Auditions - Overview


NATIONAL AUDITION TOUR

The National Audition Tour is conducted during June – August each year, visiting major cities around Australia. Students can choose to audition in 2018 for intake in 2019.

CONFIRMATION OF CLASS TIMES AND DATES WILL BE EMAILED TO AUDITIONEES APPROXIMATELY 2 WEEK PRIOR TO EACH AUDITION


2018 Dates

CITY AUDITION DATES APPLICATION DEADLINE
Launceston 3 June 20 May
Canberra 24 June 10 June
Sydney 8 to 11 July 24 June
Brisbane 12 to 13 July 28 June
Cairns 15 to 16 July 1 July
Adelaide 22 July 8 July
Perth 24 to 25 July 10 July
Melbourne 30 July to 1 August 16 July
Hobart 5 August 22 July
FINALS 13 to 17 August NA

 

APPLICATION DEADLINES

The last date for Audition Applications is two weeks prior to the first day of the audition in your city (see above)

EARLY BIRD PRICING

Early Bird Pricing ends four weeks prior to the first day of the audition in your city.

About Your Audition

The audition consists of a modified class and a physical assessment. The class is specially structured to assess a range of criteria including coordination, musicality and physical suitability for the demands of The Australian Ballet School's various programmes. No special preparation is required.

Full Time Programme (Melbourne)
Age at 30 June 2018: 13 to 18 years

Students who would like to study full time and join Levels 4 to 8 of the School should audition for the Full-Time Programme.

Intrastate / Interstate / International Training Programme (ITP) or After School Programme (ASP)
Age at 30 June 2018: 8 to 13 years

The School offers international, interstate and regional Victorian students the opportunity to train as an ITP. The ASP provides the opportunity for metro-based students to attend weekly classes. Students from 8 to 13 years undertake an audition, and if successful, will be offered training options based on their age, location and ability. This arrangement offers greater access and training options to develop young dancers.


PLEASE PREPARE YOUR PHOTOS BEFORE MAKING YOUR APPLICATION

The process for submitting photos has changed as all Audition applications are now made entirely online.

  • Photos do not need to be shot by a professional photographer and photos shot on a phone are fine.
  • The photo must be in .JPG format and of sufficient size and quality to be printed on half an A4 sheet.

YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS ON THE SAME DAY YOU MAKE YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION. Failure to do so may invalidate your application. (This requirement was added to the booking process at 10.15am on 5 April 2018. If you made your application before this date please just submit your photos ASAP and no later than Friday 20 April)

Photos Required:

Full length facing side in profile to the camera with feet in parallel 1st.
Example Photo

Tendu a la seconde a terre en face with arms in second.
Example Photo

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NATIONAL VIDEO AUDITIONS

National Video Auditions (for Australian and New Zealand students) are accepted throughout the year, however possible vacancies for the following January intake cannot be guaranteed for Video Auditions received after 30 June. 

Book Video Audition (Australia & New Zealand)

INTERNATIONAL VIDEO AUDITIONS

For information on International Video Auditions, please download the application form from the following link:

Book Video Audition (International)


AUDITIONS BY PRIVATE ARRANGEMENT

Auditions by private arrangement are held in Melbourne and may be considered throughout the year, however where applicable, applicants are encouraged to audition during The National Audition Tour. Possible vacancies for the following January intake cannot be guaranteed for privately arranged Auditions held after 30 June. Auditions by private arrangement are subject to availability.

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AUDITION FEES

National Audition Tour: Early Bird - $108, Standard - $125

Video and Private Auditions: $160

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you would like further information about Auditions please contact the School on +61 3 9669 2807 or email ask@australianballetschool.com.au.


SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

The Australian Ballet School's Scholarship Awards is another opportunity that gives students the potential to join our training programmes.

About Scholarship Awards