Creativity and Community Through Dance

Classes and Workshops

Welcome to the home of our current offerings at Ballet Wolcott. Thank you for visiting! You will find information regarding tuition and fees, important dates, general class policies, and required class attire by using the links above this greeting.  Students must pre-register for all classes, workshops, and intensives.  Unless otherwise noted, classes, workshops, and intensives will be held at the Wolcott Town Hall.  

*Be sure to check class attire at the bottom of this page.


Ongoing Classes  

Registration is due by January 7, 2019!  *Because dance training is linked to an individual's unique development, each student progresses at his or her own rate.  Most students can expect to take two to three years to complete a level before moving up to the next one.  Please, check with Brandy to find out your child's placement in class.

 

Tuesdays

Ballet 3 Syllabus with Avi Waring 

Ages 10 and up, or with teacher recommendation
4:00-5:30 PM at the Wolcott Town Hall
*Moved from Saturday.
 

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Students will build on their previous dance training and work towards more challenging movements by continuing their work at the barre, in the center, and traveling across the floor. Focus on developing muscle strength and flexibility, proper bodily alignment, and the beginnings of petit allegro and turns will offer fun challenges in this two to three year course.  *Students invited to take Ballet 3 Supplemental with Celia DeVoe are required to take this class.  

Pre-pointe Conditioning with Avi Waring 

Ages 10 and up, or with teacher recommendation
5:30-6:00 PM at the Wolcott Town Hall
*Moved from Saturday.
 

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It is recommended that this class be taken twice a week with a ballet class.  As students begin to condition their bodies for dancing in pointe shoes, they will need a willingness to work hard and really focus on dancing with the best technique possible. Class will focus on strengthening the feet and ankles as well as abdominal muscles, in order for the spine to have solid support as  the  full weight of the body is centered over the toes.  Students who are invited to go en pointe will be required to show adequate physical strength, demonstrate accurate technique, and take ballet & pre-pointe/pointe for a minimum twice a week (Youth Co. does not count.).  Dancers will be evaluated in September, December, and April.  Families will receive a letter of notification prior to purchasing pointe shoes.
 


Ballet 4/5 Supplemental with Avi Waring 

Ages 12 and up, or with teacher recommendation
6:00-7:30 PM

 

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To be taken in conjunction with Ballet 4/5 Syllabus on Thursdays at 6:00 PM, this supplemental course will offer the highly motivated, focused, and skilled student the opportunity to learn more challenging material designed to improve physcial skills and mental agility.  Through, barre work, center, and travelling excercises, students will continue to develop their adagio, petit and grand allegro, and complex ballet turns.   

Pointe with Avi Waring

Teacher Recommendation Only 
7:30-8:00 PM

 

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This class must be taken twice a week with a ballet class., and requires a willingness to work hard and really focus on dancing with the best technique possible. Students must have prior ballet training.  Dancers will continue to work towards total body stability, increasing great strength, developing quality movement, and learning more challenging combinations.

 


Wednesdays

Ballet 3 Supplemental with Brandy Ofciarcik Perez

Ages 10 and up, or with teacher recommendation
5:30-7:00 PM
 

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To be taken in conjunction with Ballet 3 Syllabus on Saturday, this supplemental course will offer the student who wants more from dance the opportunity to learn more material, improve dance technique, and begin to prepare and condition the body for future pointe work and men's work. As a result of more frequent practice, students will learn how to dance efficiently in order to prevent injuries while developing a great pride in their work.

Pre-pointe Conditioning with Brandy Ofciarcik Perez

Ages 10 and up, or with teacher recommendation 
7:00-7:30 PM
 

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It is recommended that this class be taken twice a week with a ballet class.  As students begin to condition their bodies for dancing in pointe shoes, they will need a willingness to work hard and really focus on dancing with the best technique possible. Class will focus on strengthening the feet and ankles as well as abdominal muscles, in order for the spine to have solid support as  the  full wieight of the body is centered over the toes.  Students who are invited to go en pointe will be required to show adequate physical strength, demonstrate accurate technique, and take ballet for a minimum twice a week (Youth Co. does not count.).  Dancers will be evaluated in September, December, and April.  Families will receive a letter of notification prior to purchasing pointe shoes. 

