TEAMS

ARPEGGIO SINGERS 

Our new show choir will be perfect for those who want to improve their singing and performing.  This group will learn to sing in harmony with one another with some solo opportunities as well. 

Our teacher will introduce the fundamentals of breathing, diaphragm control, correct posture, good vocal support, tone production, and diction in a relaxed and supportive setting. In addition, students receive training in pitch, tone, agility, projection, timing, and phrasing.

 We strive to give the best training possible to prevent vocal injury and to increase range, flexibility, and control. Students gain confidence as they learn to use their voices properly and expressively while reducing strain and physical tension. These lessons can also help students prepare for future auditions through vocal coaching, staging instruction, and assistance in selecting appropriate repertoire. Students learn vocal and physical warm-ups and how to work with an accompanist.  

We hope to give them many performance opportunities.  Our professional voical instructor Laurie Reimer will be directing this choir class.

PERFORMANCE TEAM

This is the optimal team for a student who loves to sing, dance and perform. Comprised of two groups; Generation & Journey. The performance team creates its own 45 minute variety show which includes all types of dance styles and musical numbers.  The prestigious performers on this team learn at least four different highly entertaining routines in one class from different instructors that challenges both their dance technique and vocal abilities. Catch them performing their show at various venues in our community such as the Seattle Center House, Evergreen State Fair and Mill Creek Festival to name a few. All dancers must be at least 6 years old and have at least one year of dance experience to be eligible to audition. Auditions for new team members are held in June, but can be arranged through Sept.

Generation - 6+, Journey - Preteen

 

APPLAUSE PLAYERS (AP) - MUSICAL THEATRE TROUPE

Applause's theater troupe works weekly starting in October to put on a spectacular full-length musical come spring. Under the current direction of Amanda Rice, students learn character development, various acting techniques, dance routines and vocal training. Auditions for next year's show, Alice in Wonderland, will be held on Tuesday, September 18th at 6:30 PM.

Click here to watch a clip of AP's 2018 production, Aladdin!

 

ACCLAIM - HIP HOP COMPETITION TEAM

Acclaim is for the committed dancer who wants to push their abilities to the limit. These students work hard learning platinum level choreography to compete against the best hip hop crews in the area. A required convention allows dancers to work with leading names in the dance industry and expand their repertoire. Auditions are held the first practice in September. See the class schedule for specific times. All dancers must be going into 9th-12th grade or going into Hip Hop 4 to be eligible to audition. Audition are held in June.

 

 

ASCENT CREW - HIP HOP COMPETITION TEAM

Ascent Crew is for the dancers striving to one day be on Acclaim. Just as committed, the Ascent Crew will push each dancer to a new level of performance. They will participate with Acclaim in conventions and a competition. All dancers must be going into 4th-8th grade and going into Hip Hop Level 2 or Higher to be eligible to audition. Audition are held in June.

 

BALLET PRODUCTION TEAM

Any of our students that are enrolled in a ballet class are eligible to audition for our free ballet production program! Students will learn the numbers during 10 Saturday morning rehearsals, and also in their ballet class. Not only will they get more ballet training, but they will also get a taste of acting and what it's like to perform in a professional ballet. Auditions for next year's show, The Swan Princess, will be held in February!

Click here to watch a clip of our 2018 ballet production, Coppelia!