Repertory Ensemble

IMG_0171The BDC Repertory Ensemble is designed for serious dancers who are looking for professional training and unique performance opportunities. In its first season, the Ensemble has been revered for its professional quality work for youth dancers, and invited to perform at shows across the region. Season 1 performances included the NYC Dance Arts Festival, Harvard Square Mayfair, and the Southern Vermont Dance Festival.

Participation in the Ensemble is open to all Bedford Dance Center students who meet the audition requirements. Participation requires a full year’s commitment (September through June) from both the student and families with additional optional opportunities in the summer months. Dancers interested in joining the Ensemble must audition and be selected. Auditions are held annually.

Becoming an Ensemble Member

Dancers should sign up for the audition in advance. Additional information regarding scheduling and guidelines will be made available prior to the audition. Scholarships may be available for students who demonstrate significant potential along with financial need.

2016 Audition Date and Callbacks

September 6, 2016 from 3:45 to 5:45 p.m.

Audition Requirements

  • ID Level 3 Ballet or higher
  • Students must also be enrolled in a weekly modern class
  • Though it is not required, we highly recommend classes in additional techniques such as jazz, hip hop and tap which offer additional skills and techniques necessary to keep up with versatile choreography.

Dancers will be cast for large and small groups, as well as solo/duet feature roles. Understudies and alternates will be cast as well, and offer a great learning opportunity to all dancers.

A student’s attendance to the required classes is of utmost importance to his/her training. It is not conducive with our philosophy to participate in this program when lack of attendance is habitual. Students who do not attend their minimum required classes on a regular basis will not be permitted to perform with the Ensemble. Likewise, dancers who frequently miss weekly rehearsals may be required to forfeit their spot within the Ensemble.

Occasionally, dancers may be invited by the Director or choreographer to join the Ensemble without attending an audition.

Rehearsals

Weekly company class will take place Fridays between 3:45pm – 5:45pm and will run September through June as a weekly class. Occasionally, additional weekend rehearsals may be necessary, and will be scheduled in advance.

Performances

SVDF Festival 2015 ENSEMBLEPerformances are spread throughout the year, including possible shows in the summer months. Participation is encouraged for all shows, though we understand that some shows may not be possible for all performers. In this situation, dancers will be cast alternates and understudies. We require all dancers to commit to the performance schedule ahead of time so we can cast alternates appropriately. Not all dancers will perform at every event. A full calendar of anticipated events and details on the events will be provided at the audition and after the callbacks. Performance castings will happen throughout the year.

Season 2 Sample Performances

2015-2016 performance may include: Brooklyn Dance Festival, Harvard Square MayFair, Jose Mateo’s Dance For World Community, Southern Vermont Dance Festival, Prescott Park Arts Festival, the annual BDC Spring Showcase.

Associated Costs

Monthly Cost

A monthly tuition will be assessed for all participants. This is to cover the weekly class time and rehearsals. Tuition rates are listed below:

Class LengthSession Rate
Senior Division$60.00
Junior Division$53.25

Additional Costs

Additional costs incurred include costume fees, travel and accommodations for some performances. Performances requiring travel and accommodations are voluntary and require full commitment in advance. Fundraising may be done to keep costs minimal for all students and families involved.