Performance Track & Professional Trainee Division Programs
Ballet Royale's Performance Track and Professional Trainee Division Programs provide the most comprehensive advanced professional Ballet training available, and is for students who are talented, ambitious and wish for a rigorous or pre-professional course of study in classical ballet and related dance forms.
Three years of Advanced Youth Ballet or its equivalent is generally required.
Students must be pre-approved and invited each year to participate in this program; students new to Ballet Royale seeking to enter this program must take a placement/audition class in order to be considered for the program. All placement decisions within this program will be made by the school directors and faculty based on the student's individual abilities, not their age.
In a addition to professional Ballet training, Performance Track and Professional Trainee students will also have classes in classical-based Performance Jazz, Modern (Contemporary) dance, Pointe, Repertoire, Pas de Deux ("partnering"), Variations, Progressing Ballet Technuque, independent workshops, guest teachers and personal coaching.
Performance Track and Professional Trainee students are all on partial scholarship and receive a discounted tuition rate. Tuition is calculated per School Year (September–May), and may be paid in Nine Equal Installments due every four weeks over the School Year. FOR SPECIFIC PRICES PLEASE SEE GENERAL REGISTRATION FORM
Please click on "Dress Code" in list to the right for specific attire requirements.
2017-18 Schedule. First Class of Fall Semester is September 9, 2017
Minimum Time Investment: 14.00hrs/week, Six days/week: four Classical Ballet classes including Pointe; Variations, Repertoire, Modern/Contemporary Dance, Progressing Ballet Technique, Advanced Jazz Dance, Pilates and Pas de Deux (partnering) classes
All Performance Track classes run the full school year, and perform in the end of school year showcase, “A Celebration of Dance.”
Ballet Technique and Pointe Classes
Monday 5:30–7:30pm (Point Technique Class)
Wednesday 3:30–5:45pm (Includes Solos & Variations)
Saturday 9:30am–12:30pm (Includes Repertoire)
Progressing Ballet Technique
Pas de Deux
Optional Ballet & Pointe Classes:
“Performance Track Plus” Ballet & Pointe Class
Performance Track Students who are highly motivated and wish for more rigorous/accelerated training may attend the optional additional “Performance Track Plus” Ballet & Pointe Class.
Thursday 4:15–6:00pm (Includes Pointe Work)
Additional Elective Classes: Performance Track students wishing for additional classes beyond the optional Performance Track Plus class, may also attend any Youth Ballet IV, Advanced Youth, or Preparation for Performance track ballet class at no additional cost, with prior arrangement with and approval of the Directors.
PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION (DAY PROGRAM):
Unique in Minnesota, Ballet Royale's elite daytime training program provides a comprehensive advanced course of study for talented, ambitious and committed students from all over the country who wish to maximize their personal growth and/or pursue dance professionally.
All students in this program are on partial scholarship, and
ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM IS BY AUDITION AND INVITATION ONLY.
This weekday afternoon program provides training in Ballet Technique, Pointe, Men’s Class, Progressing Ballet Technique, Performance (Musical Theater) Jazz, Modern (Contemporary) dance, Repertoire, Pas de Deux, independent workshops, guest teachers, personal coaching, Pilates/Injury Prevention, Advanced Variations and multiple performance opportunities.
In addition to receiving the finest professional dance training available, most Professional Trainee Division students also serve as Apprentices with Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, the resident dance company of Burnsville's Ames Center, and train alongside TCB's professional company members.
AUDITION INFORMATION: To accommodate the various schedules of potential Professional Trainee Division participants, students interested in auditioning for the program should contact Ballet Royale directly and arrange to take an audition class.
For more information and to schedule an audition class:
Call 952-898-3163 or E-mail info@BalletRoyaleMN.org
Minimum Time Investment: 17.75 hrs/week, five days a week. Five Classical Ballet classes (all including Pointe); Pointe variations, Repertoire, Progressing Ballet Technique ("PBT"), Modern/Contemporary Dance, Advanced Jazz Dance, and Pas de Deux (partnering) classes
Professional Trainee Division classes run the full school year, and perform in the end of school year showcase, “A Celebration of Dance.”
Monday (Modern, Ballet, Pointe classes) 1:00–4:30pm
Tuesday (Ballet, PBT, Variations, Men’s class, TCB Rehearsal) 1:00–5:00pm
Wednesday (Ballet, Pointe, Pas de Deux, TCB Rehearsal ) 1:00–5:00pm
Thursday (PBT, Ballet, Pointe) 1:00–4:00pm
Friday (Ballet, Pointe, Jazz) 1:15–4:30pm
Professional Trainee Division students wishing for additional classes may also attend any Perfomance Track, Advanced Youth, or Preparation for Performance Track ballet class at no additional cost, with prior arrangement with and approval of the Directors.