May
29
to Jul 31

2018-2019 Technique Intensive Program Auditions

2018-2019 TECHNIQUE INTENSIVE (TI) PROGRAM AUDITIONS

Auditions for the 2018- 2019 Technique Intensive Program for dancers age 7-18 years will be held on the following dates listed below:

NOTE: Age listed below is the dancer’s age as of JANUARY 1st, 2019 (not necessarily their current age)*

  • Dancers Ages 7-9* Tuesday, May 29 from 5:30 – 7:00pm

  • Dancers Ages 10-12* – Thursday, May 31 from 6:30 – 8:00pm

NEW THIS YEAR: Dancers Ages 13 and Older interested in auditioning for the 2018-2019 TI Program must submit an application and video if they were not involved in the 2017-2018 YDA TI Program. Please inquire for details.

Information packets and a specific audition time schedule will be available Monday, March 12. I am currently revising this season’s TI Program information packet for the 2018-2019 season. Once the information packets are available, please read it over carefully so you are well informed of the requirements prior to the audition.

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Aug
10
to Aug 23

Summer Intensive 2018

Come experience Young Dance Academy's annual Summer Dance Intensive featuring a faculty of master class teachers from the Broadway stage, TV,  film and professional dance companies. along with our own amazing staff!

Watch for more information to come in May.  Our Summer Dance Intensive will be held from Friday, August 10th through Thursday, August 23rd.

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Jun
9
to Jun 15

2018 Recital

Our 2018 Recital Performance dates are June 9, 10, 11, 12, 14 & 15, 2018.

All performances begin at 7:00pm at the Henry Ross Auditorium in Greendale High School Auditorium, 6801 Southway in Greendale.

Ticket prices are $15.00 per reserved seat for all of our recital performances. All performances are evening performances beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Make careful note of the above listed show dates on your June 2018 calendar.  Mark your calendars TODAY!

In late April or early May you will receive a dress rehearsal schedule with exact dates and times that each specific class will rehearse on stage, in costume at the Greendale High School Auditorium.   Each class will rehearse approximately 25 minutes onstage and spend approximately 35 - 40 minutes off stage for warm-up and off stage rehearsing.  The dates below are confirmed rehearsal dates.  Remember you will not receive a specific rehearsal date and time for each particular class until April or May.  Saturday, June 2nd rehearsals will begin at approximately 12:00 noon and all weekday rehearsals will begin at approximately 4:00 p.m.  Please put all rehearsal dates on your calendar until you receive an exact schedule.

IMPORTANT: Please realize that school will still be in session for most dancers during rehearsal week. I plan to do my best to accommodate graduations, but cannot work around class field trips, especially trips that are not put on school calendars until after our recital/rehearsal schedule comes out.  If you have information concerning graduations (including 8th grade) and other school related activities that are already on your school’s June calendar, let me know ASAP in note form.  I plan to start preliminary work on the recital schedule in November and December. Thank you to those who already have turned in conflict notes.       

Click here for the 2018 Recital Schedule by class.

Click here for the 2018 TI/Competitive Program Recital Schedule.

Click here for the 2018 Recital Line Up.

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Jun
1
to Jun 7

2018 Dress Rehearsals

Confirmed Dress Rehearsal Dates for our 2018 recital are Friday and Saturday, June 1 & 2 and Monday - Thursday, June 4-7, 2018.

In late April or early May you will receive a dress rehearsal schedule with exact dates and times that each specific class will rehearse on stage, in costume at the Greendale High School Auditorium.   Each class will rehearse approximately 25 minutes onstage and spend approximately 35 - 40 minutes off stage for warm-up and off stage rehearsing.  The dates below are confirmed rehearsal dates.  Remember you will not receive a specific rehearsal date and time for each particular class until April or May.  Saturday, June 2nd rehearsals will begin at approximately 12:00 noon and all weekday rehearsals will begin at approximately 4:00 p.m.  Please put all rehearsal dates on your calendar until you receive an exact schedule.

