About Our Dance Companies

Taneytown Dance Center offers an opportunity for dancers seeking experience and training in pre-professional performing dance companies.

Our companies do not compete in dance circuits, but instead perform at various venues and events throughout Maryland and beyond, with focus on giving back to the community through dance.

Our 2016-2017 Company Members

Taneytown Dance Center Team


Performing Company Levels

The Performing Companies of Taneytown Dance Center range from elementary-aged dancers through college level. They are dedicated to the pursuit of more intensive instruction in dance, as well as developing their character to use their talents to serve the community at large.

In addition to their weekly company rehearsals, members of each level are required to enroll in a ballet technique class appropriate for their skill. All company members are encouraged to also expand their abilities in other genres by taking additional classes as their schedules permit.*

 

 

Principal Company

COMPANY DIRECTOR – Mrs. Kimberly McCord-Golliday

The Principal Dance Company is Taneytown Dance Center’s Principal pre-professional dance company.

Our Principal dancers have a rigorous role in all of our performances throughout the year, as well as the Spring recital. Members of the Principal Company often receive invitations to perform in community fundraising events and notable master classes.

The Principal Company offers an opportunity for dancers to continue training and performing, even after they have graduated from traditional dance instruction levels, and accommodates the demanding college and work schedules these dancers face.

Principal members are commonly 17+; however, company placement is determined based on ability rather than age, so ages will vary.

Senior Company

COMPANY DIRECTOR – Mrs. Kimberly McCord-Golliday

Our Senior Company dancers work along with their director and guest choreographers, learning more complex choreography and multiple performance pieces in short amounts of time. Building upon their earlier foundations in dance, they dive deeper into various genres of dance and the history behind where they started by visiting the choreography process of artists from Lester Horton (Alvin Ailey) to Bob Fosse (All That Jazz, Cabaret), and others.

*In addition to company rehearsal and an advanced ballet technique class, members of Senior Company are required to enroll in a minimum of one additional class in any genre to remain eligible for Company.

Senior Company members are commonly ages 15-18; however, company placement is determined based on ability rather than age, so ages will vary.

Junior Company

COMPANY DIRECTOR – Miss Cara Hunter

Junior Company dancers are more aware of their body placement and have a greater understanding and use of technique. The expectation to learn and perform clean choreography in a short amount of time becomes higher in Junior Company as their director strives to prepare dancers for successful audition to the next level and the demands of more performance opportunities.

*In addition to company rehearsal and an advanced ballet technique class, members of Junior Company are required to enroll in a minimum of one additional class in any genre to remain eligible for Company.

Junior Company members are commonly upper middle school-aged through high school students; however, company placement is determined based on ability rather than age, so ages will vary.

Young Company

COMPANY DIRECTOR – Miss Cara Hunter
Young Company dancers are still in the early stages of learning technique and body placement, but have expressed willingness to eagerly learn to master more intricate material.
Dancers participate in performances throughout the year as well as community events. They are required to participate in a ballet technique class in order to maintain eligibility. Young Company is the first level company where dancers participate in the audition process. Dancers must have completed a minimum of one year of ballet training in order to be eligible for the audition process.

Young Company members are commonly ages 10-13; however, company placement is determined based on ability rather than age, so ages may vary.

Mini Pre-Company

COMPANY DIRECTOR – Miss Danielle Miller

Mini Pre-Company members join by invitation only.

Invitations are based upon the recommendation of previous teachers as well as exhibiting the dedication to pursue more intense instruction, and maturity to receive correction in form and expression.

Mini Pre-Company performs throughout the year at community events as well as performing in all shows of our Spring Recital.

Members of the Mini Pre-Company are commonly elementary-aged dancers.


 

Are you ready to be a Dance Company member?

 

Dancers interested in auditioning are encouraged to join us for a *FREE* Audition Prep Class on:

Saturday September 16, 2017

Young Co. Prep: 12:00pm-12:45pm

Junior Co. Prep: 12:45pm-1:30pm

Senior Co. Prep: 1:30pm-2:15pm

CONTACT US FOR DETAILS

 

**There is no prep class for Principal Company auditions.**