The Belinda King rehearsal phase is unlike any other.
We take pride in taking care of our people that we have selected from all over the globe and when you arrive at rehearsals, you become part of a very diverse team.
With most contracts, you will be one of twelve dancers and four singers.
In one cast, we often have as many as eight different nationalities – bringing together a wealth of talent and experience. You may also be with people who have been with Belinda King Creative Productions for as long as ten years, or who, like you, are brand new to the company.
Amongst the dancers, two managerial positions of Company Manager and Dance Captain will be awarded during the rehearsal period. Those company members that are selected will hold these position until the end of the contract.
During the rehearsal period there will also be costume fittings that take place. The Wardrobe Department is located within the BK Studios rehearsal facility.
In order to ensure that we keep to the rehearsal schedule we ask that you arrive punctually for all fittings.
All accommodation is provided for you whilst in rehearsals. Our dancers and singers live in three converted townhouses, a 20 minute walk or 5 minute taxi ride from BK studios.
Accommodation is shared between two or three same-sex colleagues. We do our best to accommodate couples where we can. If you wish to pay for your own accommodation during rehearsals we will be happy to provide you with a list of suitable local premises.
For the duration of the contracts on board two people will share a cabin and with most land-based contracts dancers share an apartment. For singers, most contracts offer single accommodation however some contracts do have some shared accommodation so please check with the Casting Department for details.
A TYPICAL REHEARSAL DAY
Rehearsals take place six days a week. Depending on your contract, they can be anything from four to ten weeks long. Regardless of which contract you may be doing, the rehearsal period is always extremely intense and simple factors like being prepared and arriving on time, are essential.
A typical day would start with a prompt arrival at 9AM. The Dance Captain organizes an hour long warm up – which is compulsory for all. At 10AM, rehearsals start with your choreographer. They usually last until 5PM, with a lunch break where you can buy lunch nearby the studio facility, or eat what you have brought in yourself. There are also facilities for you to make tea or coffee throughout the day.
Singers are expected to have completed a vocal warm up by 10am when on teaching days they will start work with their vocal coach. On staging days singers will work with the dance company according to the schedule for that day.
On occasion to make full use of the studio facilities a cast may rehearse on an afternoon/evening schedule eg 3pm - 11pm.