Summer Intensive

Audition Info

Admission to Kansas City Ballet School Summer Intensive is by audition only.

The five-week program is for students 11-22 years of age (females who have had a minimum of one school year of pointe work).

Audition Tour

Our National Audition Tour will visit over 20 cities in January and February 2020.

Auditions will be approximately 90 minutes and will consist of barre and center on flat followed by pointe work and men’s technique. Audition results will be emailed within two weeks of audition.

Find your Audition City

Pre-Registration – Opens December 3!

  1. Complete online Audition Form
  2. Attach photos to online Audition Form or bring to audition (4×6, with student’s name and age on the back)
    1. Headshot (females with hair up)
    2. First arabesque (females on pointe)
  3. Pre-register for your Audition City and pay Audition Fee of $30 (page provided after completing online Audition Form)

Pre-registration will close at 5:00 PM CST on the Wednesday prior to the audition. If you complete the audition form after this time, you may be asked to fill out a paper copy onsite.

Registration will begin 30 minutes prior to the audition class. Please check in with KCBS Staff Member to confirm your registration and receive an audition number.

Onsite Registration

  1. Bring completed Audition Form or submit online before 5:00 PM CST on the Wednesday prior
  2. Attach photos to online Audition Form or bring to audition (4×6, with student’s name on the back)
    1. Headshot (females with hair up)
    2. First arabesque (females on pointe)
  3. Bring $40 Audition Fee in cash or check

Registration will begin 30 minutes prior to the audition class. Please check in with KCBS Staff Member to submit your registration and receive an audition number.

What to wear to the audition:

Female students should bring pointe shoes and wear a simple, single-color leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes. Male students should wear a fitted white shirt, black, white or gray tights, and white or black ballet shoes. KCBS students should wear their Academy uniform.

FIND AN AUDITION NEAR YOU!

Video Audition

Out-of-town students unable to attend an audition in person may submit a video for their audition. Female students should wear a simple, single-colored leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes. Male students should wear a fitted white shirt, black, white, or gray tights, and white or black ballet shoes.

Video Requirements

Barre work (one side only)

  • Pliés
  • Tendus
  • Degagé
  • Rond de jambe
  • Développé with fondu
  • Grand battement
  • Beginner pointe students, please complete center work on flat. Please add a combination on pointe at barre with sous sus and échappé.

Center work (ladies on pointe)

  • Adagio
  • Pirouette combination
  • Petit allegro
  • Grand allegro

Gentlemen, please add:

  • Tour en l’air
  • Tours a la seconde
  • Entrechat
  • Big jumps

Video Audition Submission

Due by February 12, 2020

The fee must be received before the audition video will be reviewed. Beginning January 6, audition results will be emailed within 10 business days of the video being received.

  • Complete online Audition Form
  • Attach photos to online Audition Form
    • Headshot (females with hair up)
    • First arabesque (females on pointe)
  • Pre-Register for the Video Audition class on February 12, 2020
  • Pay $40 Video Audition Fee.
  • Email video to Edina von Hofman (School Administrative Manager) at evonhofman@kcballet.org
      • Use subject line “Video Audition – First Name Last Name”
      • Provide the link to online video and password if protected

Appointment Audition

Students unable to attend an audition on our National Audition Tour may request an in-class audition by appointment. Availability is limited and subject to Academy class schedule. Please contact School Administrative Manager Edina von Hofman for details. Audition results will be emailed within ten business days of audition.

For more information about auditioning for Kansas City Ballet’s Summer Intensive, contact Kansas City Ballet School at 816.931.2299 or school@kcballet.org.