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The Metro Arts Dance Companies are designed for students who are passionate about performing and would like to spend more time dancing during the week. Company students are ones who show dedication in their technique classes through consistent attendance, serve as role models for students in their classes and who have the desire to dive deeper into dance.

Company rehearsals are the time students spend learning choreography for the additional dances they perform in for Winter Arts Showcase and the Spring Production.

In addition to learning dance, company time is focused on setting that fun, positive, team building and engaging learning environment that is so critical to developing youth. Because these groups spend so much time in classes and rehearsals together, it is a great way for students to bond with their peers who share the same passion for dance.

For more information on all dance companies, contact: mollys@tacomaparks.com

Upcoming Activities

Metro Arts Dance: Senior Company

Jan 14, 2020 - Feb 25, 2020
Each Tue 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
School of the Arts – Ted Brown
Senior Company students are required to take the Senior Company Rehearsal, Pre-Pointe, Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary Modern classes. Required classes are held at Tacoma School…

Metro Arts Dance: Mini Company

Jan 18, 2020 - Feb 29, 2020
Each Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 am
School of the Arts – Ted Brown
*Instructor permission required. Mini Company students are required to take Mini Company Rehearsal and Ballet 2 days/week, with one of the required days being a Monday and the…

Metro Arts Dance: Junior Company

Jan 18, 2020 - Feb 29, 2020
Each Sat 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
School of the Arts – Ted Brown
Junior Company students are required to take the Junior Company Rehearsal, Intermediate 8-12Y Ballet (2 days/week), and Jazz classes. All required classes are held at Tacoma S…

Metro Arts Dance: Senior Company

Mar 3, 2020 - Apr 14, 2020
Each Tue 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Except:
Tuesday, Apr 7, 2020
School of the Arts – Ted Brown
Senior Company students are required to take the Senior Company Rehearsal, Pre-Pointe, Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary Modern classes. Required classes are held at Tacoma School…

Metro Arts Dance: Mini Company

Mar 7, 2020 - Apr 18, 2020
Each Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Except:
Saturday, Apr 11, 2020
School of the Arts – Ted Brown
*Instructor permission required. Mini Company students are required to take Mini Company Rehearsal and Ballet 2 days/week, with one of the required days being a Monday and the…

Metro Arts Dance: Junior Company

Mar 7, 2020 - Apr 18, 2020
Each Sat 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Except:
Saturday, Apr 11, 2020
School of the Arts – Ted Brown
Junior Company students are required to take the Junior Company Rehearsal, Intermediate 8-12Y Ballet (2 days/week), and Jazz classes. All required classes are held at Tacoma S…

Metro Arts Dance: Senior Company

Apr 21, 2020 - Jun 2, 2020
Each Tue 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
School of the Arts – Ted Brown
Senior Company students are required to take the Senior Company Rehearsal, Pre-Pointe, Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary Modern classes. Required classes are held at Tacoma School…

Metro Arts Dance: Mini Company

Apr 25, 2020 - Jun 6, 2020
Each Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Except:
Saturday, May 23, 2020
School of the Arts – Ted Brown
*Instructor permission required. Mini Company students are required to take Mini Company Rehearsal and Ballet 2 days/week, with one of the required days being a Monday and the…

Metro Arts Dance: Junior Company

Apr 25, 2020 - Jun 6, 2020
Each Sat 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Except:
Saturday, May 23, 2020
School of the Arts – Ted Brown
Junior Company students are required to take the Junior Company Rehearsal, Intermediate 8-12Y Ballet (2 days/week), and Jazz classes. All required classes are held at Tacoma S…

Dance Companies

Mini Company: 6 - 8 Y

Mini Company: 6 – 8 Y

Mini Company students are required to take Mini Company Rehearsal and Ballet two days per week, with one of the required days being a Monday and the other a Saturday, at Tacoma School of the Arts.

This particular ballet class backs up to the company rehearsal time, which is more convenient for parents and children. It is also suggested these students register for the 6-8 year old jazz class on Monday nights at Tacoma School of the Arts, but it is not a requirement.

Registration is open Fall Session 1 and Winter Session 2.

There is not an audition to be part of this group, but parent conference and teacher recommendation is necessary to ensure the student is ready to take that next step.

Junior Company: 9 - 12 Y

Junior Company: 9 – 12 Y

Junior Company students are required to take the Junior Company Rehearsal, Intermediate 8-12Y Ballet (two days per week), and Jazz classes. All required classes are held at Tacoma School of the Arts.

Many of these students opt to enroll in tap or hip-hop in addition to the required classes.

Junior Company students are required to either take the One Week Summer Dance Intensive or weekly classes during the summer as part of their company commitment. During the Dance Intensive Camp instructors will gauge students over the course of a week and also take a practice audition during the camp, or to audition during the last week of August in a more traditional audition setting.

Teacher recommendation is valued highly when considering placement for these students within the company. Audition is required.

 

Senior Company: 12 - 17Y

Senior Company: 12 – 17Y

Senior Company students are required to take the Senior Company Rehearsal, Pre-Pointe, Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary Modern classes.

Required classes are held at Tacoma School of the Arts. It is recommended these students take ballet three times per week.

Students should expect to take classes from a variety of instructors so as to enhance their dance knowledge and training.

Senior Company students are only accepted via an audition process, which consists of teacher recommendation, interview and traditional dance audition, and takes place the last week of August.

En Dehor Dance Company: 12 - 17Y

En Dehor Dance Company: 12 – 17Y

Metro Arts is pleased to announce a new addition to the fall line-up of classes and companies. Under the direction of dancer and choreographer Kelly Fleischmann, Metro Arts welcomes En Dehors Dance Company which is comprised of dancers who must audition and are hand selected based upon technique and ability in multiple dance disciplines. Auditions occur in the fall.

This company meets on Wednesdays with Miss Kelly and classes will consist of ballet, tap, conditioning, theatre and choreography to name a few, along with ballet with Miss Amanda on Thursdays.

Interested dancers will ONLY be considered by attending dance auditions. This company will perform in various dance performances throughout the calendar year with Metro Arts, and will also perform in additional recital performance opportunities. This is a separate dance troupe from Mini, Junior and Senior Companies. Audition Required.