Many of our classes are performing classes but some are 'open levels' that do not have a performance component to them. But whatever your age and your level of technical skill, we have many opportunities to shine in the studio and on stage, too!
Our dance students spend the majority of their time perfecting and deepening their technique. They don't just learn a 'routine'. Our approach to high quality training is why so many of our students go on to perform locally, regionally, and nationally with their dancing, acting, and musical skills. We focus our attention on performing for the stage. Our students learn the craft of theater, dance, and music. This is why many of our students successfully dance in Broadway shows, DisneyWorld, American Ballet Theatre and other professional performing companies.
In-Studio Observation Days & Informal Studio Performance Dates: Students in our dance, music, and acting programs will have at least one to two opportunities per term to perform during our informal in-studio observation days and performances. Invitations will be sent out via email and hard copy to the students and their families. Family and friends are always welcome to attend on these dates.
The Nutcracker (December Performance-By audition only: ages 6+): Dance students in Levels 1 - Levels 8 may participate - by audition only - in conjunction with the Collierville Ballet Company's annual Christmas production. Audition information will be sent home via email and hard copy to all students during the first week of classes in August. Members of the Collierville Ballet do not participate in the audition process, they will be assigned their role(s) by the Artistic Director.
Collierville Ballet: Collierville Arts Academy students age 9-21 may also audition for company member positions. The Collierville Ballet produces a full-length classical Nutcracker production each December and performs at the Harrell Theatre in Collierville, TN. In addition, other events include a Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party Fundraising Event, a Spring Concert in late-February or early March, and performances at local/regional festivals. Company members often perform for community events, service organizations, retirement centers, schools, libraries, and much more. Collierville Ballet also provides educational outreach materials, lectures and demos for the surrounding community each year. The Collierville Ballet is a fully non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. More information about Collierville Ballet can be found on the website.
Annual Student Showcase - Dance & Acting students: (Our end-of-season Performance Students in Little Steps, Dance Discovery, and Levels 1-8 of the dance, and acting programs are expected to participate in our Annual Student Showcase which takes place in late May or first week of June at Harrell Theater, depending upon theater availability.
Dance Student Showcase Fee: $55 per student or $85 total for two or more students
Here is what your Showcase Performer Fee includes:
• Showcase photos available for digital download with your Student Code
• Showcase Program
• 5 reserved seats for the Showcase performance; additional tickets are $7 each and may be purchased online beginning in April 2019.
• Rehearsals for the Showcase including technical and dress rehearsal
• Student/Parent ID Badges required for check-in and check-out
• Optional purchases may include performance flowers, t-shirt, fully edited DVDs. etc.
Student Showcase Costume Information & Fees: Our Showcase Costume fees are $50 - $58 per costume for younger students and $58-$75 per costume for older dancers ages 12+. We make every effort to keep costume expenses as low as possible each season. For our more experienced dancers, we will use rental costumes to reduce costs. Rental fees are $20 - $30 per costume. This helps to defray costs when students are taking multiple classes and will be performing multiple roles in the Showcase.
Music Recitals: We host two music recitals season, one in the fall term (early December) and one in the spring term (early May). The music instructors will help each student to prepare for the recitals well in advance. There is no fee for the student music recital. Invitations are sent home one month prior to the event.
Fine Arts Fall Show & Sale and Fine Arts Spring Show: We host a Fall Fine Arts Show in November. For students taking part in our fine arts classes, this is their first opportunity for displaying their artwork to the public. We enjoy light refreshments and browse the student art pieces during the show. Local art vendors will also have their items for sale during the fall event. This is a great time to purchase a holiday gift or two! The Spring Fine Arts Show in May is another wonderful opportunity for students to display their artwork and enjoy refreshments with family and friends. Local artists will also be selling their works during the event as well. There are no fees for the Fine Arts Shows.