Chris Collins Dance Studio

Dance Company


2015-2016 CCDC

It is our goal to offer a quality dance education to all of our students. We value every student of all ages and levels

Some students develop a real love for dance and choose to make dance their primary activity. Many of these students are eligible for our dance company which is comprised of interested and talented students ages 6-18. Students new to our studio, audition for our company, while, students who have been dancing at CCDS are invited to join based on their dance skills, dedication, attitude and effort in dance classes.

There is a different level of commitment and class requirements for each age group within our dance company. We do have complete information available to interested students.

In past years, the Chris Collins Dance Company has performed throughout the area, and on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines as well as in Wildwood, NJ, Hershey Park, Universal studios, FL, and several times at Walt Disney World. Company members all attend dance workshops as well as regional and national dance competitions.

CCDS Dance Company is a lot of commitment, but, a lot of fun! At CCDS, our focus is not on how many trophies we can fit in the studio but rather celebrating the art of dance and becoming better performers.


The Chris Collins Dance Company is comprised of talented and interested students ranging from 5 - 18 years of age who are committed and agree to perform and compete year round. Students who “grow up” at CCDS are evaluated by instructors based on their talent, effort, attitude, and dedication and placed in the appropriate company classes. Students who move to our studio from other areas are evaluated in the subjects they have previously studied and are placed accordingly.

Company Levels:

It is important for all Company members, prospective members and their parents to understand what is involved in being a member of the Dance Company.

Participation in Company is a great deal of fun, but it requires a significant commitment to dance and a good deal of extra time and effort. Taking a dance class is the same as participating in any other extracurricular activity. Being a Company member is akin to being on a select sports team, and requires a sincere commitment to the team.

Both students and parents should decide if they have the time to commit to the Dance Company. No matter how talented a student is, if they don't have time to put dance first, and if they don't have enough parental support, they may be better in Studio dance classes.

All Company members must maintain regular attendance in all classes and are required to attend ballet classes a minimum of twice per week (three ballet classes for seniors).

Students who are in Company should be in class regularly throughout the summer -- especially in ballet.

If teachers decide that in any subject a student is not making the commitment required, changes can be made in the Fall prior to costumes being ordered.

Students and parents interested in Company participation must also recognize the expectations related to attitude. As members of our team, Company members and their parents are expected to support and encourage each other and to exhibit impeccable sportsmanship at all times. Our students -- without exception -- are expected to treat each other, their teachers, parents, competition judges and fellow students from other studios with the highest level of respect. Winning trophies is nice, but representing ourselves with class and dignity is an absolute requirement.

In addition, we expect participation from students and support from parents throughout the year at shows, workshops and competitions. It will be very important that all Company parents take the time to support the students and participate fully in the Dance Company Parents Association (DCPA), including regular attendance at monthly DCPA meetings. The DCPA is a non-profit group that supports our Dance Company and engages in fundraising activities to help offset a small portion of these expenses, but it should be clearly understood that a financial commitment accompanies Company membership. Parents of prospective members may contact the DCPA for an approximate breakdown of these costs.

Finally, parents of prospective members should recognize that participation in dance at this level involves additional financial commitments. Company members typically choose to attend more classes and perform more dances in our recital, which naturally results in more costume, shoe and accessory fees than studio dancers are not likely to encounter.

We have a wonderful Dance Company of dedicated and talented performers. It is an honor to be selected to be a part of this team. All students, parents and teachers should view it as such and commit to the team accordingly.

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Office Hours (different from class hours):

4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Studio Location

5408 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304
703.370.7808 |

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