Petite/Mini Company
  • Does your child love dance class? Does he/she dance around your house non-­‐stop? Does he/she demand your attention for weekly “performances” in your living room? Then CDP’s Dance Company might be right for you!!

    Petite/Mini Company:
    Does your child love dance class? Does he/she dance around your house non-­‐stop? Does he/she demand your attention for weekly “performances” in your living room? Then CDP’s Dance Company might be right for you!!

    The dance company is a program centered on a more committed dance experience. It is a bit more demanding of your time and Vinances, as compared to recreational level classes – but gives your child a more in depth learning experience of dance and performance. Company dancers are given the opportunity to dance more hours per week, perform and compete at several dance competitions, develop close and meaningful relationships with their team and teachers, and learn the value of teamwork and dedication.

    FAQ:

    How often will class be held?
    Currently, our Mini’s and Petite’s have classes scheduled twice a week. The girls are in the studio anywhere from 3-­‐4 hours and receive instruction in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Technique and Acrobatics. Occasionally, the girls will be asked to come for additional rehearsals in preparation for their performances and/or competition. There are typically 3-­‐4 additional rehearsals required.

    Dance Opportunities?
    Your child will have required core dances in each of their classes as well as opportunities to participate in additional dances based on audition results (and potentially learn a dance from a guest choreographer!). Every dancer will also be offered an opportunity to learn/compete a solo, duet or trio!

    What about dance competitions and other performance opportunities?
    Minis and Petites are required to participate in two dance competitions – one local, and one (usually located in) Concord, NC. Dancers are also given the optional opportunity to travel with our studio’s older companies to several conventions – weekend long dance intensives taught by famous dancers/teachers in the industry. Competitions are typically held on weekends starting in Feb, on through April. Dancers are also required to participate in the Cary and Apex Parade as well as our studio’s BeneVit Show: CREATE.

    What is the financial commitment for the team?
    In addition to monthly tuition payments for dance classes, the following is an overview of involved expenses:


    1. Due August

    • Dance Camp Fees
      • Uniform (leotard) -­‐ $40.00 (Required; due 1st day of camp, excluding Senior Co.)
      • Jacket -­‐ $45.00 (Required; due 1st day of camp)


    2. Due August or Distributed All Year

    • Company registration -­‐ $350.00

      • Can be divided into 10 payments of $35.00 each month or paid in full at time of 
registration
.
      • This payment goes towards miscellaneous fees required during the year. Including: extra 
rehearsals, lock ins, accessories, apparel, Recital T-­‐shirt and dinner, Christmas parade, 
etc.
    • Company Costumes
      • Deposits -­‐ $50.00/dance form -­‐- Due at Registration
    • Tuition Begins


    3. Due October 1st

    • Accessories – Appropriate tights and appropriate shoes for each dance will be determined in October


    4. Due November

    • Make-­Up
      • MAC make up kit: Approximate cost -­‐ $110.00. This does not need to be purchased every year.
    • Accessories
      • Earrings, chokers, hairpiece

    5. Due December, January, February

    • Entry Fees
      • Approximately $40.00 per group dance for each competition
      • Approximately $90.00 Solo/Duet/Trio for each competition (solos, duets are trios are optional)
    • Convention Costs
      • Approximately $220.00 for each convention registration fee. Conventions for Minis/Petites are optional.


    6. Due February, March, April

    • Competition expenses
      • Travel expenses for 1 competition (hotel, food, gas). Other competition will be local.