Central Dance Theatre Academy Teams




At Dance Discovery, the Central Dance Theatre Academy Teams offer an advanced placement training program reaching beyond that of Dance Discovery's community curriculum. The academy curriculum is designed especially for dancers with an interest and aptitude for the serious study of dance. Annual auditions are held for placement in the Academy with several different dance teams comprised of a variety of ages and dance styles. The foundational team levels focus on technical development in ballet, tap, and jazz. Teens then become a part of the Contemporary Ballet Company which adds modern dance technique as well as pointe. Teens may also join the Hip Hop Team.


Primary Performance Team
5 - 6 year olds
Level I Performance Team
by skill level
Jr. Ensemble Performance Team
by skill level
Contemporary Ballet Company
Hip Hop Team
by skill level

Benefits to Dancers:
  • Experience professional training
  • Belong to a supportive group
  • Experience Dance as a team
  • Perform 4 times yearly in state-of-the art theaters
  • Build lasting friendships






Nutcracker Suite & Holiday Hip Hop Performance 2015:  Rehearsal Tuesday Dec. 15, 2015 5:30-7:30 & Show Thursday Dec. 17 2015 6:00 @ Scottish Rite Theatre 207 W. 18th St., Austin, TX 78701 MANDATORY ALL TEAMS


Team Convention & Performance 2016 in Houston at Artist Simply Human (http://ashproductions.com/) Feb. 5-7, 2016 Mandatory Lancer Dancers, Jr. Ensemble & Petrichore Company. OTHER TEAMS WELCOME TO ATTEND THE CONVENTION CLASSES.


Team Gala Performance 2016: Rehearsal March 3, 2016 5:00-7:00 & Shows March 5, 2016 2:00; 4:00; 6:00 at Boyd Vance Theatre Downtown inside the Carver Museum:  1165 Angelina Street, Austin, TX 78702.  MANDATORY ALL TEAMS


Team Auditions 2016/2017 School Year:  Saturday Feb. 20, 2016


Attendance & Commitment Policies:

Performance Team Levels I and higher will need to adhere to tight attendance and commitment policies. Students with excessive absences or tardiness and those missing a final class or a final rehearsal before any scheduled performance will not be in the upcoming performance. Students will have auditions before each scheduled performance to ensure their knowledge of the material that has been taught.


Time Commitment:

Students will need to attend their weekly classes along with their weekly rehearsal class. Prior to scheduled performances, extra rehearsals may be held at the studio. There will also be a rehearsal at the theatre for each event. Any students that are offered special parts or solos will have additional rehearsals in order to learn their parts as well; payment for these additional hours must be arranged when the role is accepted. Team members are required to attend summer intensives each summer.