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Evolve

In a time where the dance company 'norms' are being challenged every day, we stepped back and re-imagined what a dance company could look like stepping into Season Seven... enter Evolve, MDC's Newest Performance Exclusive company for the more advanced dancer. Evolve will provide performance opportunities for our dancers while competition and audience based performances aren't guaranteed. MDC's Evolve creates our own season with limited input from changes to society. Dancers may be part of another competitive company and decide to be a part of Evolve for more performing or be a part of Evolve exclusively! We can't wait for all the new opportunities this company presents.

Requirements

  • Age 9-13 years old /Intermediate-Advanced Level/Required Previous Dance Experience

  • 1 Hour Ballet, 1 Hour Jazz, 1 Hour Rehearsal: Possibility of these classes to take place in an outdoor venue on Fridays

  • 2 dances this season: 1 dance for Fall, 1 dance for Spring. Dances will be based on the make-up/strengths of the company.

 

4 exclusive performance opportunities:

  • 2 recorded performances at outdoor locations with videographer Spencer Saltzman edited and produced

  • 2 live performances with audience in an outdoor setting

Ability to perform in any other community based performances MDC Companies participate in.

 

Attend MDC Day at the Beach and MDC Sleepover

 

Thrive

We are thrilled to announce the arrival of THRIVE to Momentum's dance company repetoire. Thrive is a Performance Based Company with the opportunity to compete at one competition a year. MDC has now provided the opportunity for dancers ages 6-11 to dance and train with it's company and faculty with a focus in community performance rather than competition. But let's face it Competitions are a blast so we added in a competition opportunity for these dancers so they don't miss out! We are excited to bring this new line of dance to the community and cannot wait to see you at auditions this summer!

Requirements

  • Age 6-11 years old

  • Two Options: Do one or both!

    • Thrive Hip Hop- 2 Hours of Class a week:
      1 hour Hip Hop Class, 1 hour Choreography Rehearsal

    • Thrive Jazz:
      1 hour Jazz Class, 1 hour Choreography Rehearsal

  • Compete at 1 Dance Competition

  • Perform in December Company Concert & Summer Concert

  • Perform at numerous community events throughout the season. Examples: Downtown December Parade, GVJH Dance Showcase, MUS Fair, Founders Day.

  • Attend MDC Day at the Beach and MDC Sleepover

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Breakthrough

With three 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 and Teen Teams depending on age. Junior Breakthrough ages 7-11 and Teen Breakthrough ages 12-16.

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 Numbe

  • Perform in the Annual Company Concert & Summer Concert Perform at several community events throughout Season Seven

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 3 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 3rd-7th

  • Attend a weekend of Choreography Camp: August 28th-30th

  • 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 4 Dance Competitios, 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 10-14th

  • Attend one weekend of Choreography Camp: September 4-7th

  • Compete a minimum of TWO Company Group Dances

  • 7 Hours of Dance per week:

    • 75 minute Jazz class 

    • 75 minute Contemporary 

    • Two 75 minute Ballet classes a week

    • Two one hour choreography rehearsals

  • Compete at 3 Competitions & 1 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 10th-14th

  • Attend Choreography Camp September 4th-7th

  • 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 3 Competitions, 1 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 10th-14th

  • Attend Choreography Camp September 4-7th

  • 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 3 Dance Competitions, 1 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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