High Point Ballet, a not-for-profit 501c3, is a pre-professional program for the diversified dancer with over 300 students going on to careers in the performing arts. Our training is based on a brad spectrum of movement rooted in classical training outlined for optimum advancement. Dancers train a minimum of 2-4 days per week with additional rehearsals outside the scheduled classroom environment. From the most classical to the most contemporary dancer, out mission is to create strong dancers, who are highly technical, can perform with confidence and experience, and assuredness to brave the current world of dance
High Point Ballet, the vision of Founder and Executive Director, Rita Taylor, held its debut performance in 1987. Comprised of professional and pre-professional members, the Company, a funded affiliate of the High Point Area Arts Council, is a Performing Member of Regional Dance America’s Southeastern Regional Ballet Association. The vision of the Company has been to create a diverse company encompassing a wide array of technical and theatrical elements of dance.
High Point Ballet provides a vast repertoire of classical and contemporary dance works as well as arts education programs for all. Currently, over 200 members of the company have gone on to such noted schools and companies as University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Kansas City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, School of American Ballet, Boston Conservatory, Joffrey Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Richmond Ballet, Alvin Ailey, Ballet Met, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.
High Point Ballet strives to and excels in provide an encouraging, positive, and inspiring environment for all aspiring dancers. Performing members are eligible for participation in all major performances as well as several festivals and conferences held throughout the year. Members benefit from training with award winning choreographers, professional performers, and seasoned technical and creative staff from throughout the nation. In addition, masters classes in all forms of dance are offered to members.
Annual performing member auditions are held typically on the third weekend in March and on a case-by-case basis. Membership requirements and associated obligations are available upon request by calling 336-889-2480.
HPB Dance Center
HPB Dance Center is a new program of dance study for the 2016-2017 season. Classes begin immediately after Labor Day for students ages 3-middle school. HPB Dance Center is especially for those who are looking to experience the High Point Ballet training philosophy prior to exploring a possible Performing Member Experience. This new program is especially for the focused dancer with wants a dedicated, proven, non-competitive, innovative curriculum of dance study. The PK Dance program for ages 3-6 specifically focuses on the preschool years teaching pre-ballet, creative movement, tap and acrobatics including a special PK performance and themed camp opportunities. These students meet once a week for a one-hour session. Elementary and Middle School students have a choice of study which includes one – two days per week depending on individual interest. High School Students interested in this program are also encouraged to make inquiries.
Browse our Web site for more information about High Point Ballet. If you have any questions or would like to speak with a High Point Ballet representative regarding our program, please e-mail us at email@example.com or call us at 336-887-4HPB (4472).
Photos by Richard Calmes and Gary Taylor Photography