The Company's purpose is to bring a high artistic level of dance to the community. The company accepts an elite few from The School of Dance West Ballet at auditions held in August each year for the upcoming season. Junior Apprentices are considered to be in training and therefore may or may not receive performing roles.
Members of DanceWest Ballet Company perform in The Nutcracker and a spring repertoire performance. Dancers also participate in the school concert presented every June, as well as attending the Regional Dance Association Festival held at one of the Mid States companies, usually in May. Company members participate in performances that are scheduled as opportunities for performances arise.
The time commitment is rigorous and rehearsal time involved is extensive. Junior Company members and Junior apprentices rehearse twice a week, at least, during The Nutcracker season. During the rest of the year, they rehearse at least once a week, usually on Saturdays. These rehearsals are for the entire DanceWest Ballet Company Season, August through July. Senior company members and Senior apprentices rehearse three to four times a week during The Nutcracker season, including Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The rest of the season, they rehearse Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Company members are expected to uphold the highest of standards in conduct, appearance, classroom etiquette and attendance at The School of Dance West Ballet. Artistry and excellence in technique are the criteria reviewed when evaluating those auditioning.
DanceWest Ballet Company gives its members the opportunity to be a part of a superlative pre-professional ballet company. The performance opportunities are plentiful, and membership in the Regional Dance Association assures the highest of standards in training and performances nationally. Dancers have the opportunity at the annual festivals to view their peers from across the United States and broaden their horizons in training, choreography, and performance.
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