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2015/16 2nd Company Congrats (when a Bridge) or Apprentice Positions

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Congratulations everyone!!

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Just bumping this up in case the end of SI season is netting our members/dancers any good news!

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Gender: Female

Main/Most recent training: 1 year bridge trainee at company affiliated school

Level of school completed: high school grad

Audition method: SI attendance

Position granted: 1 year Company Trainee contract

Position process/progress: contract offered during third week of SI from "outside"

If 2nd company is there pay: there is no second company, only a couple of trainees. She will receive free shoes, some pay for performance, access to all company perks free pt, Pilates, etc.

Location of company: US, east coast

Was this contract offered at a competition or because of competition attendance? Never participated in competitions

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Congratulations, watermelonsugar!!!

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Congratulations Watermelonsugar.

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Congratulations Watermelonsugar!!! Marvelous news :clapping:

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Thanks everyone, DD is feeling pretty good and I am breathing a sigh of relief. Her journey wasn't the smoothest and this forum served as my rock of Gibraltar on many occasions.

 

Congratulations and best wishes to all who have posted so far. Hoping to hear more good news from other members soon!

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Congratulations! What we as parents want to hear!

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It's official, DD signed her contract- so I can finally post..

 

Gender: Female

Main/Most Recent Training: Small Pre-pro not affiliated with a company

Level of School Completed: Just graduated High school

Audition Method: SI attendance

Position Granted: Company Trainee ( there is no second company)

Position process/progress: from "outside"

If second company, is there pay: Pointe shoes are provided, a few pair of flat shoes are provided, pay for performance, and some great benefits( physical therapy, pilates, massage etc)

Location of company: US- East Coast

Was the contract offered at a competition or because of competition attendance- Not directly

 

DD will be moving to her new city in August. Let the tears begin!!

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Congratulations to your DD Marseas Mom!

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Congratulations to your daughter!

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Congratulations to you and your DD!

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Huge congratulations to both watermelonsugar and Marseas Mom and your DD's! Great to hear good news.

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Gender: Female


Main/Most Recent Training: Pre-pro not affiliated with a company


Level of School Completed: High School Graduate


Audition Method: Company class


Position Granted: Company Apprentice


Position process/progress: from "outside"


If second company, is there pay: There is no second company. This is an unpaid position. Shoes are provided for performance, PT is provided, some classes provided.


Location of company: US


Was the contract offered at a competition or because of competition attendance: Never participated in competitions.



DD started with this company last month but has not had a chance to post here. This is a fairly new company with only ten dancers and two to four apprentices. The interesting aspect is that this is a contemporary ballet company. DD has always focused on classical ballet, but she is a tall dancer and has often been cut for being too tall at auditions for professional companies. A year ago she realized that she missed doing contemporary choreography, so she widened her audition search to include more contemporary companies - even pushing herself out of her comfort zone at times. That decision definitely yielded better results and helped DD to find this current position. Her advice to other dancers is to be realistic about your strengths and weaknesses and to be open-minded about companies - especially when trying to make the transition to professional dancer. DD feels that she has become a more well-rounded dancer over the past year and that this current position is helping her to continue to grow as a dancer. As her mom - I am very proud of her persistence and so grateful that she has found a nurturing environment where she can pursue her passion for dance.

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mjl27, did you have something to share regarding the post above? Somehow all that is there is the suggested format.

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