Performance Groups

  • Bates Gems Dancers

    Bates Gems Dancers are our intermediate performance group and are chosen by auditions each year. They are required to take a 1 hour 45 minute technique class, a 45 minute to 1 hour ballet class and a 45 minute to 1 hour jazz class each week, plus many of the dancers also take tap, lyrical, and sometimes pointe.

  • Bates Sparklers Dancers

    Our Bates Sparklers Dancers are our youngest performance group and are chosen by auditions each year. They are required to take a 1 hr 15 minute technique class each week, plus dependent on how advanced they are, they must also take ballet &/or jazz class each week. They learn technique and several dances within their classes and rehearsals (...

  • Bates Pride Dancers

    Bates Pride Dancers are our most advanced performance group and are chosen by auditions each year. They are required to take a 2 hour 15 minute technique class, a 1 hour 30 minute ballet class and a 1 hour jazz class each week, plus many of the dancers choose to also take tap, lyrical, modern & pointe class.