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 Post subject: Pre-Professional Programs
PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2003 7:16 pm 

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This thread is for announcing auditions for pre-professional programs.

"Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song,
A medley of extemporania;
And love is a thing that can never go wrong;
And I am Marie of Roumania." -- Dorothy Parker

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 Post subject: Trainee Program
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 8:14 am 

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Trainee Program at Mainland Academy

This comprehensive and focused program is desigend for dancers that have completed their secondary school education or are attending school via correspondance/homeschool programmes, and at are an advanced ballet level.

Two levels are accepted: advanced students, and trainees.
1) Advanced: students must be at or approaching an advanced level. Half-day programme.
2) Trainees: may be eligible to become understudies/apprentices with the company. Trainees attend on full or partial scholarship based upon audition results and previous experience. Trainees have completed their ballet studies and advance their technique skills in the fall semester (Sept-Dec 2007). Starting January 2008 trainees train and understudy with the Ballet de Printemps. Selected trainees may apprentice with the company. Trainees offered apprentice contracts must be able to work in Canada.

The ATP programme begins September 2007. Rehearsal and performance experience enable trainees to gain valuable professional experience.
In addition to morning and elective afternoon technique lessons, the *curriculum includes modern, repertoire/pointe, pas de deux, character, conditioning and seminars. *Certain classes vary between semesters.
-Small class sizes
-Nurturing programme
-All instructors are working professionals or former professional dancers and choreographers
-Max. enrollment: 8 advanced students/ 8 trainees
-Location of studio: North Vancouver, Canada

To apply for the ATP programme, please contact:
To apply for the advanced programme, please contact us. For trainee applicants, please provide a current CV, photo to arrange for an audition.
Company site:
Academy site:

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 Post subject: Diablo Ballet's Apprentice Program
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:56 am 

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Location: El Granada, CA, USA
Diablo Ballet’s Apprentice Program, under the directorship of Viktor Kabaniaev
and Tina Kay Bohnstedt, who are world renowned teachers, award winning
choreographers and dancers, is a highly competitive program offering intense
training to a small, hand-picked select group of young dancers who have
outstanding potential. This program, which is by audition only, offers
participants extensive preparation for the working world of professional dance by providing daily
technique class, repertory and pointe class six days per week. Students have the
opportunity to perform in two different productions of the Nutcracker, in Diablo
Ballet productions as well as their own performances dancing new work created
especially for them. In addition to rigorous training, participants in the
Apprentice Program enjoy the excitement of close contact with a professional
company, a unique and invaluable experience in preparation for their
professional careers.

In October 2005, the Diablo Ballet Apprentice Dancers placed first in the
pre-professional division of the Dance Under the Stars Choreography Competition
in Palm Desert, California. Four of the Apprentice Dancers, who participated at
the 2007 and 2008 Youth America Grand Prix Competitions, were awarded Grand
Prix, 1st place, 2nd place as well as finishing in the top 12. In a recent
review, The San Francisco Chronicle said, “These strong, confident girls are clearly receiving terrific training.” Dance View West Magazine said, “Diablo
Ballet has developed an impressive Apprentice Program, whose young women showed
fine training. Apprentices don’t often get opportunities like this. Yet for a
small company like Diablo, they could be a valuable resources, provided they are
as good as theses young women were.”

For audition information, contact Lauren Jonas, Artistic/Interim Executive
Director at 925-943-1775, ext. 3 or For more
information about the Program, go and click on “Student

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 Post subject: Re: Pre-Professional Programs
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:05 pm 

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North Carolina Dance Theatre - Paid Apprentice positions!

