What is the DMYC?
Our mission is to be a youth dance company that fosters each dancer’s self-esteem through the knowledge of and appreciation for dance as a professional form of art and provides educational opportunities for our students to explore dance technique and performance.
PLACEMENT AUDITIONS for Fall 2020
Saturday, September 12
9:30 -10:30 AM -- Ages 8-12 ● 10:30 -11:30 AM -- Ages 13-18
Dancers should bring the following to the audition:
Completed DMYC Audition Form (located in the Info Packet, click the button below)
Complete Rehearsal Schedule Form (located in the Info Packet, click the button below)
Mask: all dancers wear masks in common areas of the studio. Dancers ages 11+ also wear masks inside the dance space.
Suggested, but not required, attire: All black leotard or shirt & all black leggings/dance pants
We will be dancing barefoot. Please do not wear tights that cover feet.
Dancers/Families will be emailed the following week with information about the group piece they will be dancing in and their Saturday morning OR weekly rehearsal time slot(s) (times TBA). Rehearsals will begin on Saturday, September 19.
Dance Moves Youth Company dancers are 8 years old and up, have completed at least one year of a Level I technique class, and are currently enrolled in at least one Dance Moves Studio class. The Youth Company rehearses weekly as a full-ensemble and throughout the week for smaller, additional pieces to build season repertoire.
Now in its ninth season, the DMYC has performed at local school festivals, the Carolina Green Fair, KidsFair, South Carolina Stingrays Hockey games, a Harlem Globetrotters game, Piccolo Spoleto, the North Charleston Arts Festival, concerts produced by the South Carolina Dance Association (SCDA), and the Charlotte Dance Festival. Additionally, the company presents its own informal concert in December and Spring concert in a traditional theater.
ALL DANCERS MUST PROVIDE &WEAR TO EACH PERFORMANCE:
Solid, plain black tank top or leotard, straps should be thin and easily hidden under other costumes. NO extra details (i.e. flowers or rhinestones)
Solid, plain black leggings
Sneakers (back-up shoe option for outdoor performances)
Hair pulled neatly off face and secured back
DMYC PRICING: $125/semester or one full-year payment of $250.
These fees help the DMYC cover rehearsal costs, staffing, costumes, performances, etc. We plan for our December Concert to be virtual (recording day TBD), and these fees will cover video and lighting equipment, videographer fees, and editing fees. All DMYC-related fees are now processed through our online system, just like classes! Families can now use the same payment method they use for classes for the DMYC. The first-semester payment of $125 is due October 1, 2020. The second-semester payment of $125 is due February 1, 2021. Families on auto-draft payment plans for monthly tuition will automatically be charged their DMYC semester fee on the due dates listed above. Fees that are not paid by the due date will be run on the card on-file on the 15th of the month. Payment plans are available, but families must notify Julie or Jessica at least 2 weeks before the semester fee due date to set-up different payment plans.
Why join the DMYC?
Opportunities to perform at local and state-wide events and in DMYC-only concerts.
Exposure to dance styles and choreography outside of a traditional studio class
Get to know other dancers and teachers in the Dance Moves Family
Build confidence in a challenging, positive, and energetic environment
Questions or want to learn more?
Contact DMYC Artistic Director, Julie Clark: Julie@DanceMovesofCharleston.com
Dance Moves Youth Company