Sac Dance Academy

Sac Dance Lab is looking for the area’s top teen dancers to be a part of our very first pre-professional dance company! In addition to performing in our July showcase, Sac Dance Academy will perform at outdoor summer events, shoot concept videos and represent the young commercial dance talent in our city. Versatile dancers skilled in hip hop, jazz and jazz funk are desired. Our goal is to work with serious young dancers eager to train and grow in a positive, structured environment!


Casting 8-14 Versatile Dancers (Teens)

Director: Isela Perez
Jalen Tyre, Leanne Ruiz, Karlie Place, Claire Emery, Kiara Downs

(OPEN CALL) Saturday, May 8 from 3-6pm at Sac Dance Lab
Judges: Leanne, Jalen, Kiara, Karlie
Choreographer: Isela Perez

Rehearsals – 16 weeks, 2-4 hours weekly
The summer season will run May 8 – August 31. Rehearsals are Fridays from 5pm-7pm through May, then Mondays will be added from 4-6pm from June through August. All company members are expected to be at every rehearsal, on time and warm by start time.

$180/season or $60 paid for 4 months
$250/season includes registration for one summer intensive (save $30)
Company members can pay company fees monthly or in full at the start of the season. Fees go to costuming, choreographers and studio time. There are no additional fees to participate or perform


  1. Company Headshots Sunday, May 30 from 2-4PM at SDL
  2. Midtown Sacramento Outdoor Pop Up Shows
    June 19
    July 10
    August 14
  3. Summer Showcase Friday and Saturday, July 30-31 at Sac Dance Lab. Three shows – one on Friday then matinee and evening shows on Saturday.

We’re also planning on performing at a couple of outdoor event/weekend shows. Dates will be shared with incoming members as they become available!

To create a fun, collaborative and hard-working environment for aspiring professional dancers to grow, gain experience, develop quality content and appeal to the masses, while safely adapting as performers to the pandemic. The company will focus on professional-level dance training, teamwork and community engagement.

We have a no hierarchy mentality! Although there are directors to lead the group, each dancer should be viewed as equal contributors with a voice. Rehearsals are fast-paced and require energy, stamina and teamwork!