Persephonie’s dancers have been successful in the competitive arena since she first began choreographing in 2011. Since then, her pieces have received numerous choreography and high point awards. In only the first year, Thrive’s talented company members were recipients of various first place awards, scholarships, and invitations to nationals from regional and local competitions. In their second year, Thrive was awarded the ADCC Studio of Excellence Award by Turn It Up Dance Challenge. Thrive’s company members have continued to exemplify excellence in their art and were awarded this prestigious title again in 2018.
Thrive’s intensive dance company consists of well-rounded and serious dancers who make dance their priority. Intensive level dancers may be placed in a recreational level piece at Persephonie’s discretion. Requirements include:
1.) 4.25 hours of ballet, one stretch/leaps class, and any genre in which you compete.
2.) Commitment to 3 mandatory local competitions and 2 conventions OR nationals
3.) Commitment to a minimum of 2 summer ballet classes, 1 stretch class, and 1 class of choice, OR the equivalent.
4.) Participation in at least 3 master classes offered throughout the year.
Petite 6-8 Company
Our competition dancers under the age of 8 get an early advantage to the performance experience and technical excellence acquired from participating in our company, with reasonable expectations for their age. Requirements include:
1.) 2 ballet classes and one stretch/leaps class (more are encouraged).
2.) Commitment to 3 mandatory local dance competitions (convention encouraged).
3.) One ballet class and stretch/leaps in our summer program or the equivalent.
We realize that some dancers want to participate in dance competitions just for fun. The recreational dance company allows dancers to compete at a casual and low-demand level. Requirements include:
1.) Two ballet classes and any genre in which you compete.
2.) Commitment to 3 mandatory dance local competitions and 2 master classes offered throughout the year.
3.) One ballet class and one class of choice in our summer program or the equivalent.
Mini 3-6 Company
The mini company is for our youngest stars in training that are looking to prep for a competitive dance experience. Members of this team range from ages 3-6 years old and do not need any experience! They get to experience all fun that the competition world has to offer while also being introduced to dedication and hard work at a young age. The time and financial commitment to join the mini team is kept to a minimum. Requirements include:
1.) One ballet class (more are encouraged).
2.) Commitment to 3 local dance competitions (within an hour or less driving distance).
3.) No summer requirements but one creative movement or ballet class is recommended.