Auditions are required for all Burklyn Ballet Theatre programs. A single audition covers all programs.  Auditions are held throughout the United States between January and April. Students are evaluated on talent, training, performance ability, and attitude. Host an audition in your hometown! Video auditions are also accepted. Details below.

2018 Audition Cities & Dates

Pre-Registration is required. Please complete our Online Pre-Registration Form 48 hours prior to the audition you will attend.

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DateStudio NameStateAudition TimeAddressCityZip CodeWebsite
01/19/18Western Arkansas BalletAR6:00 - 8:00 pm4701 Grand AvenueFort Smith72904
01/20/18Oklahoma City Ballet SchoolOK9:00 - 11:00 am7421 N. ClassenOklahoma City73116
01/20/18Coffee Mill Dance StudioFL10:30 - 11:45 INT 12:00 - 2:00 Main3340 North Roosevelt Blvd. #2Key West33040
01/20/18Performing Arts WorkshopCA2:00 - 4:00 pm1465 Encinitas BLVD, A 102Encinita92024
01/21/18Florida School for Dance EducationFL2:30 - 4:30 pm4100 PGA BlvdPalm Beach Gardens 33410
01/21/18LA Ballet AcademyCA3:00 - 5:00 pm16422 Ventura Blvd, #2BEncino91436
01/22/18CHAMPS Charter High School of the ArtsCA 9:05 am - 11:05 am6842 Van Nuys Blvd.Van Nuys91405
01/24/18American Academy of DanceTX6:30 - 8:00 pm15775 Bammel Village DriveHouston77014
01/26/18Vineland Regional Dance CONJ6:00 - 8:00 pm2388 North East AvenueVineland08360
01/27/18Colorado BalletCO5:00 - 7:00 pm1075 Santa Fe DriveDenver80204
01/27/18Corpus Christi Concert BalletTX9:00 - 10:30 am3446 S Alameda StreetCorpus Christi78411
01/27/18The Studio CooperativeMD2:00 - 4:00 pm10400 Odonnell Pl #201Waldorf20603
01/28/18Maryland School of DanceMD3:00 - 5:00 pm11711-B Parklawn DriveRockville20852
02/04/18Detroit Opera HouseMI9:30 - 11:00 am1526 BroadwayDetroit48226
02/04/18Ballet ChelseaMI2:00 - 4:00 pmPO Box 591 1050 S. Main StreetChelsea48118
02/04/18Dublin Dance CenterOH2:00 - 4:00 pm2665 Farmer's DrColumbus43235
02/10/18New England Dance Arts / New England Ballet CompanyCT2:00 - 4:00 pm200 Boston Post Road, Suite 8Orange06477
02/11/18Roswell Dance Theatre / The Tolbert Yilmaz School of DanceGA5:30 - 7:30 pm audition, 5:00 pm registration10400D Alpharetta StreetRoswell30075
02/12/18Inwood Dance CompanyWV7:00 - 8:30 pm2297 Henshaw RoadInwood25428
02/13/18Charleston Ballet Center for Dance Coastal Ballet USASC5:00 - 7:00 pm497 La Mesa Road, Suite D&EMount Pleasant29464
02/14/18Greensboro BalletNC7:00 - 8:30 pm200 N. Davie St, #12Greensboro27401
02/18/18Carolina Dance CenterNC10:00 - 12:00 pm9109 Leesville RdRaleigh27613
02/18/18Boston Ballet - Newton StudioMA2:00 - 4:00 pm153 Needham StreetNewton Highlands02461
02/18/18True Dance and Company/Lincoln Midwest BalletNE3:00 - 4:30 pm5445 Red Rock LaneLincoln68516
02/27/18San Antonio Metropolitan BalletTX6:30 - 8:00 pm2800 NE Loop 410 Ste 307San Antonio78218
03/03/18Huntingdon Dance AcademyPA9:30 - 11:00 am501 Penn StreetHuntingdon16652http://www.huntingdondance.com
03/03/18New York Theatre BalletNY4:30 - 6:30 pm131 East 10th Street, 2nd FLNew York10003
03/04/18Connecticut Concert BalletCT2:00 - 4:00 pm280 Garden Grove RoadManchester06040
03/10/18Moving Light DanceVT1:15 - 2:30 pm - Intermediate, 2:45 - 4:45 pm Main184 River Street (Route 2)Montpelier05602
Click on heading titles to sort table. Scroll to view columns to the right. Links to studio websites are provided when available. Please use our Audition Locator below for maps & directions.

