Artists at Momentum Dance Project are provided many opportunities to perform. What makes us unique is that every individual decides the level of commitment they are seeking. There is no minimum of dances needed to be a part of our team which allows for other activities in their lives.
Momentum Dance Project's Competition Performance Company is comprised of our Senior/Teen & Junior Competition Company and the Tulip Buds Intro to Competition Company Performers. Dancers are placed in a particular company and/or pieces based on, technical proficiency, artistic maturity, stage experience, memory, and execution of choreography as well as attendance, enthusiasm, and commitment to classes they are registered for. Age is a consideration, though not the ultimate determining factor when putting pieces together. We select the company and piece that will ultimately aid the dancer in having the most potential for growth as well as considering their personal goals when meeting with them and families one on one.
All auditions are held during the summer before the start of the next season and are used as a guide for placement. Dancers are required to attend the summer audition weeks so as to be able to best place each dancer in the correct leveled classes as well as understand their style and artistry for solo, duet, trio, and group casting.
If there a dancer that is unavailable for any audition days or is coming into the season late, he or she may contact the Artistic Director in order to set up a time to meet and correctly place them.
Momentum Dance Project is unique in that each dancer may choose the level of commitment they are seeking regarding how many pieces he or she would like to perform in. This allows dancers that may be involved in other activities or performance companies to also be a part of our competition company while also serving the dancer that wants to make this their primary focus or career goal. How many pieces, and therefore classes, he or she chooses to commit to also helps to determine what pieces he or she will be placed in. The commitment contract is for the entirety of the season which ends with our showcase.
Class requirements are based off of how many pieces the dancer has committed to but are in no way a limitation to how many classes a student may take. A full list of required classes as well as elective class options will be made available and selected at the beginning of the season.
Each company's competition schedule and required dates will be given to the family once all performances are solidified. This is usually comprised of two competitions for the Tulip Bud Company and three competitions for the Competition Company. This is in no way a limitation of competitions or conventions each dancer may attend. A full list of options will be given at the beginning of the season and selections may be made for other competitions/conventions dancers may want to attend apart from our full studio competitions.
We prioritize the comfort and well-being of our dancers. We believe that all dances and costumes must be suitable for each dancer's age level, and we take pride in dressing and choreographing our dancers in alignment with our values. This means that we prioritize the appropriate level of exposure for each dancer, ensuring that they feel comfortable and confident on stage. We believe that by emphasizing the importance of appropriate costuming and choreography, we can create a safe and empowering environment where all dancers can thrive.
For additional information regarding our Competition Performance Company, please contact us. We would love to hear from you and discuss in more detail the options that are available to your son or daughter and the mission of Momentum Dance Project.