IBIT Dance Company has 2 open spots! We are very excited to announce that we are currently looking for two qualified modern dancers! Please inquire by email email@example.com if you are interested. We are looking to fill the spots quickly!
Join us on Friday December 12th at 630pm for our annual informal concert! This year we will be doing a picnic basket auction. Each of our dancers will prepare 2 picnics for two and you can bid on the picnic of your dreams. Once each person has their dinner you will sit down at your picnic blanket and enjoy your wonderful picnic while you watch our Winter Informal Dance Performance!
Following the performance we will have desert menu and deserts available for purchase. The dancers will come out and you can enjoy your desert as you talk with the dancers about the performance.
All proceeds from this performance will go to the IBIT Scholarship Fund and to help us with the production of our Childhood Cancer Awareness Project!
Come enjoy a wonderful evening of dinner and dance prepared for you by the dancers in the IBIT Pre Professional Training Program! Take a break from the craziness of the holidays and enjoy a winter picnic in a beautiful setting with a wonderful informal dance concert!
GET YOUR TICKET NOW! (limited seating available)
IBIT Dance Company is about to open its 3rd season with an audition on September 10th. IBIT is directed by Brenda Lynn Siegel. Siegel holds a degree in dance from Hampshire College and is also the director of the Southern Vermont Dance Festival. Siegel’s has taught and shown work throughout the country. Siegel’s approach to Modern Dance technique and Composition is a deep exploration of each dancer’s individual qualities and meticulous attention to breath and body alignment. Her work is a study of social exploration and dives deeply into social and political issues that are prevalent in our society.
IBIT Dance Company has performed at the Massachusetts Dance Festival, the Rhythm Festival, Goddess Rising Festival, New England Youth Theater, East St. Dance Center in Hadley, The Dance Complex in Cambridge, The Latchis Theater, The Smith College Festival of Sound and Space, The Half Shell at Hampton Beach, The Mentor Cabaret, The Southern Vermont Dance Festival, Next Stage as well as many other exciting venues in its two short seasons.
This year the company is working in depth on a project to raise awareness and money for Childhood Cancer. Students and company members will work closely with children who have cancer and their families and will eventually perform an evening length work that gives an in depth exploration of issues that these families and children face. The piece will tour in the early winter. In addition this year dancers will perform in our annual spring tour and then follow that by working on a very project that explores Mayan Culture and closely works with an artist to create a movement experience. This season promises to be an exciting and fulfilling season for both the audience and the performers.
Auditions will be held on September 10th from 3:30pm-7:00pm:
3:45-4:30 Introductory Program
3:45-5:15 Low Intermediate/Intermediate Program
5:30-7:00 High Intermediate/Advanced Program
5:30-7:00 Company Auditions
Each year the program accepts students at all three of it’s levels, introductory, low Intermediate and Intermediate/Advanced to offer them the opportunity train with new faculty and individualized programming. This is a rigorous training program for dancers interested in Modern Dance.
The training program and company welcomes guest educators throughout the training season. The company and High Intermediate program both work closely with Donlin Foreman, veteran of the Martha Graham Company and founder of Burglisi/Foreman dance company in addition to many other dance faculty at many incredible dance schools.
The low and high intermediate/advanced level of modern and contemporary dance program will include training in Modern Dance, Contemporary Dance and Repertoire, a professional alignment assessment and some individual work when preparing for an audition or performance. In addition dancers get the opportunity to go on tour and perform frequently. Master class instruction is offered a lot throughout the season. The dancers at the highest level are also given career and education guidance as we prepare them for their next steps. All faculty have strong academic backgrounds in order to give the best guidance to move dancers forward.
The introductory program begins to introduce the dancers to a more committed dance environment. The dancers gain a grasp on breath, alignment, lifts, musicality and become ready to move into one of the more rigorous dance programs.
The goal of all three programs is to provide middle, high school, college and adult level dancers with the training and experience necessary to get into college level dance programs as well as dance companies inside and outside of college.
All dancers get to experience many of the rigors of a professional dance career in a controlled environment. The program is like a family and offers more than just a dance environment to its students..
The company has room for three more members. Members rehearse and train once per week and perform throughout New England in many area festivals and more.
In order to keep the level of the program high and pre-professional and the company to a standard appropriate for our choreography we will hold auditions and ask ALL students and company members to apply and audition. Unfortunately, there is limited space.
Please contact Brenda Lynn Siegel for more information or to find out about our upcoming performances. Our first round of auditions for this season will be held on September 10th. All applicants must register for the audition ahead of time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and filling out the application. There is no audition fee. Please contact us by email for more information.
REMEMBER: If you plan to audition you must register by emailing email@example.com
AUDITIONS SEPTEMBER 10TH
INTRODUCTORY PROGRAM 345 – 430
LOW INTERMEDIATE/INTERMEDIATE 345 -515
HIGH INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED AUDITION 530-700
COMPANY AUDITION 530-700
IBIT Dance Company offers a Pre-Professional training program for dancers at three levels of training!
The high intermediate/Advanced level of modern and contemporary dance program will include training in Modern Dance, Contemporary Dance and Repertoire, a professional alignment assessment and some individual work when preparing for an audition or performance. In addition dancers get the opportunity to go on tour and perform frequently. Master class instruction is offered a lot throughout the season.
The low intermediate level of modern and contemporary dance will include training in Contemporary dance, Modern Dance and composition. This program will also include a professional alignment assessment and individual work with students when in preparation for an audition or performance. These dancers will experience many performances as well as tours.
The introductory program begins to introduce the dancers to a more committed dance environment. The dancers gain a grasp on alignment, lifts, musicality and become ready to move into one of the more rigorous dance programs.
All dancers get to experience many of the rigors of a professional dance career in a controlled environment. The program is like a family.
The goal of the program is to provide high school and college and adult level dancers with the training and experience necessary to get into college level dance programs as well as dance companies inside and outside of college.
This year students in the low intermediate – advanced and the company will be working on three very distinct projects beginning with in depth work on a childhood cancer awareness piece.
In order to keep the level of the program high and pre-professional we will hold auditions and ask ALL students to apply and audition. Unfortunately, there is limited space and some students will be turned away. We encourage all students to re-apply each semester as their skill level increases.
Please contact Brenda Lynn Siegel for more information. Our first round of auditions for this season will be held on September 10th. All applicants must register for the audition ahead of time and fill out the application. There is no audition fee. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Definitely invite your friends and give them the info. NO ONE will be let into the audition without having pre registered and without having filled out an application. contact us to do that!
IBIT Dance Company on Tour:
- East St. Studios, Northampton, MA. March 27th @ 7:30pm
- The Dance Complex, Cambridge, MA. March 28th @ 8:00pm
- The Latchis Theater, Brattleboro, VT. March 29th @ 4:30pm
- Bring In the Spring, Cocktail Party Benefit Brattleboro, Vt. March 29th @6:45 @ the River Garden
To purchase tickets to any of the above shows go to:
This Program will be by invite only and is designed for students who are not quite ready for the training program, but, have a strong focus on dance and would like to experience an introduction into the training program. Students in this program will be offered a two hour program that focuses on Modern Dance Technique, Improvisation and composition. Work will be set on these dancers and they will be offered the opportunity to work with some of the amazing guest teachers and highly trained professionals that will be working with IBIT in this coming year. If you have interest in this program, please email us at email@example.com . There is limited space available in the program, please contact us early if your student is interested.