LOUDOUN CONTEMPORARY DANCE CO.

The Loudoun Contemporary Dance Company

The Loudoun Contemporary Dance Company (LCDC) is a pre-professional dance company that offers its dancers progressive education in the continually evolving language of the contemporary dance experience. LCDC gives the community a bold and unique performance season that encompasses all the versatility of contemporary dance.  Dancers are selected at a spring audition for the following August to June season. 

 

Our season includes:

  • a re-imagined contemporary version of a classical ballet;

  • a full-length pre-professional concert;

  • two high-caliber conventions and competitions, selected based on the quality of master class instruction, evaluation, and pre-professional opportunities; and

  • various community outreach events.

Auditions are open to Loudoun County dancers ages 6-19 for placement in the following groups: 

  • 1st or 2nd Company (LCDC pre-professional level for rising jazz VIII-X)

  • Apprentice (LCDC intermediate level for rising jazz VI-VII)

  • Junior Apprentice (LCDC beginner level for rising jazz III-V)

  • Pre-Apprentice/Stars (LCDC introductory level for rising jazz I-III & Mixed Level Jazz)

 

Loudoun TAPS! is incorporated into all levels of the LCDC.

 

LCDC members must meet the following summer and school-year class requirements:

Pre-Apprentice/Stars

Required classes:

  • graded level jazz I, II or III 

  • one hour of ballet per week

  • one-hour company class per week

Optional Electives: 

  • lyrical, hip-hop, contemporary, tap

Summer Requirements:

  • Intro to Jazz Intensive or Contemporary Camp (select one) 

  • 4 summer contemporary classes

  • Jazz/Tap/Musical Theatre camp recommended

 

Junior Apprentice (1st and 2nd companies)

Required Classes:

  • graded level jazz III, IV, or V

  • graded level ballet IV, V, or VI 

  • 1.5 hours company class per week

Optional Electives: 

  • lyrical, hip-hop, contemporary, tap

  • Turns & Leaps - strongly recommended

Summer Requirements:

  • Intro to Jazz Intensive for 2nd Company; Jazz Intensive, Intermediate for 1st Company   

  • 4 summer contemporary classes

  • Contemporary Camp recommended

 

Apprentice

Required Classes:

  • graded level jazz VI or VII

  • graded level ballet VII, VIII, or IX

  • Contemporary

  • Broadway Jazz 

  • 1.5 hours of company class per week

  • a conditioning class strongly recommended - Adv. Dancer Fundamentals or Core/Feet

  • Turns & Leaps - strongly recommended

Optional Electives: 

  • hip-hop, commercial jazz, modern, tap

Summer Requirements:

  • Jazz Intensive – Intermediate

  • 5 contemporary classes

  • Dance for Film recommended

  • Choreography workshop recommended

 

1st and 2nd Company

Required Classes:

  • graded level jazz VIII, IX, or X

  • graded level ballet IX or X

  • Contemporary

  • Commercial Jazz

  • 2.5 hours of company class per week

  • a conditioning class strongly recommended - Adv. Dancer Fundamentals or Core/Feet

  • Turns & Leaps - strongly recommended

Optional Electives:

  • hip-hop, Broadway Jazz, modern, tap

Summer requirements:

  • Jazz Intensive – Advanced

  • 5 contemporary classes

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