Summer Intensive

Audition Info

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

 

Students have three options for their 2021 Summer Intensive Audition:

  • The National Summer Intensive Audition
  • Kansas City Ballet Local Audition
  • Video Audition

The National Summer Intensive Audition

 

As we navigate the current national pandemic, professional ballet schools from across the nation have come together to create a unified collective.  We understand the uncertainty of the coming audition season and summer intensive offerings, and we have created an audition opportunity that will keep our students and faculty safe, while providing national visibility. The professional school collective is offering in-person auditions at their facilities, and students who attend the National Summer Intensive Audition will be considered by all schools in the collective for acceptance to their summer intensives.

How It Works

Students choose a city from the audition schedule and register with the host school. The audition is in-person, and the remaining schools will observe the audition via Zoom. Students are required to follow the safety protocol of the school at which they audition.  The auditions will be recorded so that the observing schools may review the auditions if needed.  Students will have the opportunity to select which schools they would like to audition for, however all schools in the collective may reach out to any students who audition.  Students must pre-register and pay the registration fee directly to the host school in the city where they audition.  The secondary registration form must be completed in order to be considered by observing schools.

Kansas City NSIA Audition

Kansas City Ballet
Todd Bolender Center for Dance and Creativity
500 W Pershing Rd | Kansas City, MO 64108

Saturday January 9, 2021

ages 11-14
2:00 P.M.-3:30 P.M.

ages 15-16
4:00 P.M.-5:30 P.M.

Ages 17+
6:00 P.M.-7:30 P.M.

Learn More

Click below to learn more about how to register for a National Summer Intensive Audition.

NATIONAL SUMMER INTENSIVE AUDITION TOUR Website

 

Kansas City Ballet Local Audition

Students who wish to audition for Kansas City Ballet’s Summer Intensive ONLY and do not wish to participate in the large national audition can still attend an in person audition. The schedule is as follows:

Kansas City Ballet
Todd Bolender Center for Dance and Creativity
500 W Pershing Rd | Kansas City, MO 64108

Saturday January 9, 2021

Ages 11-15
9:00am-10:30am

Ages 16+
11:00am-12:30pm

Complete registration to reserve your spot in the local audition class.

How to register – Opens November 30

  1. Complete online Audition Form
  2. Attach photos to online Audition Form (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 $35 (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.

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.

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 10, 2021

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 10, 2021.
  • Pay $40 Video Audition Fee.
  • Email video to school@kcballet.org.
      • Use subject line “Video Audition – First Name Last Name”
      • Provide the link to online video and password if protected