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COMPASS DANCE ENSEMBLE

 

A unit or group of complementary parts that contribute to a single effect.

At Compass Dance Academy we strive to serve all the different individuals that come to dance with us, whether an adult that just wants to move and enjoy dancing for God or a little child that dreams of becoming a ballerina. We want to offer this place to anyone that has a desire to dance and wants to learn how to use it for God’s Kingdom. As the studio has grown, we have noticed that some children who dance with us have a deep desire and passion to grow in their gift and it is for these students we offer our ensemble groups.  These groups were formed for the students and families that can and want to fit this into their life because their child has a deep desire to learn and dance as much as possible.

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WHAT WILL ENSEMBLE GROUPS DO?

The Ensemble groups will dance annually in the spring concert along with the rest of the Compass Dance Academy students; however, in addition to that the ensemble groups will have two additional opportunities to dance in local venues in order to promote missions. These performances will happen yearly in December and April.  This is a great opportunity for us to work with these dancers and help them see the connection between dance and the Kingdom of God. We won’t sell tickets for these concerts, but we will take an offering. These donations will either support the Compass mission fund or the work we are doing at Compass. As we pray and God directs, other dance opportunities for the ensemble members might come up such as Tyrone Founder’s Day, church events, or other festivals. We pray that God will open doors for outreach in our community for our Ensemble dancers during the year in addition to the opportunities already mentioned.

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REQUIREMENTS

All required Ballet technique classes for Ensemble dancers must be taken at Compass Dance Academy.

 

SAPPHIRE ENSEMBLE

  1. Must be at least 10 years of age.

  2. Student evaluation to determine if the ensemble group is a right fit.

  3. Take the Sapphire Ballet Technique class once a week (this class is 2 hours in length, includes pre-pointe work and is placement only), and take the Sapphire Ensemble Class and Rehearsal, which will happen once a week (this class is mandatory).

  4. Regular attendance is required in ensemble classes due to the fact that we progress quicker, this is a larger commitment, and they have more performance opportunities.  We will allow up to three excused absences a semester.  Please give us a doctor's note and/or communicate a valid reason to miss ahead of time.  Please make every effort to be at all ensemble classes.  After three absences, the teacher has the right to remove the student from the ensemble class. 


*** Tuition is calculated like normal using the technique classes as the rate.

ONYX ENSEMBLE

  1. Must be at least 12 years of age.

  2. Student evaluation to determine if the ensemble group is a right fit.

  3. Take the Onyx Ballet Technique class once a week (this class is an hour and 30 minutes), and take the Onyx Ensemble Class and Rehearsal, which will happen once a week. The pointe class is optional.

  4. Regular attendance is required in ensemble classes due to the fact that we progress quicker, this is a larger commitment, and they have more performance opportunities.  We will allow up to three excused absences a semester.  Please give us a doctor's note and/or communicate a valid reason to miss ahead of time.  Please make every effort to be at all ensemble classes.  After three absences, the teacher has the right to remove the student from the ensemble class. 


*** Tuition is calculated like normal using the technique classes as the rate.

CHRYSOLITE ENSEMBLE

  1. Intermediate/Advanced Level of dance student placement is at the discretion of our teachers. 

  2. Take two technique ballet classes a week (an hour and half in length), and take the Chrysolite ensemble Class and Rehearsal, which will happen once a week.  One modern class per week is also required. Pointe class is optional, but in order to progress to the Emerald ensemble, pointe class is necessary.

  3. Regular attendance is required in ensemble classes due to the fact that we progress quicker, this is a larger commitment, and they have more performance opportunities.  We will allow up to three excused absences a semester.  Please give us a doctor's note and/or communicate a valid reason to miss ahead of time.  Please make every effort to be at all ensemble classes.  After three absences, the teacher has the right to remove the student from the ensemble class. 


*** Tuition is calculated like normal using the technique classes as the rate.

EMERALD ENSEMBLE

  1. Advanced level of dance and placement is at the sole discretion of our teachers.

  2. Four ballet technique classes a week are required with two of the classes including rehearsal.  One modern a week is also required.

  3. Proficient pointe work is required to be in this ensemble and pointe will be included during ballet technique class.  

  4. Regular attendance is required in ensemble classes due to the fact that we progress quicker, this is a larger commitment, and they have more performance opportunities.  We will allow up to three excused absences a semester.  Please give us a doctor's note and/or communicate a valid reason to miss ahead of time.  Please make every effort to be at all ensemble classes.  After three absences, the teacher has the right to remove the student from the ensemble class. 


*** Tuition is calculated like normal using the technique classes as the rate.

Interested in learning more about our Ensemble Groups? Get in touch today.