How to Join HB

To schedule an audition to perform with Hendersonville Ballet please contact us at

Our company dancers must take a minimum of three ballet classes a week, at an Intermediate to Advanced level. You do not need to study dance at Southside Dance to be in Hendersonville Ballet. We welcome all trained dancers.

Requirements for HB

Southside Dance students in Ballet Level 3 and Advanced Ballet are all welcome and encouraged to audition. Advanced Ballet dancers training at any schools in the WNC area are encouraged to audition.

The cost for participating in Hendersonville Ballet is $500 per dancer per year [male dancers will have a reduced rate of $100]. Each member will also be asked to pay a one-time joining fee of $100. The participation fee includes all choreography and costumes (property of HB). Not included are any personal alterations required or incidentals for each dancer such as required footwear and tights. Participants will also be required to help with fundraising, typically as program ad sales.

Rehearsals are scheduled mainly on Saturday afternoons starting at 12:15 pm . Members are expected to attend each rehearsal, with an allowance of up to 2 excused absences (approved by director). Students missing rehearsals without proper notice will be placed on probation. Dancers are required to attend all dress rehearsals and to be present for all performances.

"A Nutcracker for Christmas:" Friday December 10, 2021 at 7pm; Saturday December 11, 2021 at 2 pm; Saturday December 11, 2021 at 7 pm.

Spring Performance: Saturday March 19, 2022 at 7 pm

Fees for HB do not cover all costs. Sponsorships and donations are critical for HB to remain viable. Ticket sales also provide income to cover costs such as theater rental, costumes, and studio rental fees. Dancers will be expected to sell at least $80 of ad sales per show (two shows per year) to help offset the costs of print materials, including programs and posters, and to cover costs of producing the shows.

  • Expected Dance Attire for Each Dancer

      • Tights in a variety of colors for performances, free of runs or holes

      • Ballet shoes as appropriate for the individual dancer

      • Burgundy leotard (purchase from studio, approx. $20)

      • Tan leather slip on jazz shoes (NO LACES)

      • Cosmetic colors will be announced closer to the performance

      • Each dancer is expected to arrive to and depart from all performances well dressed (no denim or tennis shoes)