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Jan
13
12:00 PM12:00

NYCDA Dance Convention

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If you are interested in attending the New York City Dance Alliance dance convention in Rosemont, IL on February 9th & 10th, you must register at the front desk by Saturday, January 6th. A registration form can be found at the front desk. Conventions are open to all YDA students age 7 & older. There is also an opportunity for 5-7 year olds to attend convention classes in a program through NYCDA called “Ready, Set, Dance”. Pick-up more information at the front desk today!

Dance conventions are a great way to provide our dancers with a chance to take classes with professionals from all over the country. It is also a way for parents to observe their young dancers in a competitive dance environment and therefore help to assess their level of interest in the “sport” of dance.

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Dec
16
2:00 PM14:00

10th Annual Holiday Showcase

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Our 10th Annual Holiday Showcase will be held SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16th at the Henry Ross Auditorium in Greendale High School. There will be 2 shows, a matinee at 2PM and an evening performance at 6PM.

The theme of this year’s showcase is “Celebrate an Old Fashioned Christmas” and will be presented at both 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

This is an amazing performance opportunity open to ALL dancers of ALL ages at Young Dance! Watch for more information at the end of October!

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Nov
20
to Nov 25

Thanksgiving Break

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

The studio will be closed for the entire week of Thanksgiving, Monday, November 20th through Saturday, November 25th.  I wanted to get this information to you as early as possible for those planning vacations. Classes will resume Monday, November 27th.

 

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Nov
13
to Nov 18

Fall Parent Observation Week

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PARENT OBSERVATION WEEK – Please make note that our first Parent Observation Week will be held next month Monday, November 13th through Saturday, November 18th. This is primarily for parents ONLY, as we do not have room to accommodate additional relatives and friends. The only seating available is the floor. You may bring a folding chair with you for your comfort. Please remember to be considerate of dancers, teachers and other parents and take crying and/or noisy children out of the room. Siblings are not permitted to wait outside the classrooms unsupervised. Please turn off all cell phones and refrain from conversations during your dancer’s class as a courtesy to BOTH the dancers and teachers. Thank you for your cooperation in helping make observation week run smoothly!

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Oct
28
6:00 PM18:00

Annual Halloween SPOOK-tacular Dance Party

We are hosting our annual Halloween Dance Party on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28TH from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Cost is $20.00 per dancer. If you bring a friend not currently enrolled at Young Dance, you will receive a $10 credit to your account at Young Dance!

Students age 4 & older only please (no parent supervision required.) Costumes are encouraged… prize giveaways for the best costumes! Snacks and juice are provided along with crafts, games, treats, dancing, a haunted house and MUCH MORE! Come party the night away with your friends… We know you’ll have a SPOOK-tacular time!

Sign up TODAY at the front desk or via the Parent Portal under the “Event Registration” tab. Simply click “Event Calendar,” find the Halloween Dance Party on Saturday, October 28th and select the student(s) you wish to enroll in the event. You are able to then pay the $20.00 entry fee under the “Fees and Payments” tab.

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Oct
1
to Oct 21

Feeding America

FEEDING AMERICA – Young Dance Challenge

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This month, Young Dance will be collecting canned and boxed food items for the organization Feeding America, which provides food for those in need. We reached our goal of 500 items!

Please stop by Saturday, October 21st from 12:00 – 1:30pm for an ice cream social! Everyone is invited to celebrate with us regardless of whether or not you were able to make a donation. SO let’s get started…drop off your items in the collection bin located in the studio lobby and help us reach our goal!

 

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Aug
8
to Aug 15

YDA Competes in the DanceMKE Competition

DanceMKE is a returning weekly dance competition featuring Milwaukee dance artists from any discipline. Selected performance groups will dance for cash, trophies and glory over three consecutive weeks August 1, 8 and 15 with the finals on August 22.

