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Dallas Ballet Center

Jazz & Contemporary Performance/Competition Team

The Dallas Ballet Center Contemporary Company (DBCCC), founded in 2020, is directed by Bethany Stimson. With only two seasons under their belt, DBCCC has excelled at competition and become a fun new addition to the pre-professional program at DBC. Dancers, 12-18 years old, who audition and make the team, train with Ms. Bethany on Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well as continuing their core ballet training within their level of placement at DBC. We attend competition in the late spring months and perform with Dallas Ballet Company in Les Danses d'Automne and En Avant, as well as at the Dallas Ballet Center Spring Production in June.


We look for detail-oriented, technically advanced dancers with lots of personality! Dancers who hope to make the team should be stretching in order to have their splits on both sides, working toward a clean triple pirouette or more, pick up choreography quickly, and show lots of confidence and personality when dancing.


Auditions are held in the late spring months after our last competition and before June recital. All dates and upcoming relevant info is shared on our Instagram page (@dbccontemporaryco), so follow along to keep up with the fun! 

2023-2024 DBCCC Auditions

We are excited to start preparing for the 4th seaoson for the DBC Contemporary Company.  Under the leadership of Bethany Stimson, the 30+ member group has worked hard all year to perfect several new works that they will be performing at a competition in May and at the June production. Opportunities like these are just the beginning of the many great performances and training opportunities the DBC Contemporary Company has in store for its dancers.

  • All dancers entering grade 6 (fall 2023) and up interested in trying out for and/or learning more about the company are invited to a MEETING on Thursday, May 11 at 5:30pm. (live in-person at DBC). At this meeting, we will discuss the overall vision for the company and answer any questions. Topics of discussion will include the audition process, a sample rehearsal schedule, and anticipated costs. 

  • On Sunday May 28, 2023 from 4:30pm-6:30pm, dancers are encouraged to attend an audition clinic hosted by Bethany Stimson and older contemporary company members. This clinic will focus on what they should expect at the audition. The cost is $40. Sign up at the link below (NOT mandatory to audition)

  • To anticipate interest in who will be trying out for the DBC Contemporary Company, please complete the questionnaire below prior to coming to the meeting. 

  • You do not have to be enrolled at DBC to audition, but you do have to be enrolled to be accepted.  All members are required to take ballet at DBC. 

  • Current members who have been on the team for 2 or more years do not have to audition again but they DO need to fill out the audition questionnaire.

  • Auditions will be held Monday, May 29, 2023 from 2:00pm  - 5:00pm.
    (6th grade - age 14: 2:00pm-3:30pm & ages 15-18: 3:30pm-5:00pm)


Things to be working on:

  • Flexibility

  • Clean technique

  • Triple pirouette

  • Counting music

  • Personality/emotion while dancing

This continues to be an exciting opportunity for the studio, faculty, and dancers as we see the need to develop a professional-level training and performance company in contemporary disciplines. The choreography will include, but is not limited to, styles such as jazz, contemporary, and modern.

PORTAL: Contemporary Company

Coming Soon

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