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The MHSB CO. is now entering it’s 17th season. Each year, students from ages 12 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 2017-2018 auditions. This in itself is a wonderful experience and gives the students a chance to feel the energy, nervousness and excitement of an audition.

Junior Company Auditions
Sunday October 1st, 2017
9:30am - 10:00am Junior Ballet Audition
11:00am - 11:30am Junior Contemporary Audition
11:30am - 12:00pm Junior Jazz Audition
12:30pm - 1:00pm Junior Hip Hop Audition

Senior Company Auditions
Sunday October 1st, 2017
10:00am - 10:30am Senior Ballet Audition
10:30am - 11:00am Senior Hip Hop Audition
12:00pm - 12:30pm Senior Contemporary Audition
1:00pm - 1:30pm Senior Jazz Audition

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

must be 12 years of age before December 31st, 2017
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, October 4th, 2017.

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.

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