MCB School Auditions

 

Miami City Ballet School’s reputation as one of the foremost ballet training academies in the country necessitates a selective process for admission. Admission into the Pre-Professional and Student Divisions, Summer Intensive, and Young Dancer Intensive are by audition only. There are various ways to audition for each program — please browse the tabs below and carefully read the instructions and guidelines.

 

MCB Summer Intensive
2015 National Audition Tour

Sponsored by Freed of London

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Friday, January 9
Boston, MA

Boston Ballet
19 Clarendon Street
Boston, MA 02116

Ages 12-14
Registration 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Audition Class 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Ages 15-18
Registration 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Audition Class 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Audition pre-registration deadline: Tuesday, Jan. 6


Saturday, January 10
Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania Ballet
323 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Ages 12-14
Registration 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Audition Class 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Ages 15-18
Registration 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Audition Class 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Audition pre-registration deadline: Tuesday, Jan. 6


Sunday, January 11
New York, NY

School of American Ballet
70 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023

Ages 12-14
Registration 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Audition Class 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Ages 15-16
Registration 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Audition Class 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Ages 17-18
Registration 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Audition Class 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Audition pre-registration deadline: Tuesday, Jan. 6


Saturday, January 17
Winston-Salem, NC

University of North Carolina School of the Arts
1533 S Main St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27127

Ages 12-14
Registration 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Audition Class 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Ages 15-18
Registration 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Audition Class 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Audition pre-registration deadline: Wednesday, Jan. 14


Saturday, January 17
Phoenix, AZ

Ballet Arizona
2835 East Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034

Ages 12-14
Registration 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Audition Class 3:00 – 4:30 pm

Ages 15-18
Registration 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Audition Class 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Audition pre-registration deadline: Wednesday, Jan. 14


Sunday, January 18
Indianapolis, IN

Indianapolis School of Ballet
502 N. Capitol Avenue, Suite B
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Ages 12-14
Registration 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Audition Class 3:00 – 4:30 pm

Ages 15-18
Registration 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Audition Class 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Audition pre-registration deadline: Wednesday, Jan. 14



Sunday, January 18
Denver, CO

Colorado Ballet
1075 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204

Ages 12-14
Registration 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Audition Class 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Ages 15-18
Registration 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Audition Class 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Audition pre-registration deadline: Wednesday, Jan. 14


Monday, January 19
Chicago, IL

Ballet Chicago
17 North State Street, Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60602

Ages 12-14
Registration 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Audition Class 3:00 – 4:30 pm

Ages 15-18
Registration 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Audition Class 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Audition pre-registration deadline: Wednesday, Jan. 14


Saturday, January 24
Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
2900 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Ages 12-14
Registration 6:30 – 7:00 pm
Audition Class 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Ages 15-18
Registration 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Audition Class 8:00 – 9:30 pm

Audition pre-registration deadline: Thursday, Jan. 22


Sunday, January 25
Silver Spring, MD

Maryland Youth Ballet
926 Ellsworth Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Ages 12-14
Registration 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Audition Class 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Ages 15-18
Registration 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Audition Class 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Audition pre-registration deadline: Thursday, Jan. 22


Saturday, January 31
Santa Monica, CA

Westside School of Ballet
1709 Stewart Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Ages 12-14
Registration 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Audition Class 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Ages 15-18
Registration 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Audition Class 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Audition pre-registration deadline: Wednesday, Jan. 28


Sunday, February 1
Seattle, WA

Pacific Northwest Ballet
301 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109

Ages 12-14
Registration 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Audition Class 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Ages 15-18
Registration 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Audition Class 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Audition pre-registration deadline: Wednesday, Jan. 28



Friday, February 6
Naples, FL

Naples Ballet
1005 5th Avenue N.
Naples, FL 34102

Young Dancer Intensive, Ages 9-12
Registration 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Audition Class 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Ages 12-14
Registration 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Audition Class 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Ages 15-18
Registration 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Audition Class 7:30 – 9:00 pm

