Performing Companies

For committed dancers who relish performing in front of a crowd, our performing companies are the place to shine.

Overview

Dance with Energy’s six performing companies give our most passionate dancers the opportunity to develop their skills and experience dance more deeply than through recreational classes alone. Participants enjoy all styles of dance and are committed to more intense weekly training. Here’s how they work:

  • Performances: Companies perform at community events (such as parades, fairs and festivals), dance conventions and competitions, Weymouth Club’s holiday show and Dance with Energy’s spring recital. Group outings related to performing arts are also planned.
  • Classes: Company members train for 2 to 9 hours per week in the summer and fall. In addition, our Mini, Junior and Apprentice Companies take class twice a week during the summer and take part in a mandatory choreography week in late August. Our Acro Company also takes a weekly summer class. Training involves safe stretching, proper technique, developing performance skills and choreography.
  • Tuition and fees: Company class tuition is based on the number of hours dancers are in class. Additional costs apply for costumes, conventions, competitions, private lessons and outings. Company members are required to purchase 4 costumes for the spring recital and could possibly have additional competition costumes.
  • Auditions: Company dancers are selected based on informal auditions held in May. These auditions are designed to be low-key and low-stress, especially for our youngest dancers. For details on auditions, please contact Elizabeth Jones (781) 682-5831 or ejones@weymouthclub.com.

Company Descriptions

Age ranges are approximate.

Pre-Company (ages 4-8)

  • 1.75- hour weekly class focusing on ballet, tap and jazz.
  • For students desiring a more dedicated dance education and possibly a performing company in the future. Dancers excel in Creative Movement 2 or Kinder Combo, pick up choreography quickly, have natural turn-out, express great musicality and demonstrate leadership in their class.
  • This company does not compete.

Mini Company (ages 6-10)

  • 2-hour weekly choreography class plus a 1-hour ballet technique class and 1-hour Company Production class.
  • The choreography class include tap and jazz techniques and choreography for competitions and outside performances.
  • Competes in 2 regional competitions. Performs in 2 to 4 community events (malls, parades, etc.)

Junior Company (ages 8–12)

  • 2-hour choreography class, 1-hour ballet technique class, 1-hour jazz/tap technique class and 1-hour company production class.
  • Competes in 2 regional competitions.
  • Performs in 2 to 4 community events (malls, parades, etc.)

Apprentice Company (ages 12–18)

  • For dancers pursuing a higher standard of training.
  • 2 classes per week for a total of 5.5 hours: 1.5 to 2 hours of ballet/pointe technique, 0.75 hours of jazz technique, 0.75 hours of tap technique, 2 hours of choreography, and 1 hour of a Company Production class.
  • Competes in 2 regional competitions and 1 national competition.
  • Performs in 2 to 4 community events (malls, parades, etc.) and required to attend 1 dance convention.

Senior Company (ages 13–18)

  • For dancers pursuing a higher standard of training.
  • 2 classes per week for a total of 5.5 hours: 1.5 to 2 hours of ballet/pointe technique, 0.75 hours of jazz technique, 0.75 hours of tap technique, 2 hours of choreography, and 1 hour of a Company Production class.
  • Competes in 2 regional competitions and 1 national competition.
  • Performs in 2 to 4 community events (malls, parades, etc.) and required to attend 1 dance convention.

Acro Company (ages 7–18)

  • Rehearses 1.5 hours per week.
  • Competes in regional and national competitions.

Hip Hop Company (ages 8 and up)

  • Competes and participates in community events (malls, parades, festivals, etc.) and Weymouth Club’s Holiday Show.

To learn more about Weymouth Club dance companies, contact the Dance Director Elizabeth Jones at (781) 682-5831 or ejones@weymouthclub.com.