Young Dance will be competing 2 separate dance numbers on August 8 and 15 with hopes to compete both dances in the FINALS on August 22. Watch LIVE and vote!

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May
30
to Jun 1

Technique Intensive (TI) Program AUDITIONS

Young Dance Academy’s Technique Intensive Program is designed to encourage and promote dancers with a strong work ethic and an intense enthusiasm and talent for the dance arts. Dancers are accepted into the TI Program by audition only. Dancers audition once per year and are required to participate in selected technique classes in ballet, jazz and tap during the regular dance school year and continue their dance education throughout the summer months. The TI Program is now in its sixteenth year at Young Dance Academy.

We are proud to continue to help raise well-rounded, highly skilled dancers that are taught to be disciplined, responsible, respectful and supportive as they represent Young Dance Academy. Dancers are taught from the youngest age to work together as a team while continuing to strive for individual goals. We make every effort to require what we feel are the best opportunities for the group as a whole, while also offering additional options for those who are eligible and can afford the extra expenses of optional opportunities.

We count on and subsequently appreciate the confidence and support you place in us to help our program grow to be the best it can be. It is important that you take the time to understand and trust that our decisions are based on years of thought and experience. Our goals are to continue to improve, grow and change to make each dance season our best! Based on years of past experience we make changes to improve our TI Program each season.

IMPORTANT: Criteria for the Technique Intensive and Competitive Programs is subject to change at any time during the season at the discretion of the director.

EXPECTATIONS/GOALS OF THE TI PROGRAM

For dancers in the TI Programs, practicing outside of class time is not optional. Week to week practicing is required of all dancers in our TI Program.

It has always been our goal with the TI and Competitive Dance Programs to offer our dancers experiences and opportunities that help them to grow not only as dancers, but also as individuals. This is true for all whether or not they choose a future in the field of dance after being involved in the TI and Competitive Dance Programs.

AUDITIONING FOR THE TI PROGRAM

Besides a strong work ethic, intense enthusiasm and talent for dance, those auditioning must meet the following criteria:

1.   Must be between the ages of 7 and 18 years of age.

2.   Must have had formal dance training.  It is recommended that dancers age 9 and older have a strong ballet background, although it is not required.

3.   Must attend auditions on the scheduled audition dates below:

  • Dancers Ages 7-10* – Tuesday, May 30th from 4:30 – 6:00pm

  • Dancers Ages 11-12* – Tuesday, May 30th from 6:00 – 7:30pm

  • Dancers Ages 13 and Older* – Thursday, June 1st from 6:30 – 8:30pm

*Age listed above is the dancer’s age as of JANUARY 1st, 2018 (not necessarily their current age)

AUDITION PROCESS

Technique Intensive Program auditions will be held at Young Dance Academy on the dates and times listed above. Those auditioning must fill out the form at the back of this packet and turn it in at the front desk prior to the audition. Forms may be mailed to the studio prior to the audition dates.  It is preferred that we receive the audition registration forms prior to the audition dates to plan accordingly for the number of dancers we anticipate.

AUDITION ATTIRE

Female students auditioning should wear proper dance attire – black leotard and pink tights with proper shoes for ballet, jazz and tap. NO crop tops, shorts or street clothing of any kind. Female dancers should bring their Pointe shoes if they have had training in Pre-Pointe or Pointe technique. Hair must be pulled back in a bun or French twist.

Male students auditioning should wear a solid, plain (no print), black or white fitted T-shirt and black fitted pants or shorts. Bring proper shoes for ballet, jazz and tap.

HOW THE AUDITION IS RUN

The audition will consist of learning and performing various combinations and techniques in the following genres: ballet, jazz and tap. The audition is treated much like an actual dance class. You will be evaluated on your technique, attitude and enthusiasm, how well you take direction and our past experiences with you as a dancer if applicable. The panel of judges for the audition will be members of Young Dance  Academy’s staff.

RESULTS OF THE AUDITION

Audition results for the 2017 – 2018 dance season will be emailed to each auditioning dancer on Monday, June 19th, 2017.

