Auditions are required for Levels 1A and above.
All new students interested in enrolling in Levels 1A and
above (ages 8-14) must participate in a Children’s
Division open audition. Upon acceptance to the program,
students are placed into the appropriate level by the artistic
faculty. Dancers attending an open audition should bring
with them an informal headshot or school photo.
There is a $15 audition fee.
Q: Where do the open auditions and trial classes
A: All Children’s Division open auditions and trial
classes will take place at the ABT JKO School, 890 Broadway
between 19th and 20th streets at the Lawrence A. Wein Center
for Dance and Theatre.
Q: Do I need to pre-register for the audition or
the trial classes?
A: Pre-registration is recommended but is not required for
the open audition. Pre-registration is required for all
trial classes as space is limited
Q: How do I pre-register?
A. All pre-registration takes place online.
Q. What do I wear?
A. Girls: Girls should wear full-length pink tights and
a solid color leotard with ballet slippers.
Boys: Boys should wear white leotard or t-shirt, black shorts
or black tights and ballet slippers.
Q: Does it cost anything to audition?
A: Yes. There is a $15 fee to audition for the ABT JKO School
Children’s Division and there is a $5 fee to hold
your spot for the Primary Level trial classes. If you do
not pre-register for the audition, the fee can be paid the
day of via cash, credit card, or check made payable to American
Q: What should I bring with me to the audition?
A: All dancers should bring with them an informal headshot
(does not need to be professional) and the $15 audition
fee. Dancers who attend the trial class do not need to bring
Q: What will be required of me at the open audition?
A: The open audition will include a full technique class
(barre, center and across the floor). Pointe work will only
be required in the 12-14 audition.
Q. When will I be notified of acceptance?
A. Notification of acceptance or rejection to the Children’s
Division will be provided within one week of the open audition
via email. Upon acceptance, students will also be informed
of their level for the upcoming school year. All results
Q: Can I submit a video audition?
A: No. Students who wish to be considered for the Children’s
Division at the ABT JKO School must attend one of the scheduled
open auditions at ABT to be seen by the Artistic Faculty.
Q. Who do I contact if I have any questions?
A. Email email@example.com
or call Katherine Currier at the ABT JKO School Hotline
at 212-477-3030 ext. 3339.