Audition pre-registration deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 4


Saturday, February 7
Tampa, FL

Patel Conservatory
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
1010 North W.C. MacInness Place
Tampa, FL 33602

Young Dancer Intensive, Ages 9-12
Registration 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Audition Class 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Ages 12-14
Registration 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Audition Class 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Ages 15-18
Registration 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Audition Class 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Audition pre-registration deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 4


Saturday, February 7
Fort Worth, TX

Texas Ballet Theater
Fort Worth School
1540 Mall Circle
Fort Worth, TX 76116

Ages 12-14
Registration 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Audition Class 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Ages 15-18
Registration 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Audition Class 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Audition pre-registration deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 4


Sunday, February 8
Orlando, FL

Orlando Ballet
2201 McRae Avenue
Orlando, FL 32803

Young Dancer Intensive, Ages 9-12
Registration 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Audition Class 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Ages 12-14
Registration 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Audition Class 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Ages 15-18
Registration 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Audition Class 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Audition pre-registration deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 4


Sunday, February 8
Atlanta, GA

Atlanta Ballet
1695 Marietta Boulevard NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

Ages 12-14
Registration 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Audition Class 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Ages 15-18
Registration 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Audition Class 7:30 – 9:00 pm

Audition pre-registration deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 4


Sunday, February 22
Miami Beach, FL

Miami City Ballet
2200 Liberty Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Young Dancer Intensive Ages 9-12
Registration 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Audition Class 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Ages 12-14
Registration 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Audition Class 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Ages 15-18
Registration 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Audition Class 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Audition pre-registration deadline: Thursday, Feb. 19



 

2015 Summer Intensive
International Master Classes


Tuesday, November 11
Medellin, Colombia
Ballet Metropolitano de Medellin

Ages 12-14
Registration 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Audition Class 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Ages 15-18
Registration 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Audition Class 3:30 – 5:00 pm


Thursday, November 13
Salvador, Brazil
EBATECA – Unidade Costa Verde

Ages 12-14
Registration 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Audition Class 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Ages 15-18
Registration 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Audition Class 5:00 – 6:30 pm



Friday, November 14
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Centro Coreográfico da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro

Ages 12-14
Registration 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Audition Class 2:00 – 3:30 PM

Ages 15-18
Registration 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Audition Class 3:30 – 5:00 PM


Saturday, November 15
São Paulo, Brazil
Estúdio de Dança Adriana Soares – Unid.2

Ages 12-14
Registration 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Audition Class 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Ages 15-18
Registration 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Audition Class 3:30 – 5:00 pm



Sunday, November 16
Vitoria, Brazil
ACES – Ação Comunitária do Espírito Santo

Ages 12-14
Registration 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Audition Class 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Ages 15-18
Registration 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Audition Class 3:30 – 5:00 pm


Registration for the International Master Classes is now closed.

Pre-Professional and Student Divisions

Boys and girls ages 7-18 may audition for the Student Division (Level I-Advanced)
or the Pre-Professional Division (ages 14-18) by:

  • Participating in an age-appropriate ballet class during the school year. Please call 305.929.7007 x1 to schedule an appointment.
  • Attending one of MCB School’s open-call auditions in the spring (Schedule to be announced.)
  • Auditioning in select cities during the 2015 Summer Intensive National Audition Tour.
  • DVD or YouTube submission (Pre-Professional Division only)

 
REGISTER NOW


 

Audition Guidelines

Please carefully read the following instructions:

