Skyra Competitive Company

Skyra Competitive Company

Skyra Studios Company Program is a ballet-based program designed to provide a strong technical foundation while building individual artistry. This program is designed to fulfill the needs of serious dance students who plan to transition from a pre-professional studio to a professional dance career or university dance program. Company is recommended for dancers of various styles that want to take their training to the next level. This focused company comprised of different teams is designed to prepare its members for a professional career in classical ballet, contemporary ballet, concert, broadway, or commercial dance.Company members are showcased in The Skyra Foundation’s Annual Gala and attend several convention/competition events throughout the year. Dancers are also given the opportunity to train and work with guest choreographers.

  • Dancers train year-round to maintain and improve their technique, balance, strength, flexibility, performance skills, and artistry.
  • Dancers range from ages 5-18 and each dancer is required to take a required number of training hours depending on their level.
  • Dancers have the opportunity to compete solos, duets, trios and group numbers locally and nationally if they so choose.
  • We tailor each dancers competitive season towards their career goals.

The benefits of the Skyra Company reach far beyond just learning to dance, perform and winning trophies. Dancers build lifelong friendships on the solid foundation of their many hours spent training, and competing together. They learn core values such as teamwork, dedication, time-management, discipline, healthy lifestyle habits, and achievement. These important lessons will carry them on any path they choose to take in life.


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Company Programs

Pre-Company (Ages 5-9)
The Pre-Competitive program is for the youngest dancers wanting to experience the competition and convention circuit. Dancers in this program are 5-7 years old and they have a custom schedule made just for them. We work with each family to choose the right events for these dancers.

Youth Company (Ages 8+)
The Youth Company is for students 8 and up who are interested in competing and attending conventions. Students are required to be in one group at a minimum. Solos/Duo/Trio are optional.  Students at this level take a minimum of six classes a week: 3 Ballet, Contemporary/Lyrical, Jazz/Musical Theater, and Tap.

Teen/Senior Company+ (Ages 13+)
The Company+ program is for pre-professional students who wish to be professional dancers and are looking for a more tailored experience that will expose them to opportunities around the United States and prepare them to contend for college scholarships or obtain an early dance professional career. Students at this level take 10+ classes a week.


In-Person & Video Audition

Interested in auditioning?  Students who wish to audition in person may do so by attending any ballet, contemporary, or jazz class. Please let us know upon your arrival that you would like to audition for the commercial company. Drop-in fees are $25/per hour. If you are unable to attend an intensive class please e-mail to request a personal placement appointment.

You are also welcome to apply via video audition and online application

Videos should be no longer than 10 minutes long and include one of the following:

1. Solo Performance

-the dancer’s body must be clearly visible

or 2. Ballet Work that includes:

-barre work taken from the front and side (plies, tendu, rond de jambe, developpe)

-center work (adagio, petite and grand allegro, with grand allegro including pirouettes)

A link to your audition video may be submitted as part of your online application or sent separately by email, along with a resume and headshot, to  Please use the following subject: “(Your Name) Competitive Company Audition”.

To be certain your submission was received, please follow up by email to one week after sending to request status.

23-24 Guest Choreographers include:

Jan Ravnik

Meghan Sanett

Jaci Royal

Additional Guest Choreographers to be announced.

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