CAPA Offers Traditional Performing Ensembles, Production Ensembles, Tap Ensembles & Ballet Companies
Membership in one of our elite ENSEMBLES or BALLET COMPANIES gives the dancer the opportunity to perform in our NUTCRACKER or HOLIDAY CONCERTO (the jazz, production & tap showcase performed after the Nutcracker). These dancers will also have opportunities for optional travel with CAPA & occasional special local performances. CAPA’s ensembles have even traveled abroad to Mexico, Europe, Japan, Australia and China as well as around the USA to New York, New Orleans, Disneyland, Disney World and more. All ensembles and companies have special requirements that must be met. Summer classes are required. Anyone wishing to become a member of our Performing Ensembles and Companies must contact the director. Performing Ensembles and Companies exist for those dancers who wish to make dance a major part of their extracurricular life. It is the perfect outlet for artistic and physical expression and teaches teamwork, commitment and personal best.
The traditional Performing Ensembles begin with the Daisy Ensemble, which is for dancers of at least age 7 and/or have completed a year of Young Dancer. After Daisy comes Rose, Poppy, Violet, Lily, Jasmine, Daffodil, Jr. Ensemble & Sr. Ensemble (these are the oldest and most advanced dancers). All Ensembles perform in the Nutcracker Concerto and the June Show. Daisy, Rose, Poppy, Violet, Lily and Sr. Ensemble also perform in the Nutcracker.
These higher level performing groups work together to develop wonderful, large group theater dances. Production Ensembles are open only to dancers that also participate in the traditional Performing Ensembles. There are four Production Ensembles, which begin with dancers at minimum technique level 3. All Production Ensembles perform in all Nutcracker Concertos and all June Shows, with possible additional performances throughout the year.
The top two technique levels in Tap comprise the Jr. Tap Ensemble and the Sr. Tap Ensemble. In addition to the June Show, The Jr. and Sr. Tap Ensembles also perform in the Nutcracker Concerto.
CAPA’s elite Ballet Companies begin with the Aurora Company, which is for dancers at minimum ballet technique level 3. After Aurora comes Coppelia, Sylphide, Kirov, Paquita, Kitri, Jr. Ballet Company & Sr. Ballet Company (these are our oldest and most advanced ballerinas). All Ballet Companies perform in both the Nutcracker and the June Show.