Rehearsals for “Spooktacular” began in early September. Older students were tasked with learning multiple roles to fulfill the performance’s two casts, comprised of 41 dancers each. Dancers attend a minimum of one rehearsal per week throughout the week at Grand Rapids Ballet’s Meyer Royce Center for Dance, and in many cases, depending on the role, dancers rehearse multiple days.
For an added experience, GRBS Junior Company invites audience members to wear their Halloween costumes while attending “Spooktacular.” Everyone who attends a performance in costume will be entered into a special drawing to win tickets to the Junior Company production of “The Wizard of Oz” in March!
The GRBS Junior Company is comprised of 52 students who attend Grand Rapids Ballet School, between the ages of 10 and 19. Being part of the Junior Company provides the opportunity to perform in their own productions and alongside the professional dancers of Grand Rapids Ballet. To participate in the Junior Company, students are required to be enrolled full-time at Grand Rapids Ballet School and maintain a 90% attendance record.
“Spooktacular” takes place October 28-30, 2022 at Peter Martin Wege Theatre. Audience members can choose between evening or matinee performance options, beginning at 7:30 p.m. or 2 p.m. Tickets are available now for only $20 online, via phone at (616) 454-4771 ext. 110, or in-person at GRB’s Box Office.