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Performing Opportunities for Students


(1)  THE NUTCRACKER  -  All ELITE* ballet students in the Elementary Division are invited to participate in the Brandywine Ballet Company's production of The Nutcracker held at West Chester University in December.  Separate sign up is required.  All rehearsals are done outside of regular class time.  Details available September 15 at www.brandywineballet.org

(2)  CINDERELLA ~  Selected levels in the ELITE* Elementary Division are invited to participate in the Brandywine Ballet Company's production of Cinderella held at West Chester University in May.  Separate sign up is required.  All rehearsals are done outside of regular class time.  Details available January 1 at   www.brandywineballet.org

*ELITE REQUIRMENTS:  Because of the overwhelming interest in performing with the Brandywine Ballet Company, we have put certain requirements in place for our young dancers in order to be considered for a part in the Nutcracker and/or Cinderella.  Students must be considered an ELITE dancer.  The requirements are listed below.

Elementary 1 and Elementary 2 Ballet Students:  1 ballet class per week required from September to May.  1 class in the Summer Program strongly suggested.  Those students also attending the Summer Program will receive first consideration.

Elementary 3 Ballet Students: 1 ballet class per week from September to May AND 1 Summer Program ballet class  OR  2 ballet classes per week from September to May.

Elementary 4/5/6 Ballet Students:  2 ballet classes per week from September to May  AND  1 Summer Program ballet class  OR  3 ballet classes per week from September to May. 

PLEASE NOTE:  Although we do not hold auditions for young dancers for our Brandywine Ballet productions, the Artistic Staff reserves the right to cast all students in parts they see fit.  Being an ELITE dancer does not mean you will choose your part for the ballets.  It simply means you will now be considered for a part.  You will be assigned an appropriate role that suits your technique and level of artistry and ability.

(3)  STUDENT RECITAL –  ALL students are invited and encouraged to perform in our end of the year Student Recital, DANCE REVIEW 2019!

Information below:


2019 RECITAL INFORMATION
WEST CHESTER STUDIO
  and  LIONVILLE STUDIO

Our end of the year Student Recitals will be held on Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15.  As of June, 2018, we do not have a definite venue for the 2019 Recital as our venue for the past 11 years, Downingtown West High School, will no longer be available.  More information to follow.  

Most young students participate in only ONE of the four recitals.  Below is the complete schedule.

RECITAL REHEARSAL INFORMATION   ~~~  ALL REHEARSALS ARE MANDATORY!

All West Chester Students are required to attend all 3 mandatory rehearsals: Director’s Rehearsal, Leotard Rehearsal, and Dress Rehearsal.        (Last day of REGULAR CLASSES for WEST CHESTER is Friday, May 24.) All Lionville Students are required to attend 2 mandatory rehearsals:   Leotard Rehearsal and Dress Rehearsal. (Last day of REGULAR CLASSES for LIONVILLE is Saturday, June 1.)

WHICH RECITAL(S) DOES MY CHILD PARTICIPATE IN?
See RECITAL SCHEDULE below.

RECITAL  SCHEDULE – 4 Recital Schedules Listed Below

Recital #1 Information:  The first recital on Friday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m. is for all the classes held at the LIONVILLE YMCA studio plus a select group of West Chester classes.  The information for the Leotard and Dress Rehearsal as well as the actual Recital is listed below.

Recital #1

Friday, June 14 – 6:30 p.m.  Recital

Studio Leotard Rehearsal: Monday, June 3
Theatre Dress Rehearsal:  Monday, June 10

CLASSES THAT WILL PERFORM IN THE

6:30 RECITAL ARE LISTED BELOW:

1)    All LIONVILLE CLASSES
2)    PLUS the following from the West Chester Studio:
**   All Regular Division Ballet
**   Elementary 6 Ballet Tuesday 5:00
**   Elementary 6 Jazz Hip Hop Tuesday 6:15
**  Lyrical A Monday 6:15
**  Hip Hop A Monday 7:15
**   Lyrical  C/D
**   Hip Hop B
**   Brandywine Contemporary

3 Recitals for students from the WEST CHESTER STUDIO:

Recital #2 
Saturday, June 15 – 10:30 a.m. Recital

Studio Director’s Rehearsal: Tuesday, May 28
Studio Leotard Rehearsal: Tuesday, June 4
Theatre Dress Rehearsal: Tuesday, June 11

CLASSES THAT WILL PERFORM IN THE
10:30 a.m. RECITAL ARE LISTED BELOW:

Pre-School Tuesday 1:00
Pre-Ballet Tuesday 5:00
Elem. 1 Ballet & Tap Wednesday 5:30
Elem. 2 Ballet & Tap Wednesday 5:15
Elem. 4/5 Ballet Monday 5:00
Elem. 4/5 Jazz Hip Hop Monday 6:15
Two Regular Division Dances
Lyrical B
Hip Hop C/D
Brandywine Contemporary 2

Recital #3 
Saturday, June 15 – 1:30 p.m. Recital

Studio Director’s Rehearsal: Wednesday, May 29
Studio Leotard Rehearsal: Wednesday, June 5 
Theatre Dress Rehearsal: Wednesday, June 12

CLASSES THAT WILL PERFORM IN THE
1:30 p.m. RECITAL ARE LISTED BELOW:

Pre-School Wed. 4:30
Pre-School Thursday 5:00
Boys Class Wednesday 6:00 
Elem. 2 Ballet and Hip Hop Monday 5:00
Elem. 3 Ballet Thursday 5:00
Elem. 3 Jazz Hip Hop Thursday 5:45
Elem. 4/5 Ballet Friday 4:45
Elem. 6 Ballet Thursday 5:15
Two Regular Division Ballet dances
Lyrical C/D
Hip Hop B
Brandywine Contemporary

Recital #4 
Saturday, June 15 – 4:30 Recital

Studio Director’s Rehearsal: Thursday, May 30
Studio Leotard Rehearsal: Thursday, June 6
Theatre Dress Rehearsal: Thursday, June 13

CLASSES THAT WILL PERFORM IN THE
4:30 p.m. RECITAL ARE LISTED BELOW:

Pre-School Sat. 9:30
Pre-Ballet Sat. 10:15
Pee Wee Hip Hop Saturday 11:00
Elem. 1 Ballet/Hip Hop Saturday 11:45
Elementary 3 Ballet Tuesday 5:45
Elementary 3 Contemporary Tuesday 6:30
Boys Class Wednesday 6:00
Elem. 4/5 Ballet Wednesday 6:00
Elem. 4/5 Contemporary Wednesday  7:15
All Regular Division Ballet Dances
Lyrical B
Hip Hop C/D
Modern C/D
Brandywine Contemporary 2