Youth Company Requirements
Dancer must be age 8 or older before September 30th, entering the 3rd grade, and have at least one (1) year of dance.
Dancers age 7 with 3 or more years of formal dance training and entering 2nd grade will be considered for audition with
a teacher recommendation.
Auditions are held in May and dancers must audition each year.
Parent and dancer must be willing to abide by all company requirements. Company placement and casting is solely
based on the age and proficiency of the dancer by the artistic director.
Audition Fee: $25.00 Yearly Membership: $100.00
Technique Class Weekly Requirements
All members are required to attend dance classes at his/her home studio each week.
Company technique class requirements:
Apprentice Company – Minimum of 3 hours per week including ballet
Junior Company - Minimum of 2 hours of ballet per week and 3 hours combined lyrical, jazz, or modern per week
Senior Company – Minimum of 3 hours of ballet/pointe per week, 1.5 hours of modern/contemporary, and 2.5 hours
of jazz/lyrical per week
All performances and tech/dress rehearsals are mandatory. Scheduling conflicts are taken into consideration, therefore
there are no exceptions.
Dancers are required to attend at least one convention and one audition each year.
Company Master Classes
MTYB will offer company master classes throughout the year. Classes will be held by master teachers and dance
educators. There is no additional charge for youth company dancers to participate in company master classes.
Company will have short 30 minute rehearsals scheduled weekly during the school year. This class time is required for
all MTYB company members.
MTYB will perform at community events and festivals throughout the year. MTYB will also perform at local schools and
libraries as part as our outreach program.
Community Involvement and Outreach
Dancers will be asked to volunteer their time to support the mission and vision of MTYB. Community service is a large
part of MTYB and dancers are expected to complete a minimum number of service hours each dance year.