CM2 – Student Company

CM2 is a pre-professional dance company for students ages 7 – 18. This company holds weekly rehearsals outside of technique classes in order to perform throughout the school year at many community and charity events. This is a great opportunity for those dancers who love to perform and want to take their dance training to the next level.

Level 1 is for dancers ages 7-11. In addition to our weekly rehearsals held on Mondays from 6:30-7:00 pm, it is required that each dancer in level 1 trains in two forms of dance technique. 1) Classical: Ballet or Modern, and 2) Contemporary: Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, or Musical Theater. This level will learn one-two company dances to be performed a few times throughout the year. Examples of our local performances are Dancing at the Dyer Library, Pumpkin Harvest Festival, and CM Cares. Our annual Student Choreography Showcase is not mandatory for this level but highly encouraged.

Level 2 is for dancers ages 12-18. In addition to our weekly rehearsals held on Tuesdays from 7:15-8:15 pm, it is required that each dancer in level 2 trains in three forms of dance technique. 1) Ballet 2) Modern and 3) Jazz, Tap,  Hip Hop, or Musical Theater. This level will learn three-four company dances to be performed a few times throughout the year. Examples of our local performances are Dancing at the Dyer Library, Pumpkin Harvest Festival, CM Cares, March Meltdown, and multiple area performances. Our annual Student Choreography Showcase is mandatory for this level.

CM2 PARENT MEETING & AUDITIONS

CM2 Auditions – Monday, August 10th
Level 1 (Ages 7-11) 5:00-6:00 pm FREE
Level 2 (Ages 12-18) 6:00-7:30 pm 
FREE

The audition consists of a Ballet barre, Jazz across the floor, and a Modern combination. All dancers will try all styles for proper level placement. Dancers are also asked to prepare a short 30-second solo presenting their strongest and favorite moves in the genre of their choosing. Please wear a black leotard with black shorts or black leggings with hair secured in a bun. A quick informational meeting for parents and students will follow each level’s audition.

CM2 Intensive – Monday, August 17th – Friday, August 21st
Level 1 (Ages 7-11) 9:00 am-12:00 pm $100
Level 2 (Ages 12-18) 9:00 am – 3:0pm $200

This intensive is required for all CM2 dancers to get back into dance shape and learn new choreography for the 2020/2021 season. This week-long intensive offers a daily conditioning class and choreography by faculty and guest artists. An informal performance will be held on Friday. Please pack a lunch, water bottle, and appropriate dance attire.

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