Nebraska Dance Programs

Performance & Competition Opportunities

Dancers who aspire to perform more than one time at the Nebraska Dance Concert should explore our different ND program offerings.  We offer a variety of programs and commitment levels for dancers to enjoy and work towards their goals.  The programs listed below all perform in our Annual Winter Showcase, Benefit Concert,  and Dance Concert.  In addition depending on the program, they also participate in conventions and competitions. 

Crew

K-12th grade

This program offers an excellent opportunity for dancers to explore their love for dance, learn to work with a team, and have additional performance opportunities. Our desire is for the ND Crew opportunity to be a simple way to gain more performance opportunities. This can also be an excellent way for dancers to explore their interest in dance and determine if pursuing additional dance opportunities will be part of their dance journey. Crew is for K–12th grade; Mini Crew (K-1st), Crew A (2nd-3rd grade), Crew B (4th – 5th grade), and Crew C/D (6th-12th grade).

No Auditioned Required

Jumpstart

K-4th grade

This program introduces dancers to performance and competition on a local/regional stage by training fundamentals in jazz, tap, acro, ballet, and performance. Jumpstart will emphasize discipline, technique and fun, in an effort to inspire, motivate, and ignite the young dancer’s passion for dance and for excellence.

Audition Required

Auditions held in the Spring – Concluded for the 2021.22 Season

Core

K-4th grade

This program will train dancers to compete at a local and regional level by building on fundamentals in multiple dance forms. Core will emphasize discipline, technique, focus and fun, in an effort to see dancers grow in personal work ethic, motivation, and execution. As a member of Core, dancers will build skills in teamwork and peer camaraderie while working towards excellence.

Audition Required

Auditions held in the Spring – Concluded for the 2021.22 Season

Troupe

5th-12 grade

This program intensely trains dancers at a high level in multiple disciplines, preparing for both local and regional competitions. Troupe dancers will be challenged within a concentrated two day a week program, emphasizing technique, peer camaraderie and execution in an effort to see dancers grow in their passion for dance and for excellence.

Audition Required

Auditions held in the Spring – Concluded for the 2021.22 Season

Company

5th-12th grade

This program will intensely train dancers to compete at a local, regional, and national level through instruction in multiple disciplines. Company will focus on technique, style, execution, and peer camaraderie. Company dancers will be challenged to their highest potential through curriculum and choreography tailored to their specific level and strength, setting a standard of excellence at Nebraska Dance.

Audition Required

Auditions held in the Spring – Concluded for the 2021.22 Season

Tap Program

8th-12th grade

The Tap Program will enhance one’s dedication and discipline towards tap dancing while instilling a love for the history of this American art form.

Audition Required

Auditions held in the Spring – Concluded for the 2021.22 Season

Squad

2nd-8th grade

Squad is designed to offer an opportunity for dancers to gain competitive pom and hip hop experience. Dancers who think they may want to audition for a high school dance team will learn pom and/or hip hop technique and work on team skills to help them prepare. Weekly rehearsals will emphasize precision, execution, athleticism, and performance through upbeat themed pom and/or hip-hop choreography.

Audition Required

Auditions held in the Spring – Concluded for the 2021.22 Season

Solo Program

Offered to Jumpstart, Core, Troupe, and Company Dancers

The solo program is designed for dancers who are meeting and exceeding the expectations of their current program and looking for a further challenge to add to their training. This program is for dancers who are prepared mentally, emotionally, and physically to handle dancing as a soloist on stage, receiving direct feedback and critiques, as well as evaluation in the competitive arena of solos. Dancers should be at an advanced level for their age and program to consider doing a solo.

Audition Required

Auditions held in the Spring – Concluded for the 2021.22 Season

Nebraska Dance Solo Program