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Welcome to Dance Umbrella for South Coast Oregon

DUSCO is dedicated to the art of dance in all of its forms. We promote dance education through workshops, scholarships and performances, and we support dance as a performing art, through Ballet Pacific.


DUSCODance Umbrella for South Coast Oregon (DUSCO) has remained true to it’s mission since 1993. DUSCO has brought performances to stages, schools, conferences and senior centers throughout Coos County. Each fall DUSCO sponsors open auditions for Eugene Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”. This holiday classic delights audiences while giving young dancers the opportunity to perform on stage with professionals.

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To help further the pre-professional training offered by Pacific School of Dance, DUSCO has provided scholarships to students who have been accepted to summer intensive training programs such as Summer Dance Lab, School of Oregon Ballet Theater, American Ballet Theater and University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

By bringing master teachers and choreographers to our local area, DUSCO enhances training and vision for both students and dance educators. Through educational outreach programs children of all ages are exposed to the art of dance and the power of creative arts.



ballet-pacific-logoDance Umbrella’s student performing company has been delighting audiences on Oregon’s South Coast since 1994. In the spring of 2009 Artistic Directors Connie Hogge and Christine Rader transitioned the student company into Ballet Pacific, the South Coast’s premier youth ballet company.

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At the peak of their performing season, Ballet Pacific presents new choreography and costumes in it’s annual Spring Gala.

Ballet Pacific collaborates with other youth ballet companies in the state of Oregon. Company dancers have attended workshops and performed with Portland Youth Ballet at the One World Trade Center in Portland, and with Eugene Youth Ballet at the Northwest Dance Festival in Eugene.

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Auditions!

2016 AUDITIONS FOR
Eugene Ballet Company’s
The Nutcracker
ALL AUDITIONS WILL TAKE PLACE SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 11th

Pacific School of Dance 303 D Street Coos Bay, OR 97420
Roles & Audition Times
• WALTZ OF THE FLOWERS: NOON – 1:00PM *Ballet Pacific members only or by invitation
• PARTY CHILDREN: 1:00PM – 2:30PM
Ages 11-15 and currently enrolled in third consecutive year of ballet technique, minimum
• BON BONS: 2:30PM – 3:30PM
Ages 9-11 and currently enrolled in second consecutive year of ballet technique class, minimum
• ANGELS: 3:30PM – 4:00PM Ages 7-9 and currently enrolled in a ballet technique class *Preparatory ballet students with instructor recommendation only
• BABY MICE: 4:00PM – 4:30PM Ages 5-7 and currently enrolled in a preparatory ballet class
Audition Attire
Boys: white shirts and dance tights or shorts & black ballet slippers or jazz shoes Girls: pink or black leotard, pink dance tights and pink ballet slippers.
*Hair should be secured neatly into a bun.
AUDITION FEE OF $10 cash or check made payable to Dance Umbrella for South Coast Oregon(DUSCO)
Eugene Ballet Company’s The Nutcracker performance will be Saturday November 19, 2016

Nutcracker Auditions [pdf]

Nutcracker Application Form [pdf]

Nutcracker Information Packet [pdf]

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pacific-dance-logoPacific School of Dance (PSD) is the official school of Ballet Pacific. However, dancers with a strong ballet background from all area schools are invited to audition. The partnership between the strong training at PSD and the opportunities provided by DUSCO has afforded local dancers opportunities not usually available to children who live outside large metropolitan areas.

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