Eisenhower Dance has five student dance companies that range in age from 5 years to high school. The companies provide performance, training and mentorship opportunities for the students. Following high school, student may audition for apprenticeship with the professional company.
Center dance ensemble
Student companies appear in pre-show performances at each of the professional company's subscription series performances, which include theatres such as the Macomb Center, Seligman Performing Arts Center and Oakland University. The students also appear in special performances with Eisenhower Dance. These have included such illustrious theatres as the Detroit Opera House. This year the student companies will present the first annual Dance Mosaics concert. This production will showcase dances of commissioned guest choreographers and faculty who have set works on the companies.
pro-track plus program
The Professional Track Plus program is a smaller division of student company members interested in pursuing dance at a professional level. "Pro-Track Plus" students are provided with a variety of unique opportunities beyond technique and repertory classes. For info on this year's Pro-Track Plus, click here.
Free Pre-school Classes
Do you run a pre-school or pre-K program? Eisenhower Dance Center is offering one free dance class for preschools in the Birmingham and Rochester areas from now through May 30, 2016. With health and fitness in mind, the class will encourage students to keep fit through dance. The class will also reinforce locomotion skills, concepts such as opposites (up/down, fast/slow, left/right, ...), creativity, and a love for the arts.
Each 45 minute class will be taught in your own preschool environment by staff from the Eisenhower Dance Center. Many of our teachers are past or present members of the Eisenhower Dance Professional Company. We hope that you will take advantage of this fun opportunity for your students.
Please call 248-609-0370 to schedule a class now!
Brownie Dancer Badge Classes
The Eisenhower Dance Center offers a one-time class that meets the requirements for a Brownie Dancer Badge. The program lasts 1 & 1/2 hours and includes a ballet warm-up, jazz combination, pantomime from Swan Lake, creative movement, and a question and answer session. Girls can wear dance wear or loose fitting clothing, bare feet, or socks (preferred) and will have the opportunity to participate in a classroom setting.
Badge programs are held on Friday nights or Saturday afternoons in either the Rochester or Birmingham studio locations and must be scheduled in advance by calling 248-609-0370. Troop leaders may bring refreshments and hold a short meeting at the studio if desired. Troop leaders are also responsible for supplying the badges.
Please call the studio for pricing and to schedule your dance party today!
National Honor society of Dance Arts
The National Honor Society for Dance Arts is a program within the National Dance Education Organization, a non-profit organization promoting standards of dance excellence. NHSDA recognizes achievements in dance for middle and high school students, who can cite NHSDA induction on scholarship and college applications and resumes. Graduating seniors can wear an honor cord and gold pin during their graduation ceremony and are eligible to apply for the NDEO Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement Award. NHSDA students are provided with opportunities to use dance as a service to others and as a means of helping the community.