Apprentice Corporation (Ages 13-18, by audition only)
Meets Mondays from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM and Wednesdays from 5:00 PM-8 PM
Annual tuition: $105/month. Sliding Scale tuition is available.
The 2021-2022 program year begins Monday, October 4, 2021 and runs through May 2022.
Auditions for the Apprentice Corporation are on October 4, 2021 from 5 PM – 6:30 PM. To audition, please register for the Apprentice Corporation company so we know to expect you. Your first day of class will serve as your audition for program placement. Learn more here.
Moving in the Spirit plans to conduct classes in person for the 2021-2022 season. If the rate of community spread of COVID-19 reaches 7% or higher, classes will be conducted online until the transmission rate falls within an acceptable range. Learn more about our safety protocols.
The Apprentice Corporation is a co-ed intensive training program that cultivates leadership skills in teens ages 13-18. Students are exposed to creative movement and dance technique, as well as dance composition, improvisation and student choreography. The program, rooted in social justice principles, strives to create a safe place for teens to respond to current events in their communities through the art of dance. Activities are designed to encourage resilience and positive self-identity, competencies needed to thrive in high school, college and beyond.
Please note: This class requires placement through an audition process, or in special cases for returning students, an invitation to re-join. Students not placed in the Apprentice Corporation upon auditioning can still take classes and perform with Moving in the Spirit. Moving in the Spirit is structured so that there is a class for everyone. Our program team will place you in an appropriate-level class so that you can build your technique and focus and prepare for next year’s assessment.
If your student is selected, their training schedule is as follows:
- Apprentice Corporation Ballet (Monday, 5 PM – 6:30 PM)
- Apprentice Corporation Modern Dance (Monday, 6:30 PM – 8 PM)
- Apprentice Corporation West African Dance (Wednesday, 5 PM – 6:30 PM)
- Apprentice Corporation Modern Dance (Wednesday, 6:30 PM – 8 PM)
*all required classes are included in the Apprentice Corporation monthly tuition
Apprentice Corporation dancers:
- Dedicate their fall, spring and summer breaks to the program, as applicable
- Collaborate with their peers to create expressive dances that are sophisticated in form and structure
- Train and collaborate with guest artists from Atlanta’s professional dance community who conduct workshops, set choreography, and serve as role models
- Problem-solve class issues, provide constructive feedback and implement solutions with their peers
After the selection process, Apprentice Corporation teens must sign a “commitment contract” outlining goals and responsibilities. With more rigorous dance training, students develop, rehearse and perform work that reflects relevant social issues and explores the teen’s unique voices.
Apprentice Corporation dancers are encouraged to take advantage of optional leadership opportunities with Moving in the Spirit, including teaching assistant positions, office internships and positions on our Board of Directors.
On their annual national tour, selected Apprentice Corporation dancers travel the country, inspiring diverse audiences with powerful performances. Due to COVID-19, for the 2021-2022 program year, students will work towards physically distanced and video-based performances to be shared with family and friends near and far.
In all classes, both online and in-person, students should wear black footless tights or leggings + a black leotard/tank top, OR a black sports shirt and black pants/ shorts, whichever is most appropriate.