Founded by George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein
Chairman of Faculty and Artistic Director Peter Martins

Summer Admission

National Audition Tour

SAB's annual National Audition Tour offers students across the country the opportunity to apply for the Summer Course. Auditions are conducted in approximately 20 U.S. cities during January each year.

>>View the last year's National Audition Tour date as a reference.

The 2018 National Audition Tour schedule will be announced in fall of 2017.  If you wish to receive a notice when dates and pre-registration are posted, please complete this form

Important Audition Tour Information

  • Audition Preregistration is strongly recommended (but not required). Students who preregister on sab.org will have the option to pre-pay the audition fee by credit card at a discounted rate. The audition fee is $30 ($29.99) when pre-paid online and $45 when paid at the time of the audition. Students who preregister will also receive priority check-in at the audition, expedited notification of their audition results and an exclusive SAB giveaway. Preregistration for each year's Audition Tour begins in the fall.  Follow this link for more information about preregistering.
  • Audition fees collected at the time of the audition ($45) must be paid in cash, check or money order.
  • All applicants must show official proof of birth at the time of the audition.  Only a birth certificate, passport, or driver's license will be acceptable as proof.  Photocopies of these government issued documents are allowed. Applicants without one of these documents will not be permitted to audition.
  • As a general rule, recommendation letters, photographs and resumes are not accepted at auditions.
  • Girls must bring pointe shoes to the audition.
  • Applicants should arrive at the audition location one hour in advance of the time scheduled for their age group in order to register.
  • Observation of auditions is not permitted.
  • Eleven year olds who will turn 12 before July 31, 2017 are eligible to audition for the Summer Course in NYC. They should audition in the 12 year old audition group at their audition site. 


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