Company placement and casting auditions – 2019!

Nutcracker/Competition Auditions – Tuesday, August 27, 2019 – 4:30-6:30 – Ages 6-9 yrs.

Nutcracker Casting Auditions – Wednesday, August 28, 2019 – 4:30-7:00 – Ages 10+.

Competition Team Auditions – Thursday, August29, 2019 – 4:30-6:30 – Ages 9+.

The Dance Center of Greensboro’s Pre-Professional Company prepares dancers for professional dance careers and acceptance to collegiate dance programs.  DCG’s pre-professional company is directed by, Jeanne Alala.  Company members work closely with the DCG faculty that have decades of experience, as professional dancers, and graduates from prestigious dance programs.  This experience enables us to assist our students as they navigate the professional and collegiate dance worlds.

Recently,  DCG has had great news from the Pre-Professional Company Dancers.  Numerous DCG Company members have been accepted at the following prestigious dance programs:


  • Montclair State University – Dance Department – 2019
  • Oklahoma City University – Musical Theatre Program – 2019
  • Piacenza Art Ballet Summer Trainee Program, Piacenza, Italy, 2019
  • Wilmington Ballet Company Trainee  –  2019
  • UNCSA – High School Ballet Program – 2019
  • UNCSA – High School Contemporary Program – 2018
  • Boston Conservatory, Musical Theatre Department –  2018
  • Joffrey Ballet Trainee Program – year round – NYC
  • American Ballet Theatre, Summer –  2018
  • Joffrey Jazz & Contemporary Trainee Program – year round – NYC
  • Atlanta Ballet – Summer Intensive
  • Charlotte Ballet – Summer Intensive
  • University of North Carolina School of the Arts – Summer Intensive
  • North Carolina Governor’s School – Summer Intensive
  • Cecchetti International Summer School – awarded 100% Scholarships


The DCG Pre-Professional Company is divided into 6 smaller companies based on ability, experience, vocabulary, comprehension and an overall assessment of strength, flexibility, and stamina.  Annual auditions are required for acceptance and placement into the DCG Pre-Professional Company.


Pre-Professional Company Auditions
Nutcracker/Competition Auditions – August, 27, 2019 – 4:30-6:30 – ages 6-9
Nutcracker Ballet Casing Auditions – August 28, 2019, 4:30-7:00 – ages 10+
 Competition Team Auditions – August 29, 2019 – 4:30-6:30 – ages 9+


The DCG Company dancers have a busy dance schedule and perform numerous times per season.  All company dancers perform in our Nutcracker ballet, Spring competitions/conventions, Spring recital performances, CCA ballet examinations, and intensive summer training programs.  Success in the pre-professional company requires discipline, hard work, attendance, and motivation.  Dancers aspiring to perform at the professional level must be willing to devote many hours, to make many sacrifices, and to work extremely hard in order to achieve the highest results from their dance education at DCG.

We understand the intensity of the pre-professional  company is not right for all dancers.  The Dance Center of Greensboro offers a LARGE recreation dance program which allows ALL dancers to study and learn proper dance technique. These dance classes are high energy, fun-fun-fun, and very popular.  The recreational classes perform once a year in the spring recitals.

Click here for videos of the DCG Performance Company:

Senior Recital Performance 2017

Sr Recital 2017

For more information on The Dance Center of Greensboro’s Pre-Professional Company please contact Director, Jeanne Alala , at jeanne@dancecentergso.com