Career Track

Polaris Dance Theatre provides training for both youth and pre-professional dancers

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The Polaris Junior Company (JCo) was established in 2011 as a pre-professional company for youth ages 13 – 18. The program is designed to offer young, talented dancers a chance to grow their skills and experience the demands of rehearsing and performing in a professional environment. This is a tuition-based training program, with limited scholarships available upon application and approval. Auditions are required, see below for details.

Performance opportunities for all JCo dancers include: 

  • Winter Student Performance (Dec)
  • Groovin’ Greenhouse during the Fertile Ground Festival of the Arts (Jan)
  • Spring Student Performance (May)
  • JCo Performance (May)
  • Galaxy Dance Festival (Aug)
  • and other unique opportunities that present themselves during the year

PRINCIPAL DANCERS

REQUIRED CLASSES

2 Contemporary, 1 Ballet, 1 Hip Hop, 1 Tap, 3 rehearsals (8 classes per week).

FEES

$3,200 (covers all costs, including classes, rehearsals, tech and dress rehearsals, all performance fees, additional opportunities such as photo-shoots, and provides JCo members full access to Polaris class schedule.

CORE DANCERS

REQUIRED CLASSES

1 Contemporary, 1 Ballet, 1 Hip Hop, 1 Tap, 2 rehearsals (6 classes per week).

FEES

$2,700 (covers all costs, including classes, rehearsals, tech and dress rehearsals, all performance fees, additional opportunities such as photo-shoots, and provides JCo members full access to Polaris class schedule.

APPRENTICE DANCERS

REQUIRED CLASSES

1 Contemporary, 1 Ballet, 1 Tap, 2 rehearsals (5 classes per week).

FEES

$2,200 (covers all costs, including classes, rehearsals, tech and dress rehearsals, all performance fees, additional opportunities such as photo-shoots, and provides JCo members full access to Polaris class schedule.

2017/18 is our second season for our Neo Company. This youth company, for dancers 10 – 13, is the stepping stone for the pre-professional Polaris Junior Company (JCo). Dancers will continue to build a strong foundation in Contemporary and Ballet as well as learn to work in the rehearsal process as a company dancer in a professional setting. Students are required to audition.

Neo Company’s season of classes and performances runs September-August (2017/2018 season).

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

  • Winter Student Performance (Dec)
  • Fertile Ground Festival (Jan)
  • Spring Student Performance (May)
  • JCo/Neo full length show (end of May)
  • Galaxy Dance Festival (Aug)
  • and other unique opportunities that present themselves during the year.

NEO 1 DANCERS: REQUIRED CLASSES

1 Contemporary, 1 Ballet, 1 rehearsal (3 classes per week).

NEO 2 DANCERS: REQUIRED CLASSES

2 Contemporary, 1 Ballet, 1 rehearsal (4 classes per week).

FEES

Covers all costs, including classes, rehearsals, tech and dress rehearsals, all performance fees, additional opportunities such as photo-shoots, and provides Neo members with 50% off additional classes.

Neo 1: $1,500
Neo 2: $1,800