Hop Progressions- 1 90 min. class/week.
Company Elite members will also have several rehearsal hours per week each 60 min. long. These rehearsal hours are where choreography will be learned for competition. In addition, some dance company members may be required to take additional technical classes in a specific dance discipline in order to keep their Company Elite status. All of these class/rehearsal hours will be assigned to you and must be taken at the Buffalo Grove location.
Dance Electives (solo/duo/trio/extra groups)
Dance electives will be given to Company Elite members that have completed at least one year as a Performing member of Dance Company. These electives are optional – you are not required to accept them. They are an additional cost and time requirement and you may choose NOT to accept them.
Elective assignments are given to dancers who are at a superior technical level and are ready to take on more. They are in addition to your required dance hours per week. These assignments are the instructor’s choice and do NOT carry over from year to year. Please do not contact any staff member with requests for these assignments. We will NOT accept requests!