eXit SPACE offers an exclusive program for dancers who are ready to seriously focus on their dance training and future. The Pre-Professional Program is a curriculum-based program designed for the dedicated dance student. Dancers must be between 8 and 18 years of age. Students are placed in one of three divisions based on age and ability, each with its own set of core classes and minimum class requirements.
Admission into thePROGRAM
Admission to the PROGRAM is through audition only.
($25 audition fee, pre-registration required, call 206-949-8643)
2017-18 Audition Dates:
Friday, June 9: 4:00 - 7:00pm (Parent Meeting 4-4:30pm)
Saturday, June 17: 9:00am - 12:00pm (Parent Meeting 9-9:30am)
MANDATORY Workshop for the 2017-18 PROGRAM dancers:
August 21 - 25: 9:00am - 5:00pm (Tuition $675)
*If your child is accepted, there will be a mandatory workshop August 21 - 25, 9:00am - 5:00pm
The PROGRAM students are required to enroll in 4-8 classes per week (including ballet, modern, hip hop, and jazz). Dancers are required to take ballet twice per week, modern once per week and a choice of modern or jazz once per week (total of four classes per week); additional classes are elective (hip hop, pre-pointe, jazz, tap).
The PROGRAM dancers rehearse twice per week for a total of 3.5 hours from mid-September to mid-June with some vacation dates. Weekly time commitment is approximately 10 hours (more if dancers choose additional elective classes).
The PROGRAM dancers perform at 2-3 competitions and/or concerts, attend two conventions, and are showcased at multiple community performances each season. Dancers accepted into the PROGRAM have the privilege of attending professional dance concerts throughout the city, backstage tours, exciting chances to work one on one with guest faculty, and receive personal coaching.
Dancers accepted into the PROGRAM are nurtured, encouraged, and challenged as the faculty assists in their development and dedication to dance. Dancers involved in the PROGRAM are students who are serious about their commitment to dance and are committed to pursuing undergraduate studies in dance, a pre-professional and/or professional career in dance.
Tuition for the PROGRAM is paid for in three installments, each payment is $775/semester (monthly payment plans are also available, $232.50/month).
*Weekly technique classes are part of the school tuition and are not included in thePROGRAM tuition. ThePROGRAM tuition covers all competition, convention, and costume fees as well as their weekly rehearsals, choreographer/guest artist fees, personal coaching, and theater/concert fees.
eXit SPACE offers numerous partial scholarships. Dancers must audition for the PROGRAM in order to be considered for scholarship. Scholarship forms must be filled out by the parent at the audition.
Please direct any questions regarding thePROGRAM to Marlo Ariz (Artistic Director) or Karen O'Branovich (Assistant Director)