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Student Company

Student Company

Student Company

The Student Company of The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center exemplifies the progressive, comprehensive, and musically-driven approach of Mark Morris’s work. The Student Company focuses on modern dance training, prioritizing the experience of performing works of influential choreographers in the field, while utilizing understandings of other dance techniques to support diverse approaches to performance quality. The year culminates in public performances at the Mark Morris Dance Center.

 

Student Company I & II dancers are advanced students (ages 10-18) and selected by audition each Fall. Auditionees must be present in-person at the audition, and there are no audition makeups. We will not consider video auditions. 

Dancers are required to participate in two weekly classes (modern and one other dance technique offered by The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center) September to June. Weekly Student Company modern classes will take place adjacent to weekly rehearsals. Performance opportunities will take place throughout the year. Students choosing to commit to the Student Company are not permitted to miss more than three classes/rehearsals per semester.


Auditions for the 2024-2025 Academic Year will be held on Thursday, August 29, 2024 between 4 – 6 pm. Students who are planning to audition for either Student Company I or Student Company II should complete the audition application form by clicking HERE.

 

AUDITION FORMAT: Dancers will be led through a brief warm-up followed by students learning and demonstrating a short phrase of Mark Morris repertory. Dancers should wear tights or leggings and a leotard or tight-fitting top that covers their torso. Dancers will be barefoot.

 

FEES: Tuition for Student Company Modern technique class and one additional technique class of the dancer’s choice in The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center PLUS a one-time flat fee of $450 to support the cost of rehearsal, master classes, guest artists, performances, and costumes. Please visit the tuition page for more information on the cost of a technique class.


STUDENT COMPANY I:

Must be a minimum 13 years of age and have 5 years of formal dance training.

Required Classes:

  • Student Company I Modern: Saturdays, 11:30 – 12:30 pm
  • Student Company I Rehearsal: Saturdays, 12:30 – 3:00 pm
  • Other technique class of appropriate level

 


STUDENT COMPANY II:

Must be a minimum 10 years of age and have 3 years of formal dance training.

Required Classes

  • Student Company II Modern: Fridays, 4:15-5:15 pm
  • Student Company II Rehearsal: Fridays, 5:15-7:00 pm
  • Other technique class of appropriate level

Student Company II Rehearsal | Audition Only

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Student Company II Rehearsal | Audition Only

September 20, 2024 - January 31, 2025 | Fridays 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Student Company II Modern | Audition Only

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Student Company II Modern | Audition Only

September 20, 2024 - January 31, 2025 | Fridays 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Student Company I Rehearsal | Audition Only

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Student Company I Rehearsal | Audition Only

September 21, 2024 - January 25, 2025 | Saturdays 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Student Company I Modern | Audition Only

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Student Company I Modern | Audition Only

Saturdays 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Student Company I Modern (ages 13+)

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Students must be accepted into Student Company I or II by audition; for more information about auditions and to register, please visit the top of this page.

 

Student Company I Modern (ages 13+)

September 11, 2023 - January 23, 2024 | Saturdays 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Teaching Artist: MMDG Dancer

Student Company I Rehearsal (ages 13+)

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Students must be accepted into Student Company I or II by audition; for more information about auditions and to register, please visit the top of this page.

 

Student Company I Rehearsal (ages 13+)

September 11, 2023 - January 23, 2024 | Saturdays 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Teaching Artist: MMDG Dancer

Student Company II Modern (ages 10+)

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Students must be accepted into Student Company I or II by audition; for more information about auditions and to register, please visit the top of this page.

 

Student Company II Modern (ages 10+)

September 11, 2023 - January 23, 2024 | Fridays 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Student Company II Rehearsal (ages 10+)

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Students must be accepted into Student Company I or II by audition; for more information about auditions and to register, please visit the top of this page.

Student Company II Rehearsal (ages 10+)

September 11, 2023 - January 23, 2024 | Fridays 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm