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Dance

Welcome to the Benet Academy Orchesis Dance Company!

We are a dance company consisting of dancers with a wide variety of abilities. All styles of dance are represented in our showcase performance. Students not only learn choreography from professional dancers, but learn choreography from student choreographers!

Auditions take place in the spring for the following school year. 

Eligibility, Commitments, and Auditions

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  • Company Eligibility:

    • Freshman through senior Benet Academy students 
    • Open to males and females
    • Academic Eligibility
    • Can attend regularly scheduled rehearsals and performances
    • Dance background recommended (“willingness to learn” goes a long way!!)
    • Completed audition packet (insert link)
  • Weekly Time Commitment: (not every dancer is present at every rehearsal or performance)

    • Rehearsals are held Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15pm to 5:15pm from August through November.
      • November-  Tech Week and Showcase
  • Summer Time Commitment: 

    • July 22nd-26th from 9:00am to 12:00pm Dance Intensive (Click here to register)
    • August 5th-7th from 8:30am- 12:30pm Boot Camp
  • Financial Commitment:

    • Dancers are responsible for small costume pieces, shoes and an activity fee.
  • Choreography Auditions:

    • Dancers placed in Red, Black, or Gray companies have the opportunity to audition choreography. Dancers placed in Red company may choreograph dances on their own, dancers placed in Black or Gray companies must choreograph with a partner. Because the goal of the company is to share a wide variety of dance styles and achievable ability levels, not every dance is chosen. 

Questions?

Please contact, Founder & Artistic Director, Kelsey Peceniak at kpeceniak@benet.org for any questions that arise!

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  • Kelsey Peceniak '08