SOPAC Company 2021-2022
We are excited to announce our upcoming auditions for Company 2021-2022 season! If you love dancing and performing, we would love to have you at our auditions! Please read through all the information carefully and email us with any additional questions that you may have.
What does it mean to be a company member at Steppin' Out?
Being a company member at Steppin' Out Performing Arts Center requires hard work, patience, commitment and dedication to the art of dance. We look for students who are eager to grow and learn to enhance their skills. Our Company members have received top honors both regionally and nationally at competitions, have taken classes from top choreographers, and have grown both as dancers and individuals. The sky is the limit for what they can accomplish.
What skills do you need to be in company?
Our skills vary depending on the age of the child. We will have multiple competing companies in various genres. The levels vary according to age and ability.
How does our Company Work?:
Each child will have the opportunity to choose which styles of dance they wish to be placed in for the 2021 – 2022 competition season. All company members are required to take Ballet and Production. The only exception for Ballet classes will be for our dancers 6 and under, and if your child is auditioning for Hip Hop only. For example, you can choose to audition for all genres or just Jazz and Lyrical. This gives you the opportunity to experience our competitive company but also allows you outside activities to be involved in as well if you choose. For our gentleman: If you wish to audition for a style other than Hip Hop or Tap, a Ballet class will be required for you this season.
Company Members Requirements:
• Take class in various forms of dance
• Attend classes 3 days a week – Monday – Wednesday
• Attend extra rehearsals on Thursday and/or Saturday for the month of January
• Receive/purchase a company jacket
• Work with professional guest teacher’s and choreographers
• Attend 4 to 5 Regional Dance Competitions within the Southeast
• Attend Company Workshop August 5th – 8th, 2021
Thursday May 6, 2021: 5:00pm – 6:00pm Ages 8 and under
**Ages 6 and under can compete in Jazz and Production
**Ages 7 and 8 can compete in Jazz, Production, and Musical Theatre
Friday May 7, 2021: 5:00pm – 7:00pm Ages 9 - 12
**They can audition for Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop and Open
Saturday May 8, 2021: 11:00am – 1:30pm Ages 13 and over
**They can audition for Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Tap, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre and Open
Ages 6 and under: Jazz and Production Required – you may also take an additional Recreational Combo class of, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Tumbling.
Ages 7 and 8: Ballet, Jazz, and Production are required – you may audition for all genres this season except Open. You are also welcome to take additional Recreational classes in additional genres.
Ages 9 – 12: Ballet and Production are required: you may audition for all genres this season including Open.
Ages 13 and Over: Ballet and Production are required: you may audition for all genres this season.
All competition classes this season will be Monday – Wednesday from 5:00pm – 9:00 pm. Thursday this season will be reserved for solo, duet, trio and small group choreography and rehearsals.
Company Related Expenses:
Audition Fee: $25.00 per child
Registration Fee 1 Child: $40.00
Registration Fee 2 Children: $55.00
Registration Fee 3 or more Children: $65.00
Company Jacket: $100.00
Jewelry: $35 – 50.00
Company Intensive: $340.00
Rehearsal Fee (CCC): $25.00
Competition Administrative Fee: $10.00 per competition
Production Fee: $140.00
*Costumes: $115 – 175 per class
Choreography Fee Solo: $575.00
Choreography Fee Duet /2: $580.00
Choreography Fee Trio/3: $585.00
Guest Choreography Cleaning Fees: $150.00 (Solo), $250/2 (Duet), $350.00/3 (Trio)
*Competition Fees Solo: $125 – 175.00 (including title)
*Competition Fees Duet/Trio/2 or 3: $150 – 195.00
*Competition Fees Groups: $55 – 68.00
*Competition Fees Production: $55 – 68.00
**These are based on the 2020 - 2021 season. We will have to wait until the 2021 – 2022 season begins this fall to see the costs of costume companies and if dance competitions adjust their fees.
Competition fees paid via a debit card/credit card or Jackrabbit Portal will be charged a 4% surcharge fee.
Any transaction that is made using an American Express card will be charged a 4% surcharge.
Company Class Monthly Tuition:
3 Classes: $195.00
4 Classes: $220.00
5 Classes: $240.00
6 Classes: $260.00
7 Classes: $280.00
8 Classes: $300.00
9 Classes: $320.00
10 Classes: $340.00
11 - 15 Classes: $360.00
Tuition is due the first of the month. A late fee will automatically be charged to the card on file of $20.00 if not paid by the 5th of each month. Anyone who is signed up for direct debit will have their tuition withdrawn on the 1st of the month.
Adult Company Tuition:
1 class: $65.00
2 classes: $115.00
**NEW – Drop Out Fee**:
We will be implementing a new fee this season. Please take a minute to consider your time, commitments, obligations, jobs, academics, and extracurricular school activities before filling out your audition form and committing to what you are going to audition for next season. Due to the amount of dropped company classes once we post the lists, we will be charging a $50.00 fee for anyone who drops a class once you have committed to the dance season. So really take the time to consider what commitment you have for next dance season, we take a lot into consideration in creating our companies.
Solo, Duet/Trios and Small Groups:
If you wish to add an additional dance in any of the above, you must be participating in the class of the genre you wish to be considered for.
When we return in August, we will send out a form for you to fill out if you are interested. Once we receive the forms back, we will look and create accordingly. If you are interested, you must be completely open to what we see fit for the best options based on age, ability, technique, etc. We will not do a duet or trio simply because you “want to dance with your friend”. We will select the pairings and style choices then notify you.
All company members will be required to purchase 3 company tickets for the Company Showcase in May 2022.
Competitions are not optional. If you are a company member at Steppin' Out you must compete at all dance competitions. It is a commitment that you are making to your studio and your teammates.
All students must attend all classes and rehearsals the week prior to a competition. Anyone who misses any classes (unexcused) prior to the weekend of competition may not be able to compete the following weekend.
Based on the competition schedule, venues, locations, etc. is how we determine which competitions we are going to go to. Please note we may need to compete the week of the Winter Break in February.