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.
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 performance stipend
Tuition - $3000. September – June
Plus $200 production fee including 2 adult tickets
to 8 performances at Ballet Long Island ( Does not include Tickets to special events, The Nutcracker, Winter Arts Festival,
Princess Tea Party or any performances at other locations)
Scholarships and financial
aid are available as well as a work study program
Call 631-737-1964 to set an audition
Audition Fee: $20.
Wed 10:00am - 3:45pm
Saturday 12:00noon - 1:00pm
Plus Ballet Class ,
Pointe Class, rehearsals and performances
The Ballet Center
1863 Pond Rd
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
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