North Carolina Dance Theatre has paid Male Apprentice positions available for the 2010-2011 Season. Those interested can audition during the months of January and February 2010 at any of the Summer Intensive Audition Sites. For more information about the Summer Intensive program and for a list of the Audition Sites, please visit the North Carolina Dance Theatre Web site at If you have any questions, contact the School at (704) 372-0101 x111 or at


Allison Paksoy
Pre-Professional Division Administrator

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 Post subject: Re: Pre-Professional Programs
PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:13 pm 

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PRESS RELEASE: French Academie of Ballet Auditions Scheduled for September 8th, 2011
August, 2011


MANHATTAN (August, 2011) – The French Academie of Ballet, founded by Artistic Director Francois Perron, will hold auditions for dance students ages 10 to 19 for its year-round 2011/2012 pre-professional training program starting September 12, 2011.
Auditions take place Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 6:00pm at Dance Art New York (DANY) Studios, 305 West 38th Street, New York, New York (located at the corner of 8th Avenue). For further information, please visit or call the school at (646) 703-0414.
Founded in 2011 by François Perron, the French Académie of Ballet is a unique pre-professional training program that had not previously existed in the United States. Based on the French School of classical technique, the French Académie of Ballet trains pre-professional dancers in the tradition of classical technique, promoting ballet in its purest form; placing emphasis on precision and elegance.

Beginning this fall, the Académie will officially begin its year-round pre-professional program with three levels of training, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced. Each level will be closely supervised by François and taught by himself and his faculty.

The curriculum created by Francois Perron, graduate of the Paris Opera Ballet School, is based on the French School of classical technique. The curriculum is designed to develop strength and flexibility through a pure classical technique. At each level, a schedule of classes has been created to develop the physical and technical strength that propel a dancer toward artistic growth and prepare dancers for the demands of a professional dance career.

Philip Gardner author of the online blog, Oberon’s Grove wrote in his May 21, 2011 posting, “Francois has a very sharp eye and is quite strict in handing out corrections, which is exactly what good dancers need to become great ones. Although they are young, the dancers took his critical remarks in the best sense and strove to deliver the desired improvements. His style calls for elegant, seamless transitions and he could immediately determine the source of any flaws and explain what the dancer needed to do to achieve the proper execution. One might think that that would be a given in ballet training at this level, but you'd be surprised at some of the things that have passed uncorrected in classes and rehearsals that I've watched. “

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 Post subject: Re: Pre-Professional Programs
PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:40 am 

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Location: Salzburg, Austria
JULY 14 - AUG. 11, 2013
AND SIBA Youth Program, AUG. 14 - 24, 2013

S I B A - Intensive Ballet Summer Workshop
in the beautiful birth city of Mozart, Salzburg, Austria!!
4 Weeks of exciting program for SIBA BALLET WORKSHOP SALZBURG 2013
4 performances at the end of the workshop, performed by the students.
Min. 5 years of ballet training experience/Ages 14-30 (3 groups)

Included in the program:

Classes & rehearsals with the best ballet teachers and 4 Gala performances
Artistic director Peter Breuer and an international faculty of teachers. ( )

From the moment you arrive...

You dance, eat, breath SIBA!

You learn what it is like to be a part of a professional dance company, meet other dancers from all over the world, learn other languages, dance methods, taste your friend's foods and make contacts for life!

All students receive a SIBA CERTIFICATE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT at the end of the workshop signed by all the teachers.

Classical ballet, pointe, variations, repertoire, men technique, pas de deux, Nacho Duato choreography, modern / contemporary dance, Musical Jazz, make up, lighting, and more....


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 Post subject: Re: Pre-Professional Programs
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:27 am 

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Location: Salzburg, Austria
Give the gift of dance to an aspiring dancer in your life...

BUY an ONLINE GIFT VOUCHER for SIBA's INTENSIVE BALLET SUMMER WORKSHOP and guarantee their place for this unique experience!

Click here to claim your voucher

!! Share this link with family and friends !!

To learn more about this program and to hear what other dancers have said about this life changing opportunity, please visit our website!

SIBA wishes you a safe and happy holiday season!

