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 will be updating this page soon with info for Spring 2021 Preparatory Company casting info.
During our Fall 2020 season, our PrepCo dancers participated in a 7 week commitment during which time they:
- Participated in their own, special company ballet class, which was followed by company rehearsal. This was the exact same format our professional company has each week, our dancers were being prepared for what a job as a dancer would be like.
- They were part of Glorify Dance Theatre’s initiative, Project Joy! Each week during rehearsal, they worked on 3 dances that were filmed in outdoor locations around West Chester to bring hope and encouragement to our community.
- They also presented one of their dances at the beginning of the Fall Glorify Dance Theatre outdoor performance of Taistella.
Rehearsals are usually held on Sunday afternoons from 1:30pm-4:00pm at Time To Leap. Additional tech/dress rehearsals may be scheduled at other times during the week, as needed.
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.
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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