19 W Lancaster Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003
Vive (Training Company), is celebrating its sixth year of dazzling performances since its inception. After the huge success of our dance team, Surge, we thought it might be nice to have a performance company for our middle school aged dancers. They have enjoyed entertaining audiences at the halftime show for the Harlem Globetrotters and 76er’s and Philadelphia Wings, Autism Speaks Walk at the Philadelphia Zoo, Hershey Park and a number of community events.
Vive Extreme (Training Company), directed by Lauren Quattrone, has been dancing together for 3 years. The students between ages 7 – 11 were eager to start sharing their passion with others at such a young age, that it encouraged us to start a team for them. This dance team consists of hip hop and jazz funk. They have enjoyed entertaining the audiences of halftime at Harlem Globe Trotters and Philadelphia Wings, Haverford Township Day, Ardmore Blossoms, and other community events.
Surge is a Hip Hop dance team for High School Students directed by Rachel Snider. The students in Surge learn routines from current Philadelphia Hip Hop artists who have performed nationally and internationally. Surge meets two times a week in order to train and perfect their routine as well as build a strong relationship as a team. They have enjoyed entertaining audiences at the halftime shows for the Harlem Globetrotters, 76er’s and Philadelphia Wings, the CEC and Performance Garage, Autism Speaks Walk at the Philadelphia Zoo, Hershey Park, Knoebels and a number of community events. Surge has also received the Highest Silver Award and Most Outstanding Style at the New York City Dance Alliance convention held in Philadelphia, PA.
While Surge performs Hip-hop styles, Vive performs classic Jazz, Jazz Funk and Modern dance pieces. Most recently they have performed pieces on the effects of global warming, resolving school violence, and Hurricane Katrina.
There are a lot of opportunities for dancer collaboration and participation in the choreographic process for this group. The goal when working with Vive is that it be an opportunity for creativity, leadership, providing experiences that expand on their need for autonomy and most importantly fun!!
8th graders are encouraged to audition and participate in the weekly training sessions. While it is not certain that they will perform with the team, they will receive the crucial training necessary to join Surge the following year.