Youth Company

The NMBC Youth Company aims to provide aspiring dancers with a variety of opportunities that will enrich their current dance goals, develop a personal sense of artistry, and foster leadership within the NMBC and greater dance community. Auditions for dancers age 10+ will take place during NMBC auditions for The Nutcracker. As members of the NMBC Youth Company for the 2019-2020 season, dancers must commit to the following requirements.

NMBC Youth Company Requirements

  1. Class requirement: at least 2 ballet technique classes per week* at NMBC + at least 1 class in another style (tap, jazz, hip hop or lyrical). Missed classes must be made up within one month.
  2. Outreach Performance: Participation in one outreach project/performance per semester**, plus featured NMBC Youth Company dances in the end-of-year recital
  3. Rehearsals: Attend all rehearsals for outreach and recital performances (schedule TBA)
  4. Fundraising: Participation in one fundraising project per semester
  5. Participation fee: $30 fee per season

* Dancers en pointe or pre-pointe must attend pointe or pre-pointe classes 2x per week, in addition to their ballet technique classes, for health, safety and consistent progress.

** More than one outreach project/performance per semester may be possible as opportunity arises.

Additional opportunities may include workshops, master classes, and lectures about dancer wellness.

Auditions for 2019-2020 Season

Friday, August 23: 10 year olds
Dancer registration begins at 6:30pm
Audition: 7:30 – 9:00pm

Saturday, August 24: 11 years and up
Dancer registration begins at 12:30pm
Audition for 11 to 13-year-olds: 1:30 – 3:00pm
Audition for 14-year-olds and up: 4:30 – 6:30pm

Contact for more information
Anna Bridge, NMBC School Director