National Audition Tour 2018

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Atlanta, GA
Austin, TX
Boston, MA
Charlotte, NC
Chicago, IL
Miami, FL
New York, NY
Philadelphia, PA
Pittsburgh, PA
Raleigh, NC
St. Louis, MO
Winston-Salem, NC

2018 Audition Details

Registration opens roughly 60 minutes prior to the audition class for each age group. The audition will consist of an hour and a half ballet class, for which a non-refundable audition fee will be charged. All female dancers are required to bring pointe shoes. Please note that at least one year of pointe training is required for all female dancers for acceptance into the Summer Intensive.

Dancers will receive their audition results two to three weeks after the audition via email. No results will be given over the phone, and no individual audition results/critiques will be discussed. Merit scholarships are awarded to the dancer at the time of acceptance.

 

2018 Online Pre-Registration – CLICK HERE!

 

2018 Registration at the Audition

Charlotte Ballet highly encourages dancers to PRE-REGISTER to attend an audition in part of the 2018 National Audition Tour. This will confirm your participation and ensure a space for you in the class. Space at the auditions are limited; Pre-Registration is the only way to secure your attendance.  

Dancers who register on-site the day of the audition will be asked to complete a Registration Form at the time of arrival. To register on-site, dancers must bring:

Audition Fee Payment of $35: Exact Cash or Check ONLY (check made payable to Charlotte Ballet) NO Credit Card payments will be accepted on site!
4×6 headshot: name and audition location written on the back
4×6 photo of the dancer in first arabesque: name and audition location written on the back

 

2018 DVD/Video Audition

If you are unable to attend an audition in person, Charlotte Ballet will accept video auditions beginning Tuesday, January 2, 2018 through Monday, February 5, 2018 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Submissions must include a completed Video Audition Form, a $40 audition fee, a 4×6 headshot, and a 4×6 photo in first arabesque. Video auditions should be no longer than 10 minutes in length and must include a live introduction with name, age, years of study, and current place of study. Video should have center work including adagio, petite allegro, grand allegro, pirouettes (en dehors and en dedans), and pointe work for women. Men should include tour en l’air and allegro that includes beats and pirouettes.

Please submit all audition materials together by mail:

Charlotte Ballet
National Audition Tour 2018
Attn: Ruth Gibbs
701 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202

If you prefer to submit your video audition materials via email, you may do so by submitting one video link. Video auditions sent in separate/multiple links will not be reviewed. The video audition form, payment, and required photos (see above) must be submitted together as one PDF email attachment.

2018 National Audition Tour Schedule

 

Charlotte, NC
Sunday, January 7
10 AM – 3 PM
Registration #1 (Ages 11 – 15): 10 – 11 AM
Audition Ages 11 – 15: 11 AM – 1 PM
Registration #2 (Ages 16 – 22): 12 – 1 PM
Audition Ages 16 – 22: 1 – 3 PM
Charlotte Ballet
701 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Pre-Registration Deadline: January 3, 2018; 12 PM Noon

 

Atlanta, GA
Sunday, January 7
9 AM – 1:30 PM
Registration #1 (Ages 11 – 15): 9 – 10 AM
Audition Ages 11 – 15: 10:15 –11:45 PM
Registration #2 (Ages 16 – 22): 10:45 – 11:45 AM
Audition Ages 16 – 22: 12 – 1:30 PM
Atlanta Ballet
1695 Marietta Boulevard, NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Pre-Registration Deadline: January 3, 2018; 12 PM Noon

 

St. Louis, MO
Saturday, January 13 & Sunday, January 14
Center for Creative Arts Regional Auditions for Summer Dance Intensives
See COCA website for registration information

 

Winston-Salem, NC
Saturday, January 13
9 AM – 1:30 PM
Registration #1 (Ages 11 – 15): 9 – 10 AM
Audition Ages 11 – 15: 10:15 – 11:45 AM
Registration #2 (Ages 16 – 22): 10:45 – 11:45 AM
Audition Ages 16 – 22: 12 – 1:30 PM
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
1533 S Main Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27127
Pre-Registration Deadline: January 10, 2018; 12 PM Noon

