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 CLASSES for Fall 2021
Saturday, September 11
Ages 8-12 -- 10:45-11:45 AM
Ages 13-18 -- 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Makeup placement classes available. Contact Julie Clark: Julie@DanceMovesofCharleston.com
Dancers should bring the following to the audition:
Completed DMYC Form (located in the Info Packet)
Complete Rehearsal Schedule Form (located in the Info Packet)
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 18.
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 tenth 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: $165/semester or one full-year payment of $330.
These fees help the DMYC cover rehearsal costs, staffing, costumes, performances, etc. 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 $165 is due October 1, 2021. The second-semester payment of $165 is due February 1, 2022. 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 at least 2 weeks before the semester fee due date to set-up different payment plans.
How will this season be different due to the ever-evolving circumstances regarding Covid-19?
As the world around us changes, our plans for the DMYC will, too. Last season we found unique -- and fun! -- ways for our dancers to connect and perform including a virtual master class day, pizza & outdoor movie night, Fall conference & informal performance, filmed December concert, and outdoor Spring concert. We will continue to adapt to provide company members a memorable season that stays true to our mission statement.
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?
Dance Moves Youth Company