Students are provided the opportunity to experience and audition setting for our chosen special performances twice a year! Auditions will be open to ages 6 through adult. A rehearsal schedule will be provided to company members based on their role, which includes time commitment, rules and policies, and a company member contract. (Rehearsals are typically Sunday afternoons to early evening).
We know our families have busy schedules, so our rehearsals are concentrated and compressed, with participants required to attend practices. Our special production is rehearsed on Sunday afternoons separate from regular classes and is the grand opening of our Spring performance at Piedmont Virginia Community College, Dickinson Fine and Performing Arts Center.
Company Member Expectations:
The Director and Choreographers will select members who will be passionate, committed, have a positive attitude, and a strong work-ethic. Performers must be open to learning, and respectful of fellow members, choreographers, and the Company Director.
Those who are selected to join the Companies will be representatives of the Charlottesville Performing Arts School and will maintain high standards of artistic integrity, ethics, and professionalism at all times. We ask that members be currently enrolled in technique classes at CPAS.
Participants will receive a contract to sign with all policies and expectations. Attendance to each rehearsal is expected, and excessive absences may result in loss of roles.
Overall participation in the company should be viewed as an opportunity to learn, grow and develop as a performer through a structured and supportive dance company. Participants may have the status of senior company member, junior company member or apprentice. The Director and Choreographer will determine which venues or extra outreach performances will be appropriate for members to perform, regardless of status.
To reserve your audition space, please email the school.
Below is a list of our past productions:
- Frozen: A Winter Story
- Coppelia & The Magic Toy Shop