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2022 Performance Company Auditions

About the Company

The Dance Connection Performance Company is for dancers who want more performance opportunities than the once-a-year annual recital. The team competes locally 2-3 times per year and travels nationally once a year. This company offers professional training in all genres of dances and exposes young aspiring dancers to opportunities that will enhance their dance knowledge and training.

Companies & Routines

  • Petite Jazz
    Dance for Life
    Ages 6-9
    Choreography: Donna Iaboni
    Class Requirements:  1 ballet & 1 jazz class per week
  • Petite Production
    Witches (part of Halloweentown)
    Ages 6-9
    Choreography: Jenn D’Auria
    Class Requirements:  1 ballet & 1 jazz class per week
  • Petite/Junior Jazz
    Crowd Go Crazy
    Ages 6-11
    Choreography: Emily Civitella
    Class Requirements:  1 ballet & 1 jazz class per week
  • Petite/Junior Jazz
    Bop
    Ages 6-11
    Choreography: Victoria Flick
    Class Requirements:  1 ballet & 1 jazz class per week
  • Junior Jazz
    Party People
    Ages 10-12
    Choreography: Donna Iaboni
    Class Requirements:  1 ballet & 1 jazz class per week
  • Junior Tap
    One More Time
    Ages 10-12
    Choreography: Ava Nicole Bryant
    Class Requirements:  1 tap class per week
  • Junior Production
    Ghosts (part of Halloweentown)
    Ages 10-12
    Choreography: Emily Civitella
    Class Requirements:  1 ballet & 1 jazz class per week
  • Junior/Senior Jazz
    Move A Little Faster
    Ages 10+
    Choreography: Donna Iaboni
    Class Requirements:  2 ballet & 2 jazz classes per week
  • Junior/Senior Musical Theatre
    The Cover is Not a Book
    Ages 10+
    Choreography: Melinda Civitella
    Class Requirements:  1 ballet & 1 jazz class per week
  • Senior Open
    Beetlejuice
    Ages 12+
    Choreography: Victoria Flick
    Class Requirements:  2 ballet & 2 jazz classes per week
  • Senior Jazz
    Where Did Our Love Go
    Ages 12+
    Choreography: Emily Civitella
    Class Requirements:  2 ballet & 2 jazz classes per week
  • Senior Tap
    Jumping Jack
    Ages 12+
    Choreography: Jenn D’Auria
    Class Requirements:  2 tap classes per week
  • Senior Contemporary
    Come to Me
    Ages 12+
    Choreography: Emily Civitella
    Class Requirements:  2 ballet & 1 contemporary class per week
  • Senior Production
    Skeletons (part of Halloweentown)
    Ages 13+
    Choreography: Donna Iaboni
    Class Requirements:  1 ballet & 1 jazz class per week

 

Ages based on January 1, 2022

Audition Schedule

Sunday, November 7, 2021

10:00-10:30AM – Check In and Warmup
10:30-11:10AM – Dance for Life and The Cover is Not a Book
11:15-11:55AM – Crowd Go Crazy and Jumping Jack
12:00-12:40PM – Witches, Ghosts, and Skeletons
12:45-1:25PM – Break
1:30-2:10PM – Bop and Come to Me
2:15-2:55PM – One More Time and Where Did Our Love Go
3:00-3:40PM – Party People and Beetlejuice
3:45-4:25PM – Move a Little Faster

Audition Sign Up

Rehearsal Schedule

Each dance will be scheduled five 30 minute rehearsal slots on Week A or Week B schedules which will be held on the following dates:
December 3, December 10, January 14, January 21, February 4, February 18, March 11, March 18, May 13, May 20
Which weeks are Week A vs. Week B will be announced following auditions.

In addition, the following dates will be full company rehearsals:
December 17, January 7, January 30, February 11, March 6, March 25, April 1, April 3 (dress rehearsal), April 15, April 29, June 3

Rehearsal dates for late June-mid July are TBD.

Competition/Performance Schedule

  • True Talent Regional Competition
    West Milford, NJ
    April 8-10
  • Step Up 2 Dance Regional Competition
    Millstone, NJ
    May 6-7
  • National Competition
    Competition TBD
    New Jersey
    Hold July 11-18
  • An additional solo, duet, and trio competition is TBD.
  • Additional local performances may be coordinated as schedules and guidelines permit.
  • All dates are subject to change.

Tuition & Expenses

The following tuition will be billed December thru July: 

Additional Costs:
  • Mode Dion Makeup Package approx. $148

  • Company Jacket approx. $115

  • Costumes approx. $45-125 per dance

  • Entry Fees approx. $38-65 per dance, per competition

  • Travel to competitions outside of LI hotel, gas, tolls, food

  • Administrative Fees $50 per regional event | $100 per national event
    (covers event expenses including, but not limited to: set/prop shipping expenditures, travel expenses for the studio management team representative(s) on site, entry fee processing and other administrative costs) **Season divided into individual event fees

    In addition to the above expenditures, each family will be required to sign up to assist with truck loading/unloading at events throughout the year to help get dancers’ scenery and props ready for each location.