Dance F/X is MMPAC's resident student repertory company. All students who will be dancing in the coming season (2016/2017 season) dancing at a Jazz 340 level or above are invited to audition for the company. Being a member of Dance F/X brings special opportunities as well as responsibilities. The company provides dancers with extra performance opportunities in the community, the occasion to attend exciting national and regional conventions, and participation in an occasional competition. Dancers learn and perform repertory from different choreographers in a variety of genres and often work with guest instructors.
Company members are required to take classes in ballet, modern, jazz, and in other styles such as musical theater, tap, and lyrical. They also have weekly rehearsals to focus on company dances on Friday evenings or Saturdays. As ambassadors of the studio, Dance F/X company members are expected to uphold the standards of MMPAC and to model discipline, respect, and a positive attitude.
Parents of company members are active in all F/X activities as volunteers. Participation and support are crucial for the success of this team.
Dance F/X is a great opportunity for dancers to gain pre-professional experiences and to build lifelong bonds with fellow dancers.