Audition | Level A

Students planning to audition for Ballet 5:8 Summer Intensive Level A should have completed or be in the process of completing advanced-level classical ballet syllabus in a pre-professional ballet training program and should be taking ballet technique and other classes at least 5 days per week. 

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video Audition

Online Application

Video Audition & Online Application

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

  • Your contact information
  • Information about your current and prior dance training
  • Program preference (two, three, or five weeks, or flexible enrollment/single weeks)
  • 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)

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. 

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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. 

*Late Summer Intensive registration fee waived for attendees at this class only.

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

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. 

 

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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.