 
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May
13
8:13 AM08:13

Recital Ticket Sales

Recital tickets go on sale on Saturday, May 13 at a limit of 10 tickets per family during our first week of ticket sales.  We use a lottery system for ticket sales. Everyone seated in our audience requires a ticket. Children 3 & under do not need a ticket if seated on the lap of a parent. All seating is reserved and tickets are $15.00 each for all 7 performances. If you fail to participate in the ticket lottery you will have until Saturday, May 20th to purchase your 10-ticket limit or fewer.

On Monday, May 22nd any remaining recital tickets will go on sale first come – first serve at 4:30pm at the studio.  Watch for more recital ticket purchasing information to come in April.

Please phone the studio if you are interested in receiving more information on our upcoming recital performances in June 2017. We would love to have you see what we're all about and why Young Dance is the area's best studio for dance education! We put on quite a show!

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Mar
25
12:30 PM12:30

Dress Rehearsal and Recitals 2017

Our 2017 Dress Rehearsal dates are Friday & Saturday, June 2 & 3, and Monday-Thursday, June 5-8, 2017 at Greendale High School. A specific time schedule will be available soon.

Our 2017 Recital Performance dates are Saturday-Tuesday, June 10-13 and Thursday-Saturday, June 15-17, 2017. A recital performance schedule for each specific class will be available soon.

Greendale High School Auditorium 6801 Southway in Greendale.

 

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Sep
10
2:00 PM14:00

Open House

Join us as we welcome and welcome back students and families to Young Dance Academy for our 2016-2017 dance season! Free sample classes, refreshments, crafts, meet the faculty and staff and more! Get the chance to earn a $10 gift certificate to YDA! See details below!

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Sep
10
8:00 AM08:00

2016-2017 Dance Season Kicks Off

 Click on the photo to view our 2016-2017 brochure with schedule and tuition information!

Click on the photo to view our 2016-2017 brochure with schedule and tuition information!

Join us for our 34th season! The 2016-2017 dance season begins Saturday, September 10! We will continue to accept registration throughout the fall, however classes are filling up quickly... REGISTER TODAY!

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Aug
23
7:00 PM19:00

YDA Advances in the Dance MKE Competition

What an amazing experience promoting the dance arts in Milwaukee!
Thank you to everyone for your support... to those who attended the event, voted, cheered us on, we are SO grateful! We love our YDA family, our biggest fans!

Come see us in the final round of Dance MKE on Tuesday, August 23rd at 7:00 p.m. at the Peck Pavilion!

 

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Aug
17
to Aug 30

2-Week Summer Intensive

 Click here for the Updated 2-Week Summer Intensive Schedule

Click here for the Updated 2-Week Summer Intensive Schedule

Join us and the AMAZING master teachers from NY to LA coming right to our very own studio!
Featuring Hannah Baumgarten, Rachel Kreiling, Kelli LaVine, Erick "Spider" Paul, Andy Pellick, Laura Sciortino, Emily Shoemaker, Ashley Watson, Nick Young & other fabulous master teachers offering a variety of classes!
  • JAZZ
  • TAP
  • BALLET / POINTE
  • HIP HOP
  • CONTEMPORARY
  • LYRICAL
  • MUSICAL THEATER
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Stay tuned for the schedule, age group/level selection, pricing and a complete announcement of Master Teachers!

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Jun
4
8:00 AM08:00

2016-2017 Technique Intensive Program Auditions

TECHNIQUE INTENSIVE (TI) PROGRAM

Young Dance Academy’s Technique Intensive Program is designed to encourage and promote dancers with a strong work ethic and an intense enthusiasm and talent for the dance arts. Dancers are accepted into the TI Program by audition only. Dancers audition once per year and are required to participate in selected technique classes in ballet, jazz and tap during the regular dance school year and continue their dance education throughout the summer months. The TI Program is now in its sixteenth year at Young Dance Academy.

