The Performing Groups

Requirements for dancers enrolled in The Academy’s performing group companies:


  • Dancer must attend our performing group audition August 24 for placement. All dancers will be placed, the reason for the audition is to match dancers with complimentary size/age and dance level 

      (make-up auditions will be available for those unable to attend).


  • Dancer must be enrolled in the minimum number of classes for their respective performing group for the full season (September-August). *Look below to find what classes are required for each company.


  • Dancer must be available for ONE REHEARSAL weekend based on choreographers availability September-April.


  • Dancer must be available for the Performing Group Rehearsal Class Friday at 6:30PM the week before any performance opportunity. 


  • Dancer must be available for 6 of these performances: 

April-         Children’s Day At the Plaza

May-          Knott’s Berry Farm/Great America, Farmers Market Performance 1

June-         Infusion, Pier 39

July-           Mid-State Fair, Paso De Robles

August-      Farmers Market Performance 2, The Annual Studio Show

***Specific dates and times will be confirmed with individual performance venues at a later date. This represents an approximation.


  • Dancer’s account will be charged an additional $10 a month to cover the following; Choreographers, Insurance, Staffing costs related to performances, BMI (music licensing), Travel costs associated with performances, performing group rehearsal time.


  • Dancer will be required to purchase an Academy of Dance T-shirt for performance venues that do not provide an accessible changing area. Each dance will have it’s own costume with a maximum of two costumes.