 

 


Thursdays

Ballet 2 & Lyrical with Brandy Ofciarcik Perez

Ages 8 and up 
4:30-6:00 PM

 

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This class will expand on concepts learned in Ballet 1, developing barre-work as well as spatial and bodily awareness in the center and travelling exercises in order to assist the dancer in progressing at a rate that allows the student to learn the exercises correctly and with full physicality.  Lyrical dance will be taught during the last 15 minutes of class.  Lyrical is an expressive form of dance which allows students to explore ways to show the meaning of words through movement.

Ballet 4/5 Syllabus with Brandy Ofciarcik Perez

Ages 12 and up, or with teacher recommendation 
6:00-7:30 PM

 

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Through a rigorous curriculum, Students continue to increase their knowledge of ballet vocabulary and develop strong technique. Focus will turn towards strength, speed, more complex combination of steps, and the development of artistry. It is highly recommended that students at this level also take Ballet 4/5 Supplemental and Pointe.  This fall, every 3rd Thursday, students will experience Pilates/Yoga Therapy with Gianna Skates!  

Pointe with Brandy Ofciarcik Perez 

Teacher recommendation only
7:30-8:00 PM

 

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This class must be taken twice a week with a ballet class (Youth Co. does not count.), and requires a willingness to work hard and really focus on dancing with the best technique possible. Students must have prior ballet training.  Dancers will continue to work towards total body stability, increasing great strength, developing quality movement, and learning more challenging combinations.

 

 


Fridays

Ballet Wolcott Youth Company 

Ages 8 and up 
4:00-6:15 PM

 

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Through the Youth Company, Ballet Wolcott continues to offer creativity and community through dance by providing young, dedicated dancers the opportunity to enrich their lives by learning in a positive and supportive atmosphere. Led by the directors and faculty of Ballet Wolcott, our Youth Company was created for dedicated dancers who would like to dance and perform outside of regular classes and performances. Dancers in the Youth Company will have the opportunity to dance in shows in the community as well as perform as soloists, principal dancers, and corps de ballet in Ballet Wolcott's performances.
Dancers who want to join the Youth Company should have a hunger to dance and a willingness to try a variety of forms of dance. While ballet remains the heart of our training, dancers will have the opportunity to learn and perform other genres of dance such as jazz, lyrical, tap, modern, hip hop and ethnic dances for our Nutcracker, Spring Performance, and community engagements.  By featuring their talents within the community, dancers can truly shine and share their love of dance and performing with others.
Being a member of a dance company comes with some responsibility.
Members must be committed to attending rehearsals and performances. Members are required to attend all Friday 4:00-6:15 PM rehearsals throughout the September 2018-May 2019 season and any rehearsals/shows to which they have committed during the summer. This requires full commitment from dancers as well as their families. The rehearsal process includes technical training as well as learning repertory.   More than four absences in one eight week period will result in a dancer being put on probation. Five or more absences will result in the possibility of dismissing the dancer from the company. 
Members need to be at least 8 years old as well as enrolled in and attending at least one ballet class per week at Ballet Wolcott.
Members must pay a yearly rehearsal fee of $150.00.


Broadway Jazz & Tap with Brandy Ofciarcik Perez 

Ages 12 and up, or with teacher recommendation
6:30-8:00 PM  *Time in brochure is incorrect.
**Students ready for Kids' Tap & Jazz (Ages 9-11) may join this class.

 

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With a strong focus on jazz and tap dance, explore the elements of movement which are key to the styles of dance seen in Broadway and Hollywood musicals.  This fun class is great for dancers as well as actors!



 

Saturdays

Stories in Motion with Analou Hathaway & Helene Nilsen 

Ages 4-5, mature 3 year olds are welcome
9:00-10:00 AM
 

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Would your children like to wish on a star, carry moon beams home in a jar... and create wonderful stories while dancing to beautiful music in their own unique costumes? With attention to nourishing the creative process in each child, instructor Helene Nilsen integrates the creative storytelling aspects of movement while Analou incorporates some very basic elements of ballet in this class.


