Great Lakes Dance Academy

We, at Great Lakes Dance Academy, are committed to providing you with the very best Performing Arts education. We want each experience at our academy to be positive and inspiring. Our capable teachers and staff are passionate about dance education and the performing arts. We look forward to sharing our passion with each student, and helping each dancer, singer, and actor reach their goals.

Dance Company


About the Dance Company at Great Lakes Dance Academy

Our dance company auditions in the spring each year. The company rehearses every Saturday afternoon from September until mid-April. The company attends 3 competitions and 1 convention each season. We have dancers from 8 -18 years of age and present approximately 30 routines of various styles and sizes. We also offer a part-time dance company opportunity. These dancers learn 1-2 routines and attend 1 competition. They rehearse from January to April. Both the Part-time and Full-time company dancers participate in the Company Showcase which is held annually in April.

Dance Company Mission Statement

The purpose of this company is to develop dance artists through learning, perfecting and performing a variety of dance pieces. The goal is not to win competitions, but to gain experience as a performer and dance artist. Competitions are a great way to validate our hard work and get a chance to perform for dance industry professionals, but the goal each season is to improve our skills and build confidence as dancers.

Audition Details for Intensive Study and Company


Date: Sunday, May 26th, 2019

Please arrive 20 minutes early to sign and warm up.

Audition Fee: $15

Please pre-register with the office.

*** This helps our staff and teachers prepare for audition day.


1. All ages attend audition time together, we will divide ages and levels and audition ages simultaneously.

2. See our new requirements and program structure for Advanced Jazz/Contemporary. You must attend both Jazz and Contemporary audition times. 


Tap 9:00-9:45

Jazz 10:00-11:00

Contemporary 11:15-12:00

Acro 12:30-1:00 PM (please be completely warmed-up)

Ballet 1:15-2:00 PM * NEW!!! Junior Ballet company! Grade 2 ballet (fall 2019) and up.

Hip Hop 2:15-3:00


We will be deciding all Intensive Study class placements and Company routines immediately following the auditions. MIssing the auditions may impact the ability of the teachers to correctly place you in the appropriate classes/routines. 


We are holding an information meeting for Company dancers and parents. It is recommended that all interested families attend, New and Current dancers. *Especially potential advanced dancers to hear about the change in the program.

Thursday, May 23th, 6:00-7:00 PM at GLDA


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