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, MCB 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.

To audition for the 2015-2016 school year, please check the Pre-Professional & Student Divisions tab.

 

MCB Summer Intensive – 2016 National Audition Tour


PRE-REGISTER / VIDEO AUDITION

To expedite the check-in process, we strongly encourage auditionees to pre-register online.

Saturday, Jan. 9, Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Ballet School

1695 Marietta Boulevard NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

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

Pre-registration deadline: Closed. Students may register in person

Saturday, Jan. 9, 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

Pre-registration deadline: Closed. Students may register in person

Sunday, Jan. 10, Philadelphia, PA
The Rock School for Dance Education

1101 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

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

Pre-registration deadline: Closed. Students may register in person

Sunday, Jan. 10, 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

Pre-registration deadline: Closed. Students may register in person

Saturday, Jan. 16, Boston, MA
Boston Ballet School

19 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA 02116

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

Pre-registration deadline: Closed. Students may register in person

Saturday, Jan. 16, Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School

2900 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

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

Pre-registration deadline: Closed. Students may register in person

Sunday, Jan. 17, 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
Audition Class 6:30-8:00 PM

Pre-registration deadline: Closed. Students may register in person

Sunday, Jan. 17, Chicago, IL
Joffrey Ballet Academy

10 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601

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

Pre-registration deadline: Closed. Students may register in person

Saturday, Jan. 23, Plano, TX
Chamberlain School of Ballet

3003 W. 15th Street, Plano, TX 75075

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

Pre-registration deadline: Closed. Students may register in person

ALERT: The Winston-Salem auditions have been RESCHEDULED

Saturday, Feb. 13, Winston-Salem, NC
Univ. of North Carolina School of the Arts
1533 S. Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27127

Registration
5:30-6:00 pm

Ages 12-14
6:00-7:30 pm

Ages 15-18
7:30-9:00 pm

Pre-registration deadline: Feb. 10

Saturday, Jan. 30, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Ballet School

455 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

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

Pre-registration deadline: Closed. Students may register in person

Sunday, Jan. 31, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Ballet School

11755 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90064

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

Pre-registration deadline: Closed. Students may register in person

Sunday, Jan. 31, Miami Beach, FL
Miami City Ballet School*

2200 Liberty Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Young Dancer Intensive
Registration 2:00-3:00 PM
Audition Class 3:00-4:00 PM

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

Pre-registration deadline: Closed. Students may register in person

Friday, Feb. 5, Seattle, WA
Pacific Northwest Ballet School

301 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109

Ages 12-14
Registration 6:00-6:30 PM
Audition 6:30-7:30 PM

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

Pre-registration deadline: Closed. Students may register in person

Friday, Feb. 5, Naples, FL
Naples Academy of Ballet*

1005 5th Avenue N., Naples, FL 34102

Young Dancer Intensive
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

Pre-registration deadline: Closed. Students may register in person

Saturday, Feb. 6, Denver, CO
Colorado Ballet Academy

1075 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204

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

Pre-registration deadline: Closed. Students may register in person

Saturday, Feb. 6, Orlando, FL
Orlando Ballet School*

2201 McRae Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803

Young Dancer Intensive
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

Pre-registration deadline: Closed. Students may register in person

*Auditions for the Young Dancer Intensive will be held at this location.

 

MCB Summer Intensive – South American Master Classes
Roteiro de Master Class da América do Sul 2015


Para todas as Master Class, por favor se apresentar uma hora antes para fazer a inscrição.

Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Escola de Dança Alice Arja
Sabado, 7 de novembro

Horário Programa de 5 Semanas
10:30 às 12:00 12-14 anos
13:00 às 14:30 15-19 anos

Horário Programa de 2 Semanas
16:00 às 17:00 8-13 anos
17:00 às 18:30 14-18 anos

São Paulo, Brasil
Espaço Eldorado
Domingo, 8 de novembro

Horário Programa de 5 Semanas
11:00 às 12:30 12-14 anos
12:30 às 14:00 15-19 anos

Horário Programa de 2 Semanas
14:00 às 15:00 8-13 anos
15:00 às 16:00 14-18 anos

 

 

Questions?

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

Pre-Professional and Student Divisions

Year-Round Programs

Audition Form

Boys and girls may audition for the Student Division (ages 8-14) 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 BEFORE you fill out the Audition Form.
  • Attending one of MCB School’s open-call auditions. (TBD)
  • Auditioning in select cities during the 2016 National Audition Tour
  • Video submission. Please visit the Video Auditions tab.

 

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 solid-colored 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.
  • All students should audition with the age group that they will be in at the start of the year-round program in September.
  • Parents are not allowed to observe the audition. Sorry, no exceptions.
  • 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


 

Questions?

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

MCB Summer Intensive

June 20-July 23, 2016

freed

Boys and girls ages 12-18 may audition for the MCB Summer Intensive by:

  • Auditioning in select cities during the 2016 National Audition Tour
  • Video submission. Please visit the Video Auditions tab.

 


 

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 solid-colored 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


Please visit MCB Summer Intensive for details on registration, housing, and tuition.

 

Questions?

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

Young Dancer Intensive

July 25-August 5, 2016

Audition Form

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 BEFORE filling out the Audition Form.
  • Attending one of MCBS’ open-call auditions (TBD)
  • Auditioning in select cities during the 2016 Summer Intensive National Audition Tour
  • Video submission. Please visit the Video Auditions tab.

 

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 solid-colored 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


 

Questions?

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

Video Audition Guidelines

All Programs

Audition Form

  • Please complete the audition form. Be sure to include your video audition and two full-body photos (3″ x 5” or 4″ x 6”).
  • The $35.00 audition fee is payable by credit card on the audition form.
  • MCB Summer Intensive Audition Videos must be submitted by May 1.
  • Due to visa requirements, international students must submit MCB Summer Intensive Audition Videos by March 1.

Video Submissions for MCB Summer Intensive

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)

Variation is NOT required.


 

Video Submissions for Student Division and/or Young Dancer Intensive

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.

Variation is NOT required.


 

Video Submissions for 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.

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)

Variation is NOT required.

 

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