DCA Performing Company

Dance is a performing art and our company was designed for those dancers who absolutely love dance, want more performing opportunities beyond the annual performance and may be interested in pursuing a dance career. The company performs at Riley Hospital for Children, assisted living facilities, churches, the annual Spring performance and other community events. During the ’20-’21 season we were proud to still be able to provide several performance opportunities via live-stream performances and pre-recorded projects.

Dance Creations Academy’s pre-professional program and performing company are designed to develop, inspire, and sustain a love of dance in every student. Our primary goal is to produce classically trained, versatile dancers. Our program offers technique rooted in the traditions of classical ballet, contemporary and jazz with progressive age-appropriate curriculum. Our dancers have the opportunity to develop a strong technique, discipline, creativity, artistry, musicality, and confidence.

The expertise and dedication of our faculty offers our dancers a challenging and comprehensive program that will prepare them to achieve their goals. Our DCA dancers have gone on to pursue degrees in dance performance and/or pedagogy, dance with professional companies or musical theater or become dance instructors and choreographers.

Our exceptional faculty gives each dancer personal attention in a nurturing, supportive environment. The DCA dancers are given performance opportunities locally and are exposed to professional dance performances in Indianapolis and surrounding areas.

Annual auditions for the DCA Repertory Company are each Spring and dancers will sign a one-year contract. We have Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz & Apprentice Ensembles.

Company Requirements for the 2021-22 Season

Apprentice Ensemble Requirements

  • Age 7 and up
  • Ballet 1a through Ballet 2b ​ ​
  • Attend weekly rehearsal
  • Ballet 1a – 1 ballet class a week from June ’21-May ’22
  • Ballet 1b – Ballet 2b: 2 ballet classes a week from June ’21-May’22 (classes must be on different days)​
  • Additional jazz and contemporary classes are strongly encouraged
  • Ballet Intensive Jr. (July ’21)
  • Attend occasional Saturday rehearsals

Ballet Ensemble Requirements

  • Ballet levels 2b-5
  • 3 or more ballet classes a week from June ’21-May ’22
  • Summer Ballet Intensive (July ’21)
  • Attend weekly rehearsals
  • Attend periodic Saturday rehearsals

Contemporary Ensemble Requirements

  • Contemporary levels 2-4
  • 2 or more ballet classes/week from June ’21 – May ’22
  • 1 or 2 Contemporary classes/week from June ’21 – May ’22
  • Attend weekly rehearsal
  • Attend periodic Saturday rehearsals
  • Summer Contemporary Intensive

Jazz Ensemble Requirements

  • Jazz levels 2-3
  • 1 or more ballet classes/wk from June ’21 – May ’22
  • 1 Jazz class/week from June ’21 – May ’22
  • Attend weekly rehearsal
  • Attend Periodic Saturday rehearsals

Monthly Fees

  • Apprentices – $55/month
  • Ballet Ensemble – $70/month
  • Contemporary Ensemble – $50/month
  • Jazz Ensemble – $50/month
  • 2 Ensembles – $80/month
  • ​3 Ensembles – $85/month

Even though most performance venues were closed during the ’20-’21 season we were able to keep our company members performing with live-streams and pre-recorded performances. Here are some samples of what we did. Please visit our YouTube channel to see more!

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