Trainee Program

North Atlantic Dance Theatre’s Junior (ages 11-13) & Senior (14& up) trainee program offers students who have achieved a higher degree of training and are looking to perform on a professional level to hone their craft as performance artists alongside NADT’s company members.

This trainee program was designed specifically for the growing demand of an intensive professional program for dancers that are seeking a professional career in the arts.

Under this program dancers will be required to commit to a full year of the trainee program which runs 30wks (Sept 14th-Dec 22nd & Feb st- June 20th). In addition, dancers should be receiving proper training in ballet technique, pointe, partnering, modern, and conditioning through a ballet, performing arts, and/or dance school/training program. 

Time Commitment and Student Contracts:

  • Besides , dancers chosen for this program will need to commit to required rehearsals & classes on Saturday evenings & Sundays.

  • Students will be required to sign a contract with NADT as a trainee, agreeing to all scheduled rehearsals, tech and dress times, performances and special events.

  • They will also be expected to follow NADT’s behavioral guidelines and act with a professional manner during all contracted times. If trainees do not follow guidelines or are failing in their commitment they will be excused from the trainee program by the director.

  • Trainees should make sure they can commit to the program along with their academic studies or extracurricular activities.


The fee for the apprenticeship program includes costuming, coaching, choreographer fees, studio rental fees & production costs. This does not include workshop or live performance opportunities.


4 installment fees of $400

The fee for the trainee program includes classes, costuming, coaching, choreographer fees, studio rental fees & production costs.

**This does not include workshops or live performance opportunities.

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2019/20 trainee Performances

  1. The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow ( OCt 26th-27th, Boston University Dance Theatre, Boston, MA)

  2. The Nutcracker ( Dec 19th-22nd @ THE Cabot theatre, Beverly)

  3. SleepinG Beauty (April 3rd-5th @ The Cabot theatre, Beverly & TBA)

  4. In the Mood/ Vivaldi’s FOur Seasons (June 12-14th @ The cabot theatre, Beverly & June 19-20th @ IPAC, Dorchester)

2019/20 Workshops & live performance

  • Trainees have the chance to attend live performances in and around Boston

  • Sign up for workshops to expand their dance knowledge

Requirements to Audition

Junior trainee

  • Must be Age 11-13

  • Must have at least one full year experience on pointe

  • Must display quality technique & artistic sensibilities

Senior Trainee

  • Must be Age 14 +

  • Must have experienced pointe work

  • Must display High quality of technique and artistry

  • Must be preparing for a professional career in a performance art.