Bay Area Ballet Youth Company

About BABYC

Bay Area Ballet Youth Company provides opportunities beyond the classroom to dancers who wish to explore a deeper understanding of the performing arts, as well as share the art of dance with our community of South San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area.

BABYC dancers participate in two larger productions per season as well as smaller performance or service opportunities within the community. Company dancers have the privilege of learning and performing classical ballet repertoire as well as choreography in different dance genres and styles. Company dancers learn the responsibilities of a performer - both on stage and off - and are encouraged to support one another as they work together to create performing art.

Membership is seasonal and follows an academic year. The 2019-2020 BABYC Season is open to Bay Area Ballet Conservatory students in Pre – Professional Division Levels 4A, 4B, 5 and 6. The membership registration deadline for the 2019-2020 BABYC Season is September 7, 2019.

Membership for the 2020-2021 BABYC Season will be held by audition in April of 2020.

Membership is divided into three groups; Apprentice, Junior & Senior Company. Dancers in Level 4A are automatically placed in Apprentice Company group. Placement into Junior or Senior Company is for Level 4B, 5 and 6 and is placed at the discretion of the Artistic Director . Group placement is evaluated with each new season.


Membership Dues & Requirements

All membership dues are non-refundable. Payment plans available by request.

Clara’s Dream audition fee is waived for 2019-2020 BABYC Company Dancers.

 

Apprentice Company | Dancers in Level 4A

Membership Dues: $450 due September 7, 2019. Dues include Clara’s Dream participation fee.

Registration in the minimum required Level 4A classes plus,

  • Registration in the Junior Company Repertoire/Variations class for the full 2019-2020 School Session – Wednesdays 5:45-6:45

  • Saturday Rehearsals, held seasonally.

Apprentice company dancers are expected to be taking Summer Session ballet classes and/or BABC’s Summer Dance Intensive.

 Junior Company | Placement by Artistic Director

Membership Dues: $600 due September 7, 2019. Dues include Clara’s Dream participation fee.

Registration in at least the minimum required classes for the dancer’s level plus,

  • Registration in the Junior Company Character class for the full 2019-2020 School Session – Tuesdays 5:45-6:45

  • Registration in the Junior Company class for the full 2019-2020 School Session – Wednesdays 4:15-5:45

  • Registration in the Junior Company Repertoire/Variations class for the full 2019-2020 School Session – Wednesdays 5:45-6:45

  • Registration in Intermediate Modern/Contemporary for the full 2019-2020 School Session – Wednesdays 6:45-7:45 is expected.

  • Saturday Rehearsals, held seasonally.

Junior company dancers are expected to be taking Summer Session ballet classes or BABC’s Summer Dance Intensive. Attendance to outside Summer Intensives must be approved by the Artistic Director.

 Senior Company | Placement by Artistic Director

Membership Dues: $600 due September 7, 2019. Dues include Clara’s Dream participation fee.

Registration in at least the minimum required classes for the dancer’s level plus,

  • Registration in a Character class for the full 2019-2020 School Session.

  • Registration in the Senior Company class for the full 2019-2020 School Session – Wednesdays 5:45-7:15

  • Registration in the Senior Company Repertoire/Variations class for the full 2019-2020 School Session – Wednesdays 7:15-8:15.

  • Registration in Advanced Modern/Contemporary for the full 2019-2020 School Session – Wednesdays 4:30-5:45 is expected.

  • Saturday Rehearsals, held seasonally.

Senior company dancers are expected to be taking Summer Session ballet classes or BABC’s Summer Dance Intensive. Attendance to outside Summer Intensives must be approved by the Artistic Director.

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BABYC 2019 - 2020 Season Rehearsal & Performance Schedule

*The 2019-2020 Season Schedule will be confirmed during Summer 2019. Below is the tentative 2019-2020 Company Season, subject to change*

August 19, 2019 | BABC School Session Begin

September 7, 2019 | Clara’s Dream Audition & BABYC Membership Fees Due. BABYC Dancers must attend audition, though audition fee is waived.

September 21, 2019 | Clara’s Dream & 2020 Spring Concert Rehearsals Begin.

September 29, 2019 | SSF Festival Performance

November 3, 2019 | Dancing For A Cure Benefit Performance in Cupertino for selected BABYC dancers/dances.

November 27 – December 1 | Thanksgiving Holiday – No Rehearsals

December 7th & 8th or 14 & 15 | Clara’s Dream Performances (tentative dates)

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December 18, 2019 | No Rehearsals

December 20, 2019 – January 5, 2020 | Winter Break - No Rehearsals

January 6, 2020 | BABC School Session Classes Resume

January 11, 18, 25 | Rehearsals

February 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 | Rehearsal

March 7 & 8 | Tentative Performance Date or March 7 Rehearsal

March 14 & 15 | Tentative Performance Date

 Spring 2020 | California Dance Classics Competition – BABYC Dancers Selected By Invitation - Optional

Spring 2020 | sjDANCEco Festival in San Jose – Select Dancers/Dances

Summer 2020 | Ballet Beyond Borders in Los Angeles – Select Dancers/Dances - Optional


BABYC Uniform & Supplies

Pink Ballet Shoes | Pink canvas split sole ballet shoes

Nude Ballet Shoes | Canvas split sole ballet shoes that match your natural complexion. For example: https://www.discountdance.com/dancewear/style_2037W.html?&pid=25311&Shop=Style&&skey=nude+ballet+shoes&search=true&SortOrder=R&SID=1360926947

Pointe Shoes | Pointe shoes for students currently training en pointe

Leotard | Natalie V-Back Mesh Tank Leotard - Steel Blue https://www.discountdance.com/dancewear/style_N8429.html

Skirt | White wrap chiffon skirt. For example: https://www.discountdance.com/dancewear/style_R9721.html?&pid=28016&Shop=Style&&skey=white+ballet+skirt&search=true&SortOrder=R&SID=1360927628

Pink Ballet Tights | Convertible ballet pink tights with no back seams

Undergarment Leotard | Any undergarment leotard that matches your natural complexion. No plastic straps.

Diamond Earrings | Costume diamond earrings (clear, not iridescent) for ladies with pierced ears must be worn for all performances.

Stage Make Up & False Eyelashes | Dancers must have their own stage make-up and false lashes for all performances.

2018-2019 BABYC Artists

2018-2019 BABYC Artists