Ballet Apprentice Program
Ballet Long Island offers an apprentice program with the intent of placing the student
in a professional environment. The program is designed to prepare the student for a career in dance. Teaching techniques and
curriculum will be explored in classical ballet. Preparation for performing in Ballet Long Island productions
of THE NUTCRACKER, SNOW WHITE, THE FANTASTIC TOYSHOP, CINDERELLA, THE LITTLE MERMAID, THE SLEEPING BEAUTY, BEAUTY AND THE
BEAST and various classical variations will be stressed. Students will also be assigned classes to be an assistant teacher.
Students must take a minimum of 5 classes to a maximum of 18 classes per week.
In considering placement in
The Ballet Apprentice Program, Artistic Director, Debra Punzi, will be looking for the student’s potential for a professional
career in dance, his or her physical capabilities and strengths, their consistency of attendance, self-discipline and maintenance
of suitable body weight. Students who are too thin or overweight will not be accepted to the program
who have completed this program now dance in professional dance companies, teach dance, perform in Broadway Shows, choreograph
or own dance studios. This program will put a student on the right track for a career in dance.
Apprentices take a full course of study
which can include up to 8 hour days of class, rehearsals and performance.
Ballet Long Island performs at Islip Town Hall West, Our own stage as well as colleges,
schools, libraries and other locations. The apprectices perform
80 - 120 performances per year.
Select apprentices will recieve a $25 per
Tuition - $3000. September – June
Scholarships and financial aid are available
as well as a work study program
August 22 - 7:00pm
to set an audition
Audition Fee: $10.
Wed 10:00am - 3:45pm or
Saturday 12:00noon - 1:00pm
Plus Ballet Class , Pointe Class, rehearsals
The Ballet Center
1863 Pond Rd
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
email - firstname.lastname@example.org