Lines are groups of dedicated dancers working toward developing leadership skills, teamwork, and confidence through dance. Line members create lasting friendships while experiencing responsibility, discipline, and personal achievement. In addition to all this, and most importantly, the students have a great time!
Lines give dancers more opportunities to perform than regular classes. These performance opportunities include two annual local and regional competitions, one national competition, recital and our annual Christmas extravaganza held to feed needy families during the holidays. The Christmas Extravaganza has impacted the community so much, the mayor of Gahanna presented director Jeri Pinnell with her own official holiday in honor of the show.
Competition line members receive professional training through their weekly competition class, technique classes, PDC’s guest artist series featuring nationally known chorographers and dancers, and a dance convention where enthusiastic, professional instructors from New York or Los Angles instruct a variety of classes.
Also setting PDC apart, is our Pinnell Big and Little Sister/Brother program for line and company members. Young dancers are paired with older dancers to get acquainted with our program. The Big Sisters and Brothers provide excellent role models for the younger dancers to look up to. This exciting introduction takes place at the annual Pinnell Dance Centre Slumber Party, where dancers share their routines, play games, and meet their Big/Little Sister/Brother.
Pinnell lines always thrive at both local and national competitions. We have won top honors and national titles all over the country. In fact, Dance Spirit Magazine and Dance Teacher Now, rated Pinnell Dance Centre as one of top 50 competition studios in the nation. Through participation in competitions, Pinnell Dancers have received scholarships to Broadway Dance Centre in New York City and The Edge in Los Angles. Also, through participation in competition lines, Pinnell Dancers have had the opportunity to perform in The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Hula Bowl, and Red Hot Broadway.
Competition lines give students the opportunity to grow not only as a dancer, but as an individual. Dancers learn good sportsmanship, gain self-confidence through performance, learn strong values, and much much more.
For more information about our competition lines please call our office (614) 476-4140 or contact us via e-mail here.
Competition line auditions are held in July and September.