Pre-Ballet with Analou Hathaway & Helene Nilsen

Ages 5-6, or teacher recommendation
10:00-11:00 AM

 

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Your youngster can skip, leap, and twirl their way through the basics of ballet.  Young dancers will begin to use the ballet barre, dance with props (ribbons, scarves, etc.), and learn movements that incorporate simple concepts of classical ballet.  Each class ends with a story created and danced by the children.


Ballet 1 with Analou Hathaway  

Ages 6-7, or with teacher recommendation
11:00 AM-12:00 PM

 

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Typically a two year course, this level begins a students' formal training in classical ballet. In this class, students will learn a basic ballet barre, center exercises, and dance across the floor using ballet to explore movement and express themselves.

 

 

Workshop Series

 

Pilates Flow with Gianna Skates

January 17, 2019! 
Teens & Adults welcome!
at the Wolcott Town Hall!
 

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Pilates is a system of controlled exercises that engage the mind and condition the total body. It is a balanced blend of strength and flexibility training that improves posture, reduces stress and creates long, lean muscles with particular concentration on stabilizing the core.  Pilates teaches movement patterns and stabilization techniques that are not intuitive for most people. Pilates helps improve posture, send clear messages from the brain to the body through the spinal column, alleviate pressure and pain in joints, balance hormones, promote longevity, support vitality, builds immunity, and increase health & wellness.   Tuition: $15.00 per class.

 

T'ai Chi Chu'an with Alan Erdossy

Thursdays, November 8-December 20, 2018
Intermediate/Advanced 10:30-11:30 AM
at the Wolcott Town Hall!
*No class will be held on Thanksgiving, November 22.
 

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T'ai Chi Chu'an is a sequence of precise body movements done slowly and without effort that balance the flow of energy within the body. At once a moving form of meditation, a dynamic system of exercise to improve health, and an introduction to the basics of self defense, T’ai Chi Chu’an has been practiced daily in China by millions for a millennia. It requires no special clothes or equipment, keeps you on your feet, takes only a few minutes each day, and can be learned at any age.  Regular practitioners of T’ai Chi, are rewarded with energy and focus, and they age with vitality and grace. Instructor Alan Erdossy has 40 year’s experience teaching at businesses, and art, ballet, and exercise studios throughout the Northeast.  Tuition:  $90.00 for six weeks  Senior Citizen (65+) Price:  $75.00 for six weeks  Drop in:  $18.00 per class  Please, register by October 28, 2018!

West African Dance With Jordan Mensah

Coming Soon!!
All ages & abilities welcome!
at the Wolcott Town Hall!
 

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Jordan began his training as a child in Ghana, where dancing and drumming were an essential part of community events. All levels are encouraged to participate in this exciting class where you will learn traditional dances from West Africa. Through an energetic union of music and dance, students will gain confidence and strength and improve stamina.  Tuition: $132 for 6 classes.  Drop-in:  $25.00 per person per class.

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Class Tuition & Fees

Registration is due by August 31, 2018!
  • Ongoing Classes, September 2018 through May 2019 (34 weeks)

    • 30 minute class:  One payment-Sept.-May=$224.00, Two Payments-Sept.-Dec.=$99.56 & Jan.-May=$124.44, or 9 Monthly Payments of $24.89
    • 1 hour class:  One payment-Sept.-May=$416.00, Two Payments-Sept.-Dec.=$184.89 & Jan.-May=$231.11, or 9 Monthly Payments of $46.22
    • 1 hour & 15 minute class:  One payment-Sept.-May=$448.00, Two Payments-Sept.-Dec.=$199.11 & Jan.-May=$248.89, or 9 Monthly Payments of $49.78
    • 1 hour & 30 minute class:  One payment-Sept.-May=$480.00, Two Payments-Sept.-Dec.=$213.33 & Jan.-May=$266.67, or 9 Monthly Payments of $53.33
  • Summer Classes, Workshop Series, Master Classes, and Intensives will be priced individually.
    • Other Fees

      Drop-in Rates
      30 minutes-$10.00 per class
      1 hour-1.25 hours-$18.00 per class
      1.5-2 hours-$20.00 per class
      *Summer Classes, Workshop Series, Master Classes, and Intensives will be priced individually.  

