Ballet Competitions are growing in popularity and we offer the coaching in Classical Ballet Variations and Contemporary Ballet for solos and groups ensembles.
Competition in the area has many benefits. The biggest one being the personal attention and coaching a dancer receives in training for the event. Not only is a dancer learning a classical ballet variation intended for professional dancers from classical, storyline ballets, but they are getting the repetitive coaching to strength and prime the dancer for the variation. Performing this on stage is an excellent opportunity to gain more abilities in their training, not to mention the courage it takes to get out their on one's own and perform a difficult variation.
There are also opportunities to perform corps de ballet works as a studio group ensemble. Corps de ballet work is alway the most challenging! Learning how to stay together as a group performing challenging ballet scenes is what it really means to become a professional dancer. We hope to do more corps de ballet/ensemble dances this year for the Ballet Competitions.
YAGP, Youth American Grand Prix
Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) is the world’s largest global network of dance. It fulfills its mission of dance education through scholarship auditions, master classes, alumni services, educational and outreach activities, performances, and films.
YAGP reaches over 10,000 dance students annually by holding workshops, scholarship auditions, master classes and audition classes in 25 U.S cities and 8 international locations. Each season culminates in the week-long New York Finals, where more than 1,200 of the world’s most promising dancers receive in-depth mentoring and greater scholarship, professional, and performance opportunities. The New York Finals closing night “Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow” Gala features the students showing the most potential alongside the stars of today’s leading dance companies.
California Dance Classics (CDC), offering Classical Ballet and Contemporary Dance Competitions and Scholarship programs.