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COMPANY

The BPDA Company team is open to all male and female students entering 1st grade and enrolled at BPDA. The Company consists of 3 groups: Pre-Comp, Dance and Production. Any dancer who would like to become a member of the Company Team will need to attend an audition in order to be considered. Not all dancers who audition will be invited to be a part of the Company Team.

If you are interested in auditioning in the future, please contact us at info@blackpearldanceacademy.com for more information.

Company Production Auditions

2024/2025

Tuesday, June 6th 

Grades 1st - 4th 5:30PM

Grades 5th-7th 6:30pm

Grades 8th -12th 7:30pm

*this is for the grade you are entering for the 24/25 school year 

Company Dance & Pre-Comp Auditions

2024/2025

Tuesday, June 25th 

Grades 1st-3rd 5:00-6:00pm

Grades 4th-6th 6:00-7:15pm

Grades 7th-9th 7:15-8:30pm

Grades 10th & up 8:30-9:45pm

*this is for the grade you are entering for the 24/25 school year 

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PRE-COMP

TAP & JAZZ

The Pre-Competition group (Pre-Comp) is for those in 1st grade and above. The group rehearses on Wednesdays from 5:00- 6:00pm and are not required to take any additional technique class. Potential team members are required to attend an audition to be on the team. The Pre-Comp group competes in 3 competitions each season. The team will perform both a jazz and tap routine at all three competitions; as well as possible outside performances secured by the studio, and in an undetermined number of our recitals. Dancers will be required to attend a 3-Day Summer Camp in August. Dancers in the Pre-Comp group may also be a part of the Production Group if they choose to audition.

PRODUCTION

HIP HOP

Any dancer who would like to be considered for the Production group must attend an audition. All members are required to register for 1 Hip Hop class during the same season. The Group will practice 1 Saturday (or Sunday if necessary) each month. The Group will compete as a Production at competitions and will attend 3 competitions. All group members are also required to attend the 3-Day Summer Camp in August. Dancers are able to participate in both the Company Production Group and Dance/Pre-Comp.

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DANCE

TAP, JAZZ, HIP HOP, LYRICAL JAZZ, MUSICAL THEATRE

The Dance group is also for those in 1st grade and above. Potential team members are required to attend an audition to be on the team. All dancers will be placed in a required Tap and Jazz routine. Dancers will also have the option to sign up for additional group routines in various genre including contemporary lyrical and music theatre that will practice 1 Saturday or Sunday a month. Company Dance group members will be assigned a Required Core Tap and Jazz class on Tuesday nights, their Required Competition Tap and Jazz routines as well as a Required Technique class. Dancers will also be required to attend a 4-Day Summer Camp in August. No decisions about specific groups or routines will be made until after auditions. Once announced, all placements are final. Should a dancer not want to participate in a given routine, they will be removed from all routines and the core classes for that season. The Dance Group routines will perform in 5 competitions this season. All routine placements are final. Dancers are able to participate in both the Company Dance Group and Company Production Group.

2023/2024 COMPETITION SCHEUDLE

THE MOVEMENT 

Des Moines, IA

March 22nd, 23rd, 24th
(optional competition for Solos/Duets/Trios ONLY)

VIP 

Des Moines, IA

April 12th, 13th, 14th 

Pre Comp, Company, Production 
 

 HALL OF FAM

Des Moines, IA

April 25th, 26th, 27th , 28th 

Pre Comp, Company, Production 
 

 MIDWEST STARZ

Omaha, NE

May 10th, 11th, 12th 

Company
 

 SHOWBIZ

Des Moines, IA

May 17th, 18th, 19th

Pre Comp, Company, Production
 

 MIDWEST STARZ NATIONALS

Cedar Rapids, IA

June 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd

Company
 

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