Requirements to join:
*Be enrolled in at least one class at our studio
*Age 8-17 (Age 8 by the date of our first MOTUS session of the current school year)
*Desire to learn new skills in dance technique as well as to contribute to our creative process through collaboration with other members of the company
*Commitment to attending our Saturday company technique and choreography sessions as well as commitment to participating in our outreach performances and in sharing dance with the community
Financial Commitment: Fee of $30 per month, which covers:
*MOTUS t-shirt/costuming needs
*The technique portion of our Saturday sessions; the dancers who participate in our company will also be experiencing the benefit of learning fundamentals of structured improvisation and choreographic principles.
*Fees for use of performance spaces, participation in community events and/or travel costs to various venues
**If a dancer is paying the “Unlimited” tuition rate at the studio, MOTUS fees are bundled into that monthly payment
Two Saturday afternoon technique/choreography sessions per month. Beyond that, dancers will attend their regular classes at the studio, and we will schedule outings to perform and share our work throughout the community. Consistent attendance helps our dancers to bond as a company as well as to progress in their technique and performance quality. We will be creating work for performance and sharing at each of our MOTUS sessions; this process requires commitment and dedication. We encourage dancers in the company to continue their other activities, and hope that participation in MOTUS will be an enhancement to each dancer’s education and life experience.
A large part of our company mission is to benefit our surrounding community through sharing the art of dance-we hope to reach populations of people who may not get to experience a dance performance otherwise. With this in mind, dancers who participate in MOTUS can get community service hours for Scouts, Honor Society or other service-related organizations in which they participate. Along with performing for people in the community, our company will also share the learning process and invite audience participation, truly reaching out and becoming arts ambassadors.