Springfield Ballet Company 40th Anniversary Season Auditions
The Springfield Ballet Company will be holding open auditions to select Company members and Trainees for its upcoming 2014-2015 season. This is also the 40th Anniversary Season of the Springfield Ballet Company.
Auditions will be held on Sunday, May 4, 2014, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Hoogland Center for the Arts, Theatre II, 420 S. Sixth St., Springfield, IL 62701. The audition fee is $20. For information, call 217-544-1967.
The auditon will consist of a 90-minute classical ballet class.
Dancers should 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 is a not-for-profit civic ballet company dedicated to preserving the art of dance in central Illinois. The Company has three major performances each season, as well as numerous educational and outreach programs throughout the year. The Company consists of dancers from throughout the area who train and rehearse 20 to 30 hours per week.
The SBC Training Academy is the only dance school in the Springfield area formally affiliated with a civic ballet company. The Academy offers a unique educational experience to young dancers. With small classes and expert instruction from SBC staff and guest artists, 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 an intensive training workshop in August. Classes and rehearsals are held at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in historic downtown Springfield.
The Company and Training Academy accept dancers only after an audition. Company positions are open to advanced dancers 13 years and older. Trainee positions are open to intermediate dancers age 10 and up. Placement into the Training Academy does not guarantee participation in SBC performances or future Company membership. Each opportunity is subject to separate open auditions.