      Rehearsal Fees
      Nutcracker
      $45.00 for all students performing.
      Spring Performance:  

      Ballet 1, 2, Tap & Jazz classes, Contemporary-$45.00 + costume
      Ballet 3, 4&5-$55.00 + costume
      Youth Company no longer includes these rehearsal fees.  Students pay only one rehearsal fee per show.

.*Dedicated Dancer Special:
Register for a Supplemental class when you take a Syllabus class and get a 7% discount on these two classes! Good only on Ballet 3, 4, and 5 syllabus and supplemental classes.

Payments are required to participate in classes and are due in full by the first day of classes. Cash or checks are payable to Ballet Wolcott.  You may give your payment to your teacher or mail it along with your registration to Ballet Wolcott, PO Box 151, Wolcott, VT 05680.  Payment plans are available and should be filled out and turned in on the first day of classes. If payments are more than one month behind, a late fee of $10.00 will be applied to the account; and, the student(s) will not be able to attend class until the payments are updated or a payment plan is arranged with Ballet Wolcott.

Credit/debit cards accepted in person.


There are no refunds. Unused tuition may be applied towards future classes.

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Important Dates and Events


No classes will be held on December 18, 19, 20, 21, 2018.
Last Day of Fall Classes:  Saturday, December 22, 2018
Holiday Vacation:  Sunday, December 23, 2018-Tuesday, January 6, 2019
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:  Monday, January 21, 2019 *Classes will be held.
Presidents Day:  Monday, February 18, 2019  *Classes will be held.
Ballet Wolcott Gala:  TBA
Winter Vacation:  Monday, February 25-Sunday, March 3, 2019  *Studio closed.
Town Meeting:  Monday, March 4-Tuesday, March 5, 2019  *Classes will be held.
Spring Vacation:  Monday, April 15-Sunday, April 21, 2019  *Saturday rehearsals will still be held.
Spring Performance Production Week:  Monday, May 20-Thursday, May 23, 2019
Ballet Wolcott's Annual Spring Performance of Firebird & The Dance Concert:  Friday, May 24, 2019 at 7:00 PM and Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Dibden Center for the Performing Arts




*In case of cancellations, please, visit our News Page. Students will be notified by phone in the case of an emergency.


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Family and Student Expectations

Information

For the latest information on classes, workshops, and events, visit us on face-book, peruse our news page, or check the bulletin board in the hallway at the Wolcott Town Hall. Much of our information is distributed by e-mail. Please, make sure that Ballet Wolcott has your most recent e-mail address. If you are unable to consistently access the internet, please, visit our bulletin board in the hallway at the Wolcott Town Hall for updates. Please, read all announcements so that you are up to date on any news and changes. Feel free to contact Helene and Brandy with any questions and concerns you may have.  Contact information for Helene Nilsen, Administrative Director and Brandy Ofciarcik-Perez, Artistic Director is listed below:
Helene Nilsen, Administrative Director: (802)888-5891, ext. 2 HSNilsen@comcast.net
Brandy Ofciarcik-Perez, Artistic Director: (802)249-9278 BrandyBalletWolcott@gmail.com

Registration: Registration is due by August 31, 2018!  Students must pre-register for all classes and intensives.  Students will be notified of any class or rehearsal cancellations by telephone. If we are not able to reach a student by telephone, we will e-mail.

Tuition: For current prices, please, read above. Prices will also be included in our most current brochure. Payments are required to participate in classes and are due in full by the first day of classes. Cash or checks are payable to Ballet Wolcott.  You may give your payment to your teacher or mail it along with your registration to Ballet Wolcott, PO Box 151, Wolcott, VT 05680. We do not accept credit cards. Payment plans are available and should be filled out and turned in within one month of registering for any class/workshop. There are no refunds. Unused tuition may be applied towards future classes.  If payments are more than one month behind, a late fee of $10.00 will be applied to the account; and, the student(s) will not be able to attend class until the payments are updated or a payment plan is arranged with Ballet Wolcott.

Attendance: Attendance is required at all scheduled rehearsals and classes. There will be no refunds for missed classes. Students may make up missed classes within 30 days. Please, discuss with Brandy what classes your child may attend in order to make up a missed class. Make-up classes may not be carried over to the next semester.

