Our exclusive program is designed for competitive dancers who are looking to step into the professional dance world and want to explore everything it has to offer. Pre-Pro dancers must have elite technical skills and must be fully committed to the dance program. This program is a step up from the competitive dance company and helps prepare dancers for a professional career in the dance industry.
Pre-Pro dancers will be required to take a minimum of three hours of ballet training from an accredited ballet institute in Kansas City- on top of leaps and turns, acro, hip hop, etc classes at JCDC.
Pre-Pro dancers will work one-on-one with staff to develop skills necessary for the professional dance industry, including but not limited to:
Pre-Pro dancers will explore various dance work/bookings in the KC and surrounding areas as opportunities arise
Our Pre-Pro Program requires a high level of commitment from dancers and their families. The program is highly competitive and requires dancers to attend multiple conventions and competitions within the dance season.
Dancers are required to attend a minimum of three dance conventions- where they are to compete their solos and must attend all audition classes for their age group.
Pre-Pro dancers will have two solos in different dance styles which they must compete at each event they attend (unless on scholarship or second city of convention circuit).
Pre-Pro dancers will attend one convention and two competitions with the JoCo Dance Co members- but they may attend additional competitions (non-convention events) to compete their solos without the full team in attendance.
Pre-Pro dancers will attend the same nationals as one of the JCDC dance programs (local or travel) but may attend another national if they qualify at regionals.
Pre-Pro dancers will compete under their studio name for the full dance season, they are not permitted to compete as an independent while under contract.
Pre-Pro dancers will have the same general costs as the JoCo Dance Co members when it comes to the following items:
Pre-Pro dancers are likely going to have to travel during the season, so additional costs like: hotel, gas, airfare, food, etc will be taken into account when considering the program.
Pre-Pro dancers will audition privately in front of a panel of judges and the studio director. They will be tested on technical skills, public speaking, and a one-minute ballet solo they must bring prepared for the audition (as well as music).
Pre-Pro hopefuls and their parents will sit down with studio director prior to signing their contract and discuss everything the program entails before signing to the Pre-Professional Dance Company at JCDC for the 2020-2021 dance season.
Excellent! You will need to email the studio director to set up your dancers private audition and formal meeting with the studio director. Please email: Michelle@JCDCdance.com
We are excited you are considering JCDC for your pre-professional training!