as a part of our commitment to excellence we want every dancer auditioning to understand the clear expectations to be a company member.
Encounter has two company levels.
Encounter’s Elevate Company requires dancers to take 5 or more weekly hours of dance outside of Company class and rehearsal. Two of these classes should be ballet (twice per week). Pointe and contemporary/jazz (or lyrical) classes should also be taken weekly outside of company class. A minimum age of 10 is also required.
Encounter’s Inspire Company requires dancers to take 7 or more weekly hours of dance, outside of Company class and rehearsal. Two of these classes should be ballet (twice per week). Pointe and contemporary (or lyrical) classes should also be taken weekly outside of company class. A minimum age of 12 is also required.
Company members must stay in good standing during their weekly dance classes to maintain their standing in the company.
Encouter is a semester at a time commitment - August through January and February through mid-June. Those who are enrolled for both semesters in a year receive a 50% discount on our summer dance intensive scheduled for June 13 through July 1st.
Auditions for company members for the 2021-2022 season will be held on:
July 30, 2021 5:30pm - Grace Ballet & Acrobatics Studio
December 19, 2021 2:30pm - Grace Ballet & Acrobatics Studio
Auditions for those ages 5+ wishing to be involved in The Gift will be September 11, 2021 with Saturday rehearsals beginning October 2.
Read more about company policies in our parent handbook