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 Kelowna Canadian School of Ballet’s goal is to provide exceptional pre-professional performances that will enrich our local dance community allowing our dancers to compete in various dance competitions. Both companies provide committed, deserving 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. COMPANY B and JUNIOR B have enjoyed outstanding success in festivals and competitions, including choreography awards for Carley Bailey. 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, 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 and Hip Hop are optional. Company B and Junior B classes are regularly held once a week, but 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 starting in R.A.D. Intermediate Foundation (Ages 12+)
Company B: Typically dancers will move up to Company B with 1/2 years of Junior B experience. Or, dancers who are R.A.D. Advanced 1 and up. It is up to the Carley Bailey and the staff to determine if a dancer is ready for Company B.