The Fine Arts Association Dance Companies:
E D G E - V E R G E - E M E R G E

Edge, Verge, and Emerge are FAA Dance Companies that practice year-round, enabling selected FAA students to perform in various locations throughout the region. Auditions for dance companies are required. Previous dance experience is also required. Dancers must be enrolled in a Fine Arts Ballet technique class to be part of an FAA Dance Company. An annual Costume Fee is required for Dance Company participants. 

Meet the Directors

Howard Washington

Alexia Rodriguez

Rose Lesak

Lindsay DiPenti

Watch a video below from the recent FAA Dance Recital

2022 Dance Company Auditions

Monday August 15th
4:00-5:00              Jazz Beginning/Intermediate
5:00-6:30              Jazz Intermediate/Advanced
6:30-7:30              Contemporary Beginning/Intermediate
7:30-9:00              Contemporary Intermediate/Advanced

Tuesday August 16th
5:00-6:00              Hip Hop Beginning/Intermediate
6:00-7:30              Hip Hop Intermediate/Advanced

Audition registration required. Audition fee will be applied to fall dance tuition. Call 440-951-7500 X2 or register on Active.

Instructors: Howard Washington
  • for ages 12+
  • Fridays from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • From January 28 to June 3, 2022
      • Class #: DSP2193

Choreographer’s Muse is a class that allows dancers, creatives, and future choreographers the opportunity to go through the entire journey of choreographing, instructing, and presenting. Participants will learn the inner workings of being not only a choreographer but an impactful choreographer. Participants who compete a full year will have the opportunity to showcase their work at our end-of-year recital. There will be no class Friday, November 5th.

Register for Choreographer's Muse

To register for one of the FAA Dance Companies:

Instructor: Howard Washington
  • Fridays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    • From January 28 to June 3, 2022
      • Class #: DSP2261

Edge, Verge, and Emerge are FAA Dance Companies that practice year-round, enabling selected FAA students to perform in various locations throughout the region. Emerge students may join through recommendation, invitation, or audition. Previous dance experience required. Dancers must be enrolled in one ballet technique class to be part of Emerge. These dancers will perform all over the region in showcases and competitions. Our companies are for the dancer that wants to be a part of a team and is willing to understand commitment.

Instructor: Howard Washington
  • Tuesdays from 7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
  • From January 25 to May 31, 2022
    • Class #: DSP2262

Edge, Verge, and Emerge are FAA Dance Companies that practice year-round, enabling selected FAA students to perform in various locations throughout the region. Verge students may join through recommendation, invitation, or audition. Previous dance experience required. Dancers must be enrolled in one ballet technique class to be part of Verge. These dancers will perform all over the region in showcases and competitions. Our companies are for the dancer that wants to be a part of a team and is willing to understand commitment.

Instructor: Howard Washington
  • Tuesdays from 5:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
    • From January 25 to May 31, 2022
      • Class #: DSP2263
Edge, Verge, and Emerge are FAA Dance Companies that practice year-round, enabling selected FAA students to perform in various locations throughout the region. Edge students may join through recommendation, invitation, or audition. Previous dance experience required. Dancers must be enrolled in one ballet technique class to be part of Edge. These dancers will perform all over the region in showcases and competitions. Our companies are for the dancer that wants to be a part of a team and is willing to understand commitment. 
Instructor:Rose Lesak
  • Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • From January 29 to June 4, 2022
    • Class #: DSP2271
Edge, Verge, and Emerge are FAA Dance Companies that practice year-round, enabling selected FAA students to perform in various locations throughout the region. Emerge students may join through recommendation, invitation, or audition. Previous dance experience required. Dancers must be enrolled in one ballet technique class to be part of Emerge. These dancers will perform all over the region in showcases and competitions. Our companies are for the dancer that wants to be a part of a team and is willing to understand commitment. Emerge Hip Hop will not meet on Friday, November 5th.
Instructor: Alexia Rodriguez
  • Mondays from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • From January 24 to June 6, 2022
    • Class #: DSP2273
Edge, Verge and Emerge are FAA Dance Companies that practice year-round, enabling selected FAA students to perform in various locations throughout the region. Edge students may join through recommendation, invitation or audition. Previous dance experience required. Dancers must be enrolled in one ballet technique class to be part of Edge. These dancers will perform all over the region in showcases and competitions. Our companies are for the dancer that wants to be a part of a team and is willing to understand commitment.
Instructor: Rose Lesak
  • Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • From January 29 to June 4, 2022
    • Class #: DSP2281
Edge, Verge, and Emerge are FAA Dance Companies that practice year-round, enabling selected FAA students to perform in various locations throughout the region. Edge students may join through recommendation, invitation or audition. Previous dance experience required. Dancers must be enrolled in one ballet technique class to be part of Edge. These dancers will perform all over the region in showcases and competitions. Our companies are for the dancer that wants to be a part of a team and is willing to understand commitment.
Instructor: Lindsay DePenti
  • Mondays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • From January 24 to June 6, 2022
    • Class #: DSP2283
Edge, Verge, and Emerge are FAA Dance Companies that practice year-round, enabling selected FAA students to perform in various locations throughout the region. Edge students may join through recommendation, invitation, or audition. Previous dance experience required. Dancers must be enrolled in one ballet technique class to be part of Edge. These dancers will perform all over the region in showcases and competitions. Our companies are for the dancer that wants to be a part of a team and is willing to understand commitment.

Audition Information

Summer company classes are open to NEW DANCERS interested in auditioning for 2021-2022 companies. Dancers interested in auditioning for 2021-2022 are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to participate this summer. Auditions will take place the week of August of 16th, 2021.

E.V.E. Dance Company Audition Dates:
  • Jazz Beginning/Intermediate
    • Monday, August 16th, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Jazz Intermediate/Advanced 
    • Monday, August 16th, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Contemporary Beginning/Intermediate 
    • Monday, August 16th, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Contemporary Intermediate/Advanced 
    • Monday, August 16th, 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Hip Hop Beginning/Intermediate 
    • Tuesday, August 17th, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Hip Hop Intermediate/Advanced 
    • Tuesday, August 17th, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location:
  • The Fine Arts Association, Rm 157

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What to wear

Dress requirements can be found here

Questions? Please contact Creative Director of Dance, Howard Washington, at hwashington@fineartsassociation.org