Ballet Vermont produces two ballet productions:
1. Farm to Ballet in the Summer and
2. Bees & Friends in the Fall.
Audition for one or audition for both!
Ballet Vermont's mission is to bring high quality ballet to all corners of Vermont while using art to highlight social issues important to our community in new and inspiring ways.
Dance with us this summer!
START BALLET CLASS NOW!
especially if you are thinking about dancing with us summer 2018!
Click here to learn about adult ballet opportunities with Artistic Director Chatch Pregger as well as to learn about other adult dance classes in the area.
Frequently Asked Question:
My son or daughter is interested in dancing in Farm to Ballet. Can they audition?
Right now the Farm to Ballet project is auditioning females 17 years old and up. Considerations may be made for male students younger than 17. For male students younger than 17 who may be interested, please send an email to email@example.com
Also please note, Farm to Ballet will be hosting kids dance camps this summer! Stay tuned to our facebook page and website for more details.
ON BEING A FARM TO BALLET DANCER
A Note from the Artistic Director
If there was a time that you loved to dance, you probably still do. Did you think your last recital would be your last time performing ballet? It doesn’t have to be!
Many dancers who experienced intense ballet training in their youth don't leave the world of dance feeling satisfied. Often the passion for dance is replaced with college, a career, a family. For those who do pursue a career in ballet, it can be an injury filled, unsatisfying and short career. Everyone has a different relationship with dance and I know that the idea of returning to ballet can be an emotional one.
The ballet world is competitive! The traditional aesthetic of ballet can have quite negative impacts on body image, even throughout a successful career dancers can have body image issues either personally or imposed upon them by directors, choreographers or even other dancers.
Here at Farm to Ballet we have a different culture. Strength and technique are achievable goals completely separate from body type and how high you can get your leg. We perform on grass so no pointe shoes to jam your feet into! Our show is about community and the community of dancers we bring together is one that supports each person to develop in their own technique. Our show seeks to bring JOY to our audiences so our company must support dancers in finding their joy in dance and bringing that joy to the stage (field).
Farm to Ballet is a chance for you to access the skills you learned and find new skills that allow you to dance in a healthful, beautiful way. I believe you can find pleasure in performing again without the pressure to turn those skills into a career.
I would like to invite adult dancers of all ages, experience and skill levels to auditions. If you're not sure, having second thoughts, if you're nervous about dancing again or nervous to start ballet as an adult- we think you can do it! Please come to our interest session and find out what the Farm to Ballet experience is all about.
I hope to see you there
Chatch -Artistic Director-