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.

Upcoming Auditions

 


Young Dancer Intensive

 

Sunday, April 19
Miami BeachMCB Studios
Program: Summer 2015

9-12 year olds (as of July 27)
Registration: 1:00pm
Audition Class: 2:00 – 3:00pm

Audition Form

 


Pre-Professional Division only

 

Sunday, April 19
Miami BeachMCB Studios
Program: Year-round (15-16 school year)

14-18 year olds
Registration: 2:00pm
Audition Class: 3:00 – 4:30pm

 


Pre-Professional & Student Divisions

 

Saturday, June 6
Miami BeachMCB Studios
Program: Year-round (15-16 school year)

8-9 year olds
Registration: 1:00pm
Class: 1:30 – 2:30pm

10-11 year olds
Registration: 2:00pm
Class: 2:30 – 3:30pm

12-13 year olds
Registration: 3:00pm
Class: 3:30 – 4:30pm

14-18 year olds
Registration: 4:00pm
Class: 4:30 – 5:30pm

Saturday, July 11
Miami BeachMCB Studios
Program: Year-round (15-16 school year)

12-13 year olds
Registration: 4:00pm
Audition Class: 4:30 – 5:30pm

14-18 year olds
Registration: 5:00pm
Audition Class: 5:30 – 6:30pm
Saturday, August 8
Miami BeachMCB Studios — OPEN HOUSE
Program: Year-round (15-16 school year)

8-9 year olds
Registration: 10:30am
Class: 11:00 – 12:00pm

10-11 year olds
Registration: 11:00am
Class: 12:00 – 1:00pm

12-13 year olds
Registration: 12:30pm
Class: 1:30 – 2:30pm

14-18 year olds
Registration: 1:30pm
Class: 2:30 – 3:30pm

 


Unless otherwise indicated, all students should audition with the age group that they will be in at the start of the year-round program on September 1.

 

Questions?

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

Pre-Professional and Student Divisions

Auditions for the 2014-2015 school year are now closed. We are now accepting auditions for the 2015-2016 school year.

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 BEFORE you fill out the Audition Form.
  • Attending one of MCB School’s open-call auditions. (See Schedule tab)
  • Auditioning in select cities during the 2015 National Audition Tour (now closed).
  • Video submission (14-18 year olds only). Please visit the Video Auditions tab.

AUDITION FORM


 

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.
  • 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 22-July 25, 2015

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

  • Auditioning in select cities during the 2015 National Audition Tour (now closed).
  • Video submission by May 1. Please visit the Video Audition tab.

VIDEO AUDITIONS


 

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


 

2015 National Audition Tour

The 2015 National Audition Tour, sponsored by Freed of London, concluded on Feb. 22. You may still audition via Video submission through May 1.

Boston, MA – Boston Ballet
Philadelphia, PA – Pennsylvania Ballet
New York, NY – School of American Ballet
Winston-Salem, NC – University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Phoenix, AZ – Ballet Arizona
Indianapolis, IN – Indianapolis School of Ballet
Denver, CO – Colorado Ballet
Chicago, IL – Ballet Chicago
Pittsburgh, PA – Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Silver Spring, MD – Maryland Youth Ballet
Santa Monica, CA – Westside School of Ballet
Seattle, WA – Pacific Northwest Ballet
Naples, FL – Naples Ballet
Tampa, FL – Patel Conservatory, Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Fort Worth, TX – Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth School
Orlando, FL – Orlando Ballet
Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Ballet
Miami Beach, FL – Miami City Ballet

Medellin, Colombia – Ballet Metropolitano de Medellin
Salvador, Brazil – EBATECA – Unidade Costa Verde
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Centro Coreográfico da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro
São Paulo, Brazil – Estúdio de Dança Adriana Soares – Unid.2
Vitoria, Brazil – ACES – Ação Comunitária do Espírito Santo

 

Questions?

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

Young Dancer Intensive
July 27-August 7, 2015

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. (See Schedule tab)
  • Auditioning in select cities during the 2015 Summer Intensive National Audition Tour (now closed).
  • Video submission by July 1. Please visit the Video Audition tab.

AUDITION FORM


 

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


 

Questions?

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

Video Audition Guidelines

  • Please complete the audition form below. 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.
  • All video auditions for the MCB Summer Intensive must be submitted by May 1.
  • All video auditions for the Young Dancer Intensive must be submitted by July 1.

VIDEO AUDITION FORM


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)

All Video Auditions for the MCB Summer Intensive must be postmarked by May 1.


 

Video Submissions for 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.

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


 

Video Submissions for School Year Program’s Pre-Professional Division

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.

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)

 

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