At West Michigan Youth Ballet, we are always looking towards the future. As we work on one production, we are planning our next. Auditions for the Spring Ballet are held in November/December and auditions for The Nutcracker are held in May/June.
1. How many days/week for rehearsals & what days/times?
WMYB rehearsals are generally 12:30 - 5:30pm on Sunday beginning after Labor Day & completing the Sunday after Thanksgiving. A schedule is sent out on the Monday/Tuesday prior to the following Sunday rehearsal, calling dancer parts & times rehearsing for scheduling. A choreography week is scheduled for mid-August from 10am - 5pm, with a call for dancer parts & times prior to choreography week. Casting is announced at the first rehearsal or just prior.
2. What are the dates of the performances?
Our performance dates will be announced, but are generally early December at the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center.
3. What will the audition entail?
The audition will be a "master class", much like your daughter/son would have in a studio ballet class with barre warm-up and combinations given. No solo dancing is done at the audition. We encourage any new dancers considering the audition to come for the experience of the audition process and to meet/see the artistic director. Parents/guardians are welcome to stay during the audition. Dancers will hear of their acceptance status within five days of the audition via the email address provided at the registration.
4. Is there a dress code for audition?
Dress code is black leotard, pink tights, ballet slippers and hair in a bun (girls). Black shorts/pant/tight, white shirt, ballet shoes (boys).