Ensemble is a student performing company for students passionate about dance training and artistry who want to be a part of a team. Ensemble dancers work with guest choreographers, perform in several events throughout the year, attend professional performances, and engage in community outreach.
A dance company is like a family. Dancers have a shared bond in their passion for technique, artistry, and performance. They support and make a commitment to one another as a team. They share a common goal. The staff at Lakewood Dance Academy strives to create a nurturing space and motivating atmosphere for dancers working as a team and striving for excellence. We believe in your dreams!
-Dancers work with staff and guest artists in weekly rehearsals
-Training in ballet and a variety of contemporary dance forms
-Production of professional showcase performance
-Community engagement projects both teaching and performing
-Field trip to dance performance and dinner
-Workshop and master class opportunities
Requirements and Commitment
-Students are 9-19 years and have previous dance training
-Minimum of one ballet class and one contemporary, jazz, or modern class per week
-Audition and invitation to join Ensemble company
-Enrollment in Ensemble rehearsal Monday evenings, and technique classes. Ensemble dancers are expected to miss no more than two classes and two rehearsals per semester.
-Commitment to particiapte in all performances
-Support of peers and respect for staff and faculty
-One weekend event or rehearsal per month on average
Cost and Payment Options
Tuition for Ensemble is $650/year or $75/month and covers the following expenses: team jacket, two or more costumes, production of the Ensemble showcase, choreographers and instructor time outside of class and rehearsal, tickets to a professional show and dinner (field trip), and ASH convention class fee. Additional costs inlcude hotel and performance fees for ASH. These costs are TBD and we plan to do some fundraising toward these fees.
Payment options are $325 in August and January or $75 per month August through May. Please contact Julie@lakewooddance.com or (303) 232-2709 with any questions.
Calendar 2023/24 Performances, Events and Conventions
Glens + Friends Art Walk
Saturday, August 26th 10-4pm (LDA performance times TBD)
Glen Creighton Park, 1701 Glen Moor Parkway
Dinner/Show Field Trip
Saturday, September 23, 2023
Drop off 4:00pm and pick up 10:00pm at Lakewood Dance Academy
Martha Graham Dance Company performance 7:30pm at The Newman Center
Ensemble Holiday Party
Monday, December 18, 2023 6:30pm
Saturday, February 17th 6:00pm
Location: Parsons Theatre 1 E. Memorial Pkwy Northglenn, CO 80223
ASH Dance Convention
Friday, April 19 through Sunday, April 21
Overnight stay at Hilton Denver City Center Saturday night
Be prepared to warm up and learn ballet and contemporary dance combinations. You do not need experience in all forms to participate, we are here to teach and support! Students should wear black pants and solid color fitted top or leotard. Bring any dance shoes you own. Audition fee is $10 cash