The Junior Ensemble was created to offer younger dancers additional tap training opportunities. Open to intermediate level dancers ages 10 & up, this division is a training only program designed to transition younger dancers into our Rhythm Ensemble Apprentice division. Interested dancers must audition for a spot in these training sessions.
The Junior Ensemble program consists of a one year program, split into three terms. Dancers do not need commit to the full year in order to participate in the program, but it is strongly recommended in order to maintain consistency in their training. Dancers must commit to (a) full term(s) and drop-ins will not be accepted. Terms are as follows:
Term One: September- November
Term Two: December- February
Term Three: June- August
Dancers will work on tap technique, improvisation, music theory, live music sessions, and history, as well as work with various artists in residence.
Training sessions will take place every Sunday, beginning on Sunday, September 13th running out of The Dance Shoppe in Milton located at 725 Main Street E. In the months of July and August, training sessions will move to Thursday evenings. Due to COVID-19 safety protocols and procedures we will be running on a modified schedule as follows.
Term One: Sundays from 3:30pm-5:00pm
Term Two: Sundays from 3:30pm-5:00pm
Term Three: Sundays from 2:30pm-4:00pm (June) and Thursdays from 4:30pm-6:00pm (July & August)*
*It is our hope to run the term three schedule as stated above, however term three may run on a modified schedule based on health and safety guidelines. We will make this decision in early May to allow dancers to plan and modify their term commitment if need be.
For more information about auditions, click here.