Photos: Rosalie O'Connor.

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Application Information
Admissions and Enrollment
Participation in the ABT Summer Intensive is by acceptance only. Dancers may audition in person, at one of the sites on our National Audition Tour, or submit a video application. Notification letters will be emailed within 10 business days following each audition. Please look over the schedule below so that you can be prepared to make your decision about enrollment. Each audition weekend has a deposit deadline to secure enrollment. Students may only audition once each year.
If you audition on this date: Your deposit must be posted online by the following deposit date, 11:59pm EST:

January 6-7

January 29, 2018

January 13-15

February 5, 2018

January 19-21

February 12, 2018

January 27-28

February 19, 2018

February 3-4

February 26, 2018

February 10-11

March 5, 2018

Video Auditions (February 1)

March 5, 2018

Your spot in the Summer Intensive program will only be held until the non-refundable tuition deposit deadline date.
To apply by audition:

  1. Attend one of the audition sites (National Audition Tour).
  2. At the audition submit the following:
  • One photograph showing first arabesque in center (on pointe or demi-pointe)
    • Photo should be taken with a clear background, preferably in a ballet studio, in a black leotard and tights

  • One informal headshot (does not need to be professional)
    • Photo should be taken with a clear background and hair should be in a bun

    Photographs will not be returned.
  • The $40.00 audition fee in cash, check, or money order.

Students are able to pre-register for auditions online by clicking below.  Students who pre-register will be guaranteed a spot at the registered time and are eligible for a reduced audition fee of $35.00.  Pre-Registration will open Monday, November 1, 2017.  The deadline to pre-register is Friday, December 29, 2017 at 11:59pm EST. Please Note: Pre-Registration is encouraged but not required.

Summer Intensive Pre-Registration
To apply by video:

  1. Video auditions must be submitted via our Student Portal.
  2. An audition fee of $45 will be required to complete your video audition (credit card only).
  3. Video auditions will be accepted beginning Friday, December 1, 2017. The deadline for video auditions is Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 11:59pm EST.
  4. Video audition results will be emailed by the deadline to enroll.

Please click here to view video guidelines prior to submission.

Please note that variations and performance footage are not required for video auditions. Submission of such material may negatively affect a student’s acceptance.

In the event an audition needs to be cancelled in an emergency, please be prepared to send a video audition promptly. Videos that replace a cancelled audition site must be submitted within 10 days after the scheduled date. Please follow the above instructions.