balletphotoIf you are anything like us here at ADC, you are already making your summer plans.  Summer Intensives are a great way for dancers to continue their education during the “off season,” learn from different teachers, and take their dancing to the next level.  There are several summer intensives around the Atlanta area, and all over the nation.  Many programs require an audition, and these auditions start as early as, well, now!

– Joffrey Ballet School – Joffrey South Georgia
Audition is held at Atlanta Ballet on 1/11/14.  Registration is from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Audition for ages 10 – 14 is from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., ages 15 – 25 is from 1 p.m. – 2: 30 p.m.  Audition fee is $40

– Orlando Ballet School at Atlanta Ballet
Audition is held at Atlanta Ballet on 1/11/14.  Registration opens at 5:30 p.m.
Audition is from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Audition fee is $30

-Atlanta Ballet Summer Intensive
Audition is held at Atlanta Ballet on 1/12/14. Registration opens at 10 a.m. for students 11 -14, and 11:30 for students 15 & up.  Audition is @ 10:30 a.m. for students 11-14, and 12 p.m. for students 15 and up.  Audition fee is $30

– North Carolina School of the Arts
Audition is at Metropolitan Ballet Theater.  Registration begins online 1/3/2014 or in person 1/18 10-11 a.m.
Audition is Saturday, 1/18/14  11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

– ABT Summer Training
Audition is at Atlanta Ballet on 1/18/14  Registration begins 1 hour before audition time.
Ages 11-13: 1 p.m., Ages 14 – 15: 3 p.m., Ages 16 & up: 5 p.m.  Audition fee is $35

-Ballet Austin Summer Intensive
Audition is at Atlanta Ballet on 1/24/14.  Registration begins at 5:30 p.m.
Audition is for ages 11 -18 and is from 6:30 – 8 p.m.  Audition fee is $30

-North Carolina Dance Theater
Audition is at Atlanta Ballet on 1/26/14. Registration opens 1 hour before audition time.
Ages 11-14 from 11:00am-12:30pm Ages 15-22 from 12:30pm-2:00pm. Audition fee is $25

 -Alonzo King Lines Ballet
Audition is at Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance on 2/9/2014.  Register online and receive $5 off of $35 registration fee.
Audition is 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Other auditions coming through the Atlanta area include Houston Ballet, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Pacific Northwest Ballet School, Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet, and Leon Dance Arts.

Many companies such as Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Broadway Theater Project, Rockette’s Summer Intensive, and many more allow you to audition via a video submission, but due dates are creepy up quickly!

Attending summer intensive auditions builds audition experience, and allows dancers to essentially take masterclasses from professionals all around the nation.  Simply getting accepted helps build a dancer’s resume.  Even if students are not selected to attend the summer intensive, they get a taste of what that intensive has to offer and if they would want to study with that program in the future.  So get out there, get auditioning, and if you need any help, just ask your dance teacher!

 

 

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