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Registration/Auditions

NW Campus


Auditions for The Washington School of Ballet, NW Campus, 2014.2015 school year will be held on June 14 (ages 4-19), JULY 19 (ages 4-10), and AUGUST 16 (ages 4-19) at the following times and locations on the TWSB NW Campus.

Ages 4 to 5
Registration: 9:30 AM
Audition: 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Location: England Studio

Ages 6 to 7
Registration: 10:30 AM
Audition: 11:15 - 12:15 PM
Location: England Studio

Ages 8 to 10
Registration: 12:00 NOON
Audition: 12:30 - 2:00PM
Location: England Studio

Ages 11 to 13 (June and August Only)
Registration: 9:30 AM
Audition: 10:00 -11:30 AM
Location: Phillips Studio.

Ages 14 and up (June and August Only)
Registration: 11:30 AM
Audition: 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Location: Phillips Studio.

Please click here for an audition form.

SE Campus at THEARC

Auditions for the 2014.2015 The Washington School of Ballet, SE Campus at THEARC, second semester will be held on June 28, July 19, August 16 and September 6, 2014. Please call 202.889.8150 to schedule an audition. Registration fee and tuition information will be given out after the audition. For any questions, please contact Mary Wroth, School Manager, at 202.274.4533 or mwroth@washingtonballet.org

Audition Times* for June 28, July 19, August 16:
Age 4: Audition Registration 9:00AM, Audition Time 9:30AM
Age 5-6: Audition Registration 9:30AM, Audition Time 10:00AM
Age 7-8: Audition Registration 10:00AM, Audition Time 10:30AM
Age 9-11: Audition Registration 10:30AM, Audition Time 11:00AM
Age 12 & up with experience: Audition Registration 11:00AM, Audition Time 11:45AM
Age 12 & up without experience: Audition Registration 11:30AM, Audition Time 12:15PM

Audition Times** for September 6:
Age 4: Audition Registration 4:00PM, Audition Time 4:30PM
Age 5-6: Audition Registration 4:30PM, Audition Time 5:00PM
Age 7-8: Audition Registration 5:00PM, Audition Time 5:30PM
Age 9-11: Audition Registration 5:30PM, Audition Time 6:00PM
Age 12 & up with experience: Audition Registration 6:00PM, Audition Time 6:45PM
Age 12 & up without experience: Audition Registration 6:30PM, Audition Time 7:15PM


*Non-refundable audition fee of $30
**Non-refundable audition fee of 40

What to Expect

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. However, if your child has never danced before, he/she may wear form fitting, comfortable clothing for the audition. Please remove all jewelry and be certain that the student's hair is pulled away from his/her face and secured, preferably in a bun in the case of girls.

Alexandria, VA Campus at the Athenaeum

Classes for the Alexandria campus at the Athenaeum will audition with students at the Northwest campus. Please follow the schedule above.

DVD Auditions

Ages 13+: If you are unable to attend scheduled auditions, you may submit a DVD audition via mail or provide a hyperlink to your audition presentation. Please submit a downloaded registration form, headshot, payment of $40 (your audition will not be processed unless payment is rendered). DVD auditions should be no longer than 10 minutes and include a brief introduction by the student.with name, age and years of study.Your audition DVD will be reviewed by TWSB faculty and your results will be emailed to you within two weeks.

Please include at the barre: 1 tendu exercise, adagio, grande battement. Center work – battement tendu/ jetes with pirouettes, adagio, grande pirouettes, petit and grand allegro. Pointe work: releve on one leg and pirouettes, diagonal turns, fouettes for advanced levels. Gentlemen should include: tours en l’air, a la seconde turns. A variation may be included but is not expected from younger students.