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Summer Requirements for Ensembles & Ballet Companies

SUMMER REQUIREMENTS: The summer requirements for the ensembles and ballet companies are listed below.

Summer requirements are in place because technique, strength and flexibility must be continuously worked on in order to keep it…with dance, as in many sports, it’s “use it or lose it!”

Only dancers that complete their summer requirements will be eligible for ensemble and ballet company placement for the fall.  Your requirements are based on your CURRENT ensemble or ballet company (this is what you took this past school year), not what you hope to be joining in fall 2020.

Dancers with unlimited summer dance passes still need to fulfill their ensemble and ballet company summer requirements with their current level of each type of dance, but can take as many extras as they wish (one level up or down for jazz, tap & contemporary, one level down for ballet except with special permission from Rachel).

Production and potential Production Dancers must also take the Production Workshop class since fall choreography will be taught.  Please note that taking Production Workshop class does not guarantee a spot in Production – placement is subject to space availability and dancer readiness

Click below to see our 2020 summer schedule (registration will open March 23, 2020):

Summer Schedule 2020

Summer Hours required:

Potential Daisies (current Young Dancers):  7.5 hours of Young Dancer Plus class

Daisy:        Ballet 5 hrs      Tap 5 hrs      Jazz suggested

Rose:         Ballet 5 hrs      Tap 5 hrs      Jazz 5 hrs

Poppy:       Ballet 6 hrs      Tap 6 hrs      Jazz 6 hrs

Violet:       Ballet 6 hrs      Tap 6 hrs      Jazz 6 hrs        Contemporary suggested

Calla:        Ballet 6 hrs      Tap 6 hrs      Jazz 6 hrs        Contemporary 6 hrs

Lilac:         Ballet 8 hrs      Tap 6 hrs      Jazz 6 hrs        Contemporary 6 hrs

Iris:            Ballet 8 hrs      Tap 6 hrs      Jazz 6 hrs        Contemporary 6 hrs

Jr. Ens.:     Ballet 8 hrs      Tap 6 hrs      Jazz 7.5 hrs     Contemporary 7.5 hrs                                   Jr.Ens. Class**

Sr. Ens.:    Ballet 8 hrs      Tap 6 hrs      Jazz 7.5 hrs     Contemporary 7.5 hrs                                   Sr.Ens. Class**

Aurora:      Ballet 6 hrs

Coppelia:  Ballet 6 hrs

Sylphide:   Ballet 8 hrs

Kirov:        Ballet 9 hrs

Paquita:     Ballet 9 hrs

Kitri:         Ballet 9 hrs

Jr. Ballet:  Ballet 14 hrs

Sr. Ballet:  Ballet 14 hrs

Note: Ballet hours will counted towards the Ballet requirement for both the Ensemble and Ballet Company.

Production:  Must take Production Workshop Class

** Jr. Ensemble and Sr. Ensemble Classes are required for those ensemble dancers who are in town.

Professional programs such as Lines or SF Ballet are considered fulfillment of required hours in appropriate disciplines. Attendance at other Bay Area schools is not. You are asked to submit documentation of attendance and fulfillment to the office.

In order to be eligible for ensemble and/or ballet company in the fall, your dancer must have completed their summer requirements.  Please make sure that your dancer has their summer dance card initialed by the teacher for each class attended.