The Alabama Youth Ballet Company is a non-profit 501(C)3 arts corporation and is presently the
performing wing of The Stevan Grebel Center for Dance. It offers pre-professional dancers the
opportunity to train and perform with Directors Stevan and Deborah Grebel through high-quality classes
and featuring classical and contemporary ballet performances.
It has grown out of a desire and a vision to contribute and promote dance education through performances
and community outreach in the Jefferson/Shelby County area as well as throughout the state of Alabama.
Official company auditions are held twice a year, in May and July, as well as on a continuous basis by
invitation and class evaluation. Placement auditions are for dancers ages 8 and up for the junior and
senior level companies.
At times, professional guest artists will be invited for master classes and to perform with the company.
All dancers perform in a pre-professional company which adheres to the finest standards. The dancers
learn to work as a part of one body, as well as discovering their utmost potential as individuals. They
learn and prepare for all aspects of dance company involvement, including: how to audition, professional
attitude and etiquette, how to dress, apply make-up, as well as stage craft and stage management.
Youth Ballet involvement requires a high degree of commitment and time spent in classes, rehearsals,
stage preparation; as well as the ability to follow directions, along with self-discipline. The Alabama
Youth Ballet is non-discriminating and offers young dance students the ability to grow and learn in a
positive, self-fulfilling, and disciplined atmosphere that will enhance their self-esteem and build their
knowledge of the world of professional dance - in the classroom and on the stage. Students will also
study with guest teachers and perform with quest artists and choreographers.
You do not have to be a student at Grebel Center for Dance to become a member of the Alabama Youth
*Perform the classics as well
as new modern works. Work
with great coaches who love
working with young people.
touring opportunities, school
Contact The Stevan Grebel
Center for Dance at
205-987-7234 to schedule an
appointment to audition, or to
schedule a performance.
**Alabama Youth Ballet returning and new member auditions
Senior & Junior Company:
May 3, 2014, or, **by appointment - call 205-987-7234
Audition fee: $10, please supply picture in 1st arabesque
- Students auditioning should wear leotards, tights and ballet slippers.
- Male dancers may wear tights, a close fitting white t-shirt and ballet shoes.
- Dancers on pointe should bring pointe shoes.
August 24, 2013 Grebel Dance studios 9am - 2PM. Call 205-987-7234 or email for
more information: email@example.com
Audition fee is $10.
Nutcracker 2014 Auditions
Students auditioning should wear leotards, tights and ballet slippers.
Male dancers may wear tights or shorts, a close fitting white t-shirt, ballet shoes and
Dancers on pointe should bring pointe shoes.
Attending the Nutcracker Workshop does not guarantee a part in The Nutcracker.
OUR SPONSORS AND
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The Alabama Youth Ballet
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Gilbert
Mr. & Mrs. Jim Russell
Mr. & Mrs. Craig Murray
Hamilton & Associates, LLP
Junior Davis & Associates
John Johnsey, BB&T