The DDW Competition and Community Performance Team
"Define the Dancer You've Become"
To give dancers a strong foundation through multiple classes, freedom to add what they love most to their dance education, comfortably express themselves though choreography and improvisation, and spread their beauty and love of dance to the community.
Ensemble combines a strong ballet foundation, multiple technique classes, development of a strong, flexible, technically-sound dance body in conditioning classes, and exploring how to create dances in choreography classes. Our classes involve terminology and dance history lessons throughout the season to enhance their dance education.
Requirements: Ballet, Jazz, Tap or Acro, CTP, and Choreography. Additional classes are encouraged.
Dancers (ages 8-17) join through audition or invitation only. There is a one-time Ensemble fee each season to cover rehearsals, participation in various events, and additional needs. Competition fee(s) are separate.
Affordable tuition, fundraising opportunities, team field trips, studio sleepovers, outdoor photo shoots, and extra performances year-round.
In exchange for all that is offered in this program, Ensemble requires a certain level of dedication and passion. Dancers are expected to be punctual, hard-working, open-minded and respectful. Ensemble is a year long commitment, with scheduled classes at least twice per week and rehearsals on the weekends (how often depends on the time of year). Attendance is crucial, this program is the highest commitment level offered.
The first week of December we host an annual Nutcracker at the Sacred Heart High School. We accept donations to improve and expand the show each season. In 2014, we began this tradition from a very humble start and comprised of our ballet students in Beginner through Advanced levels.
"I want to thank Amanda, Emily and their students for their beautiful performanc
- Kerrin, activities director, Golden Living Center