What is CCB2:
CCB2 is a training company for young, highly skilled dancers generally ages 15-18, who are showing a dedication to their training and are interested in a career in dance either as a teacher, dancer or choreographer. CCB2 is considered a preparatory company for CCB’s main company.
How can I join CCB2 and who is eligible?
CCB dancers ages 15-18 who have completed one year of level 6, PLUS all non-CCB dancers ages 15-18 with a minimum of 5 years of training and 2 years of pointe are eligible to audition. Dancers are admitted through the audition process or at the invitation of the Artistic Director.
What are the class expectations for CCB2 dancers?
The minimum requirement for CCB2 dancers is 6 classes per week at CCB, with 3 ballet with 1 pointe for all dancers desiring a pointe role. Please note: these requirements are a minimum requirement. Dancers desiring a professional career in dance should endeavor to dance 3-5 hours a day, 6 days a week. Dancers interested in a professional track schedule (classical or contemporary) should meet with the Artistic Director.
What performing opportunities are available to me as a CCB2 dancer?
These dancers are eligible for all company roles if they are technically and artistically ready and meet all eligibility requirements. Dancers can be cast in roles from principal to corps de ballet depending on skill level and maturity. CCB2 dancers must audition for our Fall Ballet and Beer, Nutcracker and the Spring Ballet. Additional performing opportunities will be made available to CCB2 dancers including school shows, community events, etc.
Is the company only for aspiring ballet dancers?
No. The class requirements are set up to enable both ballet and contemporary dancers to create a track that is particular to their dancing goals. For instance, a ballet dancer could/should take a minimum of 6 technique classes, be averaging 6 hours of pointe a week, Pilates and modern/ contemporary. Meanwhile, a contemporary dancer might opt to take 4 ballet classes, modern, contemporary, jazz, hip hop and Pilates. Contemporary dancers can also opt to take one ballet technique class a week on pointe to meet the requirement to be considered for a pointe role (i.e. Waltz of the Flowers, Snow).
What other benefits are part of being a CCB2 dancer?
CCB2 is considered a scholarship position, therefore all dancers must sign a contract. The scholarship includes 2 pairs of pointe shoes per year and all performance fees are waived. (Men receive a pair of shoes and tights each semester.) Please see below for a full list of benefits.
What is the tuition for CCB2?
CCB2 dancers pay CCB’s standard tuition rates.
I have been in level 6 for two years and am 14 years old, why am I not eligible to audition?
CCB2’s guidelines are the general eligibility requirements to audition. Very skilled and mature dancers who are not yet 15 may be asked by the Artistic Director to audition from time to time, but this is an exception. In general, dancers need both the skill and the artistic and emotional maturity to fulfill the responsibility required of the long rehearsal hours, the physical demands and the acting required for more mature roles.
- 6 classes per week at CCB mandatory (3 ballet), with 1 on pointe minimum to be considered for pointe roles
- General rehearsal schedule is Tues/Thursday 7:30-9:15pm and Saturday 10:30am-5pm.
- Tuition is based on CCBs discounted unlimited monthly fee (discounts for Teacher Assistantships and need-based scholarships also available)
- 2 pairs of pointe shoes per year/ Men: tights and shoes each performance
- 2 pre-approved excused absences for rehearsals per show and 2 non-planned excused absences (no back to back Saturdays)
- 2 comps per show
- Performance fees waived
- Participation in Denver Guild Ballet Competition if desired (separate fees and tuition apply) and other performing opportunities when available.
- Free rental space for approved projects/ choreography and teaching opportunities