Bates Gems Dancers

Bates Gems Dancers are our intermediate performance group and are chosen by auditions each year. They are required to take a 1 hour 45 minute technique class, a 45 minute to 1 hour ballet class and a 45 minute to 1 hour jazz class each week, plus many of the dancers also take tap, lyrical, and sometimes pointe.

They perform throughout Manhattan and it's surrounding areas throughout the year and compete at 2 competitions a year, plus many "Gems" dancers also travel to National Dance conventions, where they take classes with the best NYC and LA teachers all weekend long.

Our "Gems" dancers perform at the same kind of venues that our "Pride" dancers perform and work with many of the same guest artists as "Pride".