The Washington School of Ballet 2017.2018 Auditions

NW DC: June 10, July 15 and August 19

Athenaeum: September 8

[email protected]: June 24, July 29 and August 19

Audition Times + Registration Information

The Washington School of Ballet (TWSB) will hold auditions for its 2017.2018 school year programs at three campuses: NW, the Athenaeum in Alexandria and [email protected] in southeast D.C.

For auditions at each of the campuses, students will participate in a technique class and be assessed according to technical ability and age-appropriate standards. Prior experience will also be taken into consideration.
Attire: Girls should wear a leotard, tights and ballet shoes. Students on pointe should bring pointe shoes. Boys should wear black tights and a white T-shirt. Students who have never danced before may wear form fitting, comfortable clothing for the audition. No jewelry and hair must be pulled away from student’s face and secured, preferably in a bun for girls.

NW CAMPUS AUDITION DATES/TIMES:
LOCATION: 3515 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20016


Ages 4 to 5 (June 10, July 15, Aug 19)

Registration: 9:30 AM
Audition: 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Location: England Studio

Ages 6 to 7 (June 10, July 15, Aug 19)
Registration: 10:30 AM
Audition: 11:15 – 12:15 PM
Location: England Studio

Ages 8 to 10 (June 10, July 15, Aug 19)
Registration: 12:00 NOON
Audition: 12:30 – 2:00 PM
Location: England Studio

Ages 11 to 14 (June 10 & Aug 19)
Registration: 9:30 AM
Audition: 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Location: Phillips Studio

Ages 14 and up (June 10 & Aug 19)
Registration: 11:30 AM
Audition: 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Location: Phillips Studio
The NW campus school year program runs September 5 through June 2. Register here for the 2017.18 Fall Auditions at NW campus.

ATHENAEUM AUDITION DATES/TIMES:
LOCATION: 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314


Ages 4 to 5 (September 8)

Registration: 4:00 PM

Audition: 4:30 – 5:15 PM

Location: Athenaeum

 

Ages 6 to 8 (September 8)

Registration: 4:45 PM

Audition: 5:30 – 6:30 PM

Location: Athenaeum

The Athenaeum campus school year program runs September 9 – June 2. To register for these auditions, please email Susan Mattheus, School Manager, Lower Division at [email protected].

[email protected] AUDITION DATES/TIMES:
LOCATION: 1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE D.C. 20020


Age 4 (June 24, July 29, August 19)

Registration: 9:00AM

Audition: 9:30AM

Location: [email protected]

 

Age 5 to 6 (June 24, July 29, August 19)

Registration: 9:30AM

Audition: 10:00AM

Location: [email protected]

 

Age 7 to 8 (June 24, July 29, August 19)

Registration: 10:15AM

Audition: 10:45AM

Location: [email protected]

 

Age 9 to 11 (June 24, July 29, August 19)

Registration: 11:00AM

Audition: 11:30AM

Location: [email protected]

 

Age 12 and Up with no prior experience (June 24, July 29, August 19)

Registration: 11:45AM

Audition: 12:15PM

Location: [email protected]

 

Age 12 and Up with experience *Advanced Training Program Consideration

(June 24, July 29, August 19)

Registration: 12:30PM

Audition: 1:00-2:00PM

Location: [email protected]
The [email protected] school year program runs September 5 through May 25. For more information about these auditions, please visit washingtonballet.org or email Sonitra Macrall, SE School Manager, at [email protected].

*The Advanced Training Program is designed for serious ballet students who also aspire to become strong contemporary dancers. The program provides mentorship and work with the key leadership of TWB and other leaders in the field of dance. Students enrolled in TWSB’s program already are eligible if they are enrolled in Ballet 4.

The Washington School of Ballet also offers Summer Intensive at the NW Campus and Summer Dance Program at the SE Campus ([email protected]) from June to July for 4 to 5 weeks depending on the level; the NW campus also offers a 2 week intermediate program in August. For audition information visit Summer Program. Adult classes are also offered at both campuses year round. Open enrollment is available for all adult classes. For more information, visit Adult Classes.


ABOUT THE WASHINGTON BALLET

The Washington Ballet (TWB) was originally founded as The Washington School of Ballet in 1944 by legendary ballet pioneer Mary Day and incorporated as a professional company in 1976. The Washington Ballet is one of the pre-eminent ballet organizations in the United States. TWB built an international reputation presenting bold works by choreographers from around the world, including Choo San Goh, Christopher Wheeldon, Mark Morris, Twyla Tharp, Hans van Manen and Jiří Kylián, as well as neoclassical masterworks and fresh staging of 19th century classics. Under the leadership of Interim Executive Director Shakira Segundo and Artistic Director Julie Kent, TWB continues to serve its three-part mission: ensuring excellence in its professional performance company; growing the next generation of dancers through its Washington School of Ballet; and serving the community in which it resides through robust community engagement programs.

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