Trainee Program

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About the Trainee Program

Vivid Ballet’s Trainee Program provides its constituents with performing opportunities and further training with the professional company.

At the end of each season, Trainees are evaluated by Vivid Ballet’s Artistic Director and presented with one of the following opportunities:

  1. Invitation to continue with the Trainee Program
  2. Promotion to Apprentice with Vivid Ballet
  3. Release from the program and encouragement to pursue other professional dance opportunities

Trainee Program technique classes are taught by the Artistic Director and Company Artists of Vivid Ballet, as well as Guest Instructors. The weekly training schedule is identical to that of Vivid Ballet. Trainees will also participate in Vivid Ballet rehearsals and may be asked to tour with the company. Touring with Vivid Ballet is by invitation only and at the discretion of the Artistic Director.

Audition Requirements

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age and have completed High School by September 1st of the year they will enter the program.
  • Applicants must submit a completed Application packet.
  • Prior to the start of the season, Dancers must submit completed and signed forms, all required payments and signed adherence and liability forms.

Vivid Ballet reserves the right to adjust and amend all aforementioned rules and requirements, at its discretion, in circumstances it deems unique or extraordinary

Audition Video

Please send a link via email to artisticdirector@vividballet.com

Any other type of footage except for the following will not be accepted.

The audition video provides the Artistic Director of Vivid Ballet with the necessary information needed to make an informed decision regarding the applicant’s admittance. All applicants will be notified of their standing no later than June 30 th , 2017.

1. Introduction

State your name, age, and city and state you are from.

2. Ballet Technique Class

Please record barre work from the side and center work from the front

Barre:

  • Plié
  • Battement Tendu
  • Battement Dégagé
  • Rond de jambe
  • Adage
  • Grand Battement

Centre:

  • Center Practice: including Battement Tendu and Pirouette en-dehors
  • Adage
  • Balancé exercise with Pirouette en-dedans

Allegro:

  • Petite allegro with Battu
  • Medium allegro with Sissonne
  • Grand allegro with Entrelacé and grand jeté

Pointe:

  • Échappé with pirouette en-dehors
  • Piqué posé exercise including piqué retiré and piqué arabesque
  • Piqué turns with tours chaînés déboulés

3. Classical Variation

  • Female applicants, en pointe
  • Male applicants, standard classical ballet shoes

4. Contemporary Solo

  • Female applicants, en pointe
  • Male applicants, standard classical ballet shoes

5. Performance Reel

  • A minimum of three (3) excerpts of performance footage *Please clearly indicate the dancer auditioning. 

Calendar & Holidays

  • Trainee Program runs September 6th 2017-May 2018
  • Dancers observe standard holidays, including Thanksgiving (Wednesday-Sunday), Christmas (two weeks), and Summer vacation (TBD)

Are Scholorships available?

There are potential scholarships available for dancers who meet the qualifications. Please contact us for more information.

Do Trainees pay to participate in the program?

Yes. Tuition is divided into monthly payments with a one time $50 registration fee.

Performance

  • The Nutcracker with Connecticut Youth Ballet 
  • Vivid Ballet Trainees may be invited to tour with the professional company. (Invitations are at the discretion of the Artistic Director)
  • Trainees are encouraged to participate in Project Dance New York with Vivid Ballet. Trainees are responsible for Project Dance registration, housing and travel expenses
  • Trainees may have the opportunity to perform in schools, festivals, nursing homes, and churches
  • Bookings and Performances TBD

Training requirements

  • Trainees are required to adhere to the training requirements established by Vivid Ballet’s Artistic Director.

Dress Code

  • Trainees are permitted to dress for class and rehearsal as is fitting to a Professional Ballet Company.

*Disclaimer Statement: All Vivid Dancers are asked to use careful discernment in making choices as to their attire for classes and rehearsals. Modesty is expected. All final decisions pertaining to Vivid Dancer’s attire are at the discretion of the Artistic Director.

Benefits

  • Training in Classical Ballet
  • Free Workshops
  • Exposure to professional choreography
  • Performance
  • Travel
  • Potential teaching opportunities

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