 

Pittsburgh, PA
Sunday, January 14
12 – 4:30 PM
Registration #1 (Ages 11 – 15): 12 – 1 PM
Audition Ages 11 – 15: 1:15 – 2:45 PM
Registration #2 (Ages 16 – 22): 1:45 – 2:45 PM
Audition Ages 16 – 22: 3 – 4:30 PM
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
2900 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Pre-Registration Deadline: January 10, 2018; 12 PM Noon

 

Chicago, IL
Saturday, January 20
2 – 6:30 PM
Registration #1 (Ages 11 – 15): 2 – 3 PM
Audition Ages 11 – 15: 3:15 – 4:45 PM
Registration #2 (Ages 16 – 22): 3:45 – 4:45 PM
Audition Ages 16 – 22: 5 – 6:30 PM
Ballet Chicago
17 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60602
Pre-Registration Deadline: January 17, 2018; 12 PM Noon

 

Austin, TX
Saturday, January 20
2 – 6:30 PM
Registration #1 (Ages 11 – 15): 2 – 3 PM
Audition Ages 11 – 15: 3:15 – 4:45 PM
Registration #2 (Ages 16 – 22): 3:45 – 4:45 PM
Audition Ages 16 – 22: 5 – 6:30 PM
Ballet Austin
501 W 3rd Street
Austin, TX 78701
Pre-Registration Deadline: January 17, 2018; 12 PM Noon

 

Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, January 21
9:30 AM – 2 PM
Registration #1 (Ages 11 – 15): 9:30 – 10:30 AM
Audition Ages 11 – 15: 10:45 AM – 12:15 PM
Registration #2 (Ages 16 – 22): 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Audition Ages 16 – 22: 12:30 – 2 PM
The Rock School
1101 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Pre-Registration Deadline: January 24, 2018; 12 PM Noon

 

New York, NY
Sunday, January 21
11 AM – 3:30 PM
Registration #1 (Ages 11 – 15): 11 AM – 12 PM
Audition Ages 11 – 15: 12:15 – 1:45 PM
Registration #2 (Ages 16 – 22): 12:45 – 1:45 PM
Audition Ages 16 – 22: 2 – 3:30 PM
Manhattan Youth Ballet (NYC)
248 W 60th Street
New York, NY 10023
Pre-Registration Deadline: January 17, 2018; 12 PM Noon

 

Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, January 27 & Sunday, January 28
International Association of Blacks of Dance: Annual Ballet Audition for Women of Color
See IABD website for registration and important information

 

Miami, FL
Saturday, January 27
1 – 5:30 PM
Registration #1 (Ages 11 – 15): 1 – 2 PM
Audition Ages 11 – 15: 2:15 – 3:45 PM
Registration #2 (Ages 16 – 22): 2:45 – 3:45 PM
Audition Ages 16 – 22: 4 – 5:30 PM
Miami City Ballet
2200 Liberty Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Pre-Registration Deadline: January 24, 2018; 12 PM Noon

 

Boston, MA
Saturday, January 27
2 – 6:30 PM
Registration #1 (Ages 11 – 15): 2 – 3 PM
Audition Ages 11 – 15: 3:15 – 4:45 PM
Registration #2 (Ages 16 – 22): 3:45 – 4:45 PM
Audition Ages 16 – 22: 5 – 6:30 PM
Boston Ballet
16 Clarendon Street
Boston, MA 02116
Pre-Registration Deadline: January 24, 2018; 12 PM Noon

 

Charlotte, NC
Sunday, January 28
10 AM – 3 PM
Registration #1 (Ages 11 – 15): 10 – 11 AM
Audition Ages 11 – 15: 11 AM – 1 PM
Registration #2 (Ages 16 – 22): 12 – 1 PM
Audition Ages 16 – 22: 1 – 3 PM
Charlotte Ballet
701 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Pre-Registration Deadline: January 24, 2018; 12 PM Noon

