Auditions

 

Live Auditions 2017 Call Us and Register Today!

*For DVD Auditions see below

Live Audition Tour:
Mill Creek,WA January 7th 3:00-4:30  all ages Reflections School of Dance 3922 148th St SE, Suite 202 Bellingham, WA  January 8th 1:00-2:00  9-13 yrs 2:30-4:30  14-adult Dancing for Joy 4073 Hannegan Rd
Olympia, WA January 14th 1:00-3:00 All Ages The Evergreen State College Community Recreation Center rm 116 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW
Spokane, WA January 15th 12:30-1:30 Workshop 1:30-3:00 Audition class Spokane Ballet Studio 112 S. Adams Sequim, WA January 21st 3:00-4:00 ages 9-13 3:00-4:30 ages 14-adult Aspire Academy of Expressive Arts 160 Harrison Rd
Seattle, WA  January 27th 7-8:30 All ages Pacific Northwest Ballet School 301 Mercer St Portland, OR January 28th 2:30-4:00 all ages Body Vox 1201 NW 17th Ave Tacoma, WA February 5th  3:00-4:30 Metropolitan Ballet of Tacoma 5435 S Tacoma Way, Suite A No. Vancouver, BC  March 11th  4:30-6:30 Ballet Bloch 106 West 1st Street, Suite 203 Bremerton, WA March 18th, 2017  3-5:30 Northwest School of Dance 5889 NW State Hwy 303 Suite 111-112 Requirements for Live Auditions:
  • RSVP to hold an audition spot.  Call 1-877-222-4609.
  • Age Requirements 9 years and up.  (Mature 9 years old will be considered, please contact us to inquire)
  • If there is 2 weeks before your audition please mail in your Audition Form, pictures and $35.00 audition fee.
On the day of the audition arrive 15 minutes early to register.  If you have not done so in advance bring the following:
      • Audition Form and $35.00 US funds, registration/class fee
      • 4x6 picture in First Arabesque (if you do not have pictures we will take at audition)
      • Head Shot (if you do not have pictures we will take at audition)        Students should be in proper ballet attire.
        • Ballet slippers, Pointe shoes if applicable
        • Black Leotard, pink tights
        • Hair must be up

Past Students:

Students that have previously attended one of our workshops need to submit only the required forms, fees and pictures. Of course you are welcome to attend a live audition.
        • Submit Audition Form(PDF Document - Right-Click and "save as" to download)
        • If mailing in your application-Student video (as explained below-if submitting a video)
        • OR Teachers Recommendation Form if NO video- you DO NOT need this if sending in a video or attending a live audition.
        • Submit Picture in First Arabesque and Head Shot(4x6 or 5x7)
        • $35.00 Audition/Registration Fee See details below

DVD/Other Audition Information

if you cannot attend a live audition we accept students through DVD/Video/Digital File/Phone Video auditions, youtube video or Teacher Recommendation form. If you have a Teacher Recommendation you do not need a DVD.

DVD's help us to better place you before the Intensive.  They are encouraged but not necessary.

Deadline for DVD's is May 5th, 2017

      • Please send us a DVD or link to online video.  
      • Please label your DVD, with your name, age, email address and physical address.
      • If creating on online video please state your name, age and how long you have been dancing in the beginning of the video.  Add your physical address and phone number in the body of the email and  send to info@northwestdanceintensive.com.
      • In addition to the video, please include a completed Audition Form (found under the Registration Tab in the Forms area).
      • Please include a photo in first arabesque (on pointe if applicable) and the audition fee of $35. Check can be made payable to: Northwest Dance Intensive or NDI.
      • Your video should show your entire body and face at all times. The video is for evaluation purposes only, so it does NOT have to be done by a professional.
      • Dancers should wear leotard, tights, and ballet slippers, as well as pointe shoes if auditioning for pointe classes. Hair should be up in a bun or other neat and contained hair style.
      • DVD's should not be longer than 15 minutes.

Please include the following exercises in the video:

Barre Exercises: (soft shoes for all) One side only of plies, degages, ronde jambe, develope en croix, ronde jambe en l'air, grand battement Center Exercises: (if auditioning for pointe classes, wear pointe shoes) Adagio, pirouettes en dedans and en dehors, petit allegro, grand jeté Please Mail to: NWDI/Audition, P.O. Box 11611, Olympia, WA 98508 For questions please call us at: 1-877-222-4609.  Please leave a message with the name of student and contact phone number. *(To find these forms, click here.)  
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