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Dayton Ballet II to Hold Auditions for Pre-Professional Company


CONTACT:
Chuck Duritsch
Communications and Media Manager
Dayton Performing Arts Alliance
Phone 937-224-3521 x1138
cduritsch@daytonperformingarts.org

DAYTON OH (August 6, 2013) -- Dayton Ballet II, Dayton Ballet’s pre-professional training company, will hold open auditions on Friday, Sept. 6, 2012, at the Dayton Ballet School, Downtown Studios located on the 4th floor of the Victoria Theatre, 140 N. Main St., Dayton, Ohio 45402. 

DBII consists of a Junior Company for ages 10-14 (students cannot turn 15 during the dance season), and a Senior Company for ages 14 and older. DBII Junior students are expected to take three ballet classes each week as well as one weekly scholarship conditioning/fitness class.

Boys and girls ages 10 to 14 audition at 4:30 PM. Young men and women ages 14 and older audition at 6:00 PM. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the audition time. Young women auditioning for DBII Senior should bring pointe shoes. There is no fee to audition or to participate. If selected, the only cost involved will be the cost of classes.

DBII Senior students take three ballet classes and two pointe classes per week as well as scholarship classes which include but are not limited to two ballet classes with the professional company per week and two conditioning/fitness classes per week. Many DBII Senior members have been fortunate enough to be accepted into summer programs at the Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and Virginia School of the Arts. DB II alumni have been accepted into prestigious ballet companies such as San Francisco Ballet, Washington Ballet, BalletMet and Montgomery Ballet.

Members of DBII receive opportunities for performances throughout the school year. Performances have included the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Program; the annual Wright State University Dance Concert series; lecture demonstrations for the Dayton Foundation; and Dayton Ballet School’s annual performances. Additionally, DBII company members may have the chance to participate in Dayton Ballet’s professional productions of The Nutcracker at the Benjamin and Marian Performing Arts Center, as well as other Dayton Ballet productions throughout the season.

For additional information about Dayton Ballet II auditions, please contact Ballet School Administrator Carol Jean Heller at (937) 223-1542 or cjheller@daytonperformingarts.org.

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About the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance

The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance was formed in July 2012 as the result of a groundbreaking and innovative merger between the Dayton Ballet, the Dayton Opera, and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. Together, they are the largest performing arts organization in the community, offering a tremendous variety of performance and education programs and setting a new standard for artistic excellence.  Dayton Performing Arts Alliance performances are made possible in part by Montgomery County and Culture Works, the single largest source of community funds for the arts and culture in the Miami Valley. The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance also receives partial funding from the Ohio Arts Council, a state agency created to foster and encourage the development of the arts and to preserve Ohio's cultural heritage. Funding from the Ohio Arts Council is an investment of state tax dollars that promotes economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohio residents.  The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is proud to be one of five performing arts organizations in the country selected to receive a three-year "Music Alive" grant from New Music USA and the League of American Orchestras.  

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