Arts Dance Center, Jazz Collective 
Team Director: Brandi Jelks

ADC Jazz Collective choreographers: Brandi Jelks, Kevin Belisario

Being on a dance team is an amazing opportunity to develop performing dance skills and team building, while making great friends and gaining confidence. Experience the challenge of learning from various, premier choreographers!
o  Team Auditions:  August 12th, 2pm-3:30pm

  • All students interested in the team needs to audition annually. Please email if interested. 

 All Jazz Collective members are required to perform in all Arts Dance Center Company productions

Classes and Summer Requirements: 
All students are required to take the following classes during the school year: 
-       Advanced/Int Ballet (1.5) 
-       Advanced/Intermediate Jazz Fusion/Modern (1.5) 
-       Advanced Contemporary Ballet, or Intermediate Ballet (1.5) 
-       Hip-hop Workshops
-       All Jazz Collective members are required to perform in all Arts Dance Center Company productions

Attend as many Thursday evening classes with Brandi this summer to start working with the competition director
-       3-day Jazz Collective Intensive with Brandi, Aug 10th, 11th & 12thAudition on Saturday 12th

Please note all other classes such as pointe, tap, stretch, etc are optional. Also keep in mind that a dancer will not be cast in a dance in a style that they have not previously be trained in. 

3-Day intensive with Brandi and Jazz Collective Auditions

Come join Arts Dance Center with a special 3-day intensive with our very own Ms. Brandi! If you haven't been dancing this summer this would be a great way to get your body ready for the year. On the last day of intensive we will be holding auditions for Jazz Collective which will be our competitive dance group here at Arts Dance Center. We encourage all students wanting to be a part of Jazz Collective to participate in the 3 day intensive so that they can be better evaluated.  
 August 10th, 11th, 12th: 

  • Thursday & Friday: 5pm-9pm: 5:00-6:30pm Ballet; 6:30pm-9pm Contemporary & Choreography

  • Saturday: 10am-11:30pm Ballet; 12:00-2:00pm Contemporary & Choreography with Brandi

  • 2:30pm-4pm Audition with Marie & Brandi

  • 3-Day fee = $120, also 1st month's autopay for joining the team

Time Commitments: Being part of Arts Dance Center, Jazz Collective is a big time requirement. All members must attend all rehearsals, dress rehearsals, meeting, and competitions. 
Jazz Collective group rehearsals: Saturday 3:30-5:30pm, Some Mondays & Tuesdays 8:00-9:00

Solos by audition, and solo rehearsals to be scheduled with Brandi

Team Wear: Jazz Collective students are required to have ADC Jazz Collective warm up and shoulder bag. 

Convention considerations: 
Radix- Feb. 16-18 Houston, TX
            Mar. 2-4 Dallas, TX
NYCDA- Nov. 10-12 Houston, TX
               Apr. 20-22 Dallas, TX
Streetz- Jan. 5-7 Baton Rouge, LA
               Apr. 6-8 Houma, LA
Force- Dec. 1-3 Little Rock, AK
Nuvo- Dec. 1-3 Dallas, TX
            Mar. 16-18 Houston, TX
DanceMakers- Dec. 1-3 San Antonio, TX
                           Apr. 27-29 Baton Rouge, LA
                           May 11-13 New Orleans, LA  
Dupree Dance- Jan. 26-28 Houston, TX
                           Mar. 16-18 Baton Rouge, LA
                           Apr. 6-8 Dallas, TX  
Team Spirit!
All members of Jazz Collective must be friendly and respectful to all fellow dancers and staff. They are determined, dedicated, and cheerleaders for each other. At Arts Dance Center we care more about the people they become than the trophies they win. While dance competitions are fun, they are not why we dance. Dance is an art and skill that takes years to master. Every student and parent on the team supports these ideas and has amazing camaraderie. Any negative comments, attitude, and judgements will not be permitted either from the parent or student.  

  • If you are interested in joining, please contact Arts Dance Center:


We look forward to working with everyone and I am excited about the future holds. The staff at ADC goes above and beyond to ensure that this is an amazing experience for everyone involved! 

Brandi Jelks
ADC Jazz Collective Director  

Marie Arts, Owner, Director   

Arts Dance Center

Pierremont Mall

Shreveport, 71106