ASB Dance Company

 

In 2013 the Andover School of Ballet began its teen performance company under the direction of Tabitha Liversidge. The ASB Dance Co. dancers are selected by audition and must attend weekly classes in Ballet as well as Jazz, Modern, Lyrical or Contemporary dance in addition to weekly company class and rehearsal on Saturday afternoons. The company works with director, Tabitha, as well as other ASB faculty, and guest choreographers and teachers. They are also given extra workshop and performance opportunities. The dancers may perform in any and all styles of dance depending on the choreographer. ASBDC may perform 3-5 times per year.

 

ASB Dance Company Information & Requirements 2016-17

 
Audition Required:

Email ASBDC director Tabitha Rodger at tabithaasb@gmail.com with questions

 

Required ASB assessed level:

Ballet level 4+ / “Live Wires” 1 or 2 (i.e., Jazz & Tap levels 4 & 5) / invitation to audition or participate

 

Required weekly school-year technique classes:

  Minimum of 2 ballet classes per week PLUS one of the following: Live Wires 1 or 2 Jazz (tap not required), or Modern, or Contemporary, or Lyrical

 
Required Late Spring/Summer Classes:

Usual “late spring & summer” required class schedule based on your current ASB dance level, AND students not currently taking ballet must take Thurs. 7:30 Elementary Ballet for a minimum of 5 weeks (more weeks is better!).

 
PLUS One-Week Intensive:TBD - Usually the second week of August – each day for 2 to 3 hours
 
2016/17 school year rehearsals:

Saturdays from 2:30 – 5:00pm (following regular ASB yearly calendar)

Company members are expected to attend all rehearsals barring illness or “acts of God”.  If you are injured or ill but not contagious, you should attend and watch rehearsals. Missing 3 or more rehearsals in each 16-week semester permits choreographers the right to remove you from routines or sections of routines being rehearsed.

.  Dancers will be informed with due notice of any extra rehearsals.

 

2016/17 school year performances:

Sat. Sept 10, 2016 – Andover Day, Time ­- TBA (on street) (must attend full August intensive to participate

TBA (Jan?) - Move for the Movement – cancer benefit performance {usually January @ AHS}

March 11, 2016– at Ipswich Moving Company with the IMC Youth Dance ensemble

May 2017 - The ASB Grande Finale Recital – both shows

Other opportunities TBA  (In 2015-16; 5 performances of “Gwendolyn the Graceful Pig” with author David Rottenberg in the No. Andover Public Schools)

 

Fees:

Audition fee:  $25

 
Company Tuition per semester:  flat rate per 16-week semester – $425.00 in 2016-17  

(flat rate covers cost of rehearsals/company participation. This is in addition to class tuition as normal for each student’s regular ASB class schedule)

 

Summer Intensive Week Tuition: - $180.00 for 6 days in 2016-17

In addition, students may participate in fundraising to cover any extra production costs, i.e.: Costume pieces, performance fees, etc.

 

Company Uniform:

Company uniform is required because it will be used as costume base in performances. EXACT uniform for 2016-17 to be determined & requirements will be emailed to all company members after audition.

 

Please email ASBDC director Tabitha Rodger at tabithaasb@gmail.com with any questions.