The Ballet Company

About The Ballet Company

DCK’s Ballet Company was founded by Artistic Director Cooper Rust with the aim to give students, who demonstrate both hard work and a high level of attainment, a chance to have additional training and perform four times a year on a semi-professional level.

Requirements:

MEMBERSHIP

To become a Company member all dancers; Must be 7 years of age and above, Must take a minimum of 2 ballet classes a week and are strongly encouraged to take at least one other discipline of dance (contemporary, jazz, modern, musical theatre etc.). This is a year long commitment in which Company members are required to attend all Company classes on Sundays and perform in all Company performances.

FEES

There is no fee for joining the company. It is completely free of charge. With this in mind, all persons working with the company are doing so on a voluntary basis and should be treated with the utmost respect and appreciation by all company members and parents/guardians at all times.

DRESS CODE

All female dancers are expected to wear black leotards and pink tights and hair in a bun to all company classes and rehearsals. Male dancers are to wear white t-shirts and black shorts or tights. All dancers are expected to keep personal hygiene and use deodorant prior to all classes and rehearsals.

BENEFITS

Being a part of the company is beneficial to the dancers; they get an extra technical lesson a week, they also participate in two extra performances a year and have the opportunity to work with international choreographers.

PUNCTUALITY

Dancers are held to the highest of standards at all times. They should be on time and attend every class or rehearsal unless excused in advance by the Artistic Director.

CLASSES AND REHEARSALS

Company classes and rehearsals will switch location every other term. For school year 2017/2018 we will have the first and third terms at the Lavington studio and the second term at the Karen studio. It will be the opposite for school year 2018/2019.

Auditions:

On Sunday 14th of January we will hold Company auditions for students who take ballet at least twice a week and who are determined to bring their technique and performance qualities to a higher level.

Pictures:

The Ballet Company performs two extra performances a year besides DCK’s annual recital and Nutcracker performances.