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


Auditions for 6 to 10 year olds

Each Spring, 6 to 10 year olds are invited to audition for the upcoming Winter Term (which begins in September). Auditions are held at SAB and at Community Audition locations in Brooklyn, Queens, Harlem, Chinatown and the Bronx. No previous training or experience is necessary for children in this age group. 



The School will be holding auditions on the following dates in 2016 for the specified age groups:

Monday, April 11, 2016

Monday, April 4, 2016

9 & 10 YEAR OLDS
Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Auditions begin at 4 p.m each day.  All applicants must pre-register online and schedule a specific audition time on the applicable date. There is a $35 fee for all auditions at SAB.  You must pay this fee by credit card at the time you submit your pre-registration form.  Pre-registration will begin in mid-February.  A link to the online pre-registration form will appear on this page once it is available.  Please see the bottom of the page for general audition information.


Each spring, SAB holds free auditions for 6 to 10 year olds at locations in New York City neighborhoods. The dates and locations for our 2016 auditions will be posted in mid-February. Online pre-registration is encouraged but not required for these auditions.


General Audition information:

  • Audition dress: Girls should wear a leotard or swimsuit and boys should wear shorts and a t-shirt to the auditions. (no long pants)
  • Age eligibility: Children must be 6 years old by September 1 to audition and enroll for the Winter Term beginning the same year.
  • Proof of Age: Applicants must show official proof of birth at the time of the audition. Only a birth certificate or passport will be acceptable as proof.
  • Audition age groups: Children should audition in the age group that corresponds with their age at the time of the audition. All five year olds (who will be six by September 1) should audition in the 6-7 year old group
  • Tuition assistance is available.
  • Winter Term classes begin in mid-September for 8-10 year olds and in early October for 6 & 7 year olds.