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Training Program - Advanced

Dancers must be recommended for promotion from Training Program Level 5. Students train six days per week in ballet technique, pointe, contemporary dance, stretch class, and yoga. Advanced students have performance opportunities four times per year and are regularly working with master teachers and guest choreographers to broaden their experiences and repertoire.

The Advanced level at Project Ballet is considered the final chapter in a student's training. Many dancers move to Fort Wayne to complete the final years of their training at Project Ballet. We have both high school and post-graduate students enrolled in our Advanced program. Our Advanced dancers regularly receive trainee, apprentice and second company offers directly from our training program.

Dancers must make alternative schooling arrangements since Advanced classes are scheduled during the day, between 1:00-4:45pm Monday-Friday and 10:00am-5:00pm on Saturdays. Many dancers attend school on-site through our Academic Conservatory, but dancers may also homeschool, enroll in online school, or make early dismissal arrangements with a traditional school.

Dancers must have permission of the Artistic Director confirming they have successfully mastered the concepts presented in Level 5. New students with previous experience must be evaluated by the Artistic Director before enrolling. Please email mcleish@projectballet.org to schedule an evaluation.

Advanced dancers must attend at least four weeks of our full-day summer intensive program, or seek equivalent training at an approved outside summer intensive program.