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 Post subject: Re: Pre-Professional Programs
PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:28 pm 

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Location: Salzburg, Austria
HAPPY Holidays SEASON to all our students, past present and future, family and friends....
AND to make your holiday even happier, we are offering a HOLIDAY CASH GIFT VOUCHER to receive 20 Euros cash in hand from SIBA Salzburg International Ballet Workshop:

To receive your special 20 Euro cash voucher, please contact

See what our dancers have said about this unique ballet training workshop!!

Your home for 4 weeks will be the UNESCO World Heritage city of Salzburg located in the Austrian Alps! Birthplace of Mozart!
Will you be joining us this summer?

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 Post subject: Re: Pre-Professional Programs
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:06 am 

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Holidays for summer has much time to learn new and creative things and even for some kind of short term courses which aid to resumes to be more attractive to the employers. This program will teach the students something much different then usual summer programs ( arts and others) teach. Thank you for sharing.

Last edited by juggy on Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:17 am, edited 2 times in total.

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 Post subject: Performing in New York 2014 – July 26 – August 23, 2014
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:39 am 

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Performing in New York 2014 – July 26 – August 23, 2014
Ajkun Ballet Theatre’s July & August National Tour, the unparalleled opportunity for Professional Dancers, Dance Students and Dance Teachers to join The Company in intensive training and performances.

ABOUT: Performing in New York is a prestigious and unique opportunity that allows Professional Dancers, Dance Students, and Dance Teachers to join The Company for a combination of intensive training and performance opportunities. The program consists of advanced training and a hands-on understanding of the company’s production and performance time, fully allowing participants to experience the reality of life in a professional company not accessible in a study setting. Participants will benefit from promotion through the Company’s Press and Communication Division, as well as exposure across the globe through a network of companies in AjkunBT’s Partners in Dance.
CURRICULUM: Daily Curriculum includes classes in: Ballet Technique, Pointe, Pas de Deux, AjkunBT Repertory, Modern Dance, Staging & Performing, Laboratory Choreographic, and Pilates (optional one on one sessions) Specialty Classes Include: Injury Prevention, Nutrition, Workplace Awareness, Repertory History, Make Up, Career Preparation & Professional Networking, Life on Tour
QUALIFICATIONS: Suitable for male and female dance students age 14 and above at an advanced level who are intending to pursue a professional career, as well as Professionals looking to further their career in the industry.
CONTACT: Email us at to submit pre-registration.
ADMISSION: Acceptance is granted by audition, either in person at one of our Open Auditions or via DVD.

Sydney (NSW):
September 13, 2013
Registration: 3:30pm Audition: 4:00pm
at Sydney Dance Company
The Wharf, Pier 4, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay NWS 2000 AUSTRALIA

Melbourne (VIC):
September 15, 2013
Registration: 3:00pm Audition: 3:30pm
at The Australian Ballet School
2 Kavanagh Street, Southbank VIC 3006 AUSTRALIA

Vancouver BC (Canada):
February 15, 2014
Registration: 2:00pm Audition: 2:30pm
at Scotiabank Dance Centre
677 Davie Street, Vancouver BC V6B 2G6

Chicago, IL:
February 22, 2014
Registration: 1:00pm Audition: 1:30pm
at Lou Conte Dance Studio
1147 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL, 60607

New York City, NY:
March 1, 2014
Registration: 5:00pm Audition: 6:00pm
at Alvin Ailey Studios The Joan Weill Center for Dance
405 West 55th Street, New York, NY, 10019

London, UK:
February 22, 2014
Registration: 1:00pm Audition: 2:00pm
at Pineapple Dance Studio
7 Langley Street, Covent Garden, London. WC2H 9JA)
Telephone (studio directions ONLY): + 44 0207.836.4004

Milan, ITALY:
March 1, 2014
Registration: 1:00pm Audition 2:00pm
at L’Arcobalenodanza
in Via Solari - 6 Milano, Italy)
Telephone (studio directions ONLY) +(39) 02 4694914

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