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" I don't want people who want to dance, I want people who have to dance" George Balanchine

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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 7 classes to a maximum of 22 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
Many students 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.
Class Experience
Apprentices take a full course of study which can include up to 8 hour days of class, rehearsals and performance.
Performance Opportunites
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.
Performance Compensation
Select apprentices will recieve a $25 per performance stipend
Tuition - $3000. September – June 
Scholarships and financial aid are available as well as a work study program


Apprentice Auditions
       
 
Wed 7:00pm
 
           
   Call 631-737-1964 to set an audition
Audition Fee: $20.

Class Time
        Wed 10:00am - 3:45pm or
Saturday 12:00noon - 1:00pm
Plus Ballet Class , Pointe Class, rehearsals and performances
 
The Ballet Center
1863 Pond Rd
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
email - balletlongisland@aol.com
631-737-1964

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email - balletlongisland@aol.com

Experience Dance at The Ballet Center Call 631-737-1964