The Pre-Professional Program’s students take, everyday, at least one each of the following classes: Conditioning, Classical Technique Class, Pointe work, Repertoire/Rehearsal, Stretching and Cross training.
Admission to PAP is only by invitation, students enrolled in the Regular Program (afternoon) can communicate their intention to enter to the PAP to the director, invitations are given after receiving the term evaluation results (January or July). New students interested in enrolling in PAP must audition for RAP and meet with the director.
Dancer enrolled in this program must be homeschooled, regular classes are from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, this include breaks and lunch time.
In addition to all the regular classes PAP students take, Contemporary/Modern Technique, Impro, Music theory, ballet history, acting, among others considered necessary at the discretion of our academy director.
Youth Studio Company
Orlando MET Youth Studio Co (OMB-YSC) offers to all PAP Students the opportunities to perform in full-length ballet productions, private events or in small showcases.
OMB-YSC produces between 2 and 4 event every year.
At Orlando MET Ballet Academy we consider competitions necessary, as they are now a fundamental tool for serious ballet students to get invitations or even scholarships to the Companies/Schools/Academies that match with their goals and dreams.
Competitions also represent wonderful opportunities for the students to perform and get those much-needed stage hours all performing artist need.
All PAP students are invited to participate in one or more competition throughout the competition season.
Our students have been invited, accepted or scholarship offered to the most prestigious ballet school not only in the US but in the world, all thanks to winning at competitions like: Youth America Grand Prix or Universal Ballet Competition, Prix de Lausanne.
Some of the schools/Academies our students have been selected for are:
Princes Grace Academy, Monaco
Opera de Paris Ballet School, France
Swedish Royal Ballet School, Sweden
John Cranko Schule, Germany
San Francisco Ballet School, USA
American Ballet Theater, JKO School, USA
School of American Ballet, USA
Boston Ballet School, USA
Washington Ballet School, USA
Miami City Ballet School, USA
Oklahoma City Ballet School, USA
Nashville Ballet II, USA
Home School and FLVS
Pre-professional students have working stations at the academy, they are able to submit work, take DBAs and examination at the academy, this way our students are always on top of their responsibilities.