Pre-Professional Training Program Information | 2016-2017 Season

Objective

The Brandon Ballet Training Program is a program designed for students of classical ballet who have reached an advanced level of study and are preparing to begin a career as a professional dancer.

This is a highly competitive program offering intense training to a small, hand-picked group of young dancers who have outstanding potential. It is specifically for dancers who are identified as physically and artistically talented, selected by audition and invitation only.

Instruction

This program offers participants extensive preparation for the working world of professional dance by providing daily ballet class, repertoire, and pointe class four days a week.

Students will strengthen and refine their artistry, classical ballet technique, and virtuosity while developing their versatility studying all the relevant dance techniques and body conditioning methods. In addition to rigorous training, participants in this program enjoy the excitement of close contact with professional dancers, a unique and invaluable experience in preparation for their professional careers.

The students will work personally under the supervision of the Artistic Director Octavio Martin.  Students will have the opportunity to study with world class guest teachers and choreographers throughout the year.

Performance Opportunities

Performance opportunity is part of the program philosophy. The dancers will be performing original works through in-house performances and community concerts throughout the program’s duration. Valuable experience is gained through these rehearsals and performances.

Requirements

This comprehensive and focused program is designed for dancers 14-18 years old dancing at an advanced ballet level, currently enrolled in school or attending school via virtual/correspondence/homeschool programs.

Dancers interested in this program should contact via email: dance@brandonballet.org, attention Mr. Octavio Martin.

Auditions are scheduled for August 6 for the pre-professional program and August 13 for professional dancers.

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