Summer Intensive

Audition Info

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

 

Students have four options for their 2022 Summer Intensive Audition:

Kansas City Ballet Local Audition

Students who wish to audition for Kansas City Ballet’s Summer Intensive can attend an in person audition in a city nearest you.

KANSAS CITY BALLET AUDITION TOUR

Local Audition

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

Sunday february 13, 2022
4:00-5:30 pm

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

How to register – Opens November 29

  1. Complete online Audition Form
  2. Attach photos to online Audition Form (4×6, with student’s name and age on the back)
    • Headshot (hair past the shoulders should be pulled back in a ballet appropriate style)
    • First arabesque (dancers who have been working on pointe for more than a year, please show first arabesque on pointe.)
  3. Pre-register for your Audition City and pay Audition Fee of $35 ($40 if paying on-site the day of the audition-please note all audition tour locations are subject to limited capacity based on health and safety protocols. Dancers attempting to register the day of the audition may not be granted a spot in class. Pre-Registration is highly recommended.)

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.

The National Summer Intensive Audition

 

As we navigate the ongoing worldwide pandemic, professional ballet schools from across the nation have come together to create a unified collective.  In light of varying levels of comfort as the health crisis continues, we have created an audition opportunity that will keep our students and faculty safe, while providing national visibility. The NSIA 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 or in person. Students are required to follow the safety protocol of the school at which they audition. This may include proof of vaccination.  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

sunday january 16, 2022

ages 12-15
9:00 A.M.-10:30 a.m.

ages 16+
11:00 A.M.-12:30 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

 

What to wear to the audition:

Dancers have two options for audition attire:

OPTION 1:
Simple, single-colored leotard
Pink or flesh toned tights
Pink or flesh toned ballet shoes
Face mask

OPTION 2:
Fitted white shirt
Black, white or gray tights
White or black ballet shoes
Face mask

Please choose whichever option you are most comfortable with.

 

Audition Photos:

4×6, with student’s name and age on the back
Headshot (hair past the shoulders should be pulled back in a ballet appropriate style)
First arabesque (dancers who have been working on pointe for more than a year, please show first arabesque on pointe.)

Video Audition Submission

Due by February 11, 2022

The fee must be received before the audition video will be reviewed. Beginning January 5 , 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 (hair past the shoulders should be pulled back in a ballet appropriate style)
    • First arabesque (dancers who have been working on pointe for more than a year, please show first arabesque on pointe)
  • Pre-Register for the Video Audition class on March 31, 2022.
  • Pay $35 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

Video Audition

Students unable to attend an audition in person may submit a video for their audition. Please choose one of the following options for your video attire:

OPTION 1:

Simple, single-colored leotard
Pink or flesh toned tights
Pink or flesh toned ballet shoes

OPTION 2:

Fitted white shirt
Black, white or gray tights
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 (Dancers on pointe)

  • Adagio
  • Pirouette combination
  • Petit allegro
  • Grand allegro

Gentlemen, please add:

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

2022 Kansas City Ballet Summer Intensive

For more Information about our Summer Intensive.

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