Shock Dance Company
The SHOCK Dance Company was founded in 2013 when owner, Lindley Mayer Gulledge returned home from pursuing her career in Los Angeles, CA. This company is Shock's competitive performing company and we offer hardworking and motivated dancers the opportunity to showcase their talents, dedication and showmanship at a higher level. It is an audition-based, pre-professional dance company that offers driven students, ages 6 and up; with the desire to train at a progressive pace, the unique chance to be a part of one or more of our award winning performance groups that perform the styles of Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, Musical Theatre and Tap and more.
Our goal is to increase technical skills, gain performance quality and train dancers to be the best they can be. We also are not only training these dancers in the field that they are passionate about, but so much more. We encourage our dancers each day to be true to who they are, follow their dreams and give back to the community.
Along with Shock's already experienced staff, we bring in Nationally acclaimed professional choreographers/instructors throughout the season to ensure the best possible training. It is our mission to provide young dancers with a comprehensive, diverse dance education that fosters excellence in technical performance, freedom in artistic creation and expression. We also encourage greater awareness and deeper understanding of the impact of the art of dance on both the dancers themselves, and on their audiences, all in an uplifting, nurturing and organized environment. Our company dancers train year round the goal of the SHOCK company is to develop dancers who possess technical proficiency, an incredible level of sportsmanship.
Shock also provides opportunities for our dancers throughout the community and even in the entertainment industry. Our dancers have been able to participate in the Benson KIA Commercials to air on television across the Upstate as well as in music videos, commercials, events including Fashion with a Passion, the Heart Ball, Dancing with the Carolina Stars, The Harlem Globetrotters and other on-set opportunities.
Just like any sport, being a part of the SHOCK Company is a large commitment from both the dancers and their parents! We are committed to doing all that we can to make your experience organized, fun and uplifting for you and your child, while expanding her/his knowledge and love of dance! Below is some more general information to help you form your decision regarding being involved in our company.
Upon company placement, after auditions, you will receive invites and a handbook via e-mail, that will include your detailed contract (with a returnable portion) that fully explains fees, payment plan and a description of what the fees include, and do not include. Company fees are separate fees that are broken into 4 installments. You will also receive a summer class schedule with the appropriate and required classes indicated for your dancer as well as a fall class schedule indicating the required technique/conditioning classes and rehearsal classes for your dancer, as well as fall tuition information.
Dance is a year round sport, therefore Company dancers are required to take summer classes. All dancers are required to take the Summer classes and our SHOCK Summer Intensive is mandatory for all company dancers as well. All jazz and contemporary company dancers are also required to take ballet. The cost of summer classes is not included in co. fees. The pricing for these classes will be listed on the summer schedule e-mail. Upon returning your contract, please e-mail any known conflicts or vacation times to our company email . Attendance policies will be further explained in your contract.
Auditions for our competitive company are held during our intensive camp early JULY 2021. Do you have questions about becoming a part of the Shock Dance Company? Select Contact Us!