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.

*Due to bad weather Burklyn Ballet’s audition at Colorado Ballet is CANCELED. Please check back later for a reschedule date. 

2020 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
02/22/20Carolina Dance CenterNC2:00 - 3:30 pm9109 Leesville RdRaleigh27613http://www.carolinadancecenter.com
02/22/20Midland Festival BalletTX11:00 - 12:30 pm4410 North Midkiff St, Suite C-1Midland79705http://www.midlandfestivalballet.org
02/23/20Greensboro BalletNC2:00 - 3:30 pm200 N. Davie St, #12Greensboro27401http://www.greensboroballet.org
Canceled will be rescheduled Colorado BalletCO11:30 - 1:00 pm1075 Santa Fe DriveDenver80204http://www.coloradoballet.org
02/28/20Showbiz AcademyAZ5:00 - 6:30 pm6906 N. Camino Martin Suite 110Tucson85741http://www.showbizacademyofdance.com
03/07/20Ballet SpartanburgSC11:00 - 12:30 pmChampman Cultural Center Theater, 200 E St John StSpartanburgh29306https://www.balletspartanburg.org/
03/08/20Palmetto City Ballet SC2:00 - 3:30 pm494 Wando Park Blvd AMt Pleasant29464https://palmettocityballet.org/
03/09/20Charleston Ballet Center for Dance Coastal Ballet USASC5:00 - 6:30 pm497 La Mesa Road, Suite D&EMount Pleasant29464http://charlestonballet.com
03/15/20Connecticut Concert BalletCT12:45 - 2:00pm (INT) & 2:30 - 4:00 pm (MAIN)280 Garden Grove RoadManchester06040http://www.ctconcertballet.org
Canceled will be rescheduled Luzicka School of BalletMOTBA1021 S Brown Street Suite MLiberty64068https://luzickaballet.com/contact.php
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.

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

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

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 (INT)
  • If city listing does not indicate (INT) 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 14 and Above

Edinburgh Connection

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