Eisenhower Dance has five student dance companies that range in age from seven 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.
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.
Kids Creating is our youngest company. With a focus on developing and nurturing the creative potential in young children, the dancers have the opportunity to perform in three or more main-stage productions throughout the season
M. Y. Move, which stands for Make Your Move, continues the exploration of creative movement and focuses on the development of performance discipline and techique. M. Y. Move dancers have the opportunity to perform in three or more main-stage productions throughout the season.
Collage Dance continues to develop the young dancers' performance and technical skills, while also stressing ensemble work and a higher level of technical proficiency. Collage dancers have the opportunity to perform in three or more main-stage productions throughout the season.
Co. Motion continues the growth and development of the dance performer by expanding choreographic experiences. Master classes and guest choreographer residencies are offered to the Co. Motion dancers, who perform in several productions throughout the year, including the annual Dance Mosaics concert.
Center Dance Ensemble is our pre-professional company, which provides high school age dancers with a professional dance experience. CDE dancers have numerous opportunities to perform throughout the year, including the Michigan Youth Arts Festival, Eisenhower Dance performances, choreographic showcases, touring shows and in the annual Dance Mosaics concert. Master classes and guest choreographer residencies are offered throughout the season.
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.