FLAVA Dance Company was formed in 2007 by its Executive Director, Melanie Smith. Melanie wanted to provide an opportunity for those students that wanted more opportunities than the annual recital to perform and also to those who wanted to pursue professional careers.
FLAVA Dance Company strives to instill strong work ethics, commitment, responsibility and a love and appreciation of the arts. Many of our students have gone on to college majoring in dance or other forms of art.
Dancers do not audition to a part of FLAVA Dance Company. However, they do audition to earn a place in the specific dances that they compete and perform. Dancers must have at least one year training in ballet, tap & jazz in order to join FLAVA Dance Company. Dancers must also be registered in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and hip hop at Dancin’ Jazzi Dance Studio. Rehearsals are held every 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 5th Saturdays.
Being a part of FLAVA Dance Company is a year-long commitment. In the unlikely event that a dancer has to quit in the middle of the season, they must continue training in ballet, tap and jazz at Dancin’ Jazzi Dance Studio and must wait one full year before re- joining The Company.
So why join FLAVA Dance Company??? Because FLAVA Dance Company is an extraordinary organization. Not only do we compete, we give back to our community. We are in the community not only to share our gift of dance but to serve, love and do whatever it takes to help make the world a better place. Our dancers have opportunities to do community service as well as opportunities to pay it forward.