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Ballet Audition

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Marshall Ellis Dance School

1300 La Quinta Drive

Orlando, FL 32809

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Audition May 25, 2019 at 6:00pm - Elite Training Program and Elite Ballet Company

sign in begins at 5:30pm

Marshall Ellis Dance School

1300 La Quinta Drive Orlando, FL 32809

What is Elite Training Program?

The Elite Training Program is guided by the vision of School Director Marshall Ellis, and under the leadership of Marshall Ellis and Program Director Lauren Sherwood, and an renowned faculty of Marshall Ellis Dance School, our program provides an intensive ballet training experience for students in pursuit of a professional career. Acceptance is by audition only. Students from ages 8-18 years of age will be placed in appropriate classes based on current performance level. The program aims to provide a unique personal, versatile, and positive training experience for students.

Curriculum

The goal of the Elite Training Program is to provide dancers with professional training and guidance in classical ballet technique and performance. The Elite Training Program curriculum includes classes in Ballet Technique, Pointe or Pre-Pointe, Classical Variations, Pas de Deux, Contemporary Ballet, Corps de Ballet, and weekly Strength and Conditioning classes. Throughout the year, additional classes in Choreography, Resume Writing, Nutrition for Dancers, Dance History and Terminology, Music, Acting, and Performance Makeup will be offered. This curriculum results in strong, versatile, and well- educated dancers who are prepared for a professional career as a dancer.

Elite Ballet Company

Elite Ballet Company is a youth based pre professional ballet company hosted by Marshall Ellis Dance School. The company is by audition only. Elite Ballet Company will have speical performance opportunities with professional companies like Dance Theatre of Orlando. The company performs classical ballet and neoclassical contemporary repertory.

Elite Training Program & Elite Ballet Company Video Auditions

Students who may not be able to attend an in-person audition for the Elite Training Program and/or the Elite Ballet Company may submit a video audition for consideration. Please specify in your submission if you would like to apply for the Elite Training Program, the Elite Ballet Company, or both programs. You may submit your video as a YouTube link to classes@medanceschool.com.
Requirements include:
  • Video must not exceed 15 minutes in length.
  • You must include a headshot and resume including your previous training experience and the length of time you have been en pointe (if appllicable).
  • BARRE (only need to demonstrate one side of each exercises): Plies, Tendu from 5th position, Degage/Pique, Ronde de Jambe/Fondu, Grand Battement.
  • CENTER: Adagio, pirouette, Petit Allegro jumps, Grand Allegro jumps.
  • POINTE WORK (if applicable, can be done in the center or at the barre based on student’s level of experience): Releves on two feet, Releves on one foot, Pirouette/turns, controlled movement/Adagio exercise.
  • You may include a classical variation or contemporary solo if you would like, but it is not a requirement.
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