Absences: Ballet Wolcott staff will contact the parents of students who miss 3 or more classes in a row. If students miss 5 or more classes in one semester, the student may be asked to step down from roles in performances, pointe work, and Youth Company.

Cancellations: For information regarding class cancellations, visit the news page on our website or call Brandy or Helene. If the public schools are canceled due to dangerous weather, classes will automatically be canceled. Classes will be held on teacher in-service days and most state/national holidays.  Ballet Wolcott reserves the right to cancel a class or workshop due to low enrollment.  Eight or more paying students must be enrolled in a class in order for it to run.  Some core classes may continue to run or be combined with another class.

Read "Important Dates" above, or see our brochure to learn when classes are being held or cancelled on state holidays. If you are unsure if classes are being held, please, contact Brandy.

Parking: We politely ask families to park in the large parking lot to the right of the post office. When cars park in front of or near the post office, it prevents the postal trucks from parking close enough to load and unload mail. It also blocks access to the mailbox in front of the building.

Arriving and Leaving Your Class: When arriving and leaving your/your child's class, please be aware that another class may be in session and show them the respect that you would have them show you/your child. Please, enter and exit the studio quietly so that dance students may hear their music and teacher.  If waiting for your child, please, keep conversations down to a whisper while class is happening.
Parents must promptly pick up their children when classes and rehearsals have ended. Please, check your rehearsal schedule or class schedule to learn the time that the rehearsal or class ends.
In order to prevent injury and to allow for students to access the dance studio, please, line up shoes and boots neatly in the hallway; and, hang up your coat (and other clothing) on the coatrack.

Lateness: To allow preparation before class, students should arrive 15 minutes before class begins. It is very important for students' safety to be present for the warm-up (first 20 minutes of class). Lateness also disrupts the class, distracting the students as well as the instructors.

Classroom Etiquette:
Please, enter and exit the studio quietly.
Please, do not wear street shoes in the dance studio.
Please, be respectful of all equipment and other's belongings.
Please, be respectful of other's feelings and personal space.
Please, do not loiter in the bathrooms.  Be respectful of others who may need to use them.  There is additional space on to change on the stage before/after class.
During class, please, do not go up on the stage unless it is story-time.
No sweetened drinks, food or gum is allowed in the dance studio.  It damages the dance floor. Water only.
Students must be wearing the dress code for their class. Please, see “Class Attire” below for your child's requirements.
Students are asked to pay respectful attention to their instructors. For younger students who may have a difficult time with this, parents may be asked to attend class and supervise them.
If a student fails to follow these guidelines, our staff will make every effort to respond in a corrective, supportive, and instructive way according to each individual's needs.  Should there be a problem, our faculty will consult with the parents/guardian by phone or in person.

Class Placement:  Students are evaluated during the months of September, December, and April in order to determine their proper placement in class levels. Faculty may consider age, class attendance, a student's individual progression, negative/positive attitude, and ability to focus, among other criteria. Students normally spend two to three years in one level. New students should contact Brandy for a recommendation.

Injury and Medical Conditions:  Parents/Guardians and dancers must make any injuries and medical conditions known to the instructor of the class being taken.

Food/ Drinks: Please, no food in the dance studio. Healthy food may be consumed in the kitchen and foyer during breaks and lunches. Water only in the dance studio, please.  Students/Parents who are preparing and eating meals at the Wolcott Town Hall must clean up after themselves. Please, do your dirty dishes, sweep crumbs off of the floor, and cover open containers of food. We do not want to attract pests.  

Electronics: Please, safely stowe your electronics so that they are not damaged during class. Please, do not bring cell phones, tablets or computers into the studio. They may not be used during class time or rehearsals unless permission is given by a teacher or director (to call a parent for a ride home, to record a dance to practice, or to play a specific song).
If a cell phone or any other electronic device is found we will try to identify the owner by calling the parents/guardians in the contact list. If we cannot access this information, we will send out an email trying to describe the device. You will be expected to provide proof of ownership.

Safety: Please do not leave young children unattended in the lobby, on the stage, bathrooms, kitchen or outside. Children may not go onto the stage unless it is during an approved activity, such as “Story Time” in Stories in Motion and Pre-ballet. Since we do not provide a lifeguard, students may not go near the river or down on the rocks.

