About Ekklesia Apprentice Program
Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet’s Apprentice Program provides its constituents with performing opportunities and further training with Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet.
At the end of each season, Dancers are evaluated and presented with one of the following opportunities:
1. Invitation to continue with Ekklesia in the Apprentice II program
2. Promotion to Company Artist with Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet
3. Released from the Company and encouraged to pursue other professional dance/ministry opportunities.
Technique classes are taught by Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet Artistic Director, Elisa Schroth in addition to other faculty and Guest Instructors. The weekly training schedule is identical to that of Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet with additional evening classes available for a discounted rate at Christian Academy of Dance. Apprentices will also participate in Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet rehearsals and may be asked to tour with Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet on an as needed basis. Touring with ECB is by invitation only and at the discretion of the Artistic Director.
First year full membership fee is $2,000.00 for the 2017-2018 Season.
Checks should be made out to Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet and may be mailed to our office, or credit card information can be provided over the phone. Fees can be paid in ten monthly installments using a credit card, a $5.00 monthly processing fee will be added. A registration fee of $75.00, wardrobe fee of $80.00 and first monthly payment will be charged at time of registration, with subsequent payments automatically charged on the first of every month.
There is no membership fee for Apprentice II members for the 2017-2018 Season.
A registration fee of $75.00 and wardrobe fee of $80.00 are due at time of registration.
There are no refunds or exchanges.
A late fee of $10.00 will be charged on the 15th day past the due date of your payment plan. Delinquent Status: If your account is 30 days past the due date, it will be put in delinquent status. The dancer will not be allowed to return to class or register for future semesters until the account is current. All accounts must be paid in order to participate in all Performances.
A fee will be charged for all returned checks, $20.00 per check, per return.
Applicants must be 18 years of age and have completed High School by October 1st of the year they will enter the program.
Applicants must submit a completed Application packet.
Prior to the start of the season, Dancers must submit completed and signed forms, all required payments and signed adherence and liability forms.
Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet reserves the right to adjust and amend all aforementioned rules and requirements, at its discretion, in circumstances it deems unique or extra-ordinary.
Calendar & Holidays
Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet’s 2017-2018 Season runs July 24, 2017-June 11, 2018
ECB Apprentices observe standard holidays, including Thanksgiving (Wednesday-Friday), Christmas (two weeks), and Easter (Friday-Monday)
ECB Apprentices are not permitted to schedule vacations, or have any absences related to pursuing other interests or activities during the course of this agreement
ECB Apprentices must seek approval of the Artistic Director before engaging or committing to any performance opportunitites not associated directly with ECB
ECB Apprentices should be actively participating in weekly services at a local Christian church
All ECB Apprentices are required to participate in Living Rock Church’s annual Christmas production, Ahavah, and all rehearsals
ECB Apprentices may be invited to tour with Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet (Invitations are at the discretion of the Artistic Director)
ECB Apprentices are encouraged to participate in Project Dance New York with Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet. Participants will perform with the main Company. ECB Apprentices are responsible for Project Dance registration, housing and travel expenses.
ECB Apprentices may have the opportunity to perform in schools, festivals, nursing homes, and churches.
Bookings and Performances TBD
ECB Company Artists, Apprentices and Apprentices are permitted to dress for class and rehearsal as is fitting to a Professional Ballet Company. All ECB Company Artists, Apprentices and Trainees are asked to use careful discernment in making choices as to their attire for classes and rehearsals. Modesty is expected. All final decisions pertaining to all ECB Dancer’s attire are at the discretion of the Artistic.
Exposure to professional choreography
Potential teaching opportunities