About LCDC

 

The Loudoun Contemporary Dance Company (LCDC) is a pre-professional dance company that  selects dancers through an audition process. It offers its dancers a versatile and progressive education in the language of the continually evolving contemporary dance experience.  

 

Our season includes:

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

  • a full-length pre-professional concert,

  • two high caliber conventions and competitions, owned and operated by industry professionals,

  • and various community outreach events throughout the season.

 

Dedicated dancers ages 6-19 are invited to audition. After audition and review, dancers will be selected for placement in the following groups:

  • 1st and 2nd Company:  Ages 14-18

  • Apprentice: Ages

  • Junior Apprentice,

  • Pre-Apprentice: Ages 6-8

 

In addition, Loudoun Taps! is incorporated within the Loudoun Contemporary Dance Company. It is our goal to provide the company dancers and audience with a bold and unique contemporary dance season that encompasses all styles of Contemporary Dance.

Loudoun Contemporary Dance Co.

PULSE

Our New Competition Team!

About PULSE

For Dancers Ages: 8-18 (must be at least 8 years of age by September 30, 2021)

 

The Loudoun School of Ballet has a tradition of excellence in dance, and we are expanding that excellence into our newest addition, PULSE –  LSB’s competition team.

 

Auditions will be held for all interested dancers, and group placements within PULSE  will be determined once all auditions have been completed. Dancers in PULSE will compete in a variety of styles including Jazz, Musical Theater, Hip Hop, and Contemporary. Class and rehearsals will take place weekly on Saturdays.  PULSE dancers will participate in 4 regional competitions per season with options for Nationals and additional competitions for solos/duets/trios.

 

The Loudoun School of Ballet, consistently and historically, has award winning Choreography at the solo, duet, trio, and group level, placing in the Top 5 for ages 10 and up. Our dancers have overall high score winnings, and have nationally placed solos, duets, trios, and groups.  We have won multiple choreography and technical excellence awards, outstanding teacher awards and best sportsmanship awards.

 

The PULSE 2021-2022 season will consist of:

  • 4-5 regional competitions

  • Solos, Duet and Trios - optional

  • Nationals – optional

  • Community events

 

LOUDOUN TAPS

About Loudoun Taps!

 The Loudoun School of Ballet’s year-round performing Tap group is for beginning/intermediate to intermediate/advanced tappers. Selection is by invitation and membership is based on individual dancer’s technical ability, stage presence, ability to pick up choreography, and work ethic.

 

The Loudoun Taps! season includes participation in the following:

  • Loudoun Contemporary Dance Company’s performance of a re-imagined contemporary version of a classical ballet.

  • Loudoun Contemporary Dance Company’s full-length pre-professional concert.

  • Participation in the workshops and competition at West Coast Dance Explosion.

  • Optional community outreach events throughout the season.

 

 

Dancer Requirements

 

  • Dancers must be enrolled in a graded level tap class.

  • Dancers will be divided in to Level I & Level II based on age & ability.

The Rising Stars Foundation

 

About the RSF

 

         Founded in 2010, The Rising Stars Foundation is a 501-c3 nonprofit organization that offers a mentorship program for upper level dancers between the ages of 13 – 19. With our home at The Loudoun School of Ballet, we provide the opportunity for these qualified dancers to learn and experience the dynamics of instructing and educating in the world of dance.

         Our goals are to create new student teachers and prepare them with hands on experience through education, choreography and performance, all while in a supervised setting.  We guide our interns to assist in the classroom, to demonstrate and embrace the experience of teaching, to learn to be mentored as well as to be mentors, and to bridge the gap between the younger student and the more experienced student by demonstrating strong morals and values.

         These Interns offer their time as student teachers in The Loudoun School of Ballet's Rising Stars, Ballet and Contemporary Departments.  In addition to their volunteer work, these interns are offered the opportunity to perform in local shows and at community driven events.  

 

RSF Intern Requirements

 

Interns are selected by the directors and must meet the eligibility requirements. Recommendations will be included in the dancers Fall recommendations.

 

  • You must be enrolled in Ballet IX and/or Ballet X with good attendance, or

    • Must be an Advanced Contemporary, Jazz, MT or Tap student to work with Jazz, Contemporary, MT, and/or Tap Rising Stars Department classes.