We are proud to continue to help raise well-rounded, highly skilled dancers that are taught to be disciplined, responsible, respectful and supportive as they represent Young Dance Academy. Dancers are taught from the youngest age to work together as a team while continuing to strive for individual goals. We make every effort to require what we feel are the best opportunities for the group as a whole, while also offering additional options for those who are eligible and can afford the extra expenses of optional opportunities.

We count on and subsequently appreciate the confidence and support you place in us to help our program grow to be the best it can be. It is important that you take the time to understand and trust that our decisions are based on years of thought and experience. Our goals are to continue to improve, grow and change to make each dance season our best! Based on years of past experience we make changes to improve our TI Program each season.

IMPORTANT: Criteria for the Technique Intensive and Competitive Programs is subject to change at any time during the season at the discretion of the director.

 

EXPECTATIONS/GOALS OF THE TI PROGRAM

For dancers in the TI Programs, practicing outside of class time is not optional. Week to week practicing is required of all dancers in our TI Program.

 

It has always been our goal with the TI and Competitive Dance Programs to offer our dancers experiences and opportunities that help them to grow not only as dancers, but also as individuals. This is true for all whether or not they choose a future in the field of dance after being involved in the TI and Competitive Dance Programs.

AUDITIONING FOR THE TI PROGRAM

Besides a strong work ethic, intense enthusiasm and talent for dance, those auditioning must meet the following criteria:

1.   Must be between the ages of 7 and 18 years of age.

2.   Must have had formal dance training.  It is recommended that dancers age 9 and older have a strong ballet background, although it is not required.

3.   Must attend auditions on the scheduled audition dates below:

 

Dancers Ages 7-10* – Tuesday, May 30th from 4:30 – 6:00pm

Dancers Ages 11-12* – Tuesday, May 30th from 6:00 – 7:30pm

Dancers Ages 13 and Older* – Thursday, June 1st from 6:30 – 8:30pm

 

*Age listed above is the dancer’s age as of JANUARY 1st, 2018 (not necessarily their current age)

 

AUDITION PROCESS

Technique Intensive Program auditions will be held at Young Dance Academy on the dates and times listed above. Those auditioning must fill out the form at the back of this packet and turn it in at the front desk prior to the audition. Forms may be mailed to the studio prior to the audition dates.  It is preferred that we receive the audition registration forms prior to the audition dates to plan accordingly for the number of dancers we anticipate.

 

AUDITION ATTIRE

Female students auditioning should wear proper dance attire – black leotard and pink tights with proper shoes for ballet, jazz and tap. NO crop tops, shorts or street clothing of any kind. Female dancers should bring their Pointe shoes if they have had training in pre-Pointe or Pointe technique. Hair must be pulled back in a bun or French twist.

Male students auditioning should wear a solid, plain (no print), black or white fitted T-shirt and black fitted pants or shorts. Bring proper shoes for ballet, jazz and tap.

HOW THE AUDITION IS RUN

The audition will consist of learning and performing various combinations and techniques in the following genres: ballet, jazz and tap. The audition is treated much like an actual dance class. You will be evaluated on your technique, attitude and enthusiasm, how well you take direction and our past experiences with you as a dancer if applicable. The panel of judges for the audition will be members of Young Dance  Academy’s staff.

 

RESULTS OF THE AUDITION

Audition results for the 2017 – 2018 dance season will be emailed to each auditioning dancer on Monday, June 19th, 2017.

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May
14
8:00 AM08:00

Recital Ticket Sales for Current Students

Recital Ticket Sales for Current YDA Families

Tickets for June recital performances go on sale Saturday, May 14 to all current Young Dance Academy families. Ticket purchasing times are chosen using a lottery system for Ticket Day, Saturday, May 14.  A newsletter explaining Ticket Day sales will be available in April.

Please read this entire newsletter to fully understand how our ticket sales work.

Seating is reserved. Tickets are $10.00 each.

 

 

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