Youth Company and Junior Company


Christian Academy of Dance Youth Company and Junior Company are performance-focused dance ministry opportunities for dancers who wish to pursue a career in dance. Dance ministry is the process by which our gifts of dance are used to carry out the act of ministry (service) to encourage, comfort, and edify others in Christ. The Junior Company is an opportunity available to students in Ballet 5 who meet all class requirements for their level. The Youth Company is an opportunity available to students in Ballet 6 and 7 who meet all of the requirements for their level.  The CAD Youth Company provideS dedicated students the opportunity to perform with our resident company, Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet.  The Youth Company and Junior Company will travel to Project Dance, New York, where they will have the opportunity to perform in Times Square with other dance ministries from around the world. Members of the CAD Youth Company and Junior Company will have their own repertoire, which will be set based on each dancer’s individual strengths. The students will be coached technically and artistically, and guided in their pursuit of professional dance by our accomplished faculty.

To participate in Youth Company or Junior Company, students do not have to be believers in Christ or attend church. Students will not be asked to participate in anything with which they do not feel comfortable, but should understand that prayer and biblical study are included in rehearsals and events.  Please direct any concerns or questions to Artistic Director, Elisa Schroth, at  


2017 Company Members:

Youth Company

Kailee Fromme

Abbigayle Jackson

Victoria Jackson

Cailtyn Pedersen

Garrett Samodel

Erica West

Junior Company

Courtney Caron

Anna-Catherine Chapman

Lucy Crete

Lydia Merchant

Hope Vecca

Performance Opportunities:


Dancing & Desserts: February 11 6:00pm

Project Dance New York: April 21-23

Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet: April 29 7:00pm

Outreach: TBD

CAD Spring Performance: June 11 



Audition on Saturday 21 January 2017

Present a one minute solo at the time of the audition 

Write a one page essay explaining their aspirations and  personal goals in dance.  

Submit completed paperwork and fee

Registration in CAD Ballet 6 - 7 for Youth Company, or Ballet 5 for Junior Company

Fulfillment of the following curriculum attendance:

Ballet 5 Junior Company:

9 classes per week (4 Ballet, 2 Pointe/Men’s Tech, Advanced Modern, Contemporary, Conditioning)

Ballet 6/7 Youth Company:

10 classes per week (4 Ballet, 2 Pointe/Men’s Tech, Pas de Deux, Advanced Modern, Contemporary, Conditioning)

Attendance at all Youth Company and Junior Company rehearsals and performances.