Longview Ballet Theater (LBT) Artistic Director Pat George Mitchell has announced coming try-outs for young locals who are serious about ballet. Students aged 12-17 who already have a minimum of three years study are being invited to a two-hour company level class where they will be evaluated on their technique, musicality, physicality, attitude and ability to take instruction.
Accepted candidates will work this summer in a two- or three-day-per-week class.
Being invited to this summer program does not insure students a contract for year-round study at the Studio of Creative Arts, which is training studio for the Longview Ballet Theater.
Audition requirements are:
1. Students must be 12 years old by September 1, 2012.
2. Must have already studied ballet for at least three years.
3. Must be on pointe.
4. Must have a recommendation letter from current teacher.
Prices for summer ballet sessions are:
Accepted students must pre-pay for the two months of classes by May 15, 2012. To register or to schedule an audition contact LBT Executive Director Toni Erskine at firstname.lastname@example.org.