Students planning to audition for 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. 

The audition deadline for Level A has passed. Dancers may still register for the program using the general registration link and will be considered for all available levels on the first day of classes.



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 (three or five 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 $30 audition fee. You can submit via the link below using any major credit card.


Audition applications must include a short class video including the following exercises. Videos should be filmed within 3 months of submission. Videos 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)

Performance videos are not acceptable in lieu of the video. Videos should be filmed in an unobstructed, clearly lit area. Videos should be uploaded to a video sharing site such as YouTube, Vimeo, etc. for submission.


Students currently enrolled in Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts Pre-Professional Programs and Ballet 5:8's Trainee Program may register with the approval of their program director, no audition required. 

Please contact your program director for details.