AUDITION TOUR

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
12/03/17Giacobbe Academy of DanceLA9:00-10:30. Registration begins at 8:30am.6925 Veterans BlvdMetairie70003http://www.giacobbeacademydance.com/
01/04/18Brattleboro School of DanceVT6:00 - 8:00 pm22 High StreetBrattleboro05301http://brattleboroschoolofdance.comoolofdance.com
01/05/18Fusion 802VT5:30 - 7:30 pm1881 Williston RoadSouth Burlington05403http://dancefusion802.com
01/06/18Southern New Hampshire Dance TheaterNH5:30 - 7:30 pm19 Harvey RoadBedford03110http://www.snhdt.org
01/07/18St. Paul's SchoolNH2:00 - 4:00 pm325 Pleasant StreetConcord03331http://www.sps.edu/dance
01/07/18Ballet Academy of TexasTX1:00 - 2:30 pm145 Fitness CourtCoppell75019http://balletacademyoftexas.com
01/11/18Luzicka School of BalletMO5:00 - 7:00 pm1021 S Brown Street Suite MLiberty64068https://luzickaballet.com/contact.php
01/11/18BTWHSVPA Performing Arts High School DallasTX5:00 - 7:00 pm2501 FloraDallas75201https://www.dallasisd.org/bookert
01/12-14/18COCAMO9:00 - 5:00 pm524 Trinity AvenueSt. Louis63130http://www.cocastl.org
01/12/18Arlington Heights High School Dance DepartmentTX4:30 - 6:30 pm4501 W FreewayFort Worth76107http://www.ahhsdance.com
01/13/18Boston BalletMA2:30 - 4:00 pm19 Clarendon StreetBoston02116https://www.bostonballet.org/home.aspx
01/14/18Dance Fremont!WA3:30 - 5:30 pm4015 Stone Way NSeattle98103https://dancefremont.com
01/14/18Pacific Northwest BalletWA10:00 - 11:30 am301 Mercer StreetSeattle98109https://www.pnb.org
01/14/18South Shore ConservatoryMA12:00 - 2:00 pm64 St. George Street P.O. Box 1523Duxbury02331http://sscmusic.org
01/19/18Western Arkansas BalletAR6:00 - 8:00 pm4701 Grand AvenueFort Smith72904http://waballet.org
01/20/18Oklahoma City Ballet SchoolOK9:00 - 11:00 am7421 N. ClassenOklahoma City73116https://www.okcballet.org
01/20/18Performing Arts WorkshopCA2:00 - 4:00 pm1465 Encinitas BLVD, A 102Encinita92024http://www.dancepaw.com
01/20/18Coffee Mill Dance StudioFL10:30 - 11:45 INT 12:00 - 2:00 Main3340 North Roosevelt Blvd. #2Key West33040http://www.coffeemilldance.com
01/21/18LA Ballet AcademyCA3:00 - 5:00 pm16422 Ventura Blvd, #2BEncino91436http://www.laballet.com/index.html
01/21/18Florida School for Dance EducationFL2:30 - 4:30 pm4100 PGA BlvdPalm Beach Gardens 33410http://floridaschoolfordanceeducation.com/about
01/24/18American Academy of DanceTX6:30 - 8:00 pm15775 Bammel Village DriveHouston77014http://www.balletonline.com
01/26/18Vineland Regional Dance CONJ6:00 - 8:00 pm2388 North East AvenueVineland08360http://www.vrdc.org
01/27/18Corpus Christi Concert BalletTX9:00 - 10:30 am3446 S Alameda StreetCorpus Christi78411http://www.concertballet.net
01/27/18The Studio CooperativeMD2:00 - 4:00 pm10400 Odonnell Pl #201Waldorf20603http://www.thestudiocooperative.org/#Fri
01/27/18Colorado BalletCO5:00 - 7:00 pm1075 Santa Fe DriveDenver80204http://www.coloradoballet.org
01/28/18Maryland School of DanceMD3:00 - 5:00 pm11711-B Parklawn DriveRockville20852http://www.marylandschoolofdance.org
02/04/18Dublin Dance CenterOH2:00 - 4:00 pm2665 Farmer's DrColumbus43235http://www.dublindance.com
02/04/2018Detroit Opera HouseMI9:30 - 11:00 am1526 BroadwayDetroit48226http://www.michiganopera.org/learning/dance-education/
02/04/2018Ballet ChelseaMI2:00 - 4:00 pmPO Box 591 1050 S. Main StreetChelsea48118http://balletchelsea.org
02/11/2018Roswell Dance Theatre / The Tolbert Yilmaz School of DanceGA5:30 - 7:30 pm audition, 5:00 pm registration10400D Alpharetta StreetRoswell30075https://www.tysod.com/rdt/about.htm
02/12/18Inwood Dance CompanyWV7:00 - 8:30 pm2297 Henshaw RoadInwood25428https://inwoodperformingarts.com
02/14/18Greensboro BalletNC7:00 - 8:30 pm200 N. Davie St, #12Greensboro27401http://www.greensboroballet.org
02/18/18Boston Ballet - Newton StudioMA2:00 - 4:00 pm153 Needham StreetNewton Highlands02461http://www.bostonballet.org/school.html
02/18/18Carolina Dance CenterNC10:00 - 12:00 pm9109 Leesville RdRaleigh27613http://www.carolinadancecenter.com
03/03/18Huntingdon Dance AcademyPA9:30 - 11:00 am501 Penn StreetHuntingdon16652http://www.huntingdondance.comhttp://www.huntingdondance.com
03/03/18New York Theatre BalletNY4:30 - 6:30 pm131 East 10th Street, 2nd FLNew York10003http://nytb.org
TBANew England Dance Arts/New England Ballet CompanyCTTBA130 Elm StreetBridgeport06604http://www.newenglanddancearts.com
TBABallet Theatre of PhoenixAZTBA2326 E. Indian School RoadPhoenix85016http://www.ballettheatreofphx.org
TBARichter Academy of Classical DanceCATBA22661 Lambert Street, Ste 204Lake Forest92630http://www.richteracademy.org
TBASan Antonio Metropolitan BalletTXTBA2800 NE Loop 410 Ste 307San Antonio78218http://balletchelsea.org
TBACharleston Ballet Center for Dance Coastal Ballet USASCTBA497 La Mesa Road, Suite D&EMount Pleasant29464http://charlestonballet.com
TBADance DimensionsFLTBA4801 N Dixie HighwayFort Lauderdale33334http://www.dancedimensionsonline.com
TBAMidland Festival BalletTXTBA4410 North Midkiff St, Suite C-1Midland79705http://www.midlandfestivalballet.org
TBATucson Regional BalletAZTBA2100 North Wilmot, Suite 302Tucson85712https://www.tucsonregionalballet.org
TBAVail Valley Academy of DanceCOTBA210 Edwards Village BlvdEdwards81632http://www.vvad.net
TBAVictoria Ballet Theatre - Busby DancenterTXTBA2508 Mockingbird LandeVictoria77904http://www.victoriaballet.org
TBAConnecticut Concert BalletCTTBA280 Garden Grove RoadManchester06040http://www.ctconcertballet.org
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.

START TAPE BY STATING YOUR NAME AND AGE

BARRE WORK

  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

CENTRE WORK:

  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.

Cost:

  • 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

      Guidelines

      • 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

      Scholarships

      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.

      Programs

      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