Brava Dance Ensemble
The Brava Ensemble builds a repertoire of a variety of dances in all styles--ballet, tap, jazz, theatre dance, etc., and focuses on performance and entertaining an audience. The Ensemble dancers perform at Mistletoe Magic in Rye, are cast in our Christmas Show, and perform in either an opening number or the finale for our Spring Performance. Students 4th grade and up must be registered for at least five dance classes, including Jazz, two times per week Ballet, Tap, and Lyrical/Contemporary to be eligible for the Brava Dance Ensemble. Students 3rd grade and younger must be enrolled in Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Lyrical. Auditions take place once a year for new Ensemble members. Ensemble rehearsals will be scheduled certain Sundays, Saturday afternoons and Friday evenings. Rehearsal schedules will be sent out with Christmas Show casting.
Brava Dance Company
Brava Dance Company is a nationally ranked and award winning competition team. It is for individuals who are serious about studying dance at a higher, competitive level. Company requires a big committment, strong work ethic, passion and a drive for self-improvement.
Company dancers compete in 4-5 competitions and attend one or two dance conventions throughout the season. Senior, Teen and Junior and Mini Company Dancers are required to take a weekly technique classes in our Intensive track, including Ballet twice a week, Jazz, Lyrical/Contemporary and Tap, and be enrolled in Company rehearsal for their age group. Petite Company members (3rd grade and under) must take Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Lyrical. Summer Dance Intensive is required for ALL company members. If a dancer is chosen for company, they must be signed up for summer intensive before accepting. Extended Mini session is required for all Company dancers. Current students must be enrolled in our intensive track for at least a year before being considered for Company.
Brava Dance Apprentice Company
By audition only
Apprentice Company is a training company created to slowly introduce new dancers to the competition world, while developing their technique and performance for the competition setting. Apprentice Company dancers will compete one dance for our competition season at 2 local regional competitions, and attend 2-3 conventions throughout the season. Apprentice Company Dancers are required to take technique classes in our Intensive track, including Ballet twice a week, Jazz, Lyrical/Contemporary and Tap, and be enrolled in Apprentice Company rehearsal. Mini Session is also required. If a dancer is chosen for company, they must be signed up for summer intensive before accepting.
rehearsal dates (call times will be sent out a week before and will be scheduled between 12:00 and 4:00)
September 25, 26
October 2, 3
November 28, Mistleote Magic
Christmas show--tentative date:
Decmber 10, Dress Rehearsal, evening time TBD
December 12 performance, time TBD