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The Project31 Apprentice Training Program is an immersive concert dance experience. Dancers within the program have the opportunity to work and train directly with professional dancers. The Apprentice Training Program (ATP) is designed for talented dancers ages 14+ who are interested in pursuing dance as a career or college major. This pre-professional group performs separately and alongside Project31’s Professional Company, providing each dancer with the invaluable experience of learning the discipline, drive, technique, and work ethic that is required to be a member of a professional company. Junior Apprentices have the ability to build a portfolio of dancing outside the traditional competition and convention setting. Dancers will learn what concert dance is as well as gain an in-depth understanding of classical and contemporary techniques. Graduates of Project31’s Apprentice Training Program have been accepted to and attended prestigious dance training programs including the Professional Program at The Ailey School, Roger Williams University,  the University Of Vermont, Hofstra University, Adelphi University, Slippery Rock University, Ohio State University, AMDA, Boston Conservatory, Connecticut College, Dean College, Bridgewater State University, as well as the Disney College Program.


Requirements for Participation :

  • Minors must have parental consent and support  to participate 

  • Apprentices must be at least 14 years old by September 2023.

  • Apprentices must be selected through an audition 

  • Apprentices are required to attend weekly rehearsals and company class on Sundays at Project31 Dance Studio: 222 Weymouth Street, Rockland

  • Dancers must understand that ATP is a supplement to their regular studio training. 

  • Apprentices must be dancing a minimum of 12 hours of technique class per week outside of company class and rehearsal. 

  •  The Project31 Apprentice Training Program is supplementary to the dancers’ studio dance training. We value the technical training apprentice dancers receive from their studio. Dancers are excused from Project31 events and rehearsals for mandatory studio commitments such as competitions, rehearsals, and recitals as long as the director is made aware of such dates at least four weeks in advance.


Cost to Participate in Project31 Apprentice Training Program 

  • Yearly tuition to participate in the Apprentice program is $950. Tuition payment is due at the first rehearsal attended. The tuition fee covers the cost of 10+ hours of instruction, space, first-aid materials, and supplies. 

  • In addition, dancers, apprentices, and trainees pay a yearly photo & media fee of $120. This fee is due one month prior to the annual company photoshoot. For this fee dancers and apprentices will receive a headshot and action shot of themselves to use as they wish as well as access to additional images captured during the shoot

  • Apprentice will be subject to a costume fee for each piece they are cast in and may be asked to purchase specific shoes, tights, and undergarments for performances. 

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