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

Summer Admission

New York Auditons

SAB holds Summer Course auditions in New York City by appointment on Wednesdays and Fridays in January.  Applicants who live closer to one of the cities on the National Audition Tour list are encouraged to attend one of those auditions as space is limited at the auditions here at SAB.  Additionally, students may audition only once for each year's Summer Course.  Applicants who attend an audition in one of the National Audition Tour cities are not eligible to audition by appointment at SAB during the same audition season.  Dates and corresponding age groups for the 2016 auditions at SAB are posted below.  Online registration is required for all Summer Course auditions at SAB.

2016 Audition Dates

All auditions start at 12 noon.  Registered applicants should arrive at 11:15 a.m. to check-in and receive their audition number.

Date Ages
Wednesday, January 6 (Date closed) 12-18 year olds
Friday, January  8 (Date closed) 12-14 year olds
Wednesday, January 13 (Date closed) 12-14 year olds
Friday, January 15 (Date closed) 15-18 year olds
Wednesday, January 20 (Date closed) 15-18 year olds
Friday, January 22 (Date closed) 12-14 year olds
Wednesday, Jan 27 (Date closed) 12-18 year olds

General Audition Information

  • Study in SAB's Summer Course is for intermediate and advanced students, 12 to 18 years old who are at a stage of technical advancement proportionate to their age and who have the physical qualifications suited to the demands of classical dance. Students cannot be younger than 12 or older than 18 by July 31, 2016.
  • All applicants must show official proof of birth at the time of the audition.  Only a government issued document such as a birth certificate, passport or driver's license will be acceptable as proof. Photocopies of these government issued documents are allowed.
  • As a general rule, recommendation letters, photographs and resumes are not accepted at auditions.
  • Girls must bring pointe shoes to the audition.
  • Observation of auditions is not permitted
  • There is a $40 fee for all auditions at SAB. This fee is not refundable