The Art of Movement’s “theACADEMY” is our assistant program designed to create a true understanding of what assisting is at national conventions and competitions. Not only will it prepare them for the dance world after high school, whether its studio, company or the professional industry, it will mold them to become some of the next generation of choreographers and directors. “theACADEMY” is an exclusive program for only selected students to travel and train on tour. Those selected to be Academy members are joining a network of elite dancers, world-renowned choreographers, executive directors, and industry agents. The connections they make during this experience will immensely benefit their dance career throughout its entirety. Working closely with the faculty as an “theACADEMY” member they will acquire a definite advantage in the world of dance. They will encompass what it all takes behind the scenes. The benefits of this program are undeniable, and we will enthusiastically focus on long-term success. As ambassadors of AOM, Academy members will be required to passionately accept our organizational values. They will learn proper social media behavior, etiquette, and professional self-promoting. They will attend Academy Members Only classes as well as perform in two numbers at the closing show. Academy members will receive prestigious team clothing they can proudly wear throughout the event.
Age Requirement: 12 or older as of October 27, 2017 (Under 18 must have Parent/Guardian signature)
Application Fee: $35
Must submit link to most recent Solo performance + Application + Waiver by Saturday September 2, 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted Dancers will be announced on Saturday September 16, 2017
Academy Fee: $350 (must be received by Saturday September 30, 2017)
Fee Covers: Admission to all 7 Art of Movement Events (not mandatory to attend all 7), however food & traveling expenses are NOT included, Team Swag (gear), Special theACADEMY Members Only class, & Two Exhibition Acts choreographed by the AOM Faculty.
Academy Members are required to attend AT LEAST THREE (3) Tour Cities. These cities include your HOME CITY and TWO (2) ADDITIONAL CITIES.
Art of Movement sees the importance of training at a home studio and is not a replacement for said training, but to further your education of being an assistant. Your commitment to your home studio must be priority! We will consult with your Studio Director if commitment to home studio is compromised, which may result in termination from theACADEMY.