Sometimes it is not possible to attend a personal audition for Burklyn Ballet Theatre and it is necessary to make a video instead.

Please follow the directions below and make sure that your video is sent to our New Jersey address. Please note, many of our sessions fill quickly once our audition tour begins.  

Your video should not exceed 15 minutes in length. DVD format is preferred. Please label your video with your name and your name, address, phone number, age and studio. Please remember the $30.00 audition fee payable to BBT.

You can create your own combinations both at the barre and in the centre, but please stick to the following format.



  1. With left hand on barre: Pliés with ports de bras in 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th
  2. With right hand on barre: Tendu with demi pliés
  3. With left hand on barre: Tendu and dégagés
  4. With right hand on barre: Ronde de Jambe en dehors and en dedans
  5. With left hand on barre: Dévelopé and fondu en croix, finish with an arabesque penché on demi-pointe.
  6. With right hand on barre: Grande Battement en croix


  1. Adagio
  2. Pirouettes en dehors and en dedans
  3. Petit allegro
  4. Grand allegro
  5. Women pointe work: échappé, soussus, relevé passé, bourres, soutenu, châinés, piqué turns, piqué 1st arabesque OR Men’s work: batterie, grande pirouette, tour en l’air
  6. Reverence

Send video with application form and $30 payment to:

Burklyn Ballet Theatre

P.O. Box 923

Denville, NJ 07834-0923

Each year in December, Burklyn Ballet Theatre begins its International Audition Tour.  If your school would like to host an audition at its studio, please contact the office at 1-877-287-5596 for details.

The Hosting Process includes:

  • A master class for your students conducted by a member of Burklyn Ballet’s artistic staff.
  • A BBT summer program question and answer session for interested parents and students.
  • The opportunity to invite outside students to your school.
  • Advertisement on Burklyn’s website and social media sites.

Requirements of a Host School:

  • A dance studio with a suitable dance floor, mirrors and ballet barres for the audition class and question and answer session.
  • Sound system or piano and accompanist.
  • Lobby space for sign-in and registration.
  • Minimum 8-10 interested dancers.


  • There is no cost associated with hosting an audition, but each dancer is required to pay the $30 audition fee to BBT.

To learn more, view our PROGRAM INFORMATION PDF

Audition Locator

Enter your zip code or turn on location services. Click a Map Marker or “More Info” to view audition date and time, directions and studio URL. Let us know you are coming! Complete our Online Pre-Registration Form


      • Auditions begin in December
      • Let us know you are coming! Complete our Online Pre-Registration Form
      • Download and complete Application Form
      • Print a copy of your completed form to bring with you
      • $30 fee payable to BBT due at time of Audition Class –  No Credit/ Debit or electronic payments
      • Photos, bios and recommendations not required
      • Arrive 30 minutes early
      • Class is 1.5 to 2 hours depending on attendance
      • Intermediate-Advanced Level Class
      • Includes Pointe Work and Men’s Steps
      • Intermediate Program dancers must be 10 before 01-Jan of the year they are attending
      • Some cities have separate Intermediate Program auditions (I)
      • If city listing does not indicate (I) then ages 10-12 attend regular audition class
      • 12 year old dancers will be accepted into the program best suited for them
      • Dancers will be notified of acceptance by email within two weeks following the audition
      • Dancers are automatically considered for talent-based scholarships during the audition
      • Scholarship notifications are sent out throughout the audition tour by email
      • Dancers are also chosen for The Edinburgh Connection at these regular auditions


      Burklyn Ballet Theatre offers a limited number of scholarships ranging from $100 to $500. Dancers are automatically considered for talent-based scholarships during the audition. No separate application is necessary. Scholarship notifications are sent out throughout the audition tour.


      Main Program

      • Ages 12 – 25
      • Pre-Professional Dancer
      • 3 Technique Classes/Day & Rehearsals
      • Weekly Theater Performance
      • 2-6 Weeks

      Intermediate Program

      • Ages 10 – 12
      • Intermediate Dancer
      • 2 Technique Classes/Day & Rehearsals
      • End of Session Performance
      • 2 Weeks

      Choreographic Project

      • Mentored Choreographer Training
      • Limited to 6 Dancers
      • Ages 15 and Above

      Edinburgh Connection

      • Travel to Scotland
      • Perform at Festival Fringe
      • Limited to 25 Dancers
      • 4 Week Minimum Program Required in VT