Class Attire:  Read below for appropriate attire for each class.  For the safety and comfort of our students, proper dance attire and hair styles are required for every class. No jewelery may be worn in children's classes. Please, leave the jewelry at home or hold it for your child so that it is not lost, damaged, or stolen. No jeans or “jeggings” may be worn to dance classes.  Warm-ups and ballet skirts are allowed at the discretion of the instructor, but must be removed by the time dancers are warm (usually by ronde de jambe's at the ballet barre or 20 minutes into class).  Please, talk to us if you are unable to locate the proper dance attire for your class. We do have some on hand.  For purchasing attire, we highly recommend Lines for the Body in Williston, which is a local dance wear boutique owned and run by a dancer; and, the service is excellent. 
Also, http://www.discountdance.com/ has a great selection of dance wear as well as a list of Ballet Wolcott's required attire, use discount code: TP74681.

Rehearsals and Performances:

Each spring Ballet Wolcott Youth Company and the students of Ballet Wolcott produce a story ballet complete with lighting, scenery, costumes, and props. This requires commitment from Ballet Wolcott families and students.  
Rehearsals are times scheduled for practice and preparation for performance. Class is time to practice technique and develop strength to execute movement vocabulary properly. Some of class time will be used to learn choreography for a performance; but, extra rehearsals will always be necessary. Dancers begin rehearsing many weeks in advance of the show. When we perform dance-stories or ballets, several classes may work as a team to present a quality performance to our community.
Bright lights, a new sound system, and the stage itself can be overwhelming to a young student. Allowing them to work in the space beforehand will help them to become comfortable in the space and allow them to do their best when show time comes.
Rehearsals outside of class time will be limited for our youngest students so that participants are not overwhelmed. Please make an extra effort to save rehearsal times as soon as you are notified of them. Ballet Wolcott chooses to work this way so that our students have the opportunity to fully enjoy the process of creating and preparing a performance they can be proud of.
All rehearsal schedules will be e-mailed to parents, posted on the website and bulletin board, and available in print on the tables at the studio.
Regular attendance to class is extremely important for Stories in Motion and Pre-Ballet during March, April, and May as students finish learning dances for the Spring Performance.
Students in Ballet 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 must attend all rehearsals. If a student is unable to be present when scheduled, he or she may lose their role or the opportunity to perform.  Students in Ballet 3, 4, and 5 must attend classes September through June in order to dance in the Spring Performance. 
All students must pay a performance fee by March 1, 2019 in order to perform in the show.  Additional costume related items may also need to be purchased by the families (leotards, tights, t-shirts, dance shoes, skirts, etc.).  We will let families know what is needed.

Assignment of Roles in Performances:

Some roles in Ballet Wolcott productions may be auditioned. Others may be assigned by the director/choreographer. Please, understand that there are many components which are carefully considered when assigning roles: technical ability, a student's natural movement inclinations, stage presence, class attendance, negative/positive attitude, willingness to work hard, ability to attend rehearsals, classroom behavior, and more. Students in Ballet 3, 4, and 5 must attend classes September through June in order to dance in the Spring Performance.  Parents and students are expected to respect the judgment of the Director/Choreographer and give their best to the role they are given as well as be supportive of their fellow dancers. We cannot guarantee any specific part to any specific person.
Characters will be separated into Primary and Secondary Roles.  Students who are playing Primary Roles will be required to perform in both shows of the Spring Performance.  Primary Roles will not be double cast.  If you are cast in a Primary Role and know that you will be unable to perform at both shows, please, contact Brandy Ofciarcik-Perez immediately.
Your child has the freedom to decline a role; however, we may not have another alternate role to offer.
Students in Ballet 4 and 5 have the opportunity to audition for roles. They will audition on a specific day outside of class time.  
Students in Stories in Motion, Pre-Ballet, Ballet 1, Ballet 2, and Ballet 3 will be involved in a “class dance,” which they will learn during their class time.
No child will be forced into performing. Please, make it clear to your instructor or the Artistic Director that your child will not be performing in the show as early as possible. Otherwise, Ballet Wolcott will expect the performance fee to be paid in full by March 1, 2019.

