Trainees: 2016-2017 SeasonPerformancePhotoVert13

Grace Batterman, Rylee Brinkman, Ally Burdell, Olivia Buschon, Catherine Conlon, Julia Cox, Caroline Dahlquist, Molly Davis, Lillian Drea, Abigail Ellis, Emma Faulkner, Audrey Frost, Catherine Gardner, Julia Gleason, Aislyn Grant, Lucy Harmon, Hailey Haschemeyer, Serena Helsing, Avery Kearbey, Addison Lopian, Mia Marcy, Nancy Mi, Logan Mink, Ella Paul, Lauren Pumphrey, Cecilia Simpson, Hannah Steiner, Lexi Yociss, Leeza Zavelsky

All Trainees and parents have a mandatory Orientation meeting on Sunday, June 5, 2016, at 11:30 a.m., followed by master class with Joffrey Ballet dancer Fernando Duarte. You will also be receiving an e-mail from Sally Hamilton with a link to all required forms and information. If you do not receive this e-mail by Tuesday, May 24, 2016, please contact Sally directly at 217-544-1967.

Tuition Fee — $175 per trimester.


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In May 2002, the SBC selected its first class of 16 trainees to study at the newly formed SBC Academy Training Program. An extension of the SBC, the Academy is designed to enhance the training currently offered by area dance studios. Trainees attend weekly classes, as well as participate in master classes and lectures with the SBC dancers.

The training program is offered in three trimesters and is open to intermediate level dancers currently taking three or more hours of class per week at the studio of their choice. Placement is by audition only and acceptance of a trainee position demands a full-year commitment. Trainee auditions are held concurrent with SBC Member auditions.