Dance Project Performance Ensemble
One of the main objectives of any dance program is to learn to perform well. Dance requires a great deal of discipline from the student to reach a level where he or she can perform with confidence. At Dance Project, we admire and appreciate this self-discipline and want to reward our dancers with opportunities to perform. The Dance Project Performance Ensemble is a performing group for students who are ready to take the next step in their dance education.
We reach out and find these performing opportunities, and we are also often sought out to do performances for various functions. In our history, the Ensemble has performed many times locally, but also in such places as San Antonio, The Muny, a Carnival Cruise ship, Gatlinburg, TN, Kansas City, Branson, and Brigham Young University in Hawaii, to name a few. We have performed at the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles and at the Saint Louis Art Museum.
Students are eligible to participate in the Performance Ensemble starting in third or fourth grade and most continue through high school. Classes meet twice each week, with two ballet classes a week required. Many older members take classes three or even four days a week.
Their commitment pays off in the opportunity to participate in many performances, and ultimately achieving a skill level that has resulted in nearly forty of our students receiving college scholarships for dance. We have shown proven success with the Performing Ensemble program time and time again.