Ensemble Guidelines

Ensemble Guidelines

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS: If a dancer misses more than 2 rehearsals within a rehearsal period, their casting for the upcoming performance will be at the discretion of American Midwest Ballet. Attendance matters! Dancers need consistency in preparation and growth within each piece, presence is essential to the choreographers and the group as a whole.

CLASS REQUIREMENTS: Each Ensemble dancer (Ages 12+) must be enrolled in and regularly participate in a minimum of the following classes: two (2) ballet class and one (1) Modern/Contemporary class at the AMB School for the entire year. 

Each Youth Ensemble dancer (Ages 9-11) must be enrolled in and regularly participate in a minimum of the following classes: two (2) ballet class and one (1) Modern/Contemporary at the AMB School for the entire school year. 

Ensemble rehearsals are not technique classes, so it is vital that each student continue to build their skills outside of rehearsal. 

CASTING: Each choreographer or stager will cast their pieces individually. This means that each dancer may not be in every piece; however, all dancers will learn every piece, and in the event of someone’s illness, injury, absence or otherwise may be asked to step into the role(s).

AGE PLACEMENT: Dancers accepted into the Ensemble are placed according to their age as of September 1 (Youth Ensemble: ages 9-11, Ensemble: ages 12+). 

FEES TUITION: $560 Annual Tuition This amount may also be paid in 10 monthly installments of $56 (August-May). ALL OTHER POLICIES IN REGARD TO AMB SCHOOL’S TUITION, PAYMENTS, ETC. APPLY TO AMB SCHOOL ENSEMBLE. NO REFUNDS FOR ANY REASONS. $200 Participation fee (due August 1) Participants are responsible for all costume costs Instructor Travel: Will be divided among participants. 

NOTE: Junior Company members who participate in the Ensemble receive 1/2 price off the Ensemble Participation Fee and Ensemble monthly tuition.

ADDITIONAL ITEMS: Attendance at the final rehearsal before a performance (whether it be a regular studio rehearsal or a scheduled stage rehearsal at the theater/location) is required in order to participate in that show. Also, please note that dancers will not be cast in performances until their availability has been submitted in writing (the forms will be provided for you). 


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