The Springfield Ballet Company will be holding open auditions to select Company members and Trainees for its upcoming 2019-2020 season.
Auditions take place on Sunday, May 19, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm, at the Hoogland Center for the Arts, Theatre II, 420 S. Sixth St., Springfield, IL 62701. The audition fee is $20.
Company/Trainee audition profile form is available HERE and will also be available the day of auditions.
Auditions consist of a 90-minute classical ballet class.
Dancers are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes early to register. Ladies should have their hair secured in a tight bun and must wear a black leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes and/or pointe shoes. No skirts will be allowed. Men should wear black pants, a white T-shirt and black ballet or jazz shoes.
The Springfield Ballet Company accepts dancers only after an audition and at the discretion of the Artistic Director. Company positions are open to advanced dancers 13 years and older from throughout the area who train and rehearse 20 to 30 hours per week. Dancers must maintain a 3.0 GPA and commit to 6.5 hours of dance classes per week, in addition to SBC rehearsals.
The SBC Training Academy accepts dancers only after an audition and is open to intermediate dancers age 10 and up. Placement into the Training Academy demands a full year commitment and does not guarantee participation in SBC performances or future Company membership. Trainees must maintain a 3.0 GPA and commit to 3 hours of dance classes per week, in addition to their Trainee class. Additional auditions may be held throughout the year as needed.
Training Academy Fees:
$180 PER trimester ($540 for the season)
$350 Summer Intensive Workshops
(Two summer sessions are encouraged, but not mandatory)
Trainee Uniform (appx $45)
Training Academy Trimesters:
Session I: June, July, August;
Session II: Sept., Oct., Nov.;
and Session III: Jan., Feb., March
About the Springfield Ballet Company and the SBC Training Academy:
The Springfield Ballet Company is a not-for-profit civic ballet company dedicated to preserving the art of dance in Central Illinois and consists of dancers from throughout the area who train and rehearse 20 to 30 hours per week. SBC has three main performances each season, as well as numerous educational and outreach programs throughout the year.
Schedule for Company Classes and Rehearsals**:
Ongoing – May 2019 through April 2020
Fridays: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (when needed)
Saturdays: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sundays: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
**Additional rehearsals scheduled as needed.
Detailed Company schedules will be posted on our website.
With expert instruction from SBC staff and guest artists, the SBC Training Academy offers a unique educational experience to young dancers and is the only dance school in the Springfield area officially affiliated with a civic ballet company. Trainees receive rare insight into the life of professional and aspiring dancers. The Academy offers three trimesters of classes throughout the season, as well as intensive training workshops in during the summer. Classes and rehearsals take place at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in historic downtown Springfield.
Training Academy Classes:
Sundays, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., HCFTA, Theatre II
SBC Company and Trainee auditions
Sunday, May 19, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Hoogland Center for the Arts, Theatre II
420 S. Sixth St.
Springfield, IL 62701
Audition forms available HERE
For more information or questions, please call: 217-544-1967.