Company Dancers

Life as a dancer starts here.

Let us work with your kids and we will strive to produce:

  • Technically great dancers.
  • Artistically great dancers.
  • Competitively great dancers.
  • Dancers who know how to entertain.
  • Dancers who know how to work as a team.
  • Dancers who understand commitment, hard work, and the rewards they can bring.

Now just replace the word “dancers” with “people” in everything written above, and you’ll see the lifelong value that we can offer you.

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The Main Events

We make sure Company Dancers never run out of opportunities to improve themselves– in the classroom and on the stage.

Summer Intensive

World-Class dance instructors brought right here to Savannah.

Conventions/Competitions

Travel to great locations and meet dancers from around the country.

Fall Production

A full-scale stage production we put on every year at the historic Savannah Theatre.

Traveling Shows

Give back to the community– Christmas on the River, the Telfair, local nursing homes, and more.

Company Showcase

A collection of pieces from throughout the season and a few special designed just for Showcase.  Always a favorite!

Annual Recital

Company Dancers will be “featured dancers” with additional stage time and responsibilities.

Two Groups. One team.

There are two different groups (ensembles) within the Gretchen Greene Dancers, offering a choice of commitment and costs. If you’re auditioning for the company program, take a moment to decide which one fits you best.

What’s Involved?

Performance Ensemble

  • One Week Mandatory Boot Camp (August 7-11, 2017 – 4-7pm)
  • Occasional Saturday Rehearsals
  • One Optional Dance Convention
  • Fall Stage Production or Traveling Show
  • Company Showcase

Competitive Ensemble

  • Mandatory Summer Intensive (July 20-30 – all day)
  • Regular Saturday Rehearsals
  • Travel to Dance Conventions & Competitions
  • Fall Stage Production
  • Company Showcase
  • Nationals every other summer

What are Company Fees?

Performance Ensemble

$230/month:

  • Tuition for Dance Classes
  • All Rehearsals & Costuming
  • One week Boot Camp
  • Company Headshots

Competitive Ensemble

Starts at $430/month and includes:

  • Tuition for Dance Classes
  • Mandatory Summer Intensive
  • Saturday Technique Classes
  • Company Headshots
  • 2 Conventions
  • 3 Competitions
  • 3 Competition Group Pieces
  • All rehearsals

Any additional costs?

Performance Ensemble

  • Optional dance convention
  • Dancers will be required to have a company jacket

Competitive Ensemble

  • Dancers are responsible for their own travel arrangements to convention & competition.
  • Dancers will be required to have a company jacket
  • Dancers may be cast in additional group competition pieces, solo, duo or trio.  Additional fees for those additional dances would be added.

What are the requirements?

Performance Ensemble

  • Rising 1st-12th Graders can audition
  • At least 2 years of dance training
  • Good Attitude and a Love for Dance

Competitive Ensemble

Ages 7-9

  • Clean double Jazz pirouette
  • At least 1 full split
  • Clean 2nd position leap with prep

Ages 10-12

  • Clean triple jazz pirouette
  • At least 2 full splits
  • Clean bank (back attitude jete)

Ages 13-18

  • All of the above plus
  • Clean switch leap
  • 8 clean fouette turns

AUDITIONS

JUNE 6, 2017

  • 10am-12:30pm – Rising 6th-12th Graders
  • 1pm-2pm – Rising 4th-5th Graders
  • 2pm-3pm – Rising 1st-3rd Graders

Making the cut.

Although we would love to take every single student in the program, unfortunately we must limit the size of the group to make sure we can guarantee the quality you deserve.

There are many, many factors that go into the decision-making process. The requirements are just the start.

Our entire faculty will be on hand for the audition process. You must respect their final decision regarding auditions.

  • attendance counts
  • behavior counts
  • parental support counts
  • learning dances quickly counts
  • rhythm counts
  • stage presence and emotion counts

On Time. Every time.

ClockPunctuality counts. Dancers should arrive a few minutes early to fill out audition forms and do some stretching.

The Right Tools

ToolsDancers should always bring all their dance shoes to an audition (at the very least, Ballet, Tap and Jazz shoes.)

Which is Which?

HelpPerformance or Competitive? Please know which you are interested in prior to arriving.

Dress to Impress

leotard1Girls should wear Black Leotard and Pink Tights with hair in bun. Boys should wear White T-shirt and black shorts.