Company students have a passion for dance and a desire to reach their potential as a dancer! Students can begin the company track at six years of age. Each company level has a syllabus for each style of dance they are studying with expectations for what they will learn in the year. As students progress and master the syllabus, they move up to the next level of curriculum over their time at Lifehouse. Students are taught how to be an excellent student to get the most out of their training. They are evaluated individually by teachers on Lifehouse’s five principles of an excellent dance student to help them progress and grow.
Company classes require more time and commitment, however, the studio believes in balance and family time. We make the very best use of the student’s time and require the minimum amount of time in dance training required to achieve excellence and reach their personal goals.
You must audition and be accepted to participate in a company to enroll in any of these classes. If you have not been accepted and would like to participate in a company, please contact the studio.
Company students training includes the following:
Ballet technique classes: Ballet is the foundation of all dance forms. It teaches correct alignment and muscle usage. It develops strength and beautiful lines so important to a dancer.
Pointe work: Students who are committed to ballet advanced to pointe work. Emphasis is on safety and proper technique to ensure the student’s well being and full enjoyment of this beautiful form of dance.
Conditioning classes: Conditioning is designed to integrate strength, flexibility, balance, alignment and core support into the advanced dancers training. The technique is drawn from Horton, Luigi, Vaganova, Yoga, Pilates and basic jazz to prepare a dancers body to accurately perform the rigorous demands of dance. Advanced turns, extensions and leaps are incorporated into class after the dancer’s body is conditioned to perform these steps properly.
Jazz: Many styles of jazz are studied including contemporary and broadway. Jazz technique classes include the turns, jumps, and leaps used in jazz choreography as well as incorporating style and artistry into the movement.
Modern: Modern classes are taken by students in Junior High and High School to further advanced their training. Students who study modern are at a huge advantage when they attend a university to study dance. Modern dancers learn to use their spine finding full three dimensional quality to their movement. Modern helps a dancer understand and use gravity to aid their dancing. It also develops full body internal connections and teaches how to use breath to support their movement. Studying the technique of modern helps to bring authenticity to a student’s performance making the movement have a more organic quality. Modern also teaches how to move in and out of the floor efficiently and allows students to find creativity and expression in movement.
Tap: Tap at Lifehouse is rockin’! The intricate footwork and rhythms of tap aid in all dance forms. This high energy and entertaining dance form is always a student and crowd favorite.
Hip Hop: Company students may also enroll in a hip hop class to add to their dance repertoire.
Uniform: for all company ballet classes students should wear pink convertible tights, black leotard, pink ballet shoes, hair in a bun for ballet. For jazz company students should wear a leotard with dance shorts or pants. Students will need black tap shoes for their tap classes.
When enrolling in a company, you need to register for each class individually. All classes are mandatory to perform with your assigned company except for tap. Tap is mandatory until the age of 12 and then it becomes optional.
