DSA Dance Ensembles

DSA is excited to have two Dance Ensembles at DSA that have been created to give dancers that extra artistic push and outlet in their training.  The ensembles have been created to be a Pre-Professional component to enhance our program. The Ensembles are not mandatory, but highly encouraged for all of our dance majors. The ensembles will give students who might not be a part of a studio, competitive team, or another pre-professional program an opportunity to be a part of a performance group, and opportunities in and outside of DSA to be on stage. Those students who are a part of other outside groups can still be a part of the ensemble, but time management is the key to successfully do both.

The Denver School of the Arts Junior Dance Ensemble, will be made up of our middle school dance majors. There won’t be an audition for this ensemble. The students performing with the ensemble will have to follow all department performing, classroom, rehearsal, and trip guidelines as outlined by DSA. The ensemble will meet for rehearsals Tuesday-Friday after school from 3:15 – 4:15 pm. If there is a guest artist setting a special piece on the ensemble, rehearsals could be extended to 4:30 or 5:00 pm, and Mondays will be added as well. There will be an informal audition for all Guest Artist pieces that the ensemble performs. We will try to inform all families of any extended rehearsals because of a guest artist’s residency as soon as we know more. There aren’t any performing, costuming, or ensemble fees to participate in the ensemble. 

The Denver School of the Arts Senior Dance Ensemble, will be made up of our high school dance majors. There won’t be an audition for this ensemble. The students performing with the ensemble will have to follow all department performing, classroom, rehearsal, and trip guidelines as outlined by DSA. The ensemble will meet for rehearsals Tuesday-Friday after school from 3:15 – 4:15 pm. If there is a Guest Artist setting a special piece on the ensemble, rehearsals could be extended to 4:30 or 5:00 pm, and Mondays will be added as well. There will be an informal audition for all Guest Artist pieces that the ensemble performs. We will inform all families of any extended rehearsals prior to a guest artist’s residency. Students will not be charged any performing, costuming, or fees to participate in the ensemble.