Preparatory Company

2020-2021 Preparatory Company

Glorify Dance Theatre – Preparatory Company is a pre-professional training company for dancers ages 11-17 who are looking to advance their ballet performance and technique skills in a Christian environment.  As they prepare for three performances during the year, students will have the opportunity to train with GPA’s highly qualified dance educators who are passionate about excellence in ballet and faith in Jesus.

We are casting our Preparatory Company for our Fall 2020 season!  This means your dancer is agreeing to a 7 week commitment during which time GDT PrepCo will:

  • Participate in their own, special company ballet class, which will be followed by company rehearsal.  This is the exact same format our professional company has each week, so your dancer is being prepared for what a job as a dancer would be like.
  • They’ll be part of Glorify Dance Theatre’s initiative, Project Joy!  So each week during rehearsal, the dancers will be working on 3 dances that we’ll be filming in outdoor locations around West Chester to bring hope and encouragement to our community.
  • They’ll also present one of their dances at the beginning of the Fall Glorify Dance Theatre outdoor performance (Date and Location TBA)

Rehearsals will be held on Sunday afternoons from 1:30pm-4:00pm for 7 weeks from September 2020 – October 2020 at Time To Leap.  Additional tech/dress rehearsals may be scheduled at other times during the week, as needed.

We are capping the maximum number of dancers in the PrepCo at 12 to ensure the dancers have plenty of room to be spaced out in the studio, so make sure to submit your dancer’s info right away!  The deadline to audition for the Fall 2020 Season is Tuesday, September 8th.

Please Note: GDT PrepCo does not replace technique classes dancers already take.  It is designed as a performance company.  Dancers are expected to continue training at their ballet schools throughout the year.

For more details regarding specific rehearsal/performance dates, tuition fees, COVID-19 safety policies, or any other company information, please contact: 

gdtprepco@glorifyperformingarts.org.

Audition Information

Due to COVID-19, we are not holding an in-studio audition for GDT PrepCo and we are only accepting video auditions at this time

For the dancer’s video, please demonstrate basic barre work (pliés, tendus, dégagé, rond de jambe, frappé, and grand battement) showing just one side for each combo.  In the center, please demonstrate adagio, petit allegro, and grand allegro combinations.  Finally, include a performance of ballet or contemporary ballet choreography.  (If it is a group piece, clearly indicate which dancer is the auditionee.) 

While it is preferred that the video is filmed in a traditional studio, we can be flexible if it is necessary to film part/all of the video in your kitchen/living room/backyard etc. If, due to the current circumstances, the dancer is unable to put together a video with the above requirements, please contact us to determine other possibilities.   

To audition, fill out this form, then securely pay the $10 audition fee through the GiveLively link below.

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