Astra Studio 2020-2021 Dance Companies

Astra Studio is home to one of the best dance companies on the shoreline. The Astra Dance Company has taken home first place wins every single year since the studio began. Our company dancers have also received golden ticket invitations to the World Dance Championship, won both regional and national titles, overall high score, merit scholarships, choreography, entertainment, and costume awards. Acceptance on a company is an honor and a privilege. 

Elite & Core Companies


Astra's Elite & Core Dance Companies are for dedicated students who are serious about their performance education and demonstrate a deep passion for dance. A student's minimum required classes are determined by company placement.

Astra Studio Dance Companies are formed from the August audition.

  • Dance Companies compete routines in 4 dance genres: jazz, tap, lyrical/contemporary, and acrobatics.

  • Core Company Members compete in 1, 2 or 3 of the dance genres and are eligible for duos or trios.

  • Elite Company Members compete in all 4 dance genres and are eligible for solos, duos or trios.

  • All Core and Elite Company members compete in the Production Company routine.


The number of Dance Companies per style will be determined by the students who audition. A minimum of one week of Full Summer Camp is required to audition. 

Production Company


The Astra Production Company is a great option for students who are looking for a fun, low-commitment Dance Company or for an introduction into the world of competitive dance!


Production Company students will perform one large routine with the Elite and Core Company members.

This routine will be the Opening Number for the Astra 2021 Recital Showcase.


Students in the Production Company must be:

  • At least 6 years old.

  • Have at least one year of prior dance training.

  • Be an enrolled Astra student for the 2020-2021season.

  • Have a positive attitude and enjoy dance.


Production Company Requirements:

  • Students must be enrolled in a minimum of two dance classes at Astra Studio or one 1-1/2 hour combination class for 6-8 year olds.

  • Attendance is required at scheduled Saturday rehearsals (TBD) as well as at two regional competitions and one national competition.

  • Unlike Elite and Core Companies, students are NOT required (although more than welcome) to attend Summer Camps or Audition Day.

Company Placements

The Astra Audition Committee will form teams of students who complement each other’s talents and abilities.

When selecting placement for a Company, the Astra Audition Committee will consider:

  • Current Ability

  • Class Behavior

  • Previous Dance Training

  • Commitment to dance

  • Overall passion and determination

  • Age/maturity level (we do not restrict students solely by their age if they have shown to be best suited elsewhere)

  • Students may be placed on one or several teams.


All Elite and Core Company dancers are required to participate in the Production Company. Production Company is the only Company students are guaranteed a placement.


A monthly Company Fee will be due in addition to regular tuition. Company Fee will vary, based upon the number of dance genres the member competes.


Saturday, August 22nd


  • Attendance at a minimum of one week of Full Camp is required to audition.

  • $20 audition fee, which is put towards first Company Payment. Non-refundable.

  • Open to any student age 7 and up.

  • Students are required to wear a black leotard, tights, and wear hair in a bun. Bring all your dance shoes.

  • Students will be given an audition number and are required to fill out an audition form. Help will be available for younger students who need assistance in filling out the form.

  • We run our Company Auditions as close to professional auditions as possible.




2:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.    Arrival*

3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.    Forms/Receive Numbers/Individual Warm Ups

3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.    Ballet

4:00 p.m. to 4:20 p.m.    Jazz

4:20 p.m. to 4:40 p.m.    Tap

4:40 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.    Lyrical

5:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.    Break

5:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.    Acrobatics

5:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.    Line Up/Closing Remarks


*Late Arrivals Will Not Be Permitted to Audition*


Students auditioning are required to audition in each dance genre.


Teams will be formed based on auditions.

Placement on a team (except Production Company) is not guaranteed.

Company Fees

In order to avoid giving our company members large sums due at various points in the season, Astra Studio divides competition entry and other various fees into 10 equal company payments. This provides more financial stability and eases confusion for our families. A student's company fee will be determined by how many companies they are placed on. More information is available to registered students upon request. 


Astra Studio

of Dance & Performing Arts

220 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475


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