Flight is the conservatory class dedicated to building artists that are strong in multiple styles of dance and ready to explore choreography which blends together a broad range of movement vocabulary, techniques, and artistic expression. Flight dancers demonstrate extreme flexibility, agility, strength, & the ability to pick up choreography quickly. Class time is dedicated to building avant-garde choreography and expanding the dancer’s capacity for expression on stage.
A regimen including a variety of technique classes and outside opportunities (summer intensives, conventions, master classes) enriches the Flight dancer’s “toolbox” of kinesthetic knowledge to draw upon.
How to join Flight
Flight members are selected by audition from Accelerated dancers in Levels 5-7. These auditions take place in the spring of each year, however, CREO also takes into consideration dancers’ attendance and conduct throughout the year.
- Summer Requirement
- Meet the Accelerated Program summer class requirements
- 6 Acro classes
- Take the CREO DanceBlitz!
- Fall-Spring Requirement – Dancers are required to take 4 days of dance per week including
- 2 days of Ballet
- One elective (such as Contemporary or Jazz)
- Performance Requirement
- CREO’s 2022 Nutcracker production (likely)
- Cathedral Dance Festival (early May)
- CREO Recital (often multiple) (early June)
- Demonstrate Outstanding Attendance in ALL Classes
- No absences allowed in the 3 weeks before Cathedral or Recital
- Dancers are expected to attend all full cast rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and arrive on time for performances they are involved in.
- Excellent Conduct & Leadership
Demonstrate respect for your teammates, your instructor, and the CREO director by using class and rehearsal time wisely and focusing your attention on class goals.
- Be willing to try new things, fall, fail, stretch, and grow.
Flight’s Extra Curricular Policy
As ambassadors of the school and leaders among the CREO community, Flight dancers are expected to hold impeccable attendance in all CREO classes in order to build teamwork among their classmates and progress with class material. Therefore, dancers involved in on-going extra curriculars such as competitive dance team or a long-term sport should reconsider auditioning for Flight. Pending a conversation with the school principal or director, dancers may be allowed to participate short term engagements outside of Flight such as performance dance team.