Trainee Program

North Atlantic Dance Theatre’s Apprenticeship/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 apprenticeship program was designed specifically for the growing demand of an intensive professional program for Wilmington Dance Academy’s upper ballet levels.

Under this program dancers will be required to take an organized schedule of classes offered at WDA along with the three supplemental classes offered (repertory, partnering & conditioning or modern)

The apprenticeship program is open to Levels 6 and higher with a minimum of two years of pointe work experience.


Time Commitment and Student Contracts:

Besides the required classes at WDA, dancers chosen for this program will need to commit to required rehearsals on Sundays.

 There will be 10-12 Sundays leading up to all performances that students will commit to. For example:

Nutcracker rehearsals for apprentices will begin on Sun, Sept 25th and run through Dec 11th

Students will be required to sign a contract with NADT as an apprentice agreeing to all scheduled rehearsals, tech and dress times and performances.

They will also be expected to follow NADT’sbehavioral guidelines and act with a professional manner during all contracted times.


A fee for the apprenticeship program includes costume, coaching, and choreographer , & studio rental fees.

$200/ 10 wks of rehearsals

Payment plan: $100/ 5 wks of rehearsals

please contact NADT for more information

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2018/19 Performance Opportunities:

  1. Nutcracker    

  2. The Little Mermaid

  3. Summer Festivals