ABOUT THE PROGRAM
COMPANY B and JUNIOR B are our audition-based competitive performance groups under the artistic direction of Carley Bailey (the “B”). The Canadian School of Ballet’s goal is to provide exceptional pre-professional performances that will enrich our local dance community as well as allowing our dancers to compete in various dance competitions. Both groups provide committed dance students with an opportunity to achieve a higher level of education in the performing arts through additional training, expanded performance opportunities and dance competitions. Groups will compete in 1-3 competitions per dance season in the Okanagan and may include travel out of province. COMPANY B and JUNIOR B have enjoyed outstanding success in festivals and competitions. Since its inception, COMPANY B has performed at the Tommie Awards; Earth, Wind & Fire – Nature Trust Fundraiser; the Okanagan Arts Awards, Opening Ceremonies of the Children’s International Winter Games, Skate Canada, COHA’s Swinging with the Stars and Disneyland’s Dance the Magic Parade.
Both companies work with teachers/choreographers to learn multiple group dances throughout the year. Choreographers include but are not limited to: Carley Bailey, Taylor Gnam, Kait Strauss, Mackenzie Denis, Jen Harden, Matt Shields, Paige Parkhill, Jesse Robb and Kristen Helfrich.
Dancers are required to take a minimum of 3 ballet classes, 1 jazz class and 1 contemporary class per week. Tap is required for dancers who have tap experience. Hip Hop is optional. Company B and Junior B classes are regularly held once a week, and will require multiple weekend rehearsals. Tuition for Company B and Junior B are broken into 3 payments, with one payment including the costume rental fee. For more information, please email us at email@example.com
Company B and Junior B will perform their dances in our annual year-end performance of SHOWCASE in June, and select numbers will be featured in our year-end recital of KALEIDOSCOPE.
Auditions for COMPANY B and JUNIOR B are held at the end of the dance season in June.
Junior B: Dancers can audition when they have finished R.A.D. Grade 5 Ballet (Exam not required) and are going into Intermediate Foundation in the fall. Typically ages (12+).
Company B: Dancers who are R.A.D. Advanced 1 and up. Dancers have the opportunity to move up to Company B if they have been in Junior B for 1/2 years. It is up to Carley Bailey and the staff to determine if a dancer is ready for Company B.