Dear PDA Parents and Students,
Plainfield Dance Academy’s Junior, Senior and Pre-Professional companies are perfect for students that are dedicated, talented and passionate young dancers who thrive in competition. Auditions for the Junior and Senior Companies will take place this Saturday, August 12 from 10am-12noon at here at Plainfield Dance.
Mr. Altin and Miss Olena will lead the company auditions where they will place students based on their age, experience, dedication, talent, and passion. When your student is accepted, you will be informed of the requirements that are standard for all company members (most are stated below). Those dancers who are not quite ready for the company will be directed to the right technique classes to continue building their skills.
What is the PDA Company Team Mission?
PDA’s team mission is to create well-rounded dancers with a solid foundation in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, and Character. PDA Junior and Senior companies are made up of multiple teams, varying in age and skill level. The company provides opportunities for these young dancers to showcase their talents in regional and national competitions. Their coach will set goals to develop their talent, commitment, discipline, and team spirit. Plainfield Dance is adamant in encouraging students to pursue their dreams in dance as well as in life.
Why should my child join the PDA Team?
We provide a rewarding environment where hard work and determination are encouraged. Not only will your student learn much in their time here, but they will enjoy their time with us. The student will be rewarded with a sense of accomplishment which will help them build confidence and carry that sense of self into all aspects of their life. The students will become a close group who support and encourage each other.
Competitions and Performances:
Each year PDA will compete in two to four regional competitions. Attendance at all competitions is mandatory with possible participation fees. If the dancers make it to National Competitions, the coach will decide together with the parents to attend or not. Nationals are not mandatory.
Performance opportunities will take place in the Chicago metro area. We have many opportunities for the students to perform, from street fairs to full stage productions and we encourage all dancers to participate.
Requirements and Info.
Company Membership information
All required classes must be taken at Plainfield Dance Academy (PDA)
Minimum Weekly Class Requirements and Commitment
ALL required classes and disciplines will be strictly enforced. Any PDA Company Member not meeting their obligations to the team is grounds for immediate dismissal. Class schedule will be based on your child’s ballet level. The following classes are what the PDA company members will be required to take:
Ballet/Pointe, Character, Conditioning, Contemporary, Variations, and Company Rehearsal.
Days required per level are as follows:
Ballet 3, 4 ………….. Minimum per week 3 days ………. Plus one (1) 1 hour company class per week
Ballet 4B &5 ………. Minimum per week 4 days ………. Plus one (1) 1 hours company class per week
Ballet 5B & 6 ……… Minimum per week 5 days ………. Plus two (2) 1.5hours company class per week