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 (sometimes on weekends).
They perform throughout Manhattan and its surrounding communities at events such as Purple Power Play on Poyntz, the BDS Showcase, at City Park, at nursing homes, at our recitals at McCain Auditorium and more. They compete at 1-2 dance competitions during the year and some travel to National Dance conventions to train with the best teachers in the nation.
"Sparklers" is a challenging, fun introduction to performance and competition dancing for these young dancers, along with quality technique education.