The Elite Petite group is for our students ages 6-12 years old that have showed their dedication to dance, even at a young age. These students are advancing to join the our company in the future. This group offers accelerated classes for these dancers as well as additional performance opportunities with our company members.
Our new season of Elite Petites for 2022-2023 will get started in late summer/early fall with an invitation and placement class.
The Seacoast Civic Dance Company (SCDC) and Performance Groups are comprised of auditioned dancers ranging in age from 10-18 years old. Founded in 1976 by NHAPA directors, the SCDC was established as a 501 © (3) non-profit, educational organization focused on providing a high-level dance education program coupled with multiple, professional performance opportunities.
The dance company is divided into three sub-groups: JPG, PG, and SCDC.
Company and Performance Group members are skilled and trained in a diverse curriculum of classes at NHAPA including, classical ballet, lyrical, contemporary, tap, jazz and hip-hop. In addition, company members participate in master classes, seminars, competitions, local and national performance venues.
Junior Performance Groups:
This is a stepping stone to the intermediate/advanced level performance groups for younger students enrolled in an intensive core curriculum within specific performing groups.
This is our intermediate/advanced level intensive core curriculum within discipline specific performing groups.
The Seacoast Civic Dance Company Our advanced level intensive core curriculum. Members are at the highest level of interdisciplinary training.
Each company has groups in the following styles:
- Hip Hop
- Portsmouth’s Market Square Day and First Night,
- Prescott Park Arts Festival,
- Newburyport’s Yankee Homecoming
- Multiple Philanthropic Events (Diabetes Walk, Making Strides Walk, Macy;s Shop for a Cause, etc)