Get A Glimpse of the Professional Dance World: Urbanity Apprentice Program
Have you thought about furthering your dance career before or while you are in college? Well, this is the program for you. Our Junior Apprentice & Apprentice programs are highly selective programs through an audition process alongside our company. The perks of being an apprentice go on & on. Classes, Photoshoots, Performances, Resume Coaching, etc. Oh, and performing with our professional company!
WIth auditions right around the corner on August 10th from 2-5, why not audition for an unforgettable experience? Our goal is not only to train the next generation of contemporary dancers, but also to instill lifelong skills and nurture the passion for this art form. Current Junior Apprentice of two years Haylee Denham explains,
“Urbanity is the first place where I have not been afraid to be myself and truly show my own style.”
Denham who has been training since she was extremely young at North Shore Dance Academy, believes Urbanity is the sole reason she has gained confidence, truth herself, and trust her fellow dancers. Check out her interview below as she talks about her experiences, lessons learned, and advice to future Urbanity Junior Apprentices:
1. Why Urbanity Dance?
I chose Urbanity because it is full of good vibes and positivity. I have become I better artist and mover than I was prior to urbanity and I am so thankful for that. Urbanity is the first place where I have not been afraid to be myself and truly show my own style.
2. What has been your favorite memory?
My favorite memory is by far the fall show. Yes I absolutely love performing in a professional show but there’s more to it than just that. At these shows I have formed lifelong bonds with some pretty amazing people! Some of my closest friends are people I bonded with over the course of an 8 night show.
3. What have you learned from the Junior Apprentice program as a dancer and person?
As a dancer I have learned to be myself and always be honest with myself. I have gained confidence in what I have and have learned to excel from there. This acceptance has allowed me to improve immensely in the junior apprentice program. Also as a person I have learned the value in trust and positivity. I have learned to trust my own instincts and have gained trust in others.
4. What advice do you have for future Junior apprentices?
My advice to future junior apprentices is to get involved as much as possible. Of course perform in as many shows as possible and challenge your limits, but urbanity has so much more to offer. Take the opportunity to do things for the community. You can incorporate dance into helping others and I really think that is something special. Share your passion and adoration for dance with others! It certainly goes a long way.
By: Cayley Christoforou