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The MHSB CO. is now entering it’s 17th season. This year, students from ages 10 and older are invited to audition for the dance form of their choice - Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop or Contemporary. Dancers are welcome to audition for all of the dance forms if they wish. Those who are chosen to participate meet for ten Sundays to learn challenging and creative choreography from a guest dance teacher. Students are required to be fully committed to their company and are expected to attend every rehearsal. All MHSB company members must re-audition each year. There will be a maximum of 18 students per company. The Company encourages comradery and team spirit among the dancers.

Company dancers are provided with extra performing opportunities in addition to their year end recitals. In the past, the companies have performed at such events as The Kiwanis Dance Festival, Sur La Pointe Dance Festival, The Dance Connection, the Pegasus Benefit Show, and demonstrations for LuLu Lemon Athletica.

Once again this year, MHSB will be asking the company member to purchase a company jacket. There is an option to purchase pants as well. The cost of this will be covered by the students and is not included in the company fee. The company fee will cover the 10 weeks of classes, extra rehearsals, costume, and half the entry fee for festivals and competitions.

We hope that many dancers come out for the 2018-2019 auditions. This in itself is a wonderful experience and gives the students a chance to feel the energy, nervousness and excitement of an audition.

Company Auditions: Please note students only need to audition once for each style.

Junior Company Auditions (10 to 12 years old)
Wednesday September 19th 6:00-6:30pm Junior / Inter Hip Hop Audition
Thursday September 20th 4:30-5:00pm Junior Ballet Audition
Sunday September 23rd 10:00-10:30am Junior Ballet Audition *NEW TIME*
2:00-2:30pm Junior Inter Hip Hop Audition *NEW TIME*

Intermediate Company Auditions (13 to 15 years old)
Wednesday September 19th 6:00-6:30pm Junior / Intermediate Hip hop Audition *NEW TIME*
5:30-6:00pm Intermediate Contemporary Audition
Thursday September 20th 5:00-5:30pm Intermediate Ballet Audition
5:30-6:00pm Intermediate Jazz Audition
Sunday September 23rd 10:30-11:00am Intermediate Ballet Audition
11:30-12:00pm Intermediate Jazz Audition
1:30-2:00pm Intermediate Contemporary Audition
2:00-2:30pm Junior / Intermediate Hip Hop Audition
Senior Company Auditions (15 to 18 years old)
Wednesday September 19th 6:30-7:00pm Senior Hip Hop Audition *NEW TIME*
7:00-7:30pm Senior Contemporary Audition *NEW TIME*
Thursday September 20th 6:00-6:30pm Senior Jazz Audition
6:30-7:00pm Senior Contemporary Audition
Sunday September 23rd 11:00-11:30am Senior Ballet Audition
12:30-1:00pm Senior Jazz Audition
1:00-1:30pm Senior Contemporary Audition
2:30-3:00pm Senior Hip Hop Audition

In order to participate in the audition you must meet the following criteria:

must be 10 years of age before December 31st, 2018
must have a minimum of 3 years training in the dance form
be a current dancer in a class at MHSB and participate in that same dance form

Please contact the studio and have your name put on the audition list. There will be an audition fee of $10.00 per dance form that your child is auditioning for. Please bring cash to the auditions. Students will be notified of the results of the audition by email before Wednesday, September 19th, 2018.

If a student and his/her parent(s) agree to accept a position in a Company, there will be a company fee of $495.00 plus HST per session, with no studio discounts applicable on this amount.

There will be a total of ten weeks of rehearsals per session with approximately 8 additional rehearsals in the new year to prepare for the year end shows. Rehearsals will be on Sundays - with perhaps a few exceptions. Therefore, if your child is a skier, and is away on the weekends in the winter, it will not be possible for them to be in Company.

Company Rehearsal Dates:

Start Date: Sunday, October 14th to Sunday, December 16th (10 Weeks)

Junior Company (Ages 10 to 12)

9:15-10:15am Junior Hip Hop with TBA

11:45-12:45pm Junior Ballet with Aryana Malekzadeh

Intermediate Company (Ages 13 to 15)

9:15-10:15am Intermediate Jazz with Krista Newey

10:30-11:30am Intermediate Ballet with Bethany Lither

1:00-2:00pm Intermediate Hip Hop with Helen Liao

2:15-3:15pm Intermediate Contemporary with Syreeta Hector

Senior Company (Ages 15 to 18)

10:30-11:30am Senior Ballet with Martha Hicks

11:30-12:30pm Senior Jazz with Emilio Calalillo

1:00-2:00pm Senior Contemporary with Megan Nadain

2:15-3:15pm Senior Hip Hop with TBA

You may direct any MHSB Companies related questions to Martha Hicks ext. 222.