If it is necessary to move to the area, the directors will help you find suitable living arrangements. Students are not allowed to live alone, and we will do our best to find you a host family in the area.
Fees for training are $500 per month. This includes 25 – 30 hours of training per week. More time may be involved when traveling with the company on tour.
Training includes the following classes:
- Classical ballet training, following the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus.
- Soli Deo Gloria Ballet repertoire.
- Variation classes: selections from classical ballets.
- Academic studies including Bible study, nutrition, dance history, and anatomy.
- Student teaching opportunities are also available, at the discretion of the directors. For those interested in completing their teacher’s studies, the CBTS (Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies) program is available through the RAD. We would be happy to assist you with this course.
Performance opportunities are available throughout the year at venues such as churches, nursing homes, schools, and other outreach. Performance opportunities are made available at the discretion of the directors and may include performing on tour with Soli Deo Gloria Ballet.
Transition to touring
Students have the opportunity to accompany Soli Deo Gloria Ballet on tour during the year. This is by invitation only and is a crucial part of training. On tour, students will learn what it takes to set up and prepare for a performance. This will include aspects such as stage makeup, costuming, props, backdrops, special stage effects, and cooperation! Please refer to the touring handbook (provided at the time of student registration) as preparation for a tour as it covers details such as accommodation, meals, dress code, and code of conduct.
Regular time commitment is 25 – 30 hours per week. At times, this will vary depending on company touring schedules. Students will have opportunity to join the company on tour as part of their training.
Ballet classes are a mandatory part of everyday training. The Royal Academy of Dance method is used and examinations are available through this awarding body. Exams are made available at the discretion of the directors.
Students are responsible for their own transportation. Public transit is limited in this area and it is advisable for students to have their own car. Transportation on tour is usually provided.
Jobs and Further Education
Training with Soli Deo Gloria Ballet requires 25 – 30 hours per week when not on tour. Students are welcome to have jobs in the area, as a means of supporting themselves. When looking for a job, please bear in mind that your class and performance schedule is changeable and a job with flexible hours is a must.
Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and the outcome of an audition. Please contact the office for further details.
When at the studio, we encourage students to dress modestly and appropriately. Dress code for class is provided in the student handbook.