Costume deposit company classes: $100 Due Oct. 1
|Turquoise Company Ballet/Pointe||Monday||2:30-4:30||Studio 4|
|Turquoise Company Jazz Technique 1||Monday||4:30-6:00||Studio 3|
|Turquoise Company Modern||Monday||6:00-7:00||Studio 3|
|Progressive Ballet Technique/Ballet Variation Class||Tuesday||3:00-4:00||Studio 4|
|Advanced Movement Class||Tuesday||4:00-5:00||Studio 2|
|Turquoise Company Jazz Tech/Rehearsal||Wednesday||3:00-5:00||Studio 3|
|Turquoise Company Ballet Technique 2||Wednesday||5:00-6:30||Studio 4|
|Turquoise Company Tap||Thursday||5:00-6:00||Studio 2|
|Turquoise Company Ballet Technique 3||Thursday||6:00-7:30||Studio 4|
|Turquoise Company Jazz Technique 3||Thursday||7:30-9:00||Studio 3|
|Green Company Ballet/Pointe||Monday||2:30-4:30||Studio 6|
|Green Company Jazz Technique 1||Monday||4:30-6:00||Studio 2|
|Green Company Modern||Monday||6:00-7:00||Studio 1|
|Movement Class||Tuesday||3:00-4:00||Studio 3|
|Green Company Jazz Tech/Rehearsal||Wednesday||3:00-5:00||Studio 5|
|Green Company Ballet Technique 2||Wednesday||5:00-6:30||Studio 6|
|Green Company Ballet Technique 3||Thursday||3:00-4:30||Studio 4|
|Green Company Jazz Technique 3||Thursday||4:30-6:00||Studio 3|
|Purple/Green Company Tap||Thursday||6:00-7:00||Studio 2|
|Purple Company Rehearsal||Monday||2:30-4:30||Studio 2|
|Purple Company Ballet Technique 1||Monday||4:30-6:00||Studio 4|
|Purple Company Modern||Monday||6:00-7:00||Studio 5|
|Movement Class||Tuesday||3:00-4:00||Studio 1|
|Purple Ballet Tech & Pointe||Wednesday||3:00-5:00||Studio 4|
|Purple Jazz Technique 2||Wednesday||5:00-6:30||Studio 3|
|Purple Jazz Technique 3||Thursday||3:00-4:30||Studio 3|
|Purple Company Ballet Technique 3||Thursday||4:30-6:00||Studio 4|
|Purple/Green Tap||Thursday||6:00-7:00||Studio 2|
|Movement Class (Optional)||Monday||6:00-7:00||Studio 6|
|Blue Company Ballet Tech 1||Tuesday||3:00-4:15||Studio 2|
|Blue Company Jazz Tech 1||Tuesday||4:15-5:30||Studio 2|
|Blue Company Ballet/Pointe||Wednesday||3:00-4:30||Studio 1|
|Blue Company Rehearsal||Wednesday||4:30-5:30||Studio 1|
|Blue Company Jazz Tech 2||Thursday||3:00-4:30||Studio 5|
|Blue Company Ballet Tech 2||Thursday||4:30-6:00||Studio 6|
|Blue/Silver Tap||Thursday||7:30-8:30||Studio 2|
|Silver Company Jazz Tech/Rehearsal||Monday||2:30-4:30||Studio 2|
|Silver Company Ballet Technique||Monday||4:30-6:00||Studio 6|
|Movement Class||Monday||6:00-7:00||Studio 6|
|Silver Company Ballet/Pointe||Wednesday||3:00-5:00||Studio 6|
|Silver Company Jazz Technique||Wednesday||5:00-6:30||Studio 5|
|Silver Company Ballet Technique 3||Thursday||5:00-6:15||Studio 1|
|Silver Jazz Technique 3||Thursday||6:15-7:30||Studio 3|
|Silver Company Tap||Thursday||7:30-8:30||Studio 2|
|Gold Jazz Tech/Rehearsal||Monday||3:00-5:00||Studio 5|
|Gold Ballet Tech 1||Monday||5:00-6:00||Studio 1|
|Gold Jazz Technique 2||Tuesday||4:00-5:30||Studio 3|
|Gold Ballet Technique 2||Tuesday||5:30-6:30||Studio 4|
|Gold Tap||Thursday||4:00-5:00||Studio 2|
|Gold Jazz Technique 3||Thursday||6:00-7:30||Studio 5|
|Gold Ballet Technique 3||Thursday||7:30-8:45||Studio 4|
|Yellow Ballet Tech/Pre-Pointe||Monday||3:00-5:00||Studio 1|
