Auditions are held every May; they are designed like a class in which the students are put through a variety of steps and combinations relevant to their age and ability. The atmosphere is fun and the experience is positive.
Once accepted into the company a student is required to take ballet a minimum of twice per/week, as well as a technique class. Attendance is mandatory and if there are more than 3 absences, this will result in dismissal from competition.
On average JCB competes in 4-5 competitions per season, three local and one out of town. Competitions are chosen with a wide range of criteria.
The main goal of JCB in competition is to provide a fun and challenging experience while maintaining proper technique. The competitions provide a venue by which to learn to improve in a positive setting.
It is important that both the student and parent understand it is a commitment to a team. Individuals must be willing to work hard and push for their personal best.
For a wide range of reasons, the head teachers decide the composition of each group. Students are put into routines that best suit their abilities. Age averaging is how routines will be divided at the competition, ( all ages added and then divided by the number in the group).
See past performances and class routines of our competitive team on JCB’s YouTube channel. If you have any questions about becoming a part of the JCB Dance Company please do not hesitate to contact us.