Miss Persistent Posted June 7, 2022 Report Share Posted June 7, 2022 The purpose of this thread is to congratulate those who have accepted a paid positions with a professional company or are furthering their training in a company training position such as a Bridge program that falls halfway between company and school. This does not include those that are simply a transition to the top level of a Company school. In all of these positions there will be some sort of pay be that pointe shoes, pay per performance , or a full company or 2nd company contract. This thread is for those who have made the transition from student to professional because of the contract status with the actual company. Some Trainee programs will meet these standards and others will not. If you are unsure, instead of posting that in this thread, please pm one of our Moderators. If you are the parent or dancer whose journey is documented in prior years, please feel free to update with your dancers current situation, changes along the way, be that still dancing, going back to school or fully engaged in a new career. Those questions will be italicized in this form. Feel free to either write the information in paragraph form or use the guideline we've developed over time. So as coined by one of our members, Let the "Contractuballetions" begin: (Sample form) Gender: Main/Most recent training: (ex. small local school, small company affiliated school, residency, etc. Do not list the program unless you want to) Level of school completed: high school grad, partial college, college gradAudition method: SI audition, Company Class, Cattle Call, Video, YAGP, etc.Position granted: Secured Trainee position as school, Trainee as company, Apprentice with pay or without, Corp, Soloist, etc.Position process/progress: promoted from Trainee, promoted from Apprentice, from "outside", 2nd year in same position, etc.If Trainee: School Trainee, Bridge Trainee or if 2nd company does it function as school/companyLocation of company: US, Canada, Europe, etc., not the actual city or company itself unless you'd like to shareWas this contract offered at a competition or because of competition attendance? Yes/No, explain if necessary What words of wisdom would you offer those coming behind you about your journey or what you've learned being in the journey? If "graduated" on to college, other careers, teaching, other positions after dancing professionally for a time, etc. Please share that path and wisdom from it: Anything else you'd like to share about the actual journey: Quote Link to comment
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