|Yellow Rehearsal||Monday||5:00-6:00||Studio 5|
|Yellow Tap||Monday||6:00-7:00||Studio 2|
|Yellow Ballet Technique 2||Tuesday||4:00-5:15||Studio 4|
|Yellow Jazz Technique 2||Tuesday||5:30-6:30||Studio 5|
|Yellow Company Ballet Technique 3||Thursday||6:15-7:30||Studio 1|
|Yellow Company Jazz Technique 3||Thursday||7:30-8:45||Studio 5|
|Violet Ballet Technique 1||Tuesday||4:15-5:30||Studio 5|
|Violet Jazz Technique 1||Tuesday||5:30-6:30||Studio 3|
|Violet Ballet Technique 2||Wednesday||6:30-7:30||Studio 4|
|Violet Company Tap||Wednesday||7:30-8:30||Studio 2|
|Violet Jazz Technique 2||Thursday||4:30-6:00||Studio 5|
|Violet Company Ballet Technique 3||Thursday||6:00-7:15||Studio 6|
|Violet Company Rehearsal||Thursday||7:30-8:30||Studio 6|
|Red Company Tap||Tuesday||5:30-6:30||Studio 2|
|Red Company Ballet Tech 1||Tuesday||6:30-7:30||Studio 6|
|Red Company Jazz Tech 1||Tuesday||7:30-8:30||Studio 5|
|Red Company Jazz Tech 2||Wednesday||5:30-6:30||Studio 1|
|Red Company Ballet 2||Wednesday||6:30-7:30||Studio 1|
|Red Rehearsal||Wednesday||7:30-8:30||Studio 5|
|Pink Ballet Technique 1||Tuesday||5:15-6:30||Studio 6|
|Pink Jazz Technique 1||Tuesday||6:30-8:00||Studio 3|
|Pink Company Tap||Wednesday||5:30-6:30||Studio 2|
|Pink Company Rehearsal||Wednesday||6:30-7:30||Studio 3|
|Pink Company Ballet Tech 2||Wednesday||7:30-8:30||Studio 4|
|Sage Company Tap||Tuesday||6:30-7:30||Studio 2|
|Sage Company Rehearsal||Tuesday||7:30-8:30||Studio 4|
|Sage Jazz Technique||Wednesday||4:00-5:15||Studio 2|
|Sage Ballet Technique||Wednesday||5:15-6:30||Studio 7|
|Magenta Company Ballet||Tuesday||4:00-5:15||Studio 6|
|Magenta Company Tap||Wednesday||6:30-7:30||Studio 2|
|Magenta Company Jazz||Wednesday||7:30-8:30||Studio 1|
|Crystal Company Tap||Monday||5:30-6:00||Studio 7|
|Crystal Company Ballet||Monday||6:00-7:00||Studio 7|
|Crystal Company Jazz||Wednesday||7:30-8:30||Studio 3|
|Orange Company Jazz||Tuesday||6:30-7:30||Studio 1|
|Orange Company Tap||Tuesday||7:30-8:15||Studio 2|
|Orange Company Ballet||Wednesday||6:30-7:30||Studio 6|
|Aqua Company Ballet||Tuesday||5:00-6:00||Studio 1|
|Aqua Company Tap||Tuesday||6:00-6:30||Studio 1|
|Aqua Company Jazz||Thursday||4:00-5:00||Studio 1|
Below are the shows we have scheduled for the upcoming year. Please reserve these dates on your calendars immediately.
Salem Studio Performances
- Lifehouse Ballet- “The Nutcracker”- for company students at American Leadership Academy. Rehearsals December 16-19 and performances December 20 and 21.
- Lifehouse Fireside- “The Power of the Other”- for company students at The Covey Center for the Arts. Rehearsals January 13-14 and performances January 14 at 7:30 pm and January 15 at 5:00 pm and 7:30 pm.
- Lifehouse Spectacular- “Opening Night” for preschool, kindergarten, combo, hip hop and musical theater students with optional participation for company students at The Covey Center for the Arts. Rehearsals February 24-25 and performances February 25-27.
- Lifehouse Company Showcase- for company students at American Leadership Academy. Rehearsals June 1-6, dress rehearsals and performances June 8-9.