For the Dancer interested in being a member of CORE Dance Company
Have any of your dancers become professional dancers?
We are proud to share that multiple dancers who have trained with our Directors and Faculty have gone on to either study dance at prestigious Universities and/or perform professionally. CDC dancers have been hired by Disney, International Cruise Ships, Ballet Companies, Modern Dance Companies, and have performed on Broadway, TV, and Film. We have trained dancers to become instructors, choreographers, and studio owners themselves. We take pride in our life-long relationships with these dancers and bring them back for Master Classes as often as we can.
How does tuition work for classes/rehearsals?
We have company tuition rates, which include required classes and rehearsals. If additional rehearsals are required to clean and perfect a dance you will not be charged an additional fee.
How many hours per week will my dancer be in class/rehearsal?
Dancers in the company average 6 to 15 hours of study and rehearsal per week. CDC company members have a required schedule, including rehearsal times, depending on their level.Though at times company members might have extended rehearsal hours, they are only charged for what is required. Beyond their required classes, parents and students may choose to add additional classes to their schedule.
It looks like there are multiple rehearsals on the schedule. Does the full company attend all of these rehearsals every week?
What are your competition teams like and your philosophy behind competitions?
What kind of performance opportunities do you provide?
CDC dancers present 2 sold out annual performances every year at the Performing Arts Center in San Luis Obispo. They are also popular guest artist in many other shows throughout the year providing multiple opportunities to perform on large, beautiful stages, for diverse audiences across the country. Other performance opportunities include local venues such as Farmers Market, Holiday Parades, School Assemblies, and community events.
One of CORE’s top priorities is to develop well-rounded dancers. Part of achieving this is having a knowledgeable, approachable staff. We pride ourselves on delivering excellent technique with the right amount of fun to each class. CORE offers dance training from the children’s “My First Dance Class” dancer to the pre-professional young adult. In addition to our wide youth program, we also offer adult classes. On our schedule you’ll find such styles of dance as jazz, ballet, tap, hip hop, musical theatre, pointe, and tumbling. Whether it’s one class a week or a full dance schedule, CORE has something for every dancer.
For the Dancer interested in taking classes at CORE Dance, and not being a member of CORE Dance Company
Do you specialize in a particular style?
We believe that all dance styles are important. It is our responsibility to expose our dance students to all genres and modes of dance in order to help them appreciate the full artistic spectrum of dance. We are a technique based dance school and stress the importance of high quality training in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop and more. We produce well-rounded dancers.
How often do you perform or give the kids the opportunities to perform that aren’t in the dance company?
I have a boy dancer. Will they be comfortable in the classes at Core?
Absolutely. We create an environment at CDC where students are challenged, inspired, and motivated regardless of gender. While we recognize the developmental differences between boys and girls and adapt our instruction accordingly, our decades of experience have taught us that dance is a unique sport in comparison to other activities such as soccer or basketball. The ultimate goal of a dancer is to collaborate and mesh with their peers, regardless of their gender or skill level, through performances and artistic creativity. In this way, gender differences are embraced and utilized rather than separated and pigeonholed. Like any great teacher, CDC instructors focus on the individual student and all of the variances they bring to the studio, not the stereotype that the student falls within. Additionally, when male dancers increase in skill level and start to look for opportunities as a professional dancer, the inclusive classroom setting at CDC emphasizes the importance of knowing how to train and partner with female dancers.
What if my child wants to excel in only one style, would your studio have enough advance classes?
While CORE believes and encourages dancers to explore and train in all dance genres, if a dancer is interested in intensively studying only one style of dance, we feel strongly that we can help and guide dancers in such a way that they will be able to reach their personal goals.