Company Options

 
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Breakthrough (Junior, Teen and Senior)

With four years of epic success, Breakthrough is the new way to ease into competition life without an intense time commitment. We created the additional company for dancers curious about competitive dance, but may not have had extensive training. Breakthrough's first competitive season 2016-2017 was an absolute success and we are so thrilled to share his opportunity with new dancers in the Santa Barbara dance community!

 

Breakthrough is comprised of a Junior, Teen and Senior  Teams depending on age. Junior Breakthrough ages 7-11, Teen Breakthrough ages 12-16 and Senior Breakthrough ages 13-18.

Requirements

  • Attend Audition Prep Camp August 10th- 14th

  • Compete a minimum of ONE Company Group Dance

  • 3 Hours of Training a week:

    • 1 hour Ballet

    • 1 hour Jazz Technique

    • 1 hour Choreography Rehearsal

  • Compete at 2 Dance Competitions

  • Audition to compete in additional SMALL Groups - requires attendance at additional dance competitions

  • Participate in Company Production Number

  • Perform in the Annual Company Concert & End of Year Gala Perform at several community events throughout Season Eight

Mini Company

The youngest of Momentum's Competitive companies, Mini Company is composed of enthusiastic young dancers ages 5-7. Mini dancers represent Momentum Dance Company at national dance competitions and will participate in the annual company concert. These dancers should display a love for dance, enjoy the spotlight, and have the abilty to focus on their dancing!

Requirements

  • Compete a minimum of ONE Company Group Dance.

  • 2 Hours of Rehearsal a week

  • 1 hour Hip Hop Class

  • 1 hour Choreography Rehearsal

  • Compete at 2 Competitions

  • Perform in the Annual Company Concerts

 

Mini Company Members also qualify to:

  • Audition to compete with a Solo

  • Audition to compete in Duet/Trio(s)- requires attendance in additional dance competitions

  • Audition to compete in additional SMALL Groups - requires attendance in  additional dance competitions

  • Participate in Company Production Number

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Petite Company

Petite dancer's are between the ages of 7-9 years of age and are strong performers! Petite members are fun and sassy to watch on stage and embody the meaning of "good things come in small packages!" These dancers are committed to becoming the best dancer they can be! We introduce to you...The Petite Company!

Requirements

  • Attend Audition Prep Camp August 9-13th

  • Attend a weekend of Choreography Camp* if necessary

  • Compete a minimum of TWO Company Group Dances

  • 4 Hours of dance a week:

    • 1 hour of Ballet

    • 1 hour of Jazz

    • 1 hour Hip Hop

    • 1 hour Choreography Rehearsal

  • Compete at 2 Dance Competitions, 1 Convention & 1 National Competition

  • Perform in the Annual Company Concerts

Petite Company Members also qualify to:

  • Audition to compete with a Solo

  • Audition to compete in Duet/Trio(s) - requires competing in additional competitions

  • Audition to compete in additional SMALL Groups- requires competing in additional competitions

  • Participate in company Production Number

Junior Company

The young vibrant group of dancers that make up MDC's JUNIOR Company are ages 9-12.  These dancers represent Momentum Dance Company at Conventions, Competitions and Community performances.  They are committed to dance and achieving personal goals, as well as being supportive team players.  They are enthusiastic about their love for dance in all styles and are eager to learn more about the art form in and out of the class room.  Their vibrant personalities light up any stage.

Requirements

  • ​Attend Audition Prep Camp August 9-13th

  • Attend one weekend of Choreography Camp

  • Compete a minimum of TWO Company Group Dances

  • 6 Hours of Dance per week:

    • 1 Jazz class a week

    • 1 Contemporary class a week 

    • Two  Ballet classes a week

    • Two, one hour choreography rehearsals

  • Compete at 2 Competitions & 3 Competition/Conventions & 1 Nationals Dance Competition over the summer

  • Perform in the Annual Company Concerts

  • Perform in Community events around Santa Barbara & Goleta

 

Junior Company Members also qualify to:

  • Audition to compete with Solo(s)  

  • Audition to compete in Duet/Trio(s)- Requires competing in ONE additional competition

  • Audition to compete in additional SMALL Groups

  • Participate in Company Production Number *non competitive*

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Teen Company

Teen company is a fresh group of dancers ages 13-18. These dancers represent Momentum Dance Company at Conventions, Competitions and Community performances. They are a fun, enthusiastic group of young dancers full of potential and drive. They love to dance and are focused on their art form, improving, and trying new things to push themselves to new limits.

Requirements

  • Attend Audition Prep Camp August 9-13th

  • Attend Choreography Camp August 23-26th or 27-29th

  • Compete a minimum of TWO Company Group Dances

  • 7 Hours of Dance Required per week:

    • Two 75 minute Ballet classes

    • 75 Minute Jazz technique

    • 75 Minute Contemporary technique

    • 2 hours Choreography Rehearsal

  • Compete at 2 Competitions, 3 Competition/Convention, and 1 Nationals Dance Competition during the summer

  • Perform in the Annual Company Concerts

Teen Company Members also qualify to:

  • Audition to compete with Solo(s)

  • Audition to compete in Duet/Trio(s)-requires attendance to ONE more competition

  • Audition to compete in additional SMALL Groups - requires attendacne in ONE more competition

  • Participate in Company Production Number

Senior Company

The Senior Company is the most elite company at MDC. Dancers are 16-18 years of age and have made dance their first priority over all other extra curricular activities.  They represent Momentum Dance Company at national dance competitions, conventions, community and non-community performances.  SENIOR Company members exude a charisma and passion for dance that is contagious.  They set the example for what other company members should strive for and are continously working at improving their craft in and out of rehearsals.  This well-rounded group of dancers are powerful in presence, confidence, and commitment.

Requirements

  • ​Attend Audition Prep Camp August 9-13th

  • Attend Choreography Camp August 23-26th or 27th-29th

  • Compete a minimum of TWO Company Group Dances

  • 7 Hours of dance per week:

    • Two 75 minute Ballet classes

    • 75 Minutes of Jazz Technique

    • 75 Minutes of Contemporary Technique

    • Two hours of Choreography Rehearsal

  • Compete at 2 Dance Competitions, 3  Dance Convention/Competition and 1 Nationals Dance Competition during Summer

  • Perform in the Annual Company Concert

 

Senior Company Members also qualify to:

  • Compete with a SOLO(s) in dance style of choice

  • Compete in Duet/Trio(s)

  • Compete in additional SMALL Groups

  • Participate in Company Production Number

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