Being a member of dELIRIUM gives your child an opportunity to be a part of an elite group of dancers who will share experiences of a lifetime! Your child will be properly trained by a professional faculty in the disciplines of ballet, jazz, modern, and tap while performing the most innovative choreography around. They will also learn the values of respect, discipline, dedication, commitment, and unity.
“I don't want people who want to dance; I want people who have to dance."
- George Balanchine
(ɒnˈsɒmbəl; French ɑ̃sɑ̃blə)
1. all the parts of something considered together and in relation to the whole
THE MOVEMENT is the newest company born out of Chesterfield Dance Center’s family of dance companies. Intended for students who are not yet ready to be on CDC’s award-winning company, dELIRIUM, but show passion and potential for the art of dance or excel in one specific genre, THE MOVEMENT dancers will work collaboratively with dELIRIUM to grow that potential into greatness. Our hope for THE MOVEMENT is to allow less experienced dancers gain success by pushing them past their normal limits with more intense training, and the opportunity to compete alongside dELIRIUM. Requirements vary dependent on your genre or level within the company. Basic requirements are 1 ballet technique class, 1 class in your specific genre(s), and 1 other class of your choosing. If your goal is to add more genres to your place in the company and/or you wish to be on dELIRIUM in the future, it is recommended that you take 2 ballet technique classes, 1 jazz technique class, 1 modern technique class, 1 tap and/or contemporary class, plus conditioning.
Stay tuned for detailed information!
All company members MUST attend our Summer Intensives
jUNIOR, sENIOR, ePIC
pREP & mINI
*THE MOVEMENT members will attend the summer intensive for their age group.
Mary Brant Leitch
jUNIOR e dELIRIUM
In order to maintain the highest quality of our companies, dancers are required to take a minimum of 1 jazz technique class, 1 ballet technique class (2 times a week), 1 modern technique class, 2 conditioning classes and 1 other technique class of their choice (ePIC, sENIOR & jUNIOR teams) during each season.
The mINI team is required to take 1 jazz technique class, 1 ballet technique class and 1 tap technique class of their choosing. Other classes are strongly recommended to maximize your child's dancing potential.
The MOVEMENT team is required to take 1 ballet technique class, 1 technique class specific to their genre, and 1 other technique class of their choice.
dELIRIUM is chosen BY AUDITION ONLY.
ePIC, sENIOR & jUNIOR dELIRIUM attend 3-4 conventions/competitions per season (mINI dELIRIUM 2-3) such as West Coast Dance Explosion, Velocity, Radix, Revel,
DMI, and more. Throughout the year, local events may be available for any of our companies to perform. All companies will perform at our annual Grace Street Theater
West Coast Dance Explosion (Bethesda, MD) January 27-29th
Revel Dance Convention (Baltimore, MD) February 16th-18th
Velocity Dance Convention (Norfolk, VA) March 2nd-4th
Grace Street Theater Show (Richmond, VA) March 31st
2 SHOWS this year! 2 & 7 PM
DMI (Bethesda, MD) April 20th-22nd
If you would like more information on our companies, or have a performance opportunity, please call the studio (804-763-0710).