  • You must be committed & attend your assigned class on a regular basis.

  • You must show exemplary behavior both in & out of the classroom.

  • May be required to put in rehearsal time for Rising Stars Department.

  • Perform in Rising Stars Winter and Spring Recitals - required

  • Fundraising commitments are required to cover foundation administrative and legal fees, performance/costume fees and further dance education opportunities.

  • Parent volunteer time is required.

 

 

RSF Intern Opportunities

 

  • Perform and attend outside events - optional:

  • Disney Youth Programs

  • Busch Gardens,

  • Universal Studios

  • optional

  • Interns receive a formal letter for volunteer hours

IAs Loudoun County's premier ballet company, The Loudoun Ballet Performing Arts Company strives to give outstanding dancers opportunities to perform in full-length classical and contemporary ballet productions for appreciative audiences. Our dancers are committed to their art. Some Company Members have been dancing since they were very young, and today they devote as many as 20 to 30 hours a week to classes, rehearsals and private lessons.

Dedicated ballet dancers 8 to 19 years old are invited to audition. The Loudoun Ballet Performing Arts Company Members, Apprentices and Junior Apprentices are selected by our Artistic Directors. Dancers perform in three full-length ballets each season (October through May), as well as perform in community outreach programs throughout the year.

AUDITION INFORMATION

Loudoun Contemporary Dance Co.

Location: Loudoun School of Ballet

Audition Fee: $20

When: May 2, 2021

  • 1:00-1:30pm:    Jr. Apprentices

  • 1:30-2:00pm:    Apprentices

  • 2:00-2:45pm:   1st & 2nd Company

  • 3:00-3:30pm:    Pre-Apprentices

 

Pre-Apprentice: Introductory level

  • Graded Level Jazz I,II or III

Junior Apprentice: Beginner level

  • Graded level Jazz III, IV or V

Apprentice: Intermediate level

  • Graded level Jazz VI or VII 

 

1st and 2nd Company:  Pre-professional level

  • Graded level Jazz VIII, IX or X 

PULSE - Competition Team

Location: Loudoun School of Ballet

Audition Fee: $20

When:

  • May 2, 2021

        3:45-4:45pm:    PULSE competition team - all ages

         

               and

  • June 5, 2021

       3:00-4:00pm: PULSE competition team - All ages

Loudoun Taps &

Rising Stars Foundation

Please email at info@lsofballet for more information

Dancers should arrive at leave 15 minutes prior to audition time

for more information, please email info@lsofballet.com

Loudoun Ballet Performing Arts Co.

Location: Loudoun School of Ballet

Audition Fee: $20

When: May 2, 2021

  • 2:00-2:30pm: Jr. Apprentices

  • 2:30-3:00pm: Apprentices

  • 3:15-4:00pm: Company Dancers

 

Junior Apprentices:

  • A minimum of 3 years of Ballet

  • Completing ballet Ballet IV, and minimum of 2.5 hours of Ballet per week

  • Dancers must be 9 years old by September 30, 2021

 

Apprentices:

  • A minimum of 1 year of Pointe and/or Pre-pointe,

  • 4 years of Ballet - or completed ballet VI and/or VII

  • 5 1/2 hours of Intermediate levels of Ballet per week

  • Dancers must be 11 years of age by September 30, 2021.

 

Company Members:

  • A minimum of 2 years of Pointe 

  • 6 years of Ballet - must have completed Ballet VIII, and enrolled in  Ballet IX or X

  • 5 1/2 hours of advanced levels of Ballet per week

  • Dancers must be 13 years of age by September 30, 2021

 

2020-2021 Season Productions

  • Fall 2021: Deep in the Forest & Enchanted

  • Winter 2021: Nutcracker

  • Spring 2022: The Little Mermaid

CONTACT US

305-H E Market St, Leesburg, VA 20176

Telephone: 703-771-3200

Email: info@lsofballet.com

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OPENING HOURS

Monday:          1:00 pm  -  9:00 pm

Tuesday:          1:00 pm  -  9:00 pm

Wednesday:     1:00 pm  -  9:00 pm

Thursday:        1:00 pm -  9:00 pm

Friday:             1:00 9m -  8:30 pm
Saturday:         8:30 am  -  3:00 pm​
Sunday:            Closed