 

Raleigh, NC
Sunday, February 4
10 AM – 2:30 PM
Registration #1 (Ages 11 – 15): 10 –11 AM
Audition Ages 11 – 15: 11:15 AM – 12:45 PM
Registration #2 (Ages 16 – 22): 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
Audition Ages 16 – 22: 1 – 2:30 PM
Raleigh School of Ballet
3922 Beryl Road
Raleigh, NC 27607
Pre-Registration Deadline: January 31, 2018; 12 PM Noon

What should I expect at an audition on Charlotte Ballet’s National Audition Tour?

Registration will begin roughly 60 minutes prior to the audition class for each age group. The audition will consist of an hour and a half ballet class, for which a non-refundable audition fee will be charged. The audition class is conducted like a master class; there will be no early cuts. The audition class will consist of barre, center, and pointe work for the women. Men should expect tours en l’air and allegro that includes beats and pirouettes.

How are the audition classes broken down?

The audition classes are broken down by age. The younger age group, and typically the first audition class, is for 11 – 15 year old dancers. The older class is for 16 – 22 year old dancers.

What if I/my dancer is 15 now, but will be 16 once the Summer Intensive starts? Which audition class should I take?

If you are on the 15/16 age cusp, please take the audition class of the 11 – 15 year old dancers. The judges have your birthdate and age on your audition forms, and will know that you will be 16 by the time the Summer Intensive begins. No matter what class, the judges will be able to place you in the appropriate level.

How much pointe training do I need to be accepted into the Summer Intensive?

At least one year of pointe training is required for all female dancers for acceptance into the Summer Intensive.

May I still audition if I have no previous pointe training?

Yes, you are welcome to attend the audition class, but you will not be accepted into the Summer Intensive. All female dancers, Level 1 – Level 4, are required to take daily pointe technique classes.

If I did not pre-register, what forms of payment are accepted on-site?

CASH and CHECK (payable to Charlotte Ballet), are the ONLY ways to pay the audition fee on-site. Please bring exact cash to the audition as our instructors do not have additional funds on hand to make change.

What should I wear to the audition?

Ladies should wear a solid colored leotard, pink ballet tights, and your hair secured in a bun or French twist. Please bring both your flat and pointe shoes. Class will begin in your flat shoes, so please have your pointe shoes ready once the class moves off the barre.

Men should wear black tights and a white fitted t-shirt or leotard with black or white ballet shoes.

What are the photo size requirements for the headshot and photo of the dancer in first arabesque?

Both photos must be a standard 4 x 6 inches. Please write your full name and audition location on the back of both photos.

Can parents watch the audition class?

No, parents are not allowed to observe the audition class.

What is the process for Charlotte Ballet II consideration on the National Audition Tour?

Dancers auditioning on the National Audition Tour have the opportunity to be pre-screened for Charlotte Ballet’s Second Company, in addition to evaluation for the 2018 Summer Intensive and the 2018/2019 Pre-Professional Division.

If you indicate consideration for Charlotte Ballet II and are selected for further evaluation by the Artistic Director, you will be notified at the audition and given further instructions for the next steps in your audition process. It will be your responsibility to communicate with the necessary staff to move your audition along.

If you are solely interested in Charlotte Ballet’s Second Company, please attend the Company Audition in New York City scheduled for early 2018.

When and how will I get my audition results?

Dancers will receive their audition results two to three weeks after the audition via email. Please make sure to list the email address you check most frequently on the audition form for the quickest response time! You will receive registration information at the time of acceptance.

Can I call and get my results over the phone?

No, audition results will not be discussed or given over the phone at any point in time after the audition.

Can I get personal feedback from my audition?

No, individual audition results/critiques will not be discussed at any point in time after the audition.

What are the level placements for the Summer Intensive?

