Mini-MAD & MAD Co. Youth Companies
Mini-MAD is for the dancer ages 8-12 with dance experience who wants more performance opportunities! Dancers should have a minimum level of Ballet 2 experience. Additional experience in Contemporary, Jazz or Lyrical Dance are also helpful but not required. The Audition for the 2021 Spring Semester will take place January 9th 2:00-3:30pm at MotionArts.
Dancers ages 8-11 (may turn 12 during the semester, if 12 by audition date should audition for MAD Co.) are required to take one Ballet class and one other class of choice (or more!) per week as well as required Saturday Rehearsals. Attendance is key! We ask that dancers attend their weekly classes regularly and miss no more than 2 rehearsals per semester.
Dancers will enjoy learning company pieces that they will perform in the community at various events, as well as at our final performance on stage at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater!
Semester Fee: $95.00 includes rehearsal time and all company costumes.
Questions? email us at email@example.com or call 812-961-0501.
MAD Co. is open to advanced dancers ages 12-18. Dancers should be at a minimum level of Ballet 3 and experience in Contemporary and Lyrical dance is helpful. Our Audition for the 2021 Spring Semester will take place January 9th 4:00-5:30pm at MotionArts. The Audition will consist of a ballet barre followed by both ballet and contemporary combinations at center.
Class Requirements: If chosen, members must enroll in a minimum of one ballet class and 2 additional technique classes of choice each week (pointe students must take a minimum of 2 ballet classes per week) in addition to company class on Saturdays before rehearsal.
Rehearsals are on Saturdays and occur weekly. Additional rehearsals may be added depending on casting and upcoming performances. Students will perform in a variety of dance genres depending on their interests, abilities, and casting needs.
Attendance is crucial. Dancers are expected to attend their weekly classes and rehearsals to maintain their company member status (with the exception of the summer session). If a dancer cannot attend, the School Director must be notified immediately. If a dancer misses more then the allowed number of excused absences (2 classes per enrolled class and 2 rehearsals per semester), they will not be allowed to participate in the company performances. Dancers may have opportunities to make up missed classes within a two week time frame of their missed class.
Performances consist of our final show at the end of each semester, as well as additional performances around Bloomington and surrounding communities. We may also audition pieces in the fall for RAD fest, a regional Contemporary Dance festival, which takes place in Kalamazoo, Michigan each spring (this is optional). MotionArts believes dance is an art form, not a sport. We do not participate in competitions.
Semester Company Fee: $250 (non-refundable) this covers all Rehearsals and Saturday Company Class as well as costumes (not the required weekly classes). Check out our Unlimited Class package- if your child is a member of the company, this would also include the company fee! If your child is interested or you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 812-961-0501.