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).

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Audition Tour
Video Audition
Appointment Audition

AUDITION TOUR

Our National Audition Tour will visit over 20 cities in January and February 2018. Audition 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.

Pre-registration

  1. Complete online Audition Form
  2. Attach photos to online Audition Form or bring to audition (4×6, with student’s name on the back)
    • Headshot (females with hair up)
    • First arabesque (females on pointe)
  3. Prepay 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 audition class. Please check in with KCBS Staff Member to confirm your registration and receive 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)
    • Headshot (females with hair up)
    • 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 audition number.

What to wear to the audition:

Female students should bring pointe shoes and wear a simple, single-colored 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.

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VIDEO AUDITION

Out-of-town students unable to attend an audition in person may submit a video by February 14, 2018. Video Audition Fee is $40. Beginning January 8, audition results will be emailed within 10 business days of the video being received.

Video requirements

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

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 AUDITION SUBMISSION

DUE BY FEBRUARY 14, 2018

  1. Complete online Audition Form
  2. Attach photos to online Audition Form
    • Headshot (females with hair up)
    • First arabesque (females on pointe)
  3. Pay Video Audition Fee of $40 (page provided after completing online Audition Form)
  4. Email video to Natalie Sextro (School Administrative Manager) at nsextro@kcballet.org
    • Use subject line “Video Audition – First Name Last Name”
    • Provide link to online video and password if protected

Fee must be received before video will be reviewed.

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 Natalie Sextro (nsextro@kcballet.org) 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.