  • Pre-register online, or register in person at the audition site. Please do not bring resumés or recommendation letters.
  • An audition fee* is payable by cash, check or credit card.
  • Bring two full-body photos (3×5” or 4×6”). Please print the student’s full name, email address and phone number on the back of each photo.
    • Girls: One in first arabesque and one in tendu à la seconde, wearing practice clothes and no skirts.
    • Boys: One in first arabesque and one in à la seconde en l’air
  • Arrive at least a half hour prior to your audition time to check-in and warm up.
  • Girls of all ages are expected to have previous ballet training and should wear a leotard, pinks tights and ballet shoes. Hair must be pulled off the face, in a bun. Girls 11-18 should bring pointe shoes.
  • Boys 10-18 are expected to have previous ballet training and should wear a white shirt, black tights or jazz shorts, and ballet shoes. Boys 7-9 are not required to have previous ballet training. They may wear a t-shirt and shorts (no long pants). Socks may be worn instead of ballet slippers.
  • Parents are not allowed to observe the audition. Sorry, no exceptions.

 

*$25 for online pre-registration; $30 in-person payment; $35 for video submissions


 

Video Submissions

Students ages 7-13 must audition in person for admission into the Student Division. No video submissions will be accepted for this age group.

Students ages 14-18 may submit a video audition for the Advanced Level of the Student Division or the Pre-Professional Division. Please note, that an in-person audition may still be required for admission into the Pre-Professional Division after viewing a video submission.

Please follow the first 3 bullet point instructions from the Audition Guidelines above and submit along with a DVD or YouTube link that includes the following:

I. A short 1-to-3-minute classical variation.

II. At the barre, facing the camera:

- Pliés
Tendu & Dégagé
Fondu & Développé (front, side, back)
Grand Battements

III. In the center, facing the camera:

- Adagio combination
- Pirouettes (en dehors, en dedans)
- Two combinations using assemblé, jeté, sissonne, and glissade

IV. Diagonal across the floor:

- Grand jeté and tour jeté

V. For Girls (en pointe):

- Echappé combination with passé
Pirouette combination
Fouettés (16 if possible)
Piqué turns

V. For Boys:

- Entrechat Six (16 bars)
Single or double tour en l’air
Grand pirouettes à la seconde (for advanced boys)
Jump combination with échappés, assemblés and jetés and sissonnes (with beats, if possible)

International Students: Your DVD must be formatted for United States DVD Players (Region/Zone 1 Encoded.)

Send all materials to:

Miami City Ballet School
Auditions
2200 Liberty Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139


 

Questions?

Contact MCB School at 305.929.7007 x1 or email school@miamicityballet.org

MCB Summer Intensive
June 22-July 25, 2015

Boys and girls ages 13-18 may audition for the MCB Summer Intensive by:

  • Auditioning in select cities during the 2015 Summer Intensive National Audition Tour.
  • DVD or YouTube submission.

REGISTER NOW


 

Audition Guidelines

Please carefully read the following instructions:

  • Pre-register online, or register in person at the audition site. Please do not bring resumés or recommendation letters.
  • An audition fee* is payable by cash, check or credit card.
  • Bring two full-body photos (3″ x 5” or 4″ x 6”). Please print your full name, email address and phone number on the back of each photo.
    • Girls: One in first arabesque and one in tendu à la seconde, wearing practice clothes and no skirts.
    • Boys: One in first arabesque and one in à la seconde en l’air
  • Arrive at least a half hour prior to your audition time to check-in and warm up.
    • Girls should wear a leotard, pinks tights and ballet shoes, and bring pointe shoes. Hair must be pulled off the face, in a bun or twist.
    • Boys should wear a white shirt, black tights or jazz shorts, and ballet shoes.
  • All students should audition with the age group that they will be in at the start of the summer program.
  • Parents are not allowed to observe the audition. Sorry, no exceptions.

Students can expect to take a full hour to hour-and-a-half ballet class. All students will receive email notification of the results within one week after their audition. Admitted students will be provided instructions on registration.

