What to expect
C-Unit’s Company is a nationally award winning team known for the true versatility of its members, a strong technical foundation, and creativity of choreography/concepts. It is our most advanced competitive group that trains 5-7 days per week in ballet/pointe, jazz, hip-hop and hip-hop foundations, contemporary, tap, tumbling/acro, jumps/turns/leaps, and stretch/conditioning.
Additionally, the company has regular masterclasses with guest faculty throughout the year. Members attend 4 mandatory conventions/competitions per year, as well as 1-3 optional convention workshops. During the summer, dancers participate in intensives, rehearsals, and often a Nationals or summer dance trip. Many dancers choose to participate in other summer dance programs to supplement their training during time away from the studio.
Our mission is to provide dancers that demonstrate exceptional motivation and skill with the right tools to succeed in all aspects of dance and beyond, while focusing on a strong technical foundation. We pride ourselves on nurturing young artists through a well-rounded curriculum. Dancers in this program learn discipline, goal-setting, time-management, confidence, team-work, and leadership – all while pushing their physical, mental, and creative limits. Many of the members are on a pre-professional track or looking to pursue dance in college and beyond. We are also very proud of our many alumni who have applied their training and experiences in countless other careers!
The company is divided into five groups. Groups may be combined for classes/routines, and ages may vary. Age requirements are meant as a guideline; factors such as ability, height, and years of experience are also used to determine a dancer’s placement.
1.) Munchkins: age 5-7 (usually competes in 0-1 dances; this program is meant to prepare dancers for the company, and focuses on basic technique, terminology, and picking up choreography in a highly individualized environment)
2.) Pee Wees: age 8-10
3.) Juniors: age 11-12
4.) Teens: age 13-14
5.) Seniors: age 15 & Up
Interested in auditioning or learning more?
Auditions for the 2019-2020 season are March 16th & 17th. If you are interested, please go to our Events page to register for the audition.
If you are interested in a smaller commitment that offers dancers performance opportunities while allowing more time to pursue other activities – check out our Hip-Hop Team Program!
If your dancer is still too young to be on the company, but has taken an interest in dance through our pre-school program – check out our new Bridge Program. This allows our tiniest dancers to explore dance further through high energy classes each week in an extra-personalized environment!