Audition Requirements

Competition Company

ROOTS Competition Companies are for dancers who desire a challenging and competitive team experience. These members are the most driven and talented dancers at ROOTS and are passionate, hard-working, and committed. Company members are expected to maintain a positive image through their behavior and attitude both inside and outside of the studio and are expected to fully commit their time and energy to dance at ROOTS.

Competition Company members will compete at 3-4 dance competitions during the season, attend 1-2 dance conventions, perform at certain events around the community, and rehearse weekly. Competition Company members are required to take a set amount of hours during the week. ROOTS Competition is highly selective. Companies are leveled ultimately by skill level and overall technique. Age is considered.

Estimated Peewee Weekly Commitment: 1.75 hours

Estimated Mini Weekly Commitment: 3.25 hours

Estimated Junior Weekly Commitment: 5 hours

Estimated Teen/Senior Weekly Commitment: 6.25 hours

The weekly commitment will vary depending on how many routines a dancer is selected to participate in.

Competition Company Packet
Peewee Company Packet

Performance Company

ROOTS Performance Companies are for dancers who desire more performance opportunities and growth within a close-knit community of dancers. These dancers are passionate, hard-working, and ready to learn. Company members are expected to maintain a positive image through their behavior and attitude both inside and outside of the studio and are expected to fully commit their time and energy to dance at ROOTS.

Performance Company members will attend 1-2 dance conventions, perform at events around the community, and have a weekly rehearsal. Performance Company members are required to a set amount of hours during the week. They learn 2 routines (1 each semester) to be performed at community events and our end-of-season recital. ROOTS Performance companies are leveled by both age and ability.

ESTIMATED Weekly Time Commitment = 4 hours per week

The weekly commitment will vary depending on a dancer’s age.

Performance Company Packet)

Solos & Trios

Selected Company dancers (Competition and/or Performance) will have the opportunity to compete/perform a solo or trio. Solo and trio dancers will be selected at auditions and throughout the dance season. Not all Company dancers will be offered a solo or trio. If you are interested in a solo or trio, please note interest on your audition application. Solos and trios are encouraged to compete at additional competitions/conventions throughout the season.

Solos & Trios require:

  • One-time Choreography Fee (varies depending on choreographer)
  • One-time Costume Fee (varies depending on genre/style)
  • Weekly rehearsal fees (varies depending on mentor)

Questions?

If you have any questions about our program, please don't hesitate to call or email one of our team members:

Saskia Harmon—Program Director
Jessica Stillman—Company Manager
Jen Burns—Dance Operations Manager
dance@rootsacademy.com
(615) 804-1177 x2

Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm
Tuesdays: CLOSED until 4pm
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED