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

National Auditions

Audition Tour Preregistration

While preregistration for the National Audition Tour is not required, there are several benefits for those applicants who do preregister including:

Discounted Audition Fee
A discounted $30 audition fee that can be paid by credit card as part of the preregistration form.  (Note that you can still preregister even if you do not want to pre-pay the audition fee.  In order to receive the $30 discount, however, you must pay at the same time you submit the preregistration form.)  The audition fee will be $45 when paid on the day of the audition. Please note that pre-paid audition fees are not refundable.

Priority Check-in
Preregistered applicants will be given priority check-in at the audition site over applicants who are applying on site. 

Early results notification
Preregistered applicants will access their audition results online within 5 business days* of their audition.  For students who DO NOT preregister, it will take up to three weeks after each audition for results to be delivered. Requests to receive results earlier will not be honored.

Important preregistration information:

  • Completing a preregistration form does not obligate you to attend the audition. While SAB hopes that all who preregister will be able to audition, we understand that plans may change. You will not be penalized in any future auditions with SAB for not attending an audition for which you preregistered. Please remember, however, that pre-paid audition fees are non-refundable.
  • You should complete only ONE preregistration form. Please do not attempt to register for auditions in more than one city. If you complete a preregistration form for one city and later decide that you need to audition in a different city, please contact our audition coordinator by sending e-mail to auditions@sab.org. We must manually make the change to our database.
  • A username and password is needed to complete the preregistration form.  If you have an account from previous years you should use that information to login. If you are applying for the first time, you must create a username and password.  The user name and password must be associated with the student's name and e-mail address, even if a parent or guardian is completing the registration form. Parents who are registering for multiple siblings must create separate user name and password accounts for each student.  This is best achieved by closing out of your browser after finishing the first form and relaunching to begin the next.  
  • If you do not wish to pre-pay the audition fee, select “Pay at the Audition” when you reach the payment part of the preregistration form. You will still need to compete the "Billing Address" fields but will not be asked to provide credit card information.  Your only opportunity to receive the discounted $30 audition fee will be when you complete the preregistration form.  If you choose "Pay at Audition" you will owe $45 at the time of the audition.

  • Applicants who will be between the ages of 12 and 14 as of July 31, 2017, are eligible to apply for both SAB’s NYC Summer Course AND the CA Workshop for Young Dancers. You will have an opportunity to indicate your interest in one or both programs when you fill out the preregistration form. Learn more about the California Workshop here. 
  • If you preregister for a city on the National Audition Tour and later decide to switch to another Audition Tour city, you should simply email auditions@sab.org to notify us of your intention to switch audition locations.  If you wish to switch from an Audition Tour city to an audition at SAB in New York, you will need to submit the New York application form and pay the full New York audition fee of $45.  Your tour preregistration and fee is not transferable.  Before completing the New York form, you should contact auditions@sab.org to notify us of the change. 

Preregistration Deadlines

Preregistration for each audition city will close at 3:00 p.m. EST the day before that city's audition date.  If you do not submit the pre-registration form by this deadline, you must fill out an application at the audition site.

SAB's National Audition Tour is sponsored by: