A Step Above Dance Company

A Step Above Dance Company

Dance For Joy’s performance group is for the dancer that LOVES to perform! At DFJ we do not turn down dancers. We audition students to assign them to a group that can perform at the same level. We focus on growing as dancers and artists, as well as building strong technique. A Step Above Dance Company performs at two competitions, at a senior citizen community village, and our annual February benefit performance at the Algonquin Theater in Manasquan.

Our dance company does not measure our value according to the awards we win at competitions. Although winning is an exciting time when we are recognized for something the dancers have worked hard for, we realize it is the opinions of only three(maybe four) judges and does not define who we are as dancers and as a company. We try hard to instill this in all our students.

How do I get into A Step Above?

1. A summer dance intensive is required in order to participate in a A Step Above Dance Company. This shows a students dedication and commitment to dance. Students learn choreography in August over two weeks. Students MUST be available during these two weeks, no exceptions.

2. Once you know you can commit to a summer intensive and are available during choreography weeks, you will have to read through our company handbook. In the company handbook you will find all the dates you will need to commit to for the season. If you are unavailable for any of these performances, you may not audition.

3. AUDITION! Come in with a good attitude, encourage your friends and never gossip about any outcomes. We are a team and will support each other as we go through our dance journey together.