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Brava Dance Ensemble

By audtion only

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 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 Competitve Teams(Brava Apprentice, Brava Core, Brava Company)
By audition only

Brava Dance Company is a nationally ranked and award winning competition team.  It is for individuals who are serious about training in 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 two to three dance conventions throughout the season.  Senior, Teen, Junior and Mini Company Dancers are required to take 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 Apprentice 

By audition only

Brava Apprentice 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 is invited to 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. 
 

Brava Core

By audition only

Brava Core is our competitive team that attends 2-3 local competitions per season and is invited to attend conventions with our Brava Company dancers.  Brava Core 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 Core rehearsal. Mini Session is also required. If a dancer is chosen for Brava Core, they must be signed up for summer intensive before accepting. Choreography week and Boot Camp is also required.

Ensemble News 

rehearsal dates: (call times will be sent out a week before and will be scheduled between 12:00 and 4:00 on Sundays and between 12-4 on Saturdays)

Brava Ensemble Rehearsals Fall Session I 2022

Saturday, September 10, 2022 (all ensemble meeting & first rehearsal)

Saturday, September 17, 2022 

Saturday, September 24

Sunday, October 2, 2022 

Saturday, October 15, 2022 

Sunday, October 24, 2022 

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Saturday, November 19, 2022

DECEMBER DATES TBA**

Saturday, December 10, Land of the Sweets in studio dress rehearsal!

Sunday, December 11, Land of the Sweets-- onstage dress rehearsal and performance at the Port Chester Middle School.

2023 Winter / Spring Session II 

January 8

February 5

February 26

March 12

March 19

April 23

May 7

AUDITION INFORMATION:

Brava Dance Company is a nationally recognized and award winning competition team.  It is for individuals who are serious about studying dance at a higher, competitive level.  Company requires a big commitment, strong work ethic, passion and a drive for self-improvement. 

REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPETITIVE TEAMS (Brava Apprentice, Brava Core and Brava Company):  

  • At least 2 weeks of the Summer Dance Intensive.
  • September Boot Camp
  • Mini Session enrollment is required.
  • During Session I and II:  Dancers 4th grade and up are required to take Intensive track Ballet twice a week, Jazz, Lyrical/Contemporary and Tap, and be enrolled in rehearsal for their age group.  
  • Petite Team dancers (3rd grade and under) members must take at least once a week ballet, jazz, tap and Company Rehearsal.  Lyrical is required for Level 1 dancers. Ensemble is encouraged.
  • You may not dance at another studio and be in the Brava Dance Company or Brava Dance Ensemble. 

We are looking for dancers for all of our teams in all age groups: Petite, Mini, Junior, Teen and Senior.  Each dancer in Company must have two splits and a clean, double pirouette on both sides. While it is important that dancers have these core skills, there are also other aspects of technique that we look for as well as ability to pick up choreography quickly and quality of movement.  We are also looking for dancers who attend all of their regular weekly classes throughout the year, show up for rehearsals, have a great attitude in class, and a strong work ethic.  These characteristics are very important as our dancers represent Brava and become an example to the younger students at the studio.  

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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 are cast in our Christmas show, and perform in either an opening number or the finale for our Spring Performance.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ENSEMBLE:   

  • At least 1 week of the Summer Dance Intensive.
  • Mini Session enrollment is strongly encouraged for studio track dancers.
  • Session I and II, four or more dance classes per week at Brava Dance Center, including Jazz, Ballet, Tap and Lyrical/Contemporary
  • Must be able to attend all Ensemble Christmas Show rehearsals, Mistletoe Magic rehearsals and Finale or Opening Number rehearsals.
  • Must be able to attend additional rehearsals as needed, usually on Saturdays and Sundays and some Friday.  Call times will be announced at least a week prior to rehearsals.  
  • Must be at least 6 years old.

Dancers will ONLY need to attend rehearsal for the part they are cast in.  Rehearsals will be scheduled on Friday evenings, Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons from September-December.  Cast rehearsal schedules will be sent out with casting announcements.

Ensemble is a FULL year commitment. During Session II, Ensemble Dancers will also be able to audition for the Finale or Opening number.  The Finale / Opening Number will rehearse on select Friday, Saturday and Sundays between January-May.

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The commitment level is very high for Competitive Team and Ensemble.  If you travel frequently or have conflicts on weekends, please do not audition.  This is for those dancers who want to put themselves 100% into dancing.  

If you meet the above requirements and wish to be considered for Competitive Teams or Ensemble, please sign up via your customer portal, under EVENT REGISTRATION by May 1st!

Thank you!