Beginning this Fall, HealthQuest Dance Academy announces the formation of a Competitive Dance Company. Auditions will be held on Saturday September 29, 2012 at HealthQuest on Route 31, from 1:30 – 4:00PM in Exercise Room 2. Both HealthQuest Members and Guests are welcome to audition for the company.
Auditions for the HealthQuest Competitive Dance Company will involve learning a contemporary dance routine prior to presenting it before a panel of judges. Several requirements are necessary to know when considering this audition. If selected, the dancers must maintain an active membership with HealthQuest while participating in the Dance Company. All dancers must be at least 8 years of age, actively taking intermediate or advanced ballet classes, available to take additional technique classes held on Thursday evenings at HealthQuest, and able to attend mandatory weekly rehearsals held on Saturdays from 1:00-3:00PM. Selected dancers must also travel and perform at competitions and showcases throughout the year. Dance Director, Maryanne Barraco says, “We are very excited to create this competition company in order to provide a great opportunity for our dancers to improve their technique while they grow as dancers and performers.” Formal competitions will be scheduled beginning in the Spring of 2013.
The inaugural HealthQuest Competitive Dance Company affords area dancers the opportunity to establish themselves in competitive dance with a dance company sponsored by HealthQuest Family Fitness, a Top 100 health club in the nation as rated by Club Industry Magazine.
HealthQuest Dance Academy continues to provide a high quality dance education by offering recreational, performance, and competitive dance opportunities to local dancers. HealthQuest Dance Academy instructors bring their expertise and experience to HealthQuest from all areas of the dance community including performing on Broadway, receiving ABT ballet certifications, dancing in professional dance companies, and high ranks in the competitive dance world.