MCB Year Round School Auditions

Admission into the Pre-Professional Division (ages 14 – 18) requires an audition. Students may audition and will be considered for entry into the Pre-Professional Division based upon availability throughout the term of the school year. Limited partial and full scholarships are available based on merit and awarded at the discretion of the Director of Faculty & Curriculum.

Students may only register for the Pre-Professional Division if they have auditioned and have been accepted into the program.  Students will be provided the Registration Packet for the Pre-Professional Division upon acceptance.  Once received, please review the Registration Packet for details, and follow the instructions for online registration.

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Once accepted to the Summer Intensive program you are also invited to our Choreographic Intensive and Spring Break Workshop.

How to Audition for Pre-Professional and Student Divisions (Year-Round)


Pre-Professional Division

Young men and women, ages 14-18, may audition or be considered for the Year-Round Program by:

  • Video submission. Please visit the Video Auditions tab*.
  • Attending one of MCB School’s open-call auditions
  • Participating in the Summer Intensive, if accepted.

*Please note that video submissions are required as the first step of consideration for all Pre-Professional Division candidates who are unable to attend an in-person audition during the Audition Tour or be evaluated in-person during the Summer Intensive Program. 

 Student Division

Boys and girls, ages 8-13, may audition or be considered for the Year-Round Program by:

  • Participating in an age-appropriate ballet class during the school year.(schedule an appointment)
  • Video submission. (Please visit the Video Auditions tab)
  • Attending one of MCB School’s open-call auditions
  • Participating in the Summer Intensive, if accepted.

 


In-Person Year-Round Audition Guidelines (for Student Division Only*)

 

*Please note that video submissions are required as the first step of consideration for all Pre-Professional Division candidates who are unable to attend an in-person audition during the Audition Tour or be evaluated in-person during the Summer Intensive Program. 

  • Email school@miamicityballet.org to request an audition appointment, with the student’s name and age.
  • Once the request is approved and an appointment is confirmed, an audition form will be emailed and must be completed/processed with payment prior to the audition date.
  • The audition fee* is payable by cash, check or credit card.
  • Arrive at least a half hour prior to your audition time to check-in and warm up.  Please do not bring resumés, recommendation letters or photos.
  • Girls of all ages are expected to have previous ballet training and should wear a leotard (any style and color), pink tights and ballet shoes. Hair must be pulled off the face, in a bun. Girls should bring pointe shoes.
  • Boys are expected to have previous ballet training and should wear a white shirt, black tights or jazz shorts, and ballet shoes.
  • Parents are not allowed to observe the audition. Sorry, no exceptions.
  • All students will receive email notification of the results 12-14 days after their audition. Admitted students will be provided instructions on registration.

*$40 in-person payment – all audition fees are final, non-refundable, and non-transferable regardless of circumstance!

 


Questions?

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

Video Auditions


Video Audition Guidelines

  • Please complete the Audition Registration form by clicking on the ‘Register Now’ button above. Be sure to include a link to your video (hosted on YouTube or Vimeo).
  • The $40.00 audition fee is payable by credit card.  All audition fees are final, non-refundable, and non-transferable regardless of circumstance!
  • Deadlines:
    • The Summer Intensive video audition deadline for international students is March 1.
    • The Summer Intensive video audition deadline for U.S. students is March 25.
    • There is no deadline for Student Division or Pre-Professional video auditions.

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Video Submissions for MCB Summer Intensive and Choreographic Intensive for Ages 14-18

I. At the barre:

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

II. In the center:

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

III. Diagonal across the floor:

– Grand jeté and tour jeté

IV. 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 MCB Summer Intensive or for Student Division for Ages 9-13

I. At the barre:

– 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:

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 for Ages 14-18

Please note that an in-person audition may still be required for admission into the Pre-Professional Division after viewing a video submission.

I. At the barre:

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

II. In the center:

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

III. Diagonal across the floor:

– Grand jeté and tour jeté

IV. 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.


 Questions?

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