CREATE, TRAIN, & ADVANCE YOUR PROFESSIONAL CAREER IN DANCE

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CONTACT: Danielle Genest, Associate Artistic Director

danielle@islandmovingco.org
401-847-4470

Island Moving Company’s (IMC’s) Professional Trainee Program bridges the gap between a dancer’s formative training and professional or collegiate pursuits.

The program prepares young dancers to refine their technique, artistry, and performance skills required for a career in dance.

A UNIQUELY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE!

IMC’s Professional Trainee Program is a full time, 8-month immersive educational experience designed for pre-professional dancers aged 18 – 24 who aspire to pursue a career in dance.

Interested students elect to take a gap interval (1 or 2 years) between OR in lieu of academic/college studies to further their training and experience prior to entering the professional dance world.

The program consists of two semesters spanning September- May, during which trainees take company class, rehearse, perform, create, and teach alongside IMC’s professional company.

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES ARE PLENTIFUL AND INCLUDE:

  • Classical and contemporary work in Company performances
  • Trainee showcases
  • IMC outreach programs
  • Soloist appearances with IMC’s Junior Company

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

Daily Ballet Technique Class

  • 2-3 days per-week alongside IMC company dancers
  • Trainee exclusive classes 2-3 days per week taught by IMC Artistic staff or Visiting Guest Artists or Company members
  • Personal coaching

Additional Classes

  • Contemporary
  • Partnering
  • Improvisation
  • Advanced Academy classes in the evenings

Rehearsals

  • Choreography showcases for trainees
  • Rehearsals with the company
  • Work with resident and visiting choreographers
  • Understudy company repertory works

      Teacher Training

      • Training for IMC’s In-School k-12, curricular based, Educational Programs
      • Teaching assistant positions in IMC’s professional Academy

      Mentoring and Career Support

      • Provided by IMC Artistic & Associate Artistic Directors
      • Partnered with an IMC company dancer
      • Photo shoot, career development, and resume building classes
      • Professional Resources for young dancers
      • Resume writing classes
      • Professional headshot and dance photography session
      • Others TBD

        All prospective students must complete the audition registration form and accompanying documents including:

        • Headshot
        • Video sample(s)
        • Statement of professional/artistic goals

        IMPORTANT DATES
        Application Deadline                                   May 17, 2021
        Acceptance & required 25% deposit        July 23, 2021
        Semester I Dates                                          Sept. 13 – Dec. 17, 2021
        Semester II Dates                                        Jan 10 – May 14, 2022

        The Trainee Program is tuition-based with a limited number of merit scholarships available.

        TUITION SCHEDULE FOR FALL, 2021
        Year, one all Inclusive tuition                    $6,450
        Application/Reservation fee*                    $50

        *Non-refundable and not applied to tuition

        IMC does NOT provide Housing-but will help students to find safe, appropriate accommodations when possible.

        For accepted trainees, IMC invites you to participate in IMC’s Summer Intensive, July 12, 2021 through July 25, 2021 with a 40% discounted rate ($1,000 for the 2-week intensive).

        More information can be found by clicking here.

        TRAINEE APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY MAY 17, 2021