Ballet Rincon's Performance Ensemble troupe is an elite group of highly-committed dancers chosen specifically to maximize their technical and artistic training and to serve as dance ambassadors for Ballet Rincon in our community at large. The Performance Ensemble dances in by 'invitation only' performances of ballet and other varied styles of dance outside our twice-yearly Concert Series.
The 2017-2018 Ensemble performance season will run through Ballet Rincon's Fall 2017 & Spring 2018 semesters.
Auditions for the 2017-2018 Performance Ensemble will be held Friday, August 4th at the BR Main Studio. Audition time for Junior Ensemble will be held at 4:00-5:30pm; Audition time for Senior Ensemble will be held at 5:30-7:00pm; Audition time for Principal* Ensemble will be held at 7:00-9:00pm. (*In addition, Principal candidates must complete the ballet portion of the Senior Ensemble audition).
Audition candidates must register no later than July 27th, 2017. All candidates will be individually notified via email of the Audition results on Saturday, August 5th, 2017. There is no charge for the audition. The membership contract is valid from August 2017 through May 2018, and all veteran Ensemble members must re-audition for the new season. Please see Invitation to Audition and Audition Registration Form below.
Dancers in Advanced Training Ballet Levels 8-10 and Advanced Training Level 7 Pointe Candidates are eligible and invited to audition for Ballet Rincon's Performance Ensemble. Please see Performance Ensemble Audition Requirements below for full requirements.
The 2017-2018 Ensemble Monthly Membership Fee includes the cost for Ensemble tuition and escrowed Costume Fund for the 10-month season (August 2017 - May 2018):
Junior Ensemble: $65 per month per dancer
Senior Ensemble: $70 per month per dancer
Principal Ensemble: $75 per month per dancer
Spring Concert costumes are not included in the Ensemble escrowed Costume Fund.
Additional 2017-2018 Participation Costs Include:
BR Ensemble warm-up suit for new members (or replacement for returning members) - $80
Performance tickets (when applicable)
Required shoes - pink leather ballet slippers, pointe shoes, tan slip-on jazz shoes, black slip-on jazz shoes
Required accessories: 1-karat-sized rhinestone earrings
Performance Ensemble will rehearse Thursdays 7:00-9:15pm, depending on casting. Additional rehearsals may be scheduled for Friday and/or Saturday (TBD). All Ensemble members should prepare to be scheduled for the entire time period (with breaks). Rehearsals will take place at both the Main and Annex Studio locations. Additionally, dancers
may be asked to appear as a group in special workshop classes, lecture
demonstrations or at BR staff-supervised publicity functions.
Rehearsals & Performance Calendar Forms