DREAMS 1999 Regional Dance Of America Choreographic Award Artistic Director - Gary Taylor
TEMPTATION 2004 Regional Dance of America Choreographic Commission Award Artistic Director - Gary Taylor
ANGELS 2006 Regional Dance of America Choreographic Recognition Award Artistic Director - Gary Taylor
MEMBER FOR OVER 20 YEARS
High Point Ballet has been a member of the Southeastern Regional Ballet Association, (SERBA), since 1995. SERBA is one of five divisions of Regional Dance America, (RDA), a national association of dance companies founded in 1988 to promote the artistic development of dance companies throughout the United States. The organization offers instruction, scholarships, awards, and performance opportunities.
High Point Ballet adjudicates several pieces for performance at the annual festivals held each spring. The festival is hosted by SERBA member companies. High Point Ballet has hosted four festivals each bringing over 800 dancers, directors, choreographers, and professional support personnel along with nationally recognized instructors and musicians to the Triad. The festival highlights three days of master classes and performance.
REGIONAL DANCE AMERICA
RDA - A National Association of Dance Companies Quality dance is an important part of the rich and diverse culture available to all individuals in every community across the United States and Canada. The pre-professional dance company is at the core; reaching communities and populations that may not be served by larger, professional companies. As members of Regional Dance America, these companies claim national and international recognition for the standards to which they are held. Young dancers regardless of geographic boundaries have access to quality dance performance, training opportunities and over $300,000 in scholarships annually; choreographers thrive in enriching settings with all resources necessary to grow and develop into regional, national and international stature. Regional Dance America is the national identity for member companies, unifying the five regional associations.
SOUTHEASTERN REGIONAL BALLET ASSOCIATION
SERBA is a regional association of dance companies who reside in the following areas of the US: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and the territory of Puerto Rico. SERBA companies associate to promote excellence in instruction, choreography, performance and production. SERBA offers regional and national networking between directors, choreographers and dancers. The organization provide educational and scholarship opportunities for dancers and choreographers. SERBA fosters the growth of dance education and the appreciation of dance throughout local communities.