MCB School's 2014 National Audition Tour

Posted on: 12/11/2013 11:26AM

Miami City Ballet School 5-Week Summer IntensiveMiami City Ballet School, the official school of Miami City Ballet (MCB) and a nationally recognized leader in dance education, will hold auditions for its prestigious five-week Summer Intensive beginning in Washington, D.C. on January 4, 2014. The national audition tour will visit 10 additional cities, concluding on February 9, 2014 at MCB’s 63,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility located just steps away from Miami Beach’s famed shoreline.

 

A total of 200 students ages 12 to 19 will be accepted into the program. Acceptance is by audition only and is intended for serious dance students. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to develop both technically and artistically in preparation for a professional dance career. In fact, approximately one half of MCB’s professional dancers trained at Miami City Ballet School.

 

Scholarships are awarded based on merit and financial need. Males accepted into the program receive full scholarships, including room and board. Off-premise chaperoned housing is available at the University of Miami. Residential Assistants and campus security are on duty 24 hours a day, as well as access to on-campus urgent care. MCB’s professional Physical Therapy staff is also available to the students.

 

Under the direction of new School Director Darleen Callaghan, young dancers participate in approximately four classes a day, six days a week, and are taught by Miami City Ballet School faculty as well as principal dancers from MCB. The curriculum includes ballet technique, pointe, pas de deux, variations, repertory, modern, jazz, stretch, Pilates, yoga, floor barre, weight training and classes designed specifically for males. Classes start at 9:30 or 10 a.m. and end between 4 and 4:45 p.m. Evening and weekend activities are also planned at many iconic Miami Beach locations, providing students with a fun and exciting summer experience.

 

The program culminates with a Summer Repertory performance on the last day of class in MCB’s studio theater.

 

Students are strongly urged to audition in-person at one of the following locations. If they are unable to attend, DVD submissions are accepted. See the MCB website at miamicityballet.org/school/summer for more information.

 

The five-week Summer Intensive runs June 23 to July 25, 2014. Another two-week summer intensive is offered from July 28 to August 8, 2014 for serious ballet students (boys and girls) ages 9 to 12 years old.

 

National Audition Tour:

 

Washington, DC

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Washington Ballet

3515 Wisconsin Avenue NW

Washington, DC

12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Registration 12yr – 14yr

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Audition Class

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Registration 15yr & Over

2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Audition Class

 

Atlanta, Georgia

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Atlanta Ballet

1695 Marietta Boulevard

Atlanta, GA

12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Registration 12yr – 14yr

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Audition Class

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Registration 15yr & Over

2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Audition Class

 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School

2900 Liberty Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA

4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Registration 12yr – 14yr

5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Audition Class

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Registration 15yr & Over

6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Audition Class

 

Chicago, Illinois

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Ballet Chicago

17 North State Street, 19th Floor

Chicago, IL

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Registration 12yr – 14yr

3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Audition Class

4 p.m. – 5 p.m Registration 15yr & Over

5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Audition Class

 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Saturday, January 18, 2014

The Rock School

1101 South Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA

4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Registration 12yr – 14yr

5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Audition Class

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Registration 15yr & Over

6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Audition Class

 

New York, New York

Sunday, January 19, 2014

School of American Ballet 

70 Lincoln Center Plaza

New York, NY

9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Registration 12yr – 14yr

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Audition Class

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Registration 15yr 

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Audition Class
 

 

Boston, Massachusetts

Monday, January 20, 2014

Boston Ballet

19 Clarendon Street

Boston, MA

3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Registration 12yr – 14yr

4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Audition Class

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Registration 15yr & Over

5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Audition Class

 

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Saturday, February 1, 2014

University of North Carolina School of the Arts

1533 S. Main Street

Winston-Salem, NC

9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Registration 12yr – 14yr

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Audition Class

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Registration 15yr 

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Audition Class

 

Seattle, Washington

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Pacific Northwest Ballet

301 Mercer Street

Seattle, WA

3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Registration 12yr – 14yr

4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Audition Class

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Registration 15yr & Over

5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Audition Class 


 

Tampa, Florida

Sunday, February 2, 2014

University of South Florida

4202 E. Fowler Avenue

Tampa, FL

12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Registration 12yr – 14yr

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Audition Class

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Registration 15yr & Over

2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Audition Class

 

Miami Beach, Florida

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Miami City Ballet

2200 Liberty Avenue

Miami Beach, FL

12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Registration 12yr – 14yr

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Audition Class

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Registration 15yr & Over

2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Audition Class

 

Photo: Students of the Miami City Ballet School. Photo by Daniel Azoulay.



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