How to join
SACBC membership is open to all South Australian students of dance enrolled in accredited ballet schools.
Each year aspiring dancers can audition for a place in the Company which limits membership to about twenty-five young male and female dancers whose ages range from 10 to 19 years.
The SACBC performs regularly throughout the year and boasts an extensive repertoire that encompasses professionally produced classical, modern, contemporary and multicultural works commissioned from leading local, national and international choreographers. Special emphasis is placed upon the creation of dance pieces that challenge and extend the achievements of young dancers to present their audience with a standard of performance that is both accomplished and visually compelling.
The SACBC recognises that it places significant demands upon the time and energies of its members. All members must attend all rehearsals and make themselves available for the many performances that the Company undertakes each year. It stands as testament to the dedication of its young people that members remain with SACBC for an average of five to six years.
Rehearsals are held during the school terms on Friday evenings from 5.30pm until 8.30pm / 9.00pm (depending on schedule) at Gravity Studios, South Road, Edwardstown. If a company member is unable to attend a rehearsal, the Artistic Director must be informed. Depending on performance commitments, extra rehearsals are held during the school holidays and on Sundays.
SACBC has Fees for members which are invoiced each term together with an annual costume levy. Term fees are approximately $200. Regular information is communicated by email about upcoming rehearsals, performances, fundraising opportunities, and any other important information for company members.
To achieve the goal to perform with technical and artistic integrity, it is essential that all SACBC members make a commitment of their time and enthusiasm. If they are unable to do this it impacts unfairly on everyone who has given so much of themselves to be involved in the success of the Company.
The policies, actions and future planning of SACBC are formulated and carried out by an active committee comprised of the parents of members, the Artistic Director and specialist consultants. Board meetings are held at least once a term, and parents are always welcome to attend and contribute their time and ideas.
For more information please subscribe to our mailing list to be kept informed of audition dates and performances, follow us on social media, email us here or phone Beverley Waters (Artistic Director) on 0433 240 217.