Competitive Ensemble

Dear Dancers and Families ~

Auditions for our award-winning competitive Performing Arts Ensemble(PAE) are held annually at RDA with our faculty and with a special guest artist and guest adjudicators.

This is a rewarding and challenging weekend event, where dancers dig deep and show their talents through a professional style audition!

The RDA competitive Performing Arts Ensemble consists of brilliant, motivated and dedicated young dancers and performers, our respective age categories are as follows:
The dancers are cast into performance groups and companies including:

Ballet Company, Youth Company Jazz, Lyrical, and/or Tap, Company Jazz, Contemporary, and/or Tap, Hip Hop, Acrobatics, and Broadway Jazz.

These enthusiastic performers compete and perform all over the country, have been awarded National and Regional Titles and have traveled extensively. These dancers take classes from some of the best teachers and professionals in Colorado Springs and from all over the country. They also have many opportunities to get advanced dance instruction here at RDA and in Colorado. Our amazing performers have an extraordinary reputation for their exceptional technique and artistry as they strive towards mastery of a variety of dance genres.

PAE Competition Results


– Thank you for dancing with us!

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“I really reject that kind of comparison that says, Oh, he is the best. This is the second best. There is no such thing.”

— Mikhail Baryshnikov