Masters’ Convention

 
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Experience a weekend of intense training with

Ballet Magnificat!’s

Master Instructors

October 12-13, 2019

Jackson MS

For students ages 13 to 30 who desire to improve their expertise with the highest quality training in ballet and modern techniques, pointe, and variations. The Masters’ Convention is designed to elevate and strengthen the stage presence and professional aplomb of the participants.


Application and Requirements

Application Fee

Now through August 16: $50

August 17 to September 19: $60

September 20 to October 11: $75

 

Apply

1.) APPLY
ALL STUDENTS please use these step-by-step instructions as you apply through our online portal.

2.) PROVIDE CREDIT CARD INFO
In order to complete the application process, you must pay the application fee at the end of your online application process. (A PayPal account is not required for this transaction.)

Ballet Magnificat! will send you a confirmation email within two weeks of receiving your application.

 

requirements

All students must be at least 13 years old with at least 3 years of consecutive ballet training AND ladies must also have at least 2 years of experience on pointe.

ALL students under 18 MUST have a responsible adult with them, such as a parent, a teacher, a parent of a friend, or another adult.

 
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Financial Information

 

Fees

Non-refundable Application Fee: $50-$75, see application fees section above.

Tuition: $285

If paying by cash, check, money order, or cashier's check, you will recieve a $15 discount, bringing the total to $270.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE AND INFORMATION:

Upon acceptance, a link to additional information will be provided.

  1. ALL fees due by September 16, or upon registration.
  2. There will be a charge of $30 for all returned checks.
  3. ALL fees must be paid in U.S. dollars.
 

How to make Payments

There are 2 ways to make payments on your existing account.

1. Pay by mail
Send to:
Ballet Magnificat!
Masters' Convention
5406 I-55 North
Jackson MS 39211

2. Pay online
Log into our online portal

Click Make Online Payment.
Select your payment option, then click Next. If you would like to make a partial payment or customize the amount, click Other.
Click the PayPal button to pay (you do not need a PayPal account to complete this transaction).
*Please note that by paying online, you will forfeit the $15 discount.

 

Transportation, Meals, and Lodging

Arrival and Departure

Arrival Date: Friday, October 11
Departure Date: Monday, October 14

Airlines that fly into Jackson International Airport (JAN):
American Airlines
Delta
United
Via Air

*Shuttle: As a courtesy, Ballet Magnificat! will provide a shuttle between the Jackson International Airport and the Hilton Garden Inn. Please see our Airport Shuttle section below.

 

Airport Shuttle

We will provide a shuttle between the Jackson International Airport and the Hilton Garden Inn. The airport shuttle times are below.

Arrival on October 11:
12:00 PM
4:00 PM
8:00 PM

Departure on October 14:
7:00 AM

To reserve your spot on the airport shuttle, please sign up here.

 

meals and lodging

Ballet Magnificat! will not provide meals* or lodging for the Masters' Convention.

However, we have reserved a limited number of rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn (320 New Mannsdale Rd, Madison, MS 39110), which is within walking distance of a grocery store and serveral restaurants. To book a room and take advantage of the group rating, please visit the hotel's website and use the code BAL or call 1-877-782-9444.

Ballet Magnificat! will not provide chaperones at the Hilton Garden Inn.

As a courtesy, Ballet Magnificat! will provide a daily shuttle between the Hilton Garden Inn and the studios. Please see our daily shuttle section below.

*Excepting the Dinner with the Masters

 

daily shuttle

Ballet Magnificat! will provide a daily shuttle between the Hilton Garden Inn and the Ballet Magnificat! studios. The shuttle will leave the Hilton Garden Inn at 8:45 AM and will return once classes are finished.

To reserve your spot on the daily shuttle, please sign up here.

 
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More about the experience

 

Daily Schedule

Friday: Arrive in Jackson

Saturday:
9:30 - 10:00......Devotions
10:15 - 11:45.......Ballet Technique
11:45 - 12:15........Lunch Break
12:15 - 1:30..........Pointe
1:45 - 3:15............Variation
3:30 - 4:30.........Stage Class

Sunday:
9:30 - 10:00.......Devotions
10:15 - 11:45........Ballet Technique
11:45 - 12:15........Lunch Break
12:15 - 1:30..........Pointe
1:30 - 3:15...........Modern Technique
3:30 - 5:00.........Variation
6:00 - 7:30.........Dinner with the Masters

Monday: Travel Home

 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is an audition required?
No audition is required, but we do require that you have at least 3 years of ballet training and that ladies also have at least 2 years of pointe.

2. What is the cost of attending the Masters' Convention?
See our fees section above.

3. Will Ballet Magnificat! provide transportation?
Yes, we will provide transportation between the Jackson International Airport and the Hilton Garden Inn. Please see our Shuttle page for more info. We will also provide a daily shuttle between the Hilton Garden Inn and the studios. The shuttle will leave the hotel at 8:45 am and return to the hotel at the end of the day.

4. Does Ballet Magnificat! offer scholarships?
We do not offer scholarships for the Masters' Convention.

5. Is there a dress code for the Masters' Convention?
Yes, there is a dress code. Ladies should wear any color leotard, black or pink tights, a sports bra or tights top (What is a tights top?), and a black georgette skirt. Men should wear any color solid tight-fitting tshirt, black tights, and black shorts.

6. What will the daily schedule look like?
Please refer to our daily schedule section above.

7. Do you provide housing?
We do not provide housing for our Masters' Convention. However, you may get a group rate discount at the Hilton Garden Inn Jackson/Madison. Please see the Meals and Lodging section above.

8. How many pairs of pointe shoes should a dancer bring to the Masters' Convention? The number of pointe shoes needed for the Masters' Convention depends on several factors: the strength of the dancer’s feet, the brand of shoe, and humidity.

9. Is there a student performance at the end of the Masters' convention?
There is not.

10. Will I need to pack my lunch?
Yes, students and families are responsible for all meals except the Dinner with the Masters.

11. What is the Hilton Garden Inn's address?
320 New Mannsdale Rd
Madison, MS 39110

12. What is the Dinner with the Masters?
Ballet Magnificat! is excited to provide a special dinner with the master instructors! The dinner will be held at a local restaurant, and the cost is included in the fee for the convention.

 

Contact Information

Ballet Magnificat!
Masters' Convention
5406 I-55 North
Jackson, MS 39211

(601) 977-1001
office@balletmagnificat.com