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Ballet West Academy | Jessie Eclles Quinney Ballet Centre

PTD & Trainee Programs

2019-2020
Professional Division

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Ballet West Academy Professional Training Division was created in 2009 by Ballet West artistic director Adam Sklute for the purpose of extending a dancer’s formal training post-graduation. The Professional Training Division is by audition or invitation only and each dancer commits to a contracted year of study with the program.

This elite and talented group of young dancers experience an expanded schedule of technique classes, rehearsals and optional coaching in addition to regular Academy classes.

Ballet West has developed relationships with several educational partners, so that students in the PTD program can complete their high school education in a time frame that allows them to pursue a rigorous study of ballet.  Options include both online schooling and traditional classroom instruction.

This is a training position; tuition fees apply. 

It is the intent of the Academy director, faculty and artistic staff of Ballet West to provide the highest caliber training with a universal approach to insure that each dancer is prepared to take their place in an ever changing dance world. Upon completion of the Trainee program these dancers possess all of the qualities necessary to dance in Ballet West II or many other outstanding dance companies around the world.

Trainee Division

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING DIVISION | Placement by Audition

2019-2020 | Start August 19th

PTDs will participate in Ballet West’s production of The Nutcracker and are eligible to participate in other Ballet West productions such as the children’s series and Ballet West’s main subscription series, in addition to participation in the Academy’s spring concert.

 

TRAINEE DIVISION | Placement by Audition

2019-2020 | Start August 12th

Trainees participate in Ballet West and Ballet West II rehearsals and tour with Ballet West for Children. Senior trainees perform in Ballet West’s “The Nutcracker” and the Ballet West Children’s Series.

Program Selection

Trainees are selected by audition and at the invitation of Ballet West artistic director Adam Sklute. If you are interested in being considered, please attend one of our yearly auditions (more information can be found through the ‘Click Here for Audition Information’ link above) or contact the Ballet West Academy Director to arrange a time to audition for the program.

Tuition & Schedule

Monday: 1:30-5:30PM
Tuesday through Friday: 
1:30PM-6:00PM
Saturday: 10:30AM-3:30PM

Schedule is subject to change

LADIES
Leotard: Gray with BWA logo*
Skirt: Gray*
Tights: Bodywrappers #C45 (girls) or #A45 (ladies) in Theatrical Pink*
Shoes: Pink So Danca SD16C child canvas split sole ballet shoe
Hair: Hair should be worn in the Academy Bun Style

GENTLEMEN
Shirt: Gray with BWA logo*
Tights: Bodywrappers in black* with nude dance belt
Socks: Freed socks in white*
Shoes: White So Danca SD16 canvas split sole ballet shoe
Hair: Hair should be neatly groomed

*Item available for purchase at the studio

Monday: 10:00AM-1:30PM
Tuesday: 9:30AM-1:30PM
Wednesday: 9:45AM-1:30PM
Thursday: 9:00AM-1:30PM
Friday: 10:00AM-1:30PM
Saturday: 10:30AM-3:30PM

Schedule subject to change – Trainee students will also be required to stay for company rehearsals until 6:45 pm or later during productions as called

LADIES
Leotard: White with BWA logo*
Skirt: White*
Tights: Bodywrappers #C45 (girls) or #A45 (ladies) in Theatrical Pink*
Shoes: Pink So Danca SD16C child canvas split sole ballet shoe
Hair: Hair should be worn in the Academy Bun Style

GENTLEMEN
Shirt: White with BWA logo*
Tights: Bodywrappers in gray* with nude dance belt
Socks: Freed socks in white*
Shoes: White So Danca SD16 canvas split sole ballet shoe
Hair: Hair should be neatly groomed

*Item available for purchase at the studio

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