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.

Spring Concert Performance Agreement PDF

Spring 2017 Rehearsal Schedule 

Beginning March 20, 2017

Level Choreographer Room Time Day
Preballet Armstrong W121 8:45-9:20 Saturday
Level 1A Taft Brown 12:05-12:45 Saturday
Level 1B Smith Grey 8:30-9:10 Saturday
Level 2A Armstrong W121 6:50-7:30 Wednesday
Level 2B Green Brown 4:30-5:25 Thursday
Level 3 Mullen Grey 12:00-1:00 Saturday
Tap/Jazz Kostelnik W121 12:15-1:00 Saturday

 

Schedules for Dancers in Space Place Theater 

Please note that all scheduled activities are mandatory 
All activities are closed to parent observers after Sunday. 

Preballet, Levels 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3, and Tap/Jazz 

Sunday, May 7, 2017
1:00 – 1:45 pm – Space Pre-Ballet with Dot 
1:45 – 2:30 pm – Space 1B with Kathy 
2:30 – 3:15 pm – Space 2A with Dot 
3:15 – 4:15 pm – Space 1A with Eleanore 
4:15 – 4:45 pm – Space 2B with Aubrey 
4:45 – 5:30 pm – Tap/Jazz with Ashley 
5:30 – 6:30 pm – Space 3 with Leanna 

Monday evening, May 8, 2017
No performance-related activities for these levels 

Tuesday evening, May 92017
Dancers arrive ten minutes before the times listed: 
5:00 – 5:20 pm – Tech Pre-Ballet (20 min.) 
5:20 – 5:45 pm – Tech 1A (25 min.) 
5:45 – 6:10 pm – Tech 1B (25 min.) 
6:10 – 6:35 pm – Tech 2A (25 min.) 
6:35 – 7:05 pm – Tech 2B (30 min.) 
7:05 – 7:35 pm – Tech Tap/Jazz (30 min.) 
7:35 – 8:05 pm – Level 3 (30 min.) 

Wednesday evening, May 102017
5:30 – 7:30, Mandatory Dress Rehearsal 

Thursday evening, May 112017
6:15 – 8:00, Mandatory Dress Rehearsal 

Friday evening, May 122017
6:45 – 8:30, Mandatory Performance 

Saturday evening, May 132017
6:30 – 8:30, Mandatory Performance 

Sunday, May 142017
1:00 – 3:00, Mandatory Performance 

Level 4/5 Ensemble 

Sunday evening, May 72017
6:30 – 8:30 pm – Space 4/5 with Kristin 

Monday evening, May 82017
5:15 – 6:30 pm – Class at Space Place 
6:00 – 9:00 pm – Tech Level 4/5 Ensemble 

Tuesday evening, May 92017
Class at Halsey, then Tech  at Space Place: 
8:05 – 9:30 pm – Run Level 4/5 Ensemble 

Wednesday evening, May 102017
5:30 – 7:30, Dressself warm-up, run at 6:00, notes 

Thursday evening, May 112017
6:15 – 8:30, Dressself warm-up, run at 7:00, notes 

Friday evening, May 122017
5:15 – 8:30, Class then Performance 

Saturday evening, May 132017
5:15 – 8:30, Class then Performance 

Sunday, May 142017
11:45 – 3:00, Class then Performance 

Background Information

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.