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.

Video Auditions


Video auditions are still being accepted for the Young Dancer Intensive and the Pre-Professional and Student Divisions. Please visit the Video Auditions tab for more information.

VIDEO AUDITION

 

MCB Summer Intensive – 2016 National Audition Tour


The 2016 National Audition Tour has concluded and the MCB Summer Intensive is full!

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

Saturday, Jan. 9, Indianapolis, IN
Indianapolis School of Ballet

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

Sunday, Jan. 10, Silver Spring, MD
Maryland Youth Ballet

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

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

Sunday, Jan. 17, New York, NY
School of American Ballet

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

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

Saturday, Feb. 13, Winston-Salem, NC
Univ. of North Carolina School of the Arts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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


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

São Paulo, Brasil
Espaço Eldorado
Domingo, 8 de novembro

 

 

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.
  • Auditioning in select cities during the 2016 National Audition Tour (Now CLOSED)
  • 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

COMPLETELY FULL!
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 (Now CLOSED)
  • Video submission. Please visit the Video Auditions tab. (CLOSED)

 


 

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.
  • Auditioning in select cities during the 2016 Summer Intensive National Audition Tour (Now CLOSED)
  • 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.
  • Video auditions for the MCB Summer Intensive are not being accepted at this time. Students may still submit video auditions for the 2016 Young Dancer Intensive, the Pre-Professional Division, and the Student Division.

 

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. At the barre, facing the camera:

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

II. In the center, facing the camera:

– 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 for MCB Summer Intensive (CLOSED)

I. At the barre, facing the camera:

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

II. In the center, facing the camera:

– 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.


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