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

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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. 

NOTE: REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR ALL 6 to 10 YEAR OLD AUDITIONS IN 2016.  INFORMATION AND DATES FOR THE 2017 SPRING AUDITIONS WILL BE POSTED IN EARLY 2017.  

 

2016 AUDITIONS AT SAB

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

6 YEAR OLDS
Monday, April 11, 2016 (DATE CLOSED)
Monday, April 18, 2016 (DATE ADDED!)

7 & 8 YEAR OLDS
Monday, April 4, 2016

9 & 10 YEAR OLDS
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
 

Auditions begin at 4 p.m. each day.  All applicants for auditions at SAB 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.  General audition information can be found at the bottom of this page.

 

COMMUNITY AUDITIONS

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 Community Auditions are included below. Online pre-registration is encouraged but not required for these auditions.  Pre-registered applicants will receive priority check-in at the audition site.  A link to pre-register is included below the audition locations,  along with additional audition information. 

AUDITION LOCATION AUDITION DATE

AUDITION TIMES

HARLEM
Harlem School of the Arts
645 St. Nicholas Avenue
Manhattan

Friday, April 8  6:30 p.m. (6 & 7 year olds)
7:00 p.m. (8-10 year olds)
BROOKYLN
Brooklyn Friends School
375 Pearl Street
Downtown Brooklyn
 
Saturday, April 9 2:30 p.m. (6 & 7 year olds)
3:30 p.m. (8-10 year olds)
QUEENS
Frank Sinatra School of the Arts
35-12 35th Avenue
Astoria
 
Sunday, April 10   10:30 a.m. (6 & 7 year olds)
11:30 a.m. (8-10 year olds)
BRONX
Bronx Dance Theatre
585 E. 187th Street, 2nd Floor
 
Sunday, April 10 3:30 p.m. (6 & 7 year olds)
4:30 p.m. (8-10 year olds)

CHINATOWN
P.S. 124
40 Division Street
Manhattan

Friday, April 15 6:30 p.m. (6 & 7 year olds)
7:00 p.m. (8-10 year olds)


PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION FOR SAB'S AUDITIONS IN CHINATOWN IS NOW CLOSED.  APPLICANTS ARE STILL WELCOME TO REGISTER ON-SITE PRIOR TO THE AUDITION. 

 

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)
  • No previous ballet training is required for 6-10 year old applicants
  • 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.