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Auditions for the Ensemble occur once each year.
PBE will hold auditions for the 2010-2011 season on June 6 at 4:30 - 6 pm at Union Hall, 2 Keeler Road, North Salem, NY, and on June 25 at 6:00 - 7:30 pm at a the Putnam Arts Council, 521 Kennicut Hill Road, Mahopac, NY
.  The auditions are free.  Please come see what we are all about!

Age Range:  Entering 4th grade in September through college.

Prelude Ballet Ensemble offers dancers an opportunity to develop their performance artistry, performing extended length works in various venues.  The 2010-2011 season will culminate in a gala performance in Spring 2011 at the Brewster Performing Arts Center.  This performance will feature Aladdin and the Magic Lamp as well as other works.  We hope the Westchester/Putnam Youth Symphony will accompany PBE in the concert.  All students of the ballet are invited to attend the audition.  Students from all dance schools are encouraged to join while continuing to study at their respective schools.

The audition consists of participating in a ballet class conducted by one of our choreographers.  Please bring your pointe shoes if you are currently dancing en pointe.  Makeup or videotaped auditions may be offered if needed.  For the 2010-11 season, videotapes must be submitted by June 30, 2010.

PBE members are required to attend class and rehearsal starting in September on Sundays from 2 - 6pm and at other times scheduled as necessary prior to performances.  Each dancer will pay a membership fee which includes costumes.  In addition, parents are expected to volunteer for the organization.  Roles include costuming, fundraising, refreshments, volunteer coordination, publicity, and school outreach.  The 2010-2011 fees will be determined after the auditions.  Acceptance letters and contract information will be distributed mid-July.  Commitments will be due August 1, 2010.

Dancers interested in joining PBE should complete the registration form below indicating intent to audition.  If you have any questions or would like additional information, please send an email to [email protected]  Please include your contact information so we may answer any inquiries.

Directions to Union Hall

From Rte 6 or Hwy 84:
Follow Peach Lake Road (Rte 121) South for 3.8 miles.
Bear right on Titicus Drive (Rte 116) for 0.4 miles.
Union Hall will be on your left at 2 Keeler Road, North Salem.

Directions to Ruth Keeler Memorial Library from Union Hall

The library is approximately 1.7 miles from Union Hall on Route 116
Exiting the parking lot at Union Hall, turn left onto Route 116, Titicus Road.
Follow 116 through Salem Center.
After the stop sign at Salem Center, the library is 0.4 miles on the right behind North Salem Town Hall.
Directions to Putnam Arts Council,

By Car from I-84

Exit for Carmel - 312 West. Go right at the light (West onto Route 6), pass shopping Center (Putnam Plaza – Hannaford). At junction (light) of Routes 6 and 52, make left, staying on Rout 6 (West). Go approximately 5 miles to light at Mt. Hope Road. Make left onto Mt. Hope Road. Go to end; make a right onto Kennicut Hill Road. Putnam Arts Council is fourth driveway on left.

Contact Us:

P.O. Box 126
Brewster, NY  10509-0126

Email: [email protected]