Parent Volunteers:

In order for the studio and performances to run smoothly, parent/guardian volunteers are absolutely necessary. So that numerous tasks are not placed on the shoulders of only a few, parents/guardians from all class levels will be asked to assist with specific tasks throughout the year. Individual  talents and capabilities will be kept in mind.

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CLASS ATTIRE

For more information about dancewear, visit Lines for the Body in Williston or online at linesforthebody.com
Students may also find dancewear at discountdance.com, use discount code: TP67616.  Or click here for quick access to our dress code at Discount Dance Supply.

Stories in Motion:
For girls, leotards(any color, style, brand), pink footed tights, and pink ballet slippers. Boys should wear dance/sweat pants or shorts, a t-shirt, and black ballet shoes. Feel free to bring your favorite costume (as long as you can comfortably dance in it) to dress up at storytime. Long hair should be pulled up and off of the neck.

Pre-Ballet:
Girls should wear a baby blue leotard (camisole or tank), pink footed tights, and pink ballet slippers and a neat bun. Boys should wear black dance/sweat pants or black tights, a white t-shirt, and black ballet shoes. For boys, long hair must be neatly tied back off of the face and neck.

Ballet 1:
Girls should wear a pink leotard (camisole or tank), pink footed tights, and pink ballet slippers and a neat bun. Boys should wear black tights, white t-shirt, and black ballet shoes. For boys, long hair must be neatly tied back off of the face and neck.

Ballet 2
Girls should wear a lavender leotard(camisole or tank), pink footed tights, and pink ballet slippers and a neat bun. Boys must wear black dance pants or black tights, a white t-shirt, and black ballet shoes. For boys, long hair must be neatly tied back off of the face and neck.

Ballet 3 & Ballet 3 Supplemental
​Girls must wear a royal blue leotard (camisole), pink footed tights, and pink ballet slippers and a neat bun. Boys must wear black tights, a white t-shirt, and black ballet shoes. For boys, long hair must be neatly tied back off of the face and neck.

Ballet 4/5 & Ballet 4/5 Supplemental
​Girls must wear a grey leotard (camisole with simple straps--No designs on the back or wrap around the neck styles), pink footed tights, and pink ballet slippers and a neat bun. Boys must wear black tights, a white t-shirt, and black ballet shoes. For boys, long hair must be neatly tied back off of the face and neck.  


Pre-pointe/Pointe

Students taking pre-pointe should wear their class leotard (see notes above), pink footed tights, and pink ballet slippers or pointe shoes (by teacher invitation only) and a neat bun.

Hip Hop
Students may wear clothing that is expressive but does not fall off of the body or restrict movement.  Clean non-skid sneakers, jazz shoes, or jazz sneakers may be worn.  No jeans or restrictive clothing, please.  Hair should be pulled off of the neck and out of the face.

Kid's Tap & Jazz, Broadway Jazz, Lyrical, and Contemporary Classes
Girls should wear a black (or ballet level color) leotard with black jazz pants and black tap (for tap class) shoes. Boys should wear a white or solid colored t-shirt with black jazz pants and black tap(for tap class) shoes. Long hair should be neatly pulled away from the face and off of the neck. Black jazz shoes or black ballet slippers may be worn for Broadway jazz, jazz, lyrical, and contemporary; although, students may also dance in bare feet or "foot undies." **No jeans or clothes with pockets, please.

Ballet Wolcott Youth Company
Due to the wide range of styles that may be performed, dancers must provide their own clean, in tact dance attire as listed below:
Girls:  nude leotard, black camisole leotard, pink tights, nude tights, black jazz pants, black full length leggings, pink ballet slippers, black ballet slippers or jazz shoes, and  pink pointe shoes if the dancer is en pointe.  If necessary:  Other undergarments must be nude in color.  Hair supplies for a bun:  non-colored/hair matching elastics, bobby/hair pins, hair matching hair net.
Boys:  black footed tights, black jazz pants, white dance T-shirt, white ballet slippers, black ballet slippers or jazz shoes.  If hair is not worn short, it must be pulled back away from the face in a low pony tail (hair matching elastic) or slicked back with gel (for performances).
*Girls and Boys may wear "Foot Undies" or another nude foot covering if they do not wish to dance in bare feet for modern dance and lyrical numbers.

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