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
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
Scholarships and financial aid are available as well as a work study
Thurs August 22 - 7:00pm
Call 631-737-1964 to set an audition
Wed 10:00am - 3:45pm or
Saturday 12:00noon - 1:00pm
Class , Pointe Class, rehearsals and performances