We have an annual studio-wide Collage Concert in early June featuring and showcasing the entire studio along with each students' skillset!
In addition to the End of the Year Recital:
Singers perform several times a year: at Family & Friends Nights, Charity Events, Holiday Concerts, and more!
Actors perform in the Acting company (see below) in addition to Charity Events, Holiday Concerts, and Family & Friends Nights.
Dancers who have trained for more than 3 years at The Studio are eligible to perform in the Dance Company (see below).
THE DANCE COMPANY
The Dance Company is open to any dance student that has taken at least three years of ballet, and wants more performance opportunities.
The Company performs several times a year with an Original Storybook Ballet/Dance Production (a full theatrical production), as well as performances for charities such as the Make A Wish Foundation, Junior Achievement, Festival of Trees and area Senior Assisted Living/Nursing Centers.
The time commitment is approximately 1 extra hour per week for the mini company, 1-2 hours a week for the junior company and 1-3 hours a week for the advanced/senior dancers, with the first performance being a holiday performance scheduled in mid-December. There is an audition in late August/early September for placement only.
The technical and personal growth the dancers experience during their time in the company is a key component of their success in dancing, and the friendships and support gained from each other across all ages and levels is unique.
The cost to participate in the company is $200 per year. Parents are an important component of the company's success: they assist in putting together their student's costumes under guidance from a costumer (either physically by sewing it, or monetarily by buying it), help with any props needed or set pieces to be made, help supply and run the snack table fundraiser before, during and after shows, sell at least 10 tickets per student for the production (which helps pay the cost of renting the theatre), as well as help out with any other company needs.
THE ACTING COMPANY
The Acting Company is open to any acting or musical theatre student and is taken directly from participation in the class(es). Acting and Musical Theatre students will participate in 1-2 “Family and Friends Nights” at The Studio where they will put on scenes with partners, act in a play (full production in a black box/intimate theatre) as well as possible musical theatre shows in the future, depending upon singing abilities to carry a musical show through to production.
There is little outside rehearsal (from class time) until close to the show, when the last few weekends may require extra rehearsal time. Auditions for roles are held during class time in both the fall and the spring, which allows the students to see how auditions are run and work on their audition technique.
Plays are chosen based on challenge for the students in age-appropriate material, and great effort is made to ensure equal status among all the roles for development. Students are expected to learn their lines and blocking early in the rehearsal process so they can be directed.
Cost to participate in the play(s) is currently free but students/parents are expected to supply the costume, help with any props needed or set pieces to be made. Parents and other family members are also expected to help supply and run the snack table fundraiser before, during and after shows, as well as sell at least 10 tickets per student for the play (which helps to pay for the cost of renting the theatre). Renting a studio costume (if available) is $25 per costume, and is expected to be returned clean and pressed after the run of the show.