The Academy is unique in the diversity and quality of performance opportunities. From one to 3 day camps and workshops, summer intensives, auditioning to become cast member with Spindle City Ballet, or our SCB Jr Company to our outstanding Academy Ensemble Competitive Team there are many choices of genres and styles to suit you/your child’s commitment level and goals. Other than our annual Student Performance all other performance opportunities are a choice not a requirement.
Annual Student Performance
Early June our First Steps Program and Steps in Motion Program, participate in a performance at the Margaret L. Jackson Arts Center on the campus of Bristol Community College. The majority of the school year is dedicated to training. All performance pieces are learned in a few short months and in the case of the Ensemble and or Vocational Classical Division students sometimes 1-2 weeks is all that is need to learn their choreography. The Academy’s philosophy is that well trained and prepared students of any age are able to learn choreography in a short amount of time.
Each summer the Academy offers a our half day Princess Camp for ages 3-7 year. Dance class, crafts, games and more are part of this ever popular fun filled program.
Bring your inner princess and costume for the full treatment!
Summer Starz Musical Theatre Camp
Summer Starz Musical Theatre Camp is fun engaging and helps to bring out the actor in everyone. Learn songs and dances from popular musicals and perform them for family and friends at the end in the Academy Studio Theatre. For those who love to act, sing and dance, it is a triple threat dream!
Young Dancers Workshop and Coaching Intensive
Our Young Dancers Workshop and Coaching Intensive is designed for the more serious student looking improve their skill with concentrated study. Both programs feature guest well known guest teachers from all styles to enrich and expand understanding of he diverse world of dance.
Performance is held Westport High School Auditorium
2019 Workshop/Intensive Guest Faculty
And more to come….
Academy Ensemble Competition Team
Academy Ensemble Competition Team provides educational, professional and performance opportunities for young student dancers. Students ages 7 years and older that are studying at an Ensemble or Vocational Track who show aptitude, commitment and desire are chosen by audition to compete and or participate in workshops and master classes as part of the Academy Ensemble Competition Team. Team members have the opportunity to compete in classical and or contemporary styles as part of ensemble groups or individual variations and solos broadening the scope of their training and potentially acting as a stepping stone to a professional dance career.
Thank you for inviting Julia, to the Ensemble Team, I enjoy watching her live her best life and feel blessed to be able to witness such beauty. Your hard work and your dedication to these girls does not go unnoticed. Encouraging someone to be their best is a pure act of love; truly God’s work. Peace, love and joy ~ C. Paulo (parent)
Cast Member with Spindle City Ballet
The SCB is the South Coast’s only non-profit professional ballet company. It was established in 1995 by Lisa Bibeau who is also the founder of the Academy. The mission of the SCB is to offer professional dance performances to the community and is a separate organization from the Academy. While the SCB is a non-profit professional ballet company, the Academy is a for-profit school and its mission is to train dancers. Both organizations not only share Ms. Bibeau as its director but also the Academy space. Each fall the SCB holds open auditions for children and adult roles for its annual production of The Nutcracker. Dancers chosen to be cast members have the unique experience to work along with professional dancers gaining valuable insight to profession dance.
Spindle City Ballet Jr. Company
Academy students who are classically focused in Ensemble or Vocational level students, are 12 years and older and have studied ballet for 4 years are eligible to audition for the SCB’s Jr. Company. SCB’s Jr. Company members are committed to perform with the SCB for an entire season. This branch of the SCB is designed as a training ground for serious students who desire a career in dance. It offers a realistic experience to what would be expected of them as a professional dancer
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