Charlotte Youth Ballet Company Membership
Cast Members are all dancers cast in a role by the Artistic Team to participate in a CYB production. Company dancers are selected from within the Cast Members. Dancers should indicate their interest in Company membership by completing the Company Audition Form at auditions (separate from the general audition form). Stating interest does not guarantee acceptance into company. Invitations and placement are at the sole discretion of the Artistic Director. If a dancer has a reduction in the required number of technique or pointe classes during the season, their level within the Company will change. Company members are enthusiastic about ballet and commit to performing in both shows for the season.
APPRENTICE: Dancers at this level must maintain a minimum of two (2) ballet technique (boys and girls) and one (1) pointe class (girls) per week at the school of their choice during the season. Dancers must be 11 years or older to be considered for apprenticeship.
COMPANY: Dancers at this level must demonstrate proficiency on pointe AND maintain a minimum of three (3) ballet technique (boys and girls) and one (1) pointe class (girls) per week at the dance school of their choice during the season. Modern is strongly recommended. Boy dancers must demonstrate technique at the Intermediate level or above. Dancers must be 13 years or older to be considered for Company placement.
SENIOR COMPANY: Dancers at this level must demonstrate ADVANCED proficiency on pointe AND maintain a minimum of four (4) ballet technique (boys and girls) and two (2) pointe classes (girls) per week at the dance school of their choice during the season. Modern is strongly recommended. Boy dancers must demonstrate Advanced level technique. Consideration for Senior Company placement is based on mastery of technique.
COMMITMENT: Senior Company, Company and Apprentice dancers commit to BOTH Nutcracker and CYB’s Spring Production.
FEE: There is a $150 fee for Senior Company, Company and Apprentice Membership. This is in addition to the $200 Performance Fee for EACH production.
MASTER CLASSES: CYB will hold a minimum of 1 Master classes for Company and Apprentice Membership during the season. Attendance is required.
WARM UP CLASSES: Senior Company and Company dancers are REQUIRED to attend the warm up classes, including pointe work, during production week with the professional guest artists. Apprentice dancers are invited to attend provided there is enough space for all to dance safely.
OUTREACH: CYB has outreach and additional performance opportunities. Participation is required of all Company and Apprentice dancers. Examples of outreach include the Southern Christmas Show in November and Carmel Country Club in December.
CODE OF CONDUCT: All Dancers are expected to adhere to the CYB Code of Conduct at all times.
FUNDRAISING: Company and Apprentice dancers are required to participate in all fundraising efforts each season. This includes promoting CYB whenever possible.
JACKET: Company Dancers receive a personalized jacket their FIRST year of acceptance into CYB’s COMPANY. Apprentice dancers do not receive a jacket.