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Audition Information

Summer Programs Audition Information

ABT’s 2022 National Audition Tour has concluded. Congratulations to all dancers who joined us!

ABT’s 2022 Summer Intensive National Audition Tour will be held in-person in various cities across the United States, through video submissions, and live via Zoom. Participation in ABT Summer Programs is by audition and acceptance only.  Auditions are open to students of all genders who have achieved intermediate or advanced levels of ballet training. Students may only audition once each year. Online pre-registration is required for all auditions. Spaces in each city are extremely limited, and additional spaces will not be added.  Audition class sizes will be limited. Students should only register for one audition class. There are no exchanges or refunds on audition registration.

In-Person Auditions:

Dancers may audition at one of the sites on ABT’s National Audition Tour for consideration to the New York Summer Intensive, Collegiate Summer Intensive, New York Young Dancer Summer Workshop and/or Virtual Summer Intensive Sessions. Please see the audition schedule and further requirements below. Online pre-registration is required for all auditions. Spaces in each city are extremely limited, and additional spaces will not be added.

Video Auditions:

Dancers may submit a video audition for consideration to the New York Summer Intensive, Collegiate Summer Intensive, New York Young Dancer Summer Workshop and/or Virtual Summer Intensive Sessions.

Virtual Auditions Live via Zoom:

Virtual audition classes will take place via Zoom during select weekends in January.  Students will participate in audition classes based on their age at the time of the audition.

The Virtual Audition Tour is a dancer’s opportunity to audition for ABT’s Virtual Summer Intensive Sessions. If accepted, dancers can attend any or all of the offered Virtual Sessions. Dancers will NOT be considered for ABTs In-Person programs in New York through an audition via Zoom.

Age Requirements and Important Audition Details

Young Dancer Summer Workshop (YDSW)Dancers interested in the YDSW should audition with their age group at the time of audition. This includes students ages 9 to 11, and 12-year-olds at the beginning pointe level.

  • Applicants must be 9 to 11 years old by the start date of the program, or 12-year-olds at the beginning pointe level.
  • 12-year-olds applicants that will turn 13 during the program are not eligible to attend the Young Dancer Summer Workshop.

Summer Intensives: Dancers ages 12 who wish to be considered for both YDSW and the Summer Intensives may attend any of the Summer Intensive audition classes for ages 11 and up.

  • Applicants must be at least 12 years old and no older than 20 years old by June 27, 2022.

ABT Collegiate Summer IntensiveDancers interested in the ABT Collegiate Summer Intensive may audition at any of the audition sites with their age group.

  • Applicants must be at least 17 years old and no older than 24 years old on June 13, 2022.
Photo: Rosalie O'Connor.Photo: Rosalie O'Connor.

Video Auditions

ABT’s 2022 National Audition Tour has concluded. Congratulations to all dancers who joined us!

You may submit a Video Audition for consideration for the 2022 Summer Training Programs.  The portal to submit a Video audition will be open from December 17, 2021 – February 15, 2022.  To submit a video application, follow the guidelines listed here.

  • ABT will require specific guidelines for the content of the video audition.  Students will need to complete designated combinations for their age group.  These guidelines are available on the Student Portal.
  • Video auditions must be submitted via our Student Portal. The portal will be available beginning December 17, 2021.
  • An audition fee will be required to complete your video audition (credit card only).
  • Video auditions will be accepted beginning December 17, 2021. The final deadline for video auditions is February 15, 2022 at 11:59pm EST.
  • Video audition results will be emailed by the notification date: March 1, 2022.

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

Video GuidelinesVideo Submission - Summer IntensivesVideo Submission - Young Dancer Summer Workshop
Photo: Rosalie O'Connor.Photo: Rosalie O'Connor.

Audition Results & Dates

Notification letters will be emailed by the given date listed below.  Participation in all ABT Summer Programs is by audition and acceptance only.  For in-person programs, students will be required to submit a non-refundable tuition deposit to hold their place in the program by a specified tuition deadline.  For Virtual Summer Intensives, tuition is due in full at the time of enrollment.

If you audition on this date:
Your results will be sent by this date:
Your tuition must be posted online by this date, 5pm EST:
January 8-17
January 21, 2022
February 4, 2022
January 22- February 6
February 11, 2022
February 25, 2022
February 13-27
March 4, 2022
March 18, 2022
Video Auditions
Video Audition Submissions (December 17-February 15)
March 1, 2022
March 18, 2022

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