Charlotte Ballet places dancers into Levels 1 through 4 that best match their technical ability, physical strength, and understanding of movement. The highest of the levels is level 4. Dancers are placed in levels before arriving for the Intensive; you will notified of your level placement at the time of acceptance via email. Subsequent evaluation of all dancers will take place during their first week of classes.

What is the difference in the three session options?

Based on the level the dancer is placed in, you have the option to choose from three Summer Intensive session lengths (5 weeks, 4 weeks, or 3 weeks) to match your schedule and training needs. Dancers in levels 3 & 4 are required to participate in Session A (5 weeks), dancers in level 2 have the option of participating in Session A or B (4 weeks), and dancers in level 1 have the option to participate in Session A, B, or C (3 weeks). The Summer Intensive concludes with the Summer Repertory Performances for dancers participating in Sessions A & B on Saturday, July 28, 2018.

What if I pre-pay for the audition, but do not attend? Can I get a refund?

No refunds will be given for missed auditions, no matter the circumstances.

What if I can’t attend one of the auditions in part of the audition tour? How can I audition?  

If you are unable to attend one of the auditions in part of the audition tour, you are welcome submit a video audition beginning January 2, 2018 through February 5, 2018. For more details, please check the Audition Tour Webpage. No in-person auditions will be accommodated for.

I have been accepted in Charlotte Ballet’s 2018 Summer Intensive. What is my next step?

If you are accepted into the program, you will receive the Charlotte Ballet Summer Intensive Registration Packet via email attachment at the time of acceptance. Registration is the only way to secure a spot in Charlotte Ballet’s Summer Intensive. Space is limited and we fill spaces on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please note, spaces may fill before the Friday, March 9, 2018 registration deadline. Dancers are therefore encouraged to submit the registration forms with first payment as quickly as possible. This can be done via PDF email attachment, fax, or mail.

What do I do if I am interested in receiving a Scholarship or Financial Aid?

All merit based scholarships are awarded to the dancer at the time of acceptance. Scholarships based off of both merit and financial need require a separate Financial Aid Application. After you/your dancer has auditioned and been accepted into the Summer Intensive, please contact Ruth Gibbs via email to receive this application. Please note no Financial Aid Applications will be sent to dancers or parents past February 28, 2018.

How do I indicate that I am interested in being considered for Charlotte Ballet’s Pre-Professional Division?

On your audition form, there will be a section at the bottom left of the page where you can notate you are interested in being considered for Charlotte Ballet’s Pre-Professional Division. When you receive your audition results, you will also receive more information regarding your Pre-Professional Division consideration. The Academy uses the Summer Intensive as a time to evaluate dancers for acceptance into our year-round training programs at the Conservatory, Trainee and Apprentice levels within the Pre-Professional Division. Dancers who wish to be considered for these programs are advised to attend our Summer Intensive. For more information regarding Charlotte Ballet’s Pre-Professional Division, click here.

How many dancers are you able to accept to your Summer Intensive?

Our Summer Intensive program maxes out at roughly 100 dancers total. We do our best to keep the levels as even as possible, roughly 25 per level, but this does fluctuate each year dependent on the number of registrations that come in.

What are the dates for the 2018 Summer Intensive?

Session A (5 Weeks): June 25 – July 28, 2018

Session B (4 Weeks): July 2 – July 28, 2018

Session C (3 Weeks): June 25 – July 14, 2018

Final performances for those participating in Sessions A & B will be Saturday, July 28, 2018.

For dancers coming to the Summer Intensive from out of town, what is the summer housing option?

Supervised Room and Board is available on the beautiful, 1,000 acre campus of the University Of North Carolina at Charlotte. Each day, students are shuttled from UNC Charlotte to the Center for Dance. Students may also participate in weekly chaperoned excursions around the Charlotte area. Dancers move in the Sunday before their session begins (June 24, 2018 for Sessions A & C; July 1, 2018 for Session B) and move out the Sunday after their session ends (July 29, 2018 for Sessions A & B; July 15, 2018 for Session C).

What is a typical day like during the Summer Intensive?

For an in-depth look at a sample Summer Intensive schedule, click here.

 

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