In Motion Junior High Company

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In Motion Dance Company (IMDC) is a performing group for dancers entering 7th and 8th grade. The focus of this company is to provide dancers with strong and versatile technique, in depth creative processing skills and more opportunities on stage. The company focuses on ballet, modern and contemporary technique, as well as improvisation and composition. Classes are taught by Tanner Dance faculty and a variety of guest artists. Participation is by audition only.

AUDITION INFORMATION

All dancers entering 7th and 8th grade are eligible to audition for In Motion Dance Company. Auditions occur each year in the spring.

Company members must be available for the summer intensive August 8 – 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Classes include ballet barre, jazz leaps and turns, and the creation of a new company piece that will be performed throughout the year. The intensive also counts towards the CDT summer requirement.

CLASSES & REHEARSALS
Throughout the year, classes and rehearsals will be held every Tuesday from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Additional rehearsals may be scheduled surrounding performances. Company members are expected to attend every class, rehearsal and performance.

Fall Session: August 23 – December 6, 2016
Spring Session: January 3 – May 20, 2017

TECHNIQUE
Company members are expected to take an active role in their own technical development. In order to grow as a versatile performer, all dancers are highly encouraged to enroll in a weekly ballet class or Audition Prep. The Tanner Dance fall schedule is available online at tannerdance.utah.edu.

GUEST ARTISTS AND PERFORMANCES
In Motion Dance Company will perform in several events throughout the year at multiple venues. Company members for 2016-2017 will have the opportunity to work with a variety of guest artists, including Elizabeth Martineux, professional dancer with Odyssey Dance Theatre, and African dance master teacher Rosie Banchero.

TUITION
Tuition cost for IMDC is $575 for dancers concurrently enrolled in classes at Tanner Dance (Children’s Dance Theatre, ballet, etc.). For dancers involved only in IMDC, tuition is $965. Monthly installment plans are available.

Tuition includes:
Summer Intensive
Classes & Rehearsals
Performances
Ring Around the Rose at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
In Accord performances at Tanner Dance
Virginia Tanner Studio Show at Kingsbury Hall
Tipping Point Company Showcase at Tanner Dance
Costume Fee
Company Rehearsal Blacks

Concurrent Students $575           Monthly Installments (10) $57.50/mo
In Motion Only $965                Monthly Installments (10) $96.50/mo

If you have any questions about the company or auditions, please contact Diana Timothy, IMDC Director, at diana.timothy@utah.edu.