AUDITION FOR 2023-24 COMPANIES
HEARTSONG DANCE CO
Auditions for the 2023-24 companies will take place on
Tuesday, MAY 23rd at GADA!
Ages 9-12 from 5-6:30pm
Ages 13+ from 6:30-8pm
Please be prepared to audition with ballet shoes, jazz shoes, hip-hop sneakers and tap shoes. Please wear any leo/tights and hair nicely pulled back.
WHY DANCE WITH US?
What seems so hard today, will some day be your warm up.
The GADA Dance Company is more than just a group of competitors. Rather, we are a group of inspired artists who place performing with the heart above winning. We believe that dancing to win a competition limits the artistic potential of a performance. Which is why we are upfront that our company does not compete. The goal of our academy is not to win trophies, but rather honor the expression, integrity, and art of dance. What our dancers can do by performing with their hearts does more for their growth as an artist and individual, our academy and the art of dance, than a trophy ever could.
HEARTSONG IS FOR YOU IF:
Heartsong Dance Co was created to give zealous dancers a chance to experience MORE! And by more, we mean, more performances, more choreography, more styles, more responsibility, more commitment and more art.
To us, dance is an art form first and foremost. We respect the athletic endeavors it can include, but we think something is lost in the magic of dance when it is treated solely as a sport.
We want dancers to grow and gain technique, BUT we want them to also grow as artists and learn what it means to create and express as a company as well as solo dancers. In order to meet that goal, we create opportunities each year that we think will enrich our dancers as dancers and as young adults.
2023-24 opportunities include:
- AUDITION – Tuesday, May 23
- HEARTSONG DANCE INTENSIVE July 10-14
- SATURDAY REHEARSALS - rehearsals will begin in Aug for the new season
- SOLO opportunities TBD
- MASTER CLASSES -Summer/ Fall/ Spring master class with touring casts and companies TBD
- PERFORMANCE CONCERT - date TBD
- CHOREOGRAPHY SHOWCASE - date TBD
- Fall / spring convention
- DANCE TRAVEL for the 2023-24 season! Exciting opportunities to be announced soon!
THE HEARTSONG DANCE COMPANY
Rehearsals are our time to bond as a company and for students to grow as individuals and dancers equally. In order to ensure the integrity of the company, and the physical, mental and technical growth of its members, dancers are expected to attend all scheduled rehearsals. If you must miss a rehearsal, dancers must notify Sally, ASAP, in writing (paper or email is fine) with MORE than a week’s notice. MISSING MORE THAN 2 SATURDAYS each semester (Sept-Dec and Jan-April) is not allowed and will result in being taken out of some, if not all, pieces.
Dress rehearsals are mandatory - a missed DRESS rehearsal, which is the rehearsal before a performance, IS considered a missed performance, no exceptions.
Students are expected to practice choreography at home between rehearsals. The company will learn much faster if choreography doesn’t have to be re-taught each week. If a student misses a rehearsal, it is their responsibility to get caught up with a fellow dancer BEFORE the next rehearsal takes place. We try to post YouTube practice videos for the dancers to use to practice with.
Heartsong Intensive: $325
Monthly fee: Co expenses are rolled into one lump sum and then divided into equal payments of $85 made August 2023-May 2024. These monthly fees cover:
- Saturday rehearsals
- Guest choreography fees
- Costume rental fee
- Required company performance wear
- Master Classes
- Winter Concert Costs and Choreo Showcase Costs