PSPA Dance Company
WHO ARE WE?
PSPA Dance Company was created by Marie Sperber and Tita Boulger to provide a diverse array of learning and performance opportunities for our students. We are devoted our students and strive to grow artists with a true love of dance. We encourage our students not to compare themselves to other dancers but to be inspired by what other dancers have to offer.
We use dance competitions as a tool to increase stage time and benefit from the constructive criticism that dance competitions provide. Each year, we attend one or more dance convention(s) to further our education and expose our students to new teachers, styles and creative concepts. We attend 2-4 regional competitions per year and many of our students will be invited to compete at a national competition as well.
We believe in training dancers to be well rounded in multiple styles as their success in the dance world depends on it. Dancers will learn to work as a team to achieve their goals. We all support each other with the utmost of respect for our fellow dancers and teachers. At PSPA Dance Company, dancers will learn self discipline, respect for other dancers and a respect for what can be achieved with hard work.
HOW DO I JOIN?
We hold auditions each year in June. The competition season runs from September-June and requires a full year commitment. Rehearsals are held weekly and students are expected attend each week.
After the audition, you will receive a list of dances that you have been invited to perform in. You can choose to be in everything or only a few. Please choose your commitments wisely as each dance will require rehearsal time, monthly team tuition (September-June), plus costume and competition entry fees. There is a $100 team choreography fee (1 per person/per year) due at the beginning of each season.
*All team members will be invited and highly encouraged to participate in the production number.*
We also offer 2 invitation only ballet teams. Fees for these teams are separate. Dancers that receive an invitation are also encouraged to participate in other styles/teams.
WILL I GET A SOLO/DUO/TRIO?
Some students will be offered a Solo, Duo and/or a Trio after the audition. Solo/Duo/Trio’s are optional. However, dancers wishing to do a Solo/Duo/Trio must also participate in 2 or more group dances. It is very important for dancers to learn to work with others. Solo’s will have an extra choreography fee in addition to the yearly team choreography fee. These dances will have a weekly rehearsal time and the rehearsals will be added to the monthly team tuition.
WHAT TEAMS DO YOU HAVE?
Currently, we have 7 team placements. Team placement is based on skill level and time commitment. The higher level teams will require more classes per week and a higher skill level . We want every dancer to be successful and each team will offer the opportunity for growth. Some dances will combine members of 2 or more teams. All team members must enroll in PSPA classes and compete exclusively for PSPA.
Dancers may be invited to join our YAGP TEAM and our SELECT BALLET TEAM. These teams are by invitation ONLY.
1. JR. PERFORMING TEAM
2. SR. PERFORMING TEAM
3. JR. COMPETITION TEAM
4. SR. COMPETITION TEAM
5. MINI TEAM
What parents are saying about PSPA Dance Company
"We had a great time at the competition today. Thank you for your hard work! I thought you'd like to know about "the magic" that occurred... It was awesome!"
"Thank you, Marie, for such a great day yesterday. As it was our first competition, I wasn't too sure what to expect. But I was so happy to see all of the positive energy. You have such a gift to build the girls up so that they feel really good about their performance. Thank you for your kind way of speaking to the girls. I am so proud that my daughter gets to learn from you and that we are part of PSPA." - Kathie
"Thank you, Marie, for such a great day yesterday. As it was our first competition, I wasn't too sure what to expect. But I was so happy to see all of the positive energy. You have such a gift to build the girls up so that they feel really good about their performance. Thank you for your kind way of speaking to the girls. Our dances were so good. The costumes were beautiful and the choreography so pretty and upbeat. My daughter hasn't stopped talking about the competition. I am so proud that my daughter gets to learn from you and that we are part of PSPA." - Kathie