*$25 for online pre-registration; $30 in-person payment; $35 for video submissions


 

Video Submissions

For international students or students who are unable to audition in person, please submit bullets 1-3 above plus a DVD or YouTube link with the following:

I. A short 1-to-3-minute classical variation.

II. At the barre, facing the camera:

- Pliés
Tendu & Dégagé
– 
Fondu & Développé (front, side, back)
Grand Battements

III. In the center, facing the camera:

- Adagio combination
- Pirouettes (en dehors, en dedans)
- Two combinations using assemblé, jeté, sissonne, and glissade

IV. Diagonal across the floor:

- Grand jeté and tour jeté

V. For Girls (en pointe):

- Echappé combination with passé
Pirouette combination
Fouettés (16 if possible)
Piqué turns

V. For Boys:

- Entrechat Six (16 bars)
Single or double tour en l’air
Grand pirouettes à la seconde (for advanced boys)
Jump combination with échappés, assemblés and jetés and sissonnes (with beats, if possible)

International Students: Your DVD must be formatted for United States DVD Players (Region/Zone 1 Encoded.)

Send all materials to:

Miami City Ballet School
Auditions
2200 Liberty Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139


 

Questions?

Contact MCB School at 305.929.7007 x1 or email school@miamicityballet.org

Young Dancer Intensive

Boys and girls ages 9-12 may audition for the Young Dancer Intensive by:

  • Participating in an age-appropriate ballet class during the school year. Please call 305.929.7007 x1 to schedule an appointment.
  • Attending one of MCBS’ open-call auditions in the spring (Schedule to be announced.)
  • Auditioning in select cities during the 2015 Summer Intensive National Audition Tour.
  • DVD or YouTube submission by July 1.

Register Now


 

Audition Guidelines

Please carefully read the following instructions:

  • Pre-register online, or register in person at the audition site. Please do not bring resumés or recommendation letters.
  • An audition fee* is payable by cash, check or credit card.
  • Bring two full-body photos (3″ x 5” or 4″ x 6”). Please print your full name, email address and phone number on the back of each photo.
    • Girls: One in first arabesque and one in tendu à la seconde, wearing practice clothes and no skirts.
    • Boys: One in first arabesque and one in à la seconde en l’air
  • Arrive at least a half hour prior to your audition time to check-in and warm up.
    • Girls should wear a leotard, pinks tights and ballet shoes, and bring pointe shoes. Hair must be pulled off the face, in a bun or twist.
    • Boys should wear a white shirt, black tights or jazz shorts, and ballet shoes.
  • Parents are not allowed to observe the audition. Sorry, no exceptions.

 

Students can expect to take a full hour to hour-and-a-half ballet class. All students will receive email notification of the results within one week after their audition. Admitted students will be provided instructions on registration.

*$25 for online pre-registration; $30 in-person payment; $35 for video submissions

The 2015 Summer Intensive National Audition Tour is sponsored by Freed of London.


 

Video Submissions

For international students or students who are unable to audition in person, please submit bullets 1-3 above plus a DVD or YouTube link with the following:

I. At the barre, facing the camera:

- Grand plié in 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th positions
- Four tendus in 1st and 5th positions en croix
Degagés from 5th position en croix
Adagio with développé to the front, side, and back
- Grands battements en croix

II. In the center, facing the camera:

- Tendus in croisé, effacé, à la seconde, devant and derrière.
- Pirouette from 5th position
- Adagio with développé front, side, and back; can also include pirouettes from 4th position
- Sauté in first, second, and changement in 5th position.
- Assemblé
Petit allegro with jeté and glissade
Simple grand allegro from the corner.
- Piqué turns and châiné turns from the corner.

III. If the student has already begun Pointe:

- Relevés on 2 feet in first and second position.
- Echappés in second and fourth positions.
- Passé relevés from front to back, and back to front.
- Piqué turns from the corner.

International Students: Your DVD must be formatted for United States DVD Players (Region/Zone 1 Encoded.)

All Video Auditions for the Young Dancer Intensive must be postmarked by July 1.

Send all materials to:

Miami City Ballet School
Auditions
2200 Liberty Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139


 

Questions?

Contact MCB School at 305.929.7007 x1 or email school@miamicityballet.org