Boston Dance is pleased to offer “Boston Dance Companies (BDCO).” This program is designed for the dedicated and committed dancer who has a desire to reach higher levels of technique and performance. The program is designed for serious young dancers ages 10 and up who are interested in a concentrated and focused study of dance( A performance jazz class has been planned for dance 8-9 years of age who are interested in an introduction to competition dance). Students in the Boston Dance Company will perform in various festivals, competitions, community events as the arise and are also eligible for solo’s, duets, trios, and small group pieces.

Acceptance into the program is by audition only. To be eligible for the program, students must meet the minimum age and experience requirements for each level. Students are not necessarily selected by skill but also work ethic, focus, commitment, attitude and desire to dance. The program will require a strong commitment and dedication from each dancer. 

NEW for this coming season, we have divided the BDCO program into a Part Time and Full-Time option. We hope this will help families better understand the commitment level involved of each company. 

PART TIME BOSTON DANCE COMPANY / EXAM PROGRAM
Students taking a minimum of 2-4 classes a week in the R.A.D. ballet program and 5-7  hours (pending company) in other genres are eligible for this program.   Dancers in this program compete in two to three local competitions a year. BDCO students may be asked to perform at community events, and will perform in the year-end show in more than one show. Dancers in PART TIME BDCO are not required to attend any convention. Acceptance is by audition. Traveling up island may be required.

“NEW” BDCO JUNIORS 7-9 year olds, ballet 2x week, jazz 1/week, Lyrical, BDCO class, optional acro, tap, hip-hop . Perfect for our young dancers interested in competitive dance.

BDCO PRE INT 10-13 year olds, ballet 3x week, jazz 2/week BDCO class, contemporary, optional acro, modern, tap, hip-hop. Will run similar to BDCO 1 in the 2017 – 2018 dance season.

BDCO TEEN  13+ year olds, ballet 4x week, jazz 2x/week, BDCO class, contemporary, optional hip hop, tap, acro. Will run similar to BDCO 3 in the  2017 – 2018 dance season. Recommended students be dancing at least 10 hours per week. 

FULL TIME BOSTON DANCE COMPANY/EXAM PROGRAM
Students in the full time Company team take a minimum of 12 classes per week working up to 17+ hours per week.   Dedication and commitment on the part of the student, parent and family is crucial for this program. For the 2018-2019 season, this program begins at age 12+ and consists of dancing up to 5 or 6 days per week. Students are required to take a minimum of  3-4 hours of ballet per week, 1.5 hours of jazz,  and electives including contemporary, contemporary tech, modern, hip hop, ballroom, tap, progressing ballet technique and pilates. Students compete in 3-4 competitions where travel will be required to Vancouver, Nanaimo, Seattle or Duncan. Dancers in the full time competitive program will attend at least one convention in either Vancouver or Seattle. This program will run similar to BDCO 2 and 4 for the 2017 – 2018 dance season. 

BDCO INT’S 12+ year olds
BDCO SR’S 14+ year olds

2018 – 2019 AUDITIONS
Saturday, May 12
(There is a $10 audition fee payable by cash at the door.) 

“NEW” JUNIOR BDCO PROGRAM AUDITIONS
3:15-4:00 / Saturday, May 12th/Shaw studio @ Boston Dance Collective
Ages: 7-9 years
Attire: Lilac and or Black bodysuit with Pink ballet tights. Beige or Black Jazz shoes.

PRE INT BDCO PROGRAM AUDITIONS
4:15-5:15 / Saturday, May 12th / Vernon Studio @ Boston Dance Collective
Ages: 10-13
Attire: Black bodysuit, pink ballet tights, ballet shoes, black leggings or dance shorts, jazz shoes
Note: Dancers in BDCO 1 for the 2017 – 2018 dance season are asked to attend this audition. 

TEEN BDCO PROGRAM AUDITIONS 
5:30-6:30 / Saturday, May 12th /  Vernon Studio @ Boston Dance Collective
Ages: 13+
Attire: Black bodysuit, pink ballet tights, ballet shoes, black leggings or dance shorts, jazz shoes 
Note: Dancers in BDCO 3 for the 2017 – 2018 dance season are asked to attend this audition. Dancers are welcome to audition for the Full-Time program as well. 

FULL TIME BDCO  PROGRAM AUDITIONS
6:45-8:15 / Saturday, May 12th /  Vernon Studio @ Boston Dance Collective
Ages: 12+
Attire: Black bodysuit, pink ballet tights, ballet shoes, black leggings or dance shorts, jazz shoes.
Note: Dancers in BDCO 2 and 4 for the 2017 – 2018 dance season are asked to attend this audition. Students auditioning for the Full-Time program may still be placed in the Part-Time programs. 

CLICK HERE FOR AUDITION FORM