Performance Teams

Performance Teams

At Bender Performing Arts, we give our dancers many options to compete, perform and travel. Please see the diagram below to help you figure out which program is right for your child.

Dance Motion

We created Dance Motion in 1987 with the goal of providing opportunities for the dancers at our school who wanted to excel beyond the recreational level of dance. Since then, it has become one of the Valley’s premiere youth dance companies.

Dance Motion has grown from 25 dancers in 1987 to a company of over 100 today. The company includes dancers ages 7 through 19 who are selected from hundreds of aspiring dancers through yearly auditions and regularly perform in professionally staged productions. We provide top-quality dance training, focused on technical excellence and performance skills.

Dance Motion Performing Company is committed to bring arts to the community. Our outreach performances and educational programs bring dance to thousands of people every year. Our Dance Access resident programs in public schools enhance curriculum through dance. Through our Arts in Education program, we give free performances to school children before most of our general audience productions.

We also work hard to give anyone who wants to dance the opportunity to do so. The Dance Motion Scholarship Fund provides the necessary funds to help dancers in need study with us.

Auditions for Dance Motion
Friday, May 29th, 2020

5:00 – 6:15pm:   For dancers who will be in grade 6 or above in the Fall of 2020.
6:30 – 7:45pm:   For dancers who will be in grades 2 through 5 in the Fall of 2020.

BPA All-stars

The Bender Performing Arts All-Stars are a performing group for students in grades 4-12. The program offers opportunities for dancers to perform in jazz, tap, contemporary and hip hop. To be a member of the BPA All-Stars, dancers must be enrolled in a BPA class in the dance style they want to participate in, and attend an All-Star performing group class. Students may choose which style of dance they would like to perform in and are not required to take all styles of dance.  The group participates in several community performances and competitions throughout the year.

If you are interested in joining the BPA All Stars for the 2020/21 Season, information will be available in the Spring of 2020.

Sparkle Squad

The Sparkle Squad Performance Team is an entry level performance team that will give dancers ages 1st – 3rd grade the opportunity to learn the skills needed for our upper level performing groups. Dancers who would like to eventually join BPA All Stars (grades 4 – 12) or Dance Motion Performing Co. (grades 3 – 12) will benefit from being part of the Squad! The Sparkle Squad will give dancers and parents the opportunity to experience what it is like to be part of a team!

Sparklettes

The Sparklettes Performance Team is an entry level performance team that will give dancers in Kindergarten the opportunity to learn the skills needed for our upper level performing groups. Dancers who would like to eventually join Sparkle Squad (grades 1 – 3) or BPA All Stars (grades 4 – 12) or Dance Motion Performing Co. (grades 3 – 12) will benefit from being part of the Sparklettes! The Sparklettes will give dancers and parents the opportunity to experience what it is like to be part of a team!

BPA Pom & Cheer

Bender Performing Arts Pom and Cheer Team!  Learn a routine in class and compete at a local competition!  EXCITING NEWS for the 2019/20 season!  Our Sat. 3rd-6th grade class will have an opportunity to participate in a Disneyland Parade in April of 2020!

How much does BPA Pom & Cheer cost?

There is a $180 pom & cheer fee that covers costume, competition fees and pom poms. Monthly class tuition is charged separately.

COMPARE PERFORMANCE TEAMS

Performance Team
Dancer’s Age
Years of Experience
Hours Per Week
Competitions
Total Performances

2nd – 12th Grade

4 – 10+ years

2 + Hour

3 – 4 Competitions

5 – 6 Performances

AUDITION PROCESS: Audition held annually at the end of the dance season. See front desk for current audition information.

4th – 12th Grade

2 + years

2 + Hour

2 Competitions

4 Performances

AUDITION PROCESS: Style Workshop Placement Class held in August. 
Register for one (1) All Star Performing Group class on Wednesday 6:15PM (4th – 6th) OR Monday 8:15PM (7th – 12th) AND one (1) additional class Level 3/Intermediate or higher of your choice.

1st – 3rd Grade

None Required

2.5 + Hour

1 Competition

3 Performances

AUDITION PROCESS: None required. 
Register for one (1) Sparkle Squad Class on Tuesday 4:30PM (1st & 2nd) OR Wednesday 6:15PM  (2nd & 3rd), one (1) Jazz Fusion or Ballet class, AND one (1) additional class of your choice.

Kindergarten

None Required

1.5 + Hour

None

2 – 3 Performances

AUDITION PROCESS: None required. 
Register for one (1) Sparkle Squad Class on Tuesday 3:45PM OR Wednesday 4:30PM AND one (1) additional class of your choice.

1st – 3rd Grade

None Required

1 Hour

1 Competition

3 Performances

AUDITION PROCESS: None required. 
Register for Pom & Cheer Class on Tuesday 5:15PM (1st & 2nd) OR Saturday 11:00AM (3rd – 6th).

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