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Established in 2009

International Award Winning Competitive and Performance Youth Companies

EXTREME DANCE LONDON

XDL YOUTH COMPANIES 

Our XDL Youth Company program has been established since 2012. Extreme Dance London originally started with one youth company and over the last several years has blossomed successfully to multiple

internationally award-winning competitive youth companies. 

Being a member on one of our competitive teams is not only very exciting, but also a huge privilege for all members. All dancers will have the opportunity to train with industry professionals through Master Classes & Choreographic Workshops to  further develop their dance training at the next level. 

Within our Youth Company program, we train young dedicated dancers at a pre-professional level with ages ranging between 6-18 years old.                           We provide many performance opportunities, including multiple competitions both regionally and internationally, throughout the dance season.

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We have 6 Youth Companies for our 2022-2023 dance season.

It is compulsory for all Youth Company members to attend their Company Classes, along with both Ballet and Technique classes.

 

Junior Youth Company (Ages 8-10)

- Must attend a minimum of 3 hours per week, including Company and Ballet classes.

- Members will learn a minimum of two group routines for the season: Jazz & Lyrical.

-Will be required to attend two competitions, one convention & one Guest Workshop.

Teen Youth Company (Ages 11-13)

- Must attend a minimum of 4-5 hours per week, including Company and Ballet classes.

- Members will learn a minimum of three group routines for the season: Jazz, Lyrical & Supertech.

-Will be required to attend three competitions, one convention & one Guest Workshop.

Intermediate Youth Company (Ages 14-16)

Must have at least two years performance experience to be considered for this level.

- Must attend a minimum of 4 hours per week, including Company and Ballet classes.

- Members will learn a minimum of three group routines for the season: Jazz, Contemporary & Commercial.

-Will be required to attend three competitions, one convention, & one Guest Workshop.

Elite Youth Company (Ages 16-19)

Must have at least 3+ years performance experience to be considered for this level.

- Must attend a minimum of 3 hours per week, including Company and Ballet classes.

- Members will learn a minimum of three group routines for the season:  Lyrical, Jazz & Guest Routine.

-Will be required to attend at least two competitions, one convention, & one Guest Workshop.

XDL Acrodance Youth Company (Ages 8+)

Must have at least 2 years prior training in either gymnastics and/or tumbling.

- Must attend our Intermediate/ Advanced Acrodance, Company class, and ballet.

- Members will learn a minimum of two group routines for the season.

- Will be required to attend at least two competitions & Guest Workshop.

 

XDL Ballet Youth Company (Ages 10+)

Must have a strong understanding in ballet vocabulary and technique.

- Must attend our Elite/Intermediate Ballet and Company Classes. Additional ballet classes are encouraged but not mandatory. 

- Members will learn a minimum of two group routines for the season: Classical & Contemporary Ballet

- Will be required to attend at least two competitions & Guest Workshop.

All interested members are required to AUDITION, please see below for further details.

 

Saturday 3rd September 2022

Session 1:

Junior & Teen Youth Company Auditions 

(Ages 8-13)

1:00- 1:45pm - General Lyrical 

1:45- 2:30pm - Jazz Technique 

Session 2:

Intermediate & Elite Youth Company Auditions 

(Ages 14-19)

2:30 - 3:30pm - Contemporary Lyrical 

3:30 - 4:30pm - Commercial Jazz 

Session 3:

Ballet & Acrodance Youth Company Auditions 

4:30 - 5:15pm - Acrodance (Ages 8+)

5:15 - 6pm - Ballet (Ages 12+)

The following sessions can be attended as an Audition/ Open Workshop. Please REGISTER your interest before the Audition Date to attend.

Audition/ Workshop Fees:

Session 1 (1.5hrs) -£20 per person

Session 2 (2hrs)- £30 per person

Session 3 (45mins)- £15 per class or £20 for both classes.

Our Youth Company Auditions will be held as workshops and are aimed to be a positive learning experience for all participants. There will be short routines taught per class which all dancers will learn.

If your dancer is registered to audition they will be placed into the appropriate team based on important elements such as Technique, Performance, Musicality, and Choreography. Results will be announced within 12-24hrs of the audition.

We believe in providing equal opportunities for all our students to experience a competition season, however this is all dependent on what their level is at the audition. If a dancer has not met our Youth Company standards, we will provide further suggestions and continue to work alongside your dancer throughout the season and will continuously review their progress.

 

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Upon being accepted onto our XDL Competition Team, all members will receive a Youth Company Handbook & Youth Company Contract. In order to maintain our Company standards, each team member is required to display the following expectations.

-Be Passionate about Training

-Being an excellent Team Player

-Dedicated to work and train hard

-Proudly represent Extreme Dance London

- Maintain Good Attendance

- Be Fully Committed 

- Display Good Sportsmanship

- Promote Positivity

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