A corps is a group of dancers in a company, typically dancing in groups of four or more. In professional ballet companies, the corps is the first, or entry-level rank of a dancer, followed in rank by soloist and then principal. Many corps members of professional companies are hired through apprenticeships, or even by auditions.
All of our FAITH Project performances include a corps, and then each of the senior company dancers have a designated variation or solo to perform as well. It has been quite a challenge rehearsing our dancers in grand waltzes and codas in our “petit” little room. Finally we’ll be able to really test out our grande allegro and really get moving. Considering that the stage we’ve been performing on at the Brookside School is really large, it’s great that the dancers will have more space to prepare for their performances.
We hope to see everyone’s smiling faces at the Socks & Champagne Ribbon Cutting party on Saturday!