REGISTRATION & AUDITION INFO 2016/2017


CHILDREN'S PROGRAM

REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN AND CLASSES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 6TH.



CBA's Children's class types include: Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet 1, Pre-Ballet 2, Beginning Ballet, Ballet 1, Ballet 2, Ballet 3, Ballet 4, Boys Ballet, Advanced Beginning Ballet, & Intermediate Ballet.
Pre-registration for ALL Children’s Program classes will begin with on June 13, 2016. Many classes have “A,B,C,D Options” these classes are all the same level just offered at different times/days of the week. For example Pre-Ballet 1A is the same level as Pre-Ballet 1D however different from Pre-Ballet IID. Email and phone requests will be answered after June 13th in the order they are received. Please email office@classicalballet.net with your first and second class choice. Any additional spots remaining after email requests have been processed will be given to those that call 503.890.6101. Email requests will be given priority over phone registration. Classes will be filled on a first come first serve basis. Classes will remain “open” until the student limit is reached. Students will then be placed on waiting lists. Feel free to contact the Office if you are not sure what class to sign up for and/or you are new to CBA.
All dancers will be given the opportunity to perform in the holiday Nutcracker shows.
No audition will be required for Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet Classes or Beginning Ballet classes. Dancers joining Ballet I-IV (and Boys Ballet, Advanced Beginning, Intermediate) please pre-register for the recommended Fall 2016/Spring 2017 class(es) to make sure you can have your desired class day and time and then plan to attend the auditions listed below.



Wednesday, August 24th
The Children’s Nutcracker auditions & Children's Program placement:

4:00–5:00 p.m. (Joining Ballet 1, 2, Boys (9 and under) & or ages 6-10)
5:30–7:00 p.m. (Joining Ballet 3 & 4, Boys age 10+, Advanced Beginning, Intermediate &/or ages 8-14)


PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS

CBA's Pre-Professional class types include: Ballet, Contemporary, Modern & Jazz.
Dancers need to audition to be a part of the Pre-Professional Dance Program that includes Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz and Modern. The professional world of ballet is requiring dancers to be extremely well rounded in multiple forms of dance. CBA wants to prepare dancers for the professional ballet world, professional dance world and college dance programs. Dancers auditioning will be able to indicate on their audition form if they would like to be considered for the Pre-Professional Ballet Program and/or other classes within the Pre-Professional Dance Program (such as Contemporary, Jazz and Modern).
Class placement will be determined at the auditions. It is very common for dancers to remain in a level for more than one year or “max out” at a particular level. Please trust that Classical Ballet Academy will always place students in the best class for each individual dancer. Dancers do not move to classes based on age and/or carpooling; rather on technical level and social readiness. If your dancer wishes to remain in their current level, join our Open Teen/Adult program or is unable to attend the auditions please email the Director. All dancers enrolled in Pre-Professional classes and who adhere to rehearsal requirements will be allowed to participate in the winter performances. If you are new to CBA feel free to contact the office prior to the August auditions and/or attend drop in classes to determine your possible level for the Fall 2015-Spring 2016 academic year.



Tuesday, August 23rd
Pre-Professional Dance Program auditions & casting for:
“The Nutcracker” (Traditional Show), “A Christmas Carol” & Pre-Professional Program Auditions
4:00–5:30 pm (Dancer was in Level 4 last year and/or age 9-13)
6:00–7:30 pm (Dancer was in Pre-Professional 5 or Pre-Professional 6 last year and/or age 10-15)
8:00–9:30 pm (Dancer was in Pre-Professional 7 or 8 last year and/or age 11-25)

OPEN/TEEN ADULT CLASSES

Open classes do not require an audition and do not have a dress code. All are welcome (13+). Please see the complete schedule for class offerings for Open classes. We offer a variety of levels of classes for all interested dancers (from Beginning through Professional).