Dance Company is a performing group at Deerfield High School. Freshmen through senior students who are interested in all types of dance can take part and develop technical skills, increase knowledge of techinque, choreography, and production aspects of a dance performance. Dance Company performs in an annual spring dance concert, which includes student choreographed work, as well as professional guest choreographers. Dancers also have had the opportunity to work with guest artists in master classes and workshops in-house and through travel opportunities to Los Angeles and New York pre-pandemic.
Dance Company auditions will be held on October 16th and 17th 2023 from 3:30-6:30 in the Dance Studio. Dancers will learn three short audition pieces (contemporary/ lyrical, musical theatre, and hip hop) and audition in time slots the following day. Please watch our Instagram: @dhsdcomps and this website for updated information on how to be included!
For reference, here are key dates for the 2023-24 season:October 16th and 17th: Dance Company AuditionsNovember 27th: Choreography Auditions (for potential pieces in the show)January 29th- Guest Piece #1 Auditions ( 29th-1st rehearsals if chosen for this piece)February 6th - Guest Piece #2 Auditions ( 5th-8th rehearsals if chosen for this piece)February 12th-- Regular Dance Company rehearsals begin Monday- ThursdayMarch 23rd -April 1-- Spring BreakApril 1st- 4th Regular rehearsals (1st will be determined by people returning from break)April 6th-- Saturday rehearsal 9-5 in assigned time slotsApril 8- 10--- Tech Week (mandatory attendance)April 11th, 12th, 13th Dance Company performances (mandatory attendance)
Auditionees DO NOT need to come with anything prepared, and there is no paperwork needed.
Upon making Dance Company, members will enroll for the following year in the co-curricular dance class (Dance Company Class) during the academic day for PE and Fine Arts credits. If you are interested in expanding your technical and creative skills, as well as performing, the DHS Dance Company is for you!
Sponsors: Nikki Lazzaretto and Christina Bushala
Please consider donating to Friends of the Arts
Regular season meets Monday-Thursdays February through April in Dance Studio
*Special Guest Pieces will meet in February