Pre Pro

Pre-Pro Program

2017-2018 Season

Welcome to the Edge Studios Classical Ballet Division, Pre-Professional Program for the 2017/18 season.

Students will have the opportunity to train in our spacious facilities with daily intensive training in ballet, pointe, classical repertoire, contemporary and Pilates. This program is a unique and excellent opportunity for the young dancer to experience the highest levels of coaching at an internationally recognized level.

The Edge Dance Program prides itself on the education and training of a complete classical dancer. One that has the solid technical and artistic abilities to further themselves to a professional classical ballet company, with the depth of movement and technique in contemporary dance to complete the package.This program runs after school daily at Edge from 3:30- 6:30pm and includes classes on Saturdays. We limit the amount of enrollment available as our intention is to keep class sizes small for a very personalized approach to training.

Artistic Director, Cyndi Scott was also recognized this season as the Winner for choreography at the World Ballet Art Grand Prix Semi Finals. She and our dancers received the 1st place award in the Ensemble category at the Youth America Grand Prix Semi Finals.

Classical Ballet Principal, Caitlin Lockwood was recognized this season as Best Teacher at both the World Ballet Art Grand Prix Finals and Semi Finals. We received the award for Outstanding School as well at the Youth America Grand Prix.

Acceptances, Scholorships and Placements

Current and graduated Edge students have had acceptances, full and partial scholarships and placements to summer, post graduate programs and jobs at the following:

Royal Ballet School

The Paris Opera Ballet School

The Dutch National Ballet School

The English National Ballet School

The Australian Ballet School

The School of American Ballet

Houston Ballet Academy

Canada’s National Ballet School

Ballet Tucson

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School

L’Ecole Superieure de Ballet du Quebec

The School of Pennsylvania Ballet

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet

The University of Arizona Dance Program

Cirque du Soleil

The Harid Conservatory

Joffrey Ballet School

Complexions

The Goh Ballet Academy

Arts Umbrella BFA Program

The Boston Ballet School

The Kirov Academy

The Bolshoi Ballet Academy

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

The Gelsey Kirkland Academy

The Rock School

Ballet Arizona

Ballet Chicago

The American Ballet Theatre

 

 

 

 

They have also placed within all top 3 spots and top ten at international ballet competitions such as the Youth America Grand Prix and the Elite Dance Tournament. This past season we also had students win gold and bronze medals, top cash prize and scholarships, as well as special recognition awards for technique and artistry in both classical and cotemporary disciplines, at the World Ballet Art Grand Prix Finals. We also placed in all top 3 positions with special awards for technique and artistry in both classical and contemporary at the World Ballet Art Grand Prix Semi Finals.

Important Dates

Sept. 11

Classes begin

Sept. 30 – Oct. 1

WBAC Semi-Finals

Oct. 7-9

No classes Thanksgiving

Nov. 11

No classes Remembrance Day

Nov. 11-12

WBAC Finals

Dec. 15

Edge Studios Potluck Party

Dec. 22 – Jan. 7

No classes winter break

Jan. 22-30

No classes – Exam Break

Feb. 15-19

No classes teacher’s convention/family day

Mar. 24 – Apr. 9

Spring Break

April 12-20

YAGP Finals

June 8

Edge Studios Celebration Showcase & Final Day

Dress Code

 
  • Any black leotard and pink tights.
  • Soft ballet slippers should be pink in colour with elastics sewn correctly
  • No skirts
  • Warm ups are permitted at the teacher’s discretion only.
  • Hair should be neatly and fully secured off the face in a bun or twist.
  • *Saturday Ballet classes will allow for any colour leotard
  • Any black leotard and pink tights.
  • Pointe shoes with ribbons and elastics sewn correctly.
  • Short chiffon skirts are permitted
  • Warm ups are permitted at the teacher’s discretion only.
  • Hair should be neatly and fully secured off the face in a bun or twist
  • Any colour leotard and pink tights.
  • Pointe shoes with ribbons and elastics sewn correctly.
  • Any solid colour pancake rehearsal tutu
  • Chiffon skirts are permitted if the Repertoire permits a skirt instead of a tutu.
  • Warm ups are permitted at the teacher’s discretion only.
  • Hair should be neatly and fully secured off the face in a bun or twist.
  • Any appropriate form fitting dancewear.
  • No baggy t-shirts or pants
  • Be prepared to dance in bare feet. Socks, contemporary shoes, and/or toe socks are permitted at the teacher’s discretion
  • Warm ups are permitted at the teacher’s discretion only.
  • Any student wearing attire with inappropriate and/or offensive language and/or prints will be asked to change, and will not be permitted re-entry to the class until their attire is acceptable.
  • Hair must be secured off the face.
  • Any appropriate form fitting dancewear.
  • No baggy t-shirts or pants
  • Pilates sock
  • Warm ups are permitted at the teacher’s discretion only

Admissions

Admission to the Pre Professional Program is by invitation or audition only. If you are interested in scheduling an audition, please submit an email along with your name, age, contact information, number of years and current level of ballet training, and the following 2 dance photographs to our Ballet Principal, Caitlin Lockwood clockwood@edgeschool.com :

Tendu a la Seconde

First Arabesque

First Arabesque en point

Disclaimer:

Applications will be reviewed and you will be contacted by one of our directors. Successful applicants will be sent an email link to then finalize the registration process. Thank you.