Information for Performers
Parents and and students interested in performing: The Blue Information Sheet and Yellow Performance Agreement we have used in the past are now combined into the PDF Document linked below. Please read carefully and be sure to sign a copy before spring semester gets underway.
At the UI Youth Ballet all rehearsals are separate from technique classes. Keeping performance activities separate allows us to focus on providing the higest level of technical instruction during class time.
Policy Reminders for Performers
While all students are welcome to attend any Youth Ballet class that is appropriate for their skill level, the UI Youth Ballet holds performing students to higher expectations for attendance than other dancers. For full details, please refer to the UI Youth Ballet Handbook (pages 16-17). Here are some important points:
For participation in UI Youth Ballet and Community Dance School concerts, students must be attending the recommended number of weekly technique classes through the UI Youth Ballet.
Ballet level 1A and 1B, and Jazz/Tap – technique once a week
Ballet level 2A and 2B – ballet technique twice a week
Ballet level 3 – ballet technique three times a week
Ballet level 4 – dance technique four or more times a week (level 3 optional additions), three or more of which must be ballet technique. The fourth class may be from one of the following: pointe, pre-pointe, modern, body conditioning, or jazz.
Ballet level 5 – dance technique a minimum of four or more times a week, which must be UI Youth Ballet technique or properly enrolled UI undergraduate Major's Ballet classes. Level 5 students are encouraged to take other classes such as pointe, pre-pointe, modern, or jazz in addition.