Audition | Collegiate Intensive

Dancers planning to audition for Ballet 5:8 Collegiate Summer Intensive should be proficient in advanced-level classical ballet vocabulary and should be taking ballet technique and other classes at least 5 days per week. Experience in a college dance program, trainee program, or professional performing company is preferred. Applicants must be at least 18 at the time of the intensive.


video Audition

Online Application

Video Audition & Online Application

Click on the "apply online" link below. You'll be asked to enter: 

  • Your contact information

  • Whether or not you plan to apply for Ballet 5:8 housing and/or financial aid

  • A link to your audition video (instructions below)

You'll also need to upload: 

  • A headshot photograph

  • A first arabesque photograph (en pointe for ladies, en relevé for gentlemen)

  • A current dance resume (one page) formatted in PDF, .doc or .docx

Audition Fee

Once you complete the application, you will need to pay your $35 non-refundable video audition fee. This can be paid using any major credit card. 


In-Studio Audition

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In-Person Audition

To audition in person, you'll need to attend one of the Ballet 5:8 Master class listed below.

All Master Classes are 90 minutes and include classical ballet technique, and pointe for women. Classical ballet attire is required for all attendees. 

You'll need to bring physical copies of the following along with your pre-registration confirmation to the Master Class:

  • A headshot photograph

  • A first arabesque photograph (en pointe for ladies, en relevé for gentlemen)

  • A current resume


Registration for a Master Class requires payment of the non-refundable $30 Master Class fee. This can be paid using any major credit card using the pre-registration link below. Registration will alternatively be available in-person on the day of your class beginning 30 minutes prior to the class start time; cash or check only for in-person registration. 

Following attendance of a Ballet 5:8 Master class, you will notified of consideration and/or acceptance for open Summer Intensive and other positions. You will be asked to submit additional information at that time if applicable. 



Audition Video Instructions

Audition videos must include the dancer performing the following exercises. Videos should be filmed within 3 months of submission in an unobstructed, clearly lit area and may not be longer than three minutes in length. Please include the following exercises in the video:

  • Plies

  • Tendus

  • Adage (in center)

  • Grand allegro

  • Pirouettes en pointe in center (if applicable)

Videos should be uploaded to a video sharing site such as YouTube, Vimeo, etc. for submission. We strongly prefer that the video is posted as UNLISTED and includes the dancer's name in the video title; do not include the words "Ballet 5:8" in the title. Performance videos are not acceptable in lieu of the class exercises requested here.