PMDS Company Auditions for the 2022-23 season will be May 31st & June 1st, 2022.

PMDS Company Auditions for the 2022-23 season will be May 31st, June 1st & 2nd, 2022.

PMDS Company


The Company at Perpetual Motion Dance Studio is designed to educate and prepare dancers to enter the real world both in the dance industry and other fields. The company welcomes dancers from ages 7-18. We focus on each individual dancer’s goals to find the best fit for them. The commitments range depending upon the track the dancer enters and the average age of each group. The auditions are held to evaluate each dancer’s current abilities as well as their potential. At the auditions, dancers who meet the qualifications can be considered for additional opportunities such as small groups and solos. This program is constantly growing and readjusting to benefit the dancers and reflect the current state of the dance industry opening up more opportunities for the dancers. At its core, the company is a supportive family where dancers are challenged, educated, and reaching for their goals all while having fun!

Current Company Structure
This is subject to adjust from auditions.
(ages and hours are average)

PERFORMANCE TROUPE: JR-Ages 10-13 about 3 hours per week
Dancers who are interested in a lower commitment while attending competition
Classes: 1 hr ballet, 1 hr jazz (choreography included).
Competitions attended: 2 local competitions

PERFORMANCE TROUPE: SR -Ages 14-17 about 3 hours per week
Dancers who are interested in a lower commitment while attending competition
Classes: 1 hr ballet, 1 hr contemporary jazz (choreography included).
Competitions attended: 2 local competitions

PETITE: Ages 7-9, about 2 hours per week
For the newest dancers who are interested in taking dance from a casual hobby to something a little more serious.
Classes: 1 hr ballet, 1 hr jazz (choreography included).
Competitions attended: 2 local competitions, 1 one-day convention

MINI: Ages 9-11, about 3-6 hours per week
Dancers who are looking to train at a competitive level within their age range. These dancers are aspiring to grow into the next companies.
Classes: 1 hr ballet, 1.25 hr jazz (choreography included), 1 hr lyrical (optional), 1 hr hip hop (optional), 1 hr tap (optional), 1 hr production (optional).
Competitions attended: 3 competitions, 1 two-day convention

YOUTH: Ages 11-13, about 5-8 hours per week
Dancers who are looking to train at a competitive level and have had 2-3+ years of ballet training.
Classes: 2 hr ballet + advanced beginner pointe class (optional), 2 hr jazz (choreography included), 1 hr contemporary, 1 hr hip hop (optional), 1 hr tap (optional), 1 hr production (optional).
Competitions attended: 3 competitions, 1 two-day convention required with the option to attend additional conventions

ZENITH: Ages 14+, minimum 8 hours per week, option for additional classes
Dancers who are looking to train at a pre-professional level and have had 5+ years of ballet training. This track is preparing dancers for the next step.
Classes: 3 hr ballet + intermediate advanced pointe (optional & YAGP eligible from audition), 2 hr jazz (choreography included), 1 hr contemporary, 1 hr production, 1 hr lyrical (selected from auditions), 1 hr hip hop (optional), 1 hr tap (optional).
Competitions attended: 3 competitions, 1 two-day convention required with the option to attend additional conventions

HIP HOP COMPANY: Multiple groups for ages 9+
Requirements: 1 hour of hip hop technique, 1 hour of hip hop choreography, 1 hour jazz technique (optional)
This is separated from the other company structure. Developed for dancers with an interest in hip hop. Dancers from other companies are invited to join, but members of this company are not required to follow the other company tracks.

PRODUCTION: All members of Mini, Youth, and Zenith Companies are invited to join. Mandatory for Youth and Zenith

New for the 22-23 Season:

PRE-COMPANY: Ages 6-8
Invite Only, No Audition. These dances are selected from class to train at the next level and prepare for a more committed future with dance.

JUNIOR COMPANY: Ages 11-14
Ages 11+, minimum 8 hours per week, option for additional classes
Dancers who are looking to begin training at a pre-professional level and have had 3+ years of ballet training.
Classes: 3 hr ballet + beg intermediate pointe (optional), 1.5 hr jazz (choreography included), 1 hr contemporary, 1 hr production, 1 hr lyrical (optional), 1 hr hip hop (optional), 1 hr tap (optional).
Competitions attended: 3 competitions, 1 two-day convention required with the option to attend additional conventions

CHOREOGRAPHY WORKSHOP:
Zenith Company Members have the opportunity to set their own choreography on other company dancers ages 12+. There will be an in studio showcase at the end of each series to present their work. This program will run in three 8-week series.

Additional Performance Opportunities will be considered at the auditions based on interest and abilities.

We are always looking to open more doors and have a few ideas in the planning stage, EVEN MORE TO COME!