Summer 2014 Audition Locations, Dates, and Times

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In-person Auditions

For each scheduled audition, the option to choose that location as an audition location in the registration process will close at 3 pm (MST) of the Friday before that scheduled audition.
Please pre-register, this assists in correct data entry and also helps you to get your results from your audition sooner!
You may register in person at the audition location by filling out the application form provided by Summer Intensive Staff and paying the $25 non-refundable application fee (in exact change, cash only). Any persons not filling out the pre-registration online, may have a longer wait for results.

Students may also audition for admission to the University of Utah Department of Ballet at the same time. To do so, complete the Application Packet, send to the Department of Ballet and apply for admission to the University.  See:  http://ballet.utah.edu/students/auditions.  The Department of Ballet would also like to highlight the following scholarship opportunity for the 2014-2015 academic year.   Non-resident students from CA, CO, ID, IL, NV, WA with excellent academic credentials are eligible for the Freshman Academic Achievement Award for Non-Residents or (FAAA) if application completed by December 1, 2013.  See:  http://ballet.utah.edu/scholarships/ 

Please attend the audition time for your current age at the time of your audition.
You may audition with 12 year olds if you will be 12 years old by June 1.

Washington, DC  January 11, 2014
Ages 12-14:          4:30-5:00 pm - Registration
                               5:00-6:30 pm- Audition
Ages 15-older:     5:45-6:30 pm - Registration
                               6:30-8:00 pm- Audition  
Washington School of Ballet | 3515 Wisconsin Ave. NW | Washington, DC 20016 | 202-362-1683

Los Angeles, CA        January 19, 2014    
Ages 12-13:          1:00-2:00 pm - Registration
                               2:00-3:00 pm- Audition      (students from this audition may be asked to stay for 3:00-4:30 audition)
Ages 14-15:          2:00-3:00 pm - Registration
                               3:00-4:30 pm- Audition
Ages 16-older:     3:30-4:30 pm - Registration
                               4:30-6:30 pm- Audition                            
Orange County Dance Center | 16161 Springdale St. | Huntington Beach, CA 92649 | 714-846-0215

New  York City, NY     January 25, 2014      Please note the time change for 15 year olds
Ages 12-15:          4:30-5:00 pm - Registration
                               5:00-6:30 pm- Audition
Ages 16-older:     5:45-6:30 pm - Registration
                               6:30-8:00 pm- Audition  
School of American Ballet | 70 Lincoln Center | New York, NY 10023 | 212-769-6600

Chicago, IL     January 26, 2014                    Please note the time change for 15 year olds
Ages 12 and above         3:00-4:00 pm - Registration/Check-in          
Ages 12-15                       4:00 - 5:30 pm- Audition
Ages 16-older:                 5:30 - 7:00 pm- Audition 
Ballet Chicago | 17 North State Street | Chicago IL 60602 | 312-251-8838

San Francisco, CA     February 1, 2014
Ages 12 and above          2:00-3:00 pm - Registration
                                            3:00 -5:30 pm- Audition
LINES Ballet | 26 Seventh Street 5th Floor | San Francisco CA 94103 | 415-863-3040

Dallas, TX                   January 30, 2014
Ages 12 and above         5:30-6:30 pm - Registration
                                           6:30 -8:30 pm- Audition
Ballet Academy of Texas | 145 Fitness Court | Coppell, TX 750193 | 972-745-0199

Houston, TX               February 2, 2014
Ages 12 and above         1:00-2:00 pm - Registration/Check-in          
Ages 12-14                       2:00 - 3:30 pm- Audition
Ages 15-older:                 3:30 - 5:00 pm- Audition
Houston Ballet Center for Dance| 601 Preston St. | Houston TX 77002 | 713-535-3210

Salt Lake City, UT       February 8, 2014
Ages 12-14                      1:00-2:00 pm - Registration/Check-in           2:00 - 3:30 pm- Audition
Ages 15-older:                 2:30-3:30 pm - Registration/Check-in           3:30 - 5:00 pm- Audition
University of Utah Marriot Center for Dance | 330 South 1500 East Studio 40 | Salt lake City, UT 84112 | 801-869-6912

 

Video Auditions

Videotape or DVD auditions are acceptable for students that reside outside of Utah. Video auditions must be received by Feb 25th to qualify for early  tuition rates. Video auditions received after Feb 25th will still be reviewed for acceptance.  You may also upload your videos to YouTube or Vimeo and send us a link to view. Please grant access to academy@balletwest.org to view your private videos.

Videotaped auditions should be recorded and submitted in DVD format; able to be played on PC format, (PowerDVD, Windows Media Player, or Quicktime). Please double check before DVD is submitted.
Audition should be of a full class and must include:

  • barre work
  • grand adagio
  • pirouettes (en dehors and en dedans)
  • petit allegro
  • allegro (i.e. assemble ballonne, ballotte)
  • grand allegro
  • pointe work (i.e. echappe, continuous releves in arabesque, pirouettes; en dehors and en dedans, bourrees)
  • a short variation of choice (students age 15+)

Pointe work should include plenty of material to be able to judge technical ability. This is the area where most video submissions come up short.

Please mail videotaped auditions to:

Ballet West Academy
602 East 500 South #D-117
Salt Lake City, Utah 84102

Please register online prior to your submission and include your contact information within your audition package.