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.

 

CLICK HERE FOR AUDITION INFORMATION

BPA All-stars

BPA All Stars is a performing group for students in grades 4-12. The program offers opportunities for dancers to perform in Jazz, Tap, Contempo-rary and Hip Hop. The BPA All Stars participate in 2 competitions, a community performance, and the BPA Recital in June. This team offers a chance for dancers to meet new friends, improve technique and performance skills, be part of a team and make memories to last a lifetime! 

For more information on becoming a BPA All Star, please click the ‘BPA All Star FAQs” button on the left.

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), Sparkle Squad 2 (Grades 2-3) 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!

Sparkle Squad

The Sparkle Squad Performance Team is an entry level performance team that will give dancers in grades 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!

Sparkle Squad 2

The Sparkle Squad 2 Performance team is geared toward dancers who have been members of Sparkle Squad or another competition team in the past and have some dance experience. Dancers in grades 2nd – 3rd grade are given 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 2! The Sparkle Squad 2 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!  See the FAQ’s for more information!

 

COMPARE PERFORMANCE TEAMS

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

2nd – 12th Grade

2+ years

6 – 10+ Hours

3 – 4 Competitions

5 – 6 Performances

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

4th – 12th Grade

2 + years

2 + Hour

2 Competitions

5 Performances

AUDITION PROCESS: Style Workshop Placement Class held in August.
Register for the All Star Performing Group class on Wednesday 6:15PM (4th-6th grades) or Tuesday  6:15PM (7th-12th grades) AND one (1) additional class Level 3/Intermediate or higher in jazz, ballet, hip hop, or contemporary.

Pre-K thru Kindergarten

None Required

1

None

2 Performances

AUDITION PROCESS: None required. 
Register for the Sparklettes  Class on Tuesday 3:45PM .

K- 2nd 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 4:30PM  (K & 1st), AND two (2) additional class of your choice.

2nd – 3rd Grade

Dance and competition experience recommended

2.5 + Hour

2 Competitions

4 Performances

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

1st – 12th Grade

None Required

1 Hour

1-2 Competitions

3 Performances

AUDITION PROCESS: None required. 
Register for One (1) Pom & Cheer Class on Friday 5:15PM (1st & 2nd), or Thursday 5:15PM (3rd – 6th).

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