|THE ALABAMA YOUTH BALLET COMPANY
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
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 August, as well as on a continuous basis by invitation and
class evaluation. Auditions are for dancers ages 12 and up and students must be in levels IV, V or VI.
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 be a member of the Alabama Youth Ballet Company.
*Perform the classics as well as new modern works. Work with great coaches who love working with young
*Community performances, touring opportunities, school performances.
Contact The Stevan Grebel Center for Dance at 205-987-7234 to schedule an appointment to audition, or to
schedule a performance.
Company auditions: Saturday, August 11, 2012, Junior and Senior Company 11:00-12:30. Please arrive 15-20 minutes
early to register.
Audition fee: $10 for all students
- Children auditioning should wear leotards, tights and ballet slippers.
- Male dancers may wear shorts, a close fitting white t-shirt and white socks.
- Dancers on pointe should bring pointe shoes.
During the Nutcracker Ballet Summer Workshop and September 8, 2012 Grebel Dance studios 9am - 2PM.
Call 205-987-7234 or email for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Audition fee is $10.
Nutcracker Ballet Summer Workshop
August 5-9 and August 12-16 10am-12pm, Fee: $100.
Children auditioning should wear leotards, tights and ballet slippers.
Male dancers may wear shorts, a close fitting white t-shirt and white socks.
Dancers on pointe should bring pointe shoes.
Attending the Nutcracker Workshop does not guarantee a part in The Nutcracker.
Study Abroad 2013 with Grebel Ballet Workshops in Novi-Sad, Serbia, July 14-28(+or-)
Auditions and info:
Saturday, February 2012. Saturday 11:00 am registration will continue through April 1. There must be a minimuj
of 6 participants (including chaperones) for the trip to make.
$250 registration fee per person due by April 1. The registration fee is non-refundable* and is an administrative fee.
*except in the event of workshop cancellation
*Summer Intensive I & II:
Recital Picture Days - Sat. 5/11
**Alabama Youth Ballet
Senior & Junior Company:
**Saturday May 4, 2013 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, or by appointment
Audition fee: $20 for non-Grebel Dance students, please supply picture in 1st arabesque
**Or by appointment
Call Deborah at the dance
studio office (205)987-7234
to schedule an audition.
Click to view performance videos:
|A Midsummer Night's Dream
featuring Stevan Grebel
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