Inquire Today how you can change your dancer's journey, with Atticus.  Home to the 2014 and 2016 World Dance Championship Finalists.

Inquire Today how you can change your dancer's journey, with Atticus.

Home to the 2014 and 2016 World Dance Championship Finalists.

Atticus Dance Company (By Audition Only)

Upon acceptance, all Atticus Dance Company members will be required to be enrolled in Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Progressions Classes.  All Atticus Members will be required to purchase a warm-up suit and 1 set of "Atticus Only" dancewear upon acceptance into the Company. These items are available for only the prestigious members of the dance company.  What an honor and thrill to be a part of this at the ground level.  A very special group of contemporary dancers, indeed!

   Gabriella Prus : Junior Miss Throw Down Challenge, Atlantic City NJ. July 2016. Gabriella Additionally received a College Scholarship to Sacred Heart University for her developing excellence in technique. She will receive a 4 year scholarship.    ATTICUS Dancers receive college dance program preparation guidance through our program at Essential Elements Dance Studio.

Gabriella Prus: Junior Miss Throw Down Challenge, Atlantic City NJ. July 2016. Gabriella Additionally received a College Scholarship to Sacred Heart University for her developing excellence in technique. She will receive a 4 year scholarship.

ATTICUS Dancers receive college dance program preparation guidance through our program at Essential Elements Dance Studio.

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Thank you for participating in the Atticus Holiday Tour 2017. You made a few hearts lighter and the

holiday spirit much brighter for many.

Look how our family has grown. We are blessed to have a supportive and caring Mockingbird sisterhood. (Brandywine Assisted Living, Dec 2017)

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GIFT YOUR DANCER a bundle of Essential Experiences, this Holiday Season. Rockette Experience ($30 Class, $30 Makeup Experience, $30 Chris Bloom Contemporary Master Class ($30)

$30 Off, Just $60. Offer Expires December 1, 2017

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January 2017: Choreography and Additional Studio Time

 Original ATTICUS Members, Fall 2013.

EEDS offers the community six- eight master classes per season.  Atticus members will be required to take five in the 2017 season. (*See 2016 Fall Masterclass series tab for schedule.) We will complete Chorepgraphy for the 2016-17 Season in two days of classes January  2017. The performance and rehearsal schedule, in its entirety, will be available September 2016.  This will include rehearsals, performance opportunities, and in house speakers or demonstrations for Atticus Company members only.

We offer an All Inclusive Company Payment Package that may be paid on a monthly basis. This includes unlimited tuition rate,  2 day Choreography Weekend, One Time Rehearsal fee, Master Class Fee, Atticus Company Costume Embellishment Fee and Costume Fees

Absenteeism 2016/17.

It is protocol to alert the director when your dancer will not be in class due to illness. Please contact the studio via email when your dancer will be absent. EEDancestudio@gmail.com

Excessive absenteeism hinders the progress and placement of your dancer. It can also affect the productivity of the entire group during choreography and rehearsals. In the event that that your dancer is mildly sick or injured- we ask that she attend class to to sit in on the lesson. Please use your judgement in these situations. When a dancer is sitting, she is expected to note the choreography; changes and additions. Taking notes is often a very helpful tool. Please do not interrupt the lesson to ask the teacher for special notes: wait for a break in the class and approach the instructor or in class assistant.

When Absent: Meet with a classmate 15 minutes prior to class- or get together outside of studio time (when possible) to learn what you missed. We often implement the tool of recording the new choreography, or sections of pieces that we have cleaned- Ask your classmate- or check the Private ATTICUS Facebook Page on the night you have missed.

ALL CLASSES ARE MANDATORY PARTICIPATION THE WEEK PRIOR TO A PERFORMANCE. STUDENTS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO PERFORM IF THEY MISS CLASS DURING THIS PERIOD. COMPETITION/PERFORMANCE FEES WILL NOT BE REFUNDED IF YOUR DANCER IS NOT ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE DUE UNEXCUSED ABSENCE. 

Atticus Members 10-12 years old : Contemporary 1.5 hours, Jazz 1.25 hours, Tap 1.0 hr, Ballet 1.25 hours, Progressions 1.0 hour,  monthly Saturday rehearsal time. An additional Ballet or Progressions class is strongly advised.

6.00 hours weekly, Monthly Company Progressions Class and Rehearsal Time.

