(PRWEB) April 17, 2005
The Performer's Academy of Orange County is now accepting applications for hip hop dance troupe now being formed. Auditions will be held at the Laguna Hills studio by program director Jose De La Cruz.
These troups will encompass three age groups - 9-12, 13-16, 17+. The prerequesite is a good sense of rhythm and desire. The candidates need to possess the ability and natural rhythm to dance, take direction and the desire to dance hip hop. A professional attitude and commitment to the team is also required.
The troups will meet initially three times per week and work on choreography for performances.
Advanced level teams are also forming. This team must be video quality ready. Competitions will be arranged on the state and national level.
Jose De La Cruz is from The Broadway Dance Center in NYC - home of Britney Spears, N'SYNC and many other performing artists. Jose has been dubbed "the hardest working dancer in the world" by Darrin Henson of Darrin's Dance Groves fame. Students of Jose's have included celebrities like Natalie Portman and Brook Shields.
Jose's resume can be seen in full at The Performer's Academy website address http://www.performersacademy.net.
If selected the cost to remain on the team will be kept minimal. The classes are $6.50 per class and a montly membership fee of $25 per month.
"Several booking agents have represented interest in booking out the dancers so we are excited about getting the ball rolling," said Natalie Costa, President of The Performer's Academy. "We are often asked to perform on community stages throughout Orange County and bringing a group of hip, hot - hip hop dancers will be amazing. Jose is a phenominal teacher with great credentials and I'm excited. This is going to be fun." said Costa.
The Performer's Academy has on staff film directors who have a long list of commercial succesful films starring some of the biggest names in Hollywood. The commmitment to quality acting programs with affordable prices has made this facility Orange County's best kept secret.
"This little school in Orange County packs a powerful punch." says Jeff Celentano, the executive director of drama and a film director, writer and former actor. "There is no place in Orange County that has a staff with resumes like we have. This is not a staff of soap stars, wannabe's or has-beens. This is a great hot spot of major talent here to teach the craft - the way it needs to be taught. As a director I know what I need from the talent. I teach my classes like I'm directing the film. I need them to perform - and I get it. These students here are amazing."
The teaching staff is the reason LA's best agencies send us referrals. "You know you're doing something right when you get referral business", says Costa. "This school is a labor of love....and every day when I see these actors perform, the singers singing, the hip hop going off, and the baby ballerina's dancing...I say to myself...this makes it all worth it."
Check out the resumes and staff at the Performers Academy website.
Call now to get on the hiphop teams.
Our dance motto is.....
"it's not about the price, it's about the choreography!"