EMPIRE – Teen Elite Performance Troupe

About Empire – Teen Elite Performance Troupe

The Empire Teen Elite Performance Troupe is for committed, hard-working and enthusiastic performers who want to kick off their performance careers and gain valuable industry experience outside of the studio. Entry into this troupe is by audition or invitation only, and members of this troupe will be considered for special opportunities within WAPS to help them gain an insight into the world of performing arts and entertainment industries in Perth.
Troupe members must fulfil requirements (see below) and commit to attending classes each week. Some extra rehearsals may be required prior to performances, and if students are not able to attend all required classes there may be restrictions on their participation. Empire members work hard, both in and outside of class, demonstrating a positive attitude and constant motivation to work to achieve their goals. WAPS will support Troupe members whether their goals are extra-curricular performances at a professional industry level, completing specialist secondary or tertiary training in dance and the performing arts, or building a career in performance and entertainment. This class is fun, fast-paced, challenging, and designed for students who love performing and are hungry to experience new styles and genres of dance and performance.

Age

The Empire is open to students from 17 and under. Dancers should be committed, reliable and dedicated, as well as willing and able to perform at external events.

Requirements

Empire training covers choreography only, as such it is required that students take other WAPS classes to develop and maintain their technique and skills. It is a compulsory requirement that all dancers in this class must also be enrolled in at least one Ballet class (or Lyrical/Contemporary, upon application), one Modern Jazz class, and one other dance class at WAPS (TST highly recommended). Troupe members are also expected to rehearse and train outside of class, including regular practise at home to help retain choreography learned in class.

Opportunities

Empire performs at a wide variety of events around Perth and surrounds, and members will be given special performance and leadership opportunities at WAPS. In the past our students have performed at public & community events (Fringe World Festival, Perth Royal Show, Wembley Downs District Fair, Subiaco Craft Fair, Expresstival), televised events (Foxtel’s The Couch, Telethon, etc), plus students may be given the opportunity to perform at private and corporate events as featured entertainers. The nature of these events requires performers to be punctual, rehearsed and professional representatives of WAPS. There may be extra transport and costume costs involved for students participating in external performances, and all Troupe members must wear their WAPS Sports Jacket uniform to all events

For more information, or a copy of our Troupe Info Pack, please email dance@waps.com.au