Students accepted into Ballet North Texas' Trainee Program focus on perfecting their technique while discovering what it takes to transition into a professional dance career. Ballet North Texas' artistic staff instructs the Trainee Program classes in ballet technique, pointe, variations, partnering, modern, and Pilates. Trainees learn and perform both repertoire by Artistic Director Nicolina Lawson and choreography created by the artistic staff. Performance opportunities include a fall concert, The Nutcracker, spring concert, summer concert, and festivals.
The Trainee Program runs from August 12th, 2019-May 31st, 2020. Students will take company class with BNT each morning followed by classes specifically catered towards repertory, choreography and the dancers' individual needs. Trainee students will be involved in BNT rehearsals throughout the day. In addition, trainees will have their own Saturday classes, rehearsals, career planning, resume writing and assistance in the audition/job search process with individual counseling and meetings. Trainees' hours will vary based on their rehearsal schedule.
HOW TO APPLY
The BNT Trainee Program is by audition and invitation only. A tuition fee applies. Trainee Program applicants who have not completed high school must make arrangements for continuing their academic studies.
Email for auditions and more information on the program.
HOUSING AND TRANSPORTATION
Trainee students are responsible for establishing their own housing arrangements. Ballet North Texas does not have year-round housing available. Dancers must also secure their own transportation to and from the studio and/or performance venues.
Trainee tuition is $350 per month. (August prorated $265)
**Discounts apply if full season tuition is paid by August 1st, 2019