30 students total.
The program is divided into 2 groups, with between 10-20 students per class. Groups are sometimes combined. Students are leveled according to age, ability, and company readiness.
$7,500 for the school year, this includes 26 hours per week of class time in addition to Winter and Spring performances, regional performance events and multiple performances in our Black Box theater throughout the year. Additional costs include housing, meals, transportation and activities.
Yes, the 2016/17 program promoted 4 students into the Studio Company for the 17/18 year. Company Artistic Director, Gil Boggs, keeps an eye on the talent in the Pre-Professional Division and the development of these students.
Yes, our Pre-Professional division students are asked to perform in full length company productions such as Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, Sleeping Beauty. Students are chosen by the company artistic staff for these roles.
We look at dancers with regard to previous classical ballet training, coach ability, physical attributes, strength, focus and potential for a successful career in ballet. Students may audition online through getacceptd.com, at our Summer Intensive or at an audition site listed on our website. Students to may also be allowed to audition in a regularly scheduled class with current students during the school year.
Students may audition during our Summer Intensive or via video which can be submitted through Acceptd.com. Students who auditioned for our Summer Intensive, were placed in our highest level and who checked that they were interested in the Pre-Professional Division are some of those invited to participate. Many students interested in our program are either graduating high school this spring or already enrolled in online academics for high school.
Generally about half of our PP students are in high school since they can start with us as young as 14. We leave it to parents and students to choose the right online program for them and Colorado Ballet doesn’t provide tutors or academic counselling. There is a great apartment complex where a nice group of Company, Studio Company and Pre-Professional students live just 2 blocks from our studios, called the Parkway Marquis. Dancers share 2-4 students to a 2 bedroom apartment. Apartment stays are unchaperoned. Host family living, where a student may rent a bedroom through an academy family, is sometimes preferred for students under 17.
At the start of each semester beginning September or January.
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