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     MISSION:

Maxine Patterson School of Dance is the home our our award winning company,

Rhythm IN Motion designed for more advanced dancers

looking to further expand their dance education and experience.

Being a team member requires a higher commitment, dedication, passion, hard work, eagerness to learn, and desire to perform and grow as a dancer. These teams provides the opportunity to work with guest teachers and choreographers, perform at community events and annual recitals, and train throughout the season with master classes

and intensives to enhance their skills.

Company and Performance Team auditions are held in the Spring and Summer Intensive

THE COMPANY

The Company represents Maxine Patterson School of Dance at local and national competitions, conventions, and performances. These dancers have a focus and desire to commit themselves to the demands of Company while becoming well rounded in their training.

The Company involves:

  • attendance to 3 or more conventions/competitions

  • weekend rehearsals

  • master classes with guest instructors/choreographers

  • attendance to Summer Intensive

  • participation in Holiday Show and Annual Recital

  • participation in performances in the community

                           The Company requirements:

  • ages 10 & up (as of January 1st )

  • at least 3 years consistent dance training 

  • determination and commitment

COMPANY HIGHLIGHTS 2022-2023

SHAKE THE GROUND

  • 2nd overall - Hey Ya! (Karis Wilson)

       Most Entertaining Award

       Musicality Award

  • 3rd overall - A Private Affair

        Aspire Scholarship

  • 4th overall - Can't Let Go

  • Studio Award

       Outstanding Professionalism

      

NYCDA

  • 3rd overall - Barbies

        Critic's Choice nominee

  • NYCDA Scholarship Finalists

       McKenzie Hall

        Karis Wilson

  • NYCDA Outstanding Mini 

        Karis Wilson

  • Studio Award

       Class Act Award

      

INSPIRE

  • 3rd overall - Hey Ya! (Karis Wilson)

        Most Entertaining

  • 5th overall - Mirror (Jaycee Simmons)

  • 1st overall - Undone, Disssepate

  • 1st overall - A Private Affair

       Most Entertaining

  • 2nd overall - Can't Let Go

  • Inspire All-Stars

       McKenzie Hall

       Jaycee Simmons

       Karis Wilson

        

      

ASH

  • Hey Ya! (Karis Wilson)

       Judges Choice

  • Monica (McKenzie Hall)

       Performance Award

  • Mirror

       Choreography Pick (Shaun DeLoach)

  

  • A Private Affair

       Judges Choice

       Studio Selection  

     

  

  • Can't Let Go

       Standout Routine

  • ASH Apprentice runner up 

       Karis Wilson

  • ASH Scholarship

       Jaycee Simmons

  • Faculty Pick

       Aubrey Owens

  • Closing Show Performer

       Jaycee Simmons

 

  

       

      

 NEW JUNIOR COMPANY NEXT SEASON 2024-2025

THE PERFORMANCE TEAM

The Performance Team represents Maxine Patterson School of Dance around the community performing at local events. These dancers commit to their training to become better dancers while enhancing their performance skills.

The Performance Team involves:

  • participation in performances in the community

  • master classes with guest instructors/choreographers

  • attendance to Summer Intensive

  • participation in Holiday Show and Annual Recital

  • attendance to dance conventions

                 The Performance Team requirements:

  • ages 6 & up (as of January 1st )

  • at least 2 years consistent dance training 

  • commitment to learning

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