Sac Dance Academy

Sac Dance Academy is our pre-professional teen dance company! In addition to performing in our seasonal showcases, the Academy performs at outdoor events, films concept videos and aims to represents the young commercial dance talent in our city. We work with serious young dancers eager to train and grow in a positive, structured environment!

Sac Dance Lab is looking for the area’s top young dancers to join our pre-professional teen dance company! In addition to performing in our season showcases, Academy performs at local events, creates concept videos and works to represent the young commercial dance talent in our city. Versatile dancers skilled in hip hop, jazz, contemporary and jazz funk are desired. We aim to work with serious young dancers who are eager to train and grow in a positive, structured environment!

Summer Season, May 11 – July 27
Registering up to 16 dancers ages 10-17
Director: Joseph Rata

AUDITIONS – SATURDAY MAY 11, 11-12AM at Sac Dance Lab, free to try out! Bring sneakers, water, comfortable clothes, and a positive attitude! 

Time Commitment – 10  weeks, 3 hours weekly
The summer season will run May 11 through July 27. Rehearsals are Saturdays from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., when dancers learn routines and set choreography for shows. Dancers also have one mandatory weekly class on Wednesdays at 5 p.m., which will focus on retention, hip hop foundation, and overall dance training. All Academy members are expected to be on time for every rehearsal and weekly class and ready to dance!


NO COST! Sac Dance Academy is designed to propel passionate young dancers on their path toward professional commercial dance by participating in community performances, showcases, media days, and personalized training. Academy members will need to buy their team t-shirt for $15. Aside from the t-shirt, there is no cost to participate. 

Project Dates

  1. Media Day – May 18 – 12pm before rehearsal
  2. Summer Pop Up – June 1
  3. Summer Pop Up – July 13
  4. Film Night – July 25 – Sac Dance Lab – 6-8pm
  5. Tropix Showcase – July 26-27 – two 6pm shows at Sac Dance Lab

It’s also possible we’ll perform at a couple of additional community events/weekend shows. Dates will be shared with incoming members as they become available.

To create a fun, collaborative and hard-working environment for young dancers to grow, gain experience, develop fun content and make friends! The crew will focus on advanced level dance training, teamwork and community engagement.

We have a no hierarchy mentality! Although there are directors to lead the group, each dancer should be viewed as equal contributors with a voice. Rehearsals are fast-paced and require energy, stamina and teamwork!

Team Captains 

The team captains are dedicated dancers who are granted leadership roles that provide assistance and growth within the team. They are the bridges between the director and Academy members. They help lead warm-ups, communicate with their members for any vital information from their director, and ensure everyone has the resources they need, such as posting rehearsal videos and the ability to assist in cleaning the pieces and providing a fun and safe environment. To be chosen as team captains, they will go through the same audition process as everyone else  (learning the audition choreo and performing in smaller groups), followed by an interview process afterward. If you are interested in being a team captain and believe you can be an excellent role model and representation for the group, please communicate with your director.

*You must dance and complete more than one season in Academy to apply for this position.* 

Important Notice

We do not tolerate discrimination, bullying, or misleading behavior. Everyone is treated fairly and with complete respect. We share a common space with honesty and integrity. Failure to be a member due to these reasons will face consequences. It may lead to discontinuing the season and activities with the team in the future, along with a parent meeting with the director and the studio owner. We are all a dance family in this community, and we should all feel validated respectfully, no matter where we come from. Be reasonable with one another and support each other.