Atticus Members 13 years old and above: Contemporary 1.5 hours, Jazz 1.0 hours, Ballet 1.75 (plus pointe, if applicable), Open Ballet Technique 1.25 hour, Tap 1.0 hour, Progressions 1.0 hour. Improv 1.0 Hour

8. hours weekly, Monthly Company Progressions Class and Rehearsal Time.

 

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 Don't Miss out on the Opportunity to join a premier group of students.  Many Opportunities to widen your horizons as a dancer!

Don't Miss out on the Opportunity to join a premier group of students.  Many Opportunities to widen your horizons as a dancer!

SCOUTS: PRE COMPANY LEVEL II: ONE TO THREE YEAR EXPERIENCE: MEMBERS OF THE MOCKINGBIRD FAMILY:

This is a group of young dancers hand chosen by EEDS Staff (or New Essential Elements dancers may audition with director for possible placement) to begin their focus on advanced technical training and performance development. The Pre Company Level is open to dancers 8-13 years old as of October 15th, 2016. SCOUTS will participate in many ATTICUS activities in the Fall and Winter months of the season. Members in their second and third season MAY be chosen to compete in ONE competition in Spring 2017. 

These students will be required to enroll in the following classes: 

Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Progressions, and Lyrical. Additional One Hour Rehearsal Time on Friday Evenings November 2016- April 2017. Saturday Rehearsal Time and Company Progressions Class

The 2016/17 Requirements are as follows:

Summer 2016: Six Week Summer Session: 3 hours minimum per week. 

November 2016: Community Service and performance

December 2016: Holiday Fundraiser, Community Service and performance

March 2017: Performance The Prudential Center, Newark, NJ

SPRING 2016: 
NEW! Community Service/Performance                                                                  

AUDITION EXPERIENCE IN CLASS FOR ATTICUS 2018/19 COMPANY: JUNE 2018

  PETITE SCOUTS: PRECOMPANY LEVEL I: ONE TO TWO YEAR EXPERIENCE: MEMBERS OF THE MOCKINGBIRD FAMILY:   The Petite Scouts Program is a 1-2 year pre company preparation program with the goal of becoming a full ATTICUS MEMBER after spending a minimum of one year in the SCOUTS Program. Petite Scout members are 6-9 years old and are hand picked by EEDS Staff for placement within the Petite Scouts Pre Company Program. New Essential Elements Students are required to complete one Summer Season or a Full Fall Season to be considered for placement within the program. 

PETITE SCOUTS: PRECOMPANY LEVEL I: ONE TO TWO YEAR EXPERIENCE: MEMBERS OF THE MOCKINGBIRD FAMILY: The Petite Scouts Program is a 1-2 year pre company preparation program with the goal of becoming a full ATTICUS MEMBER after spending a minimum of one year in the SCOUTS Program. Petite Scout members are 6-9 years old and are hand picked by EEDS Staff for placement within the Petite Scouts Pre Company Program. New Essential Elements Students are required to complete one Summer Season or a Full Fall Season to be considered for placement within the program. 

  We offer an   All Inclusive Company Payment Package   that may be paid on a monthly basis. This includes tuition,  2 day Choreography Weekend, One Time Rehearsal fee, Master Class Fee, Atticus Company Costume Embellishment Fee and Costume Fees.

We offer an All Inclusive Company Payment Package that may be paid on a monthly basis. This includes tuition,  2 day Choreography Weekend, One Time Rehearsal fee, Master Class Fee, Atticus Company Costume Embellishment Fee and Costume Fees.

 Guest Choreographer, Craig Donnelly...great things to come, this Fall.

Guest Choreographer, Craig Donnelly...great things to come, this Fall.

2016/17 Requirements:

1.25 hour Petite Scouts Class

1- .75 hour ballet class Encouraged (but not required) to enroll in 1- 1.0 hour Acro or Lyrical Class.

PLUS 1.5-2 hour Weekend Rehearsal  one to two times per month October- December 2016 to ready for Fall 2016 Performances and experiences.

SUMMER 2016: Summer Classes in the evening 1.0 hours minimum per week. $85.00

July 12-14, 2016: PETITE SCOUTS ONLY CAMP. $100

November 2016: Community Service and performance

December 2016: Holiday Fundraiser, Community Service and performance

March 2017: Performance The Prudential Center, Newark, NJ

NEW! SPRING 2017: Community Service/Performance             

Please see Director for evaluation and placement within this group of special dancers.