Our newest program at The Dancer’s EDGE is The Entourage! It is designed to provide high quality technical training in Ballet and Jazz for students who love to perform and are interested in a challenging, team environment. Dancers learn teamwork, dedication, and much more as they prepare routines that will be performed throughout our community!
+ Who is eligible for the Entourage?
Students must be entering Level 1+ classes. If a student's report card indicates "Entourage" in the score, they are invited to begin the program and do not need to audition. If your student is new to The Dancer's EDGE or did not receive an Entourage invitation, we invite them to participate in auditions held in early May each year.
Selection criteria is based on a student’s technical development, performance quality, aptitude, and love for dance. If you have questions about whether the Entourage is right for your student, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
+ What if my student wants to take other genres besides Ballet and Jazz?
The Entourage core program focuses on Ballet and Jazz, though students are welcome and encouraged to continue to take other genres as an add-on option to the core program. Students can select from Hip Hop, Tap, Acro, and/or Lyrical classes in addition to their Entourage core class block.
+ What is the time commitment?
The Entourage meets during our Summer session, as well as the accompanying School Year session, concluding with our annual Recital in June. Entourage members enroll in a class block together for 2 hours, one night per week during both the Summer and School Year sessions. This class block will include 60min of Ballet and 60min of Jazz. Students have the option of adding on additional classes in Hip Hop, Tap, Acro and/or Lyrical.
+ Where will Entourage teams perform?
We regularly receive invitations to perform at parades, the downtown Farmer’s Market, half time at various sporting events (Kirkwood basketball, etc), so we’re excited to take our Entourage team to a handful of these events each year! Specific dates will be communicated in early summer (Summer performances) and late winter (Spring performances).
+ What is the cost to participate in Entourage?
Monthly tuition + Entourage Fee of $15/month + Entourage Performance Pack (Special Entourage Gear Including Shirt, Shorts & Shoes: $75 + tax due July 1st)