North Carolina Dance Theatre is holding auditions for NCDT REACH!, which gives free dance lessons and performance opportunities to boys and girls ages 7-10 who can't afford professional lessons.
In its first year, NCDT REACH! worked with more than 90 students. The program is supported by a $78,000 donation from the Women’s Impact Fund.
Selection for NCDT REACH! is determined based on natural abilities, the potential to be trained in dance, family commitment to the program and financial need. Parental involvement is emphasized in all aspects of the program, including orientations for parents and students prior to the program’s start. No prior dance experience is required.
NC Dance Theatre Director of Education and Outreach April Berry and program teaching artists will make up the audition panel. Up to 30 students may be selected at each of the four park and rec locations.
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Students selected for NCDT REACH! attend two classes once a week, and all first-year students receive dance attire at no charge to their families. Students and their parents also receive tickets to some of NC Dance Theatre’s professional dance performances.
Students should arrive 45 minutes before audition time to register.
Ivory Baker Recreation Center - Monday, May 16, 6-7:15 p.m.
1920 Stroud Park Court
Naomi Drenan Recreation Center - Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 6-7:15 p.m.
750 Beal Street
Albemarle Road Recreation Center - Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 6-7:15 p.m.
5027 North Idlewild Road
Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center - Thursday, May 19, 2011, 6-7:15 p.m.
2921 Tuckaseegee Road