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.
*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
**Alabama Youth Ballet returning and new member auditions
Senior & Junior Company:
**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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Audition fee is $10.
Nutcracker Ballet Summer Workshop
August 12-14 10am-12pm, Fee: $100.
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.
Call Deborah at the dance
studio office (205)987-7234
to schedule an audition.
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