Steppin' Out Performing Arts Center Company Auditions 2018-2019

We are excited to announce our upcoming auditions for Company 2018-2019 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.

If you are new to Steppin' Out or to Company and are a current dancer at Steppin' Out, we will be having an informative meeting on Tuesday April 24, 2018 at 6:00pm. ss

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 student's 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:
Members of our company get the opportunity to choose which genres they wish to audition for. All company members are required to take ballet and production. 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.

SOPAC Junior Company:
This company is for students with exceptional coordination, good musicality and memorization skills with an eagerness to learn and grow. They can take classes 2 – 3 days a week.

SOPAC Teen Company:
This company is for focused dancers who are continuing to grow in their technique and quality of their dancing while building on their style and artistic expressions. They can take classes 3 – 4 days a week.

SOPAC Senior Company:
This company is for students who are improving in their overall technique, performance quality, style and artistic expression. They can take classes 3 – 4 days a week.

SOPAC Elite Company:
This is our highest-level Company. These distinguished dancers have outstanding technique, style, grace, performance quality, strong ballet technique and artistic expression. This company will have guest choreographers come in and set competition pieces where additional fees will be involved. They take class 4 days a week.

Competition Levels:
Each company dance will be placed in the appropriate competitive level for each competition based on the overall average ability of the group, not individuals.

Company Rehearsals:
You will notice on the schedule "Company Rehearsals". This is a schedule for all privates, solos, duets, trios and small groups to be rehearsed during the week instead of on Saturday. There will be no Saturday rehearsals until January 2017. We will notify you in advance of the schedule. Please be prepared to participate in January rehearsals when the time

Company Members will be required:
Take class in various forms of dance
Attend classes 2 - 4 days a week
Receive/Purchase a Company Jacket
Work with professional guest teacher's and choreographers
Attend 1 convention (EVERYONE)
Attend and compete at 4 regional dance competitions around the Southeast including out of state
Attend 1 National dance competition located within the United States the summer of 2019.
Perform locally around Atlanta at various events and festivals
Attend a Summer Workshop August 2nd – 5th, 2018 with guest teachers and choreographers.

Tuition and Fees:
**Boys taking Hip Hop and Production only: $120.00**

If any boys take more then hip hop and production, you will follow the tuition schedule below.

3 Classes: $185.00
4 Classes: $205.00
5 Classes: $215.00
6 Classes: $230.00
7 Classes: $245.00
8 Classes: $255.00
9 Classes: $285.00
10 Classes: $300.00
Unlimited Classes (11 - 15 classes): $328.00

Adult Company:
1 Class: $55.00
2 Classes: $100.00

Registration Fees:
$25.00 Audition Fee per child
$35.00 for one child
$55.00 for 2 or more children

Company Related Expenses: (Estimates):
Company Jacket $125.00
Jewelry $30.00 - 45.00
Production Fee $125.00 per student due in SEPTEMBER
Costumes $175.00 - $200.00 per costume
Summer Camp $350.00 - $375.00
*Competition Prep Rehearsal Fee $20.00 per student
* This is the rehearsal fee for the Cobb Civic Center rehearsal in

Choreography Fees by Steppin Out Staff: All fees must be paid by cash or check to Choreographer:
Solo $500.00
Duet $525.00/2 - ($262.50 pp)
Trio $540.00/3 - ($180.00 pp)
Small Group $1000.00/# of people in dance

Competition Administrative Fee:
$10.00 per student per competition

Competition Fees per Dance - Competitions tend to change fees in the Fall/Winter. These are subject to change:
Solo $95.00 - $135.00
Duet $90.00 - $135.00/2
Trio $80.00 - $120.00/3
Groups $40.00 - $55.00
Production $40.00 - $55.00

*All competition fees paid via a credit/debit card will be charged an additional 4% surcharge.*

Costume Payments:
All costumes for all company classes must be paid in FULL for all Company Classes by December 20, 2018. Any costumes that are NOT paid for by the due date will not be ordered. You must make monthly payments beginning in August of $150.00 per month.

Guest Choreography:
Any guest choreography that is set for your child will have the following CLEANING fee attached for us to work and clean and prepare the dance for competition season:

Solos: $150.00
Duets: $250.00/2
Trios: $350.00/3
Groups: $600.00/amount of people in dance


Company Showcase:
All company members will be required to purchase 3 company tickets for the Company Showcase in May 2019.

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.

Competition Rehearsals:
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.

Competition Schedules:
Based on the competition schedule, venues, locations, etc. is how we determine which competitions we are going to go to. Please note we are OPEN and could compete one weekend of the February Winter Break.

All tuition is due by the first of each month. Any late tuition will be charged a late fee of $10.00. Anyone who is signed up for direct debit, it will be withdrawn on the 1st of the month.

What to wear:

A neat appearance is very important so...dress like a dancer!! Please wear all black dance attire. No baggy shirts or shorts. Please pull all your hair back neatly in a BUN and off your face. We want to be able to see you!ss

Audition in:

Audition Dates:
Tuesday May 8, 2018- 1st – 5th Grade
5:00 – 5:45 Jazz and Musical Theatre Combos
5:45 – 6:30 Ballet and Lyrical Combos
6:30 – 7:15 Tap and Hip Hop Combos

Tuesday May 8, 2018 - 6th - 12th Grade
5:00 – 5:30 Ballet Combo
5:30 – 6:00 Lyrical Combo
6:00 – 6:30 Jazz/MT/Open Combo (1 Combo)
6:30 – 7:00 Contemporary Combo
7:00 – 7:30 Hip Hop Combo
7:30 – 8:00 Tap Combo

Wednesday May 9, 2018 –
4:00 – 4:30 Registration and Warm Up for 1st – 5th Grade
4:30 – 6:00 1st – 5th Grade Auditions

5:30 – 6:00 Registration and Warm Up for 6th – 12 Grade
6:00 – 9:00 6th – 12th Grade Auditions


Solo Audition -
Your child (children) will need to audition in order to be considered for a competitive solo. They will need to perform a 1:00 - 1:30 dance in the style of their choice that they want to compete in. We will offer them feedback when they are done. They will need to come up with the choreography for their performance on their own. We will let you know via an email if your child was approved for a solo and what genre. If not we will let you know what your child needs to continue to work on to prepare them for the future.

*This audition will be scheduled for a weekend in August.*

Auditions will be on a first come first serve basis.

Duets, Trios and Small Groups Audition -
We will be sending out a form for anyone who is interested in doing a duet/trio or small group to fill out and return to us. We will be forming all groups and let you know via email if your child has been chosen, what genre, the cost and the choreographer.

Credit/Debit Card -
All company members will be required at registration to submit a credit/debit card to be kept on file. On the 1st of each month, beginning in August, any outstanding fees that have not been paid will be charged to your card as well as the $25.00 late fee.