Youth Performance Ensemble


Youth Performance Ensemble (YPE) is our pre-professional ballet-intensive program. Students take classical ballet technique to the next level by studying classical and contemporary styles of choreography. This ensemble is for our ballet dancers who want to dive a little deeper, study classical ballet, and perform both classical and contemporary ballet pieces. They prepare a work to perform in February.

The YPE program focuses on educating young people to strive for their personal best in anything they want to accomplish. We achieve our goals for the program by offering young people the chance to:

  • gain a sense of balance in life by managing their commitments to both dance and academics;
  • participate in a physical activity that enhances understanding of the value of a healthy body;
  • develop a sense of confidence when speaking or making a presentation in a public setting, which is also a great benefit in college or job interviews;
  •  work with mentors who are focused on the students’ success inside and outside of the classroom;
  • enjoy friendships that could last a lifetime and a sense of belonging to an extended family of fellow dancers, teachers, and parents;
  • discover the results of hard work and determination; and develop a lifelong appreciation for the performing arts.


 
2017 Performance

YPE will present "Peter Pan" on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the Ives Auditorium, Masonic Heritage Center. The performance is at 6:30pm and is FREE and open to the public.




Auditions

Auditions for YPE are held in the summer following a required summer intensive camp.  Placement auditions are open to all levels age 8-18. The audition is free!


Parent Information Meeting

A general information meeting for parents will be held Tuesday, May 23rd 6:00-7:00pm at the studio.  This is an opportunity to get more information about the program, including the time commitment and approximate cost.  


2017 YPE Intensive Camp:

M, T, W, August 14-16, 6:00-9:00pm
Cost: $110

Camp is all three days and includes placement auditions on Wednesday. ​


Online registration for Summer Intensives opens March 8, 2017.

952.212.4456

10820 Nesbitt Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55437