programs

Team XL

about the program

Members of Team XL attend Sunday rehearsals in the spring at the BalletMet studios downtown to learn more challenging choreography and additional pieces that are performed in the Year-End Show. Free to parents, students are offered scholarships based on performance, passion, and discipline. They also have the opportunity to attend the summer program, Momentum University, and can continue with Momentum the following year as a part of Team XO.

meet the Team XL staff

  • Janine Lawson

    Managing Artistic Director
    XL Lead Instructor

  • Micaela Gonzalez

    Lead Instructor
    XL Assistant Instructor

  • Phil Brown Dupont

    XL Accompanist

  • Luke Holmes

    Music Director
    XL Accompanist

    • “I'm in Team XL, so I have two practices a week, one at school and one at BalletMet. I've met a lot of new friends and I really like the costumes too! Though the thing I like most is the experience itself. I learned about health, dance terms, sign language, and many other things.”

      –Jolie, Team XL
    • “My older sister was in Momentum and I was so excited to be a part of it. I finally reached 4th grade and had Momentum lessons with my class, then a few months later I was invited to be a part of Team XL. Being on stage was a first for me. It was life-changing. I will never forget it.”

      –Rosa, Team XL & XO
    • “Before Momentum, [my daughter] was not interested in dance at all. But she loves Momentum. It has given her the opportunity to try something new and shows her that to find new passions, sometimes you have to leave your comfort zone.”

      –Momentum Parent