Auditions

Sundays: February 16 and April 19
3:00-4:30pm for ages 12 and older with pointe.
1:00-2:30pm for ages 10-13 without pointe.

This audition is for interested male and female dancers ages 10-20. • Audition fee is $25 (waived for current SPB students).
• All students must provide two photos. Please take with a clear background, preferably in the center of a ballet studio. Photos will not be returned:
• Tendu side with arms in 2nd position
• 1st arabesque (On flat in soft slippers for 1:00pm audition; en
pointe for women and demi-pointe for men for 3:00pm
audition.
• Please arrive early enough to complete registration and prepare for class.
• In-person auditions are preferred but if that is impossible, please see below for video audition details.

Contact spb@spballet.org or call 651-690-1588 with questions.


Summer Intensive weeks offer serious female and male students, a highly concentrated curriculum in classical ballet and modern training with accomplished faculty and acclaimed guest artists.

At St. Paul Ballet each student’s individual development is supported through our nurturing environment. It is our passion to develop students for success in performing their best as artists, physically and emotionally. Students will learn techniques that reflect the diversity and range required by major American ballet companies today.

Upper Level Pre-Professional Intensives ages 13-20 by audition only

Upper Level Intensives: 2 week sessions
June 15-26 Monday-Friday 9:30am – 4:30pm $TBA
August 3-14 Monday-Friday 9:30am – 4:30pm $TBA

Intensive study in classical and modern techniques. Renowned teacher Lirena Branitski will conduct the technique and pointe classes.
• Classical ballet technique
• Pointe
• Variations
• Partnering
• Modern technique
• Choreography Workshop
• Conditioning
• Complementary dance styles

Middle Level Pre-Professional Intensive ages 12-16 by audition only

Middle Level Intensive: 3 weeks 
July 6-24 Monday-Friday 12:30-5:00pm $TBA

Intensive study in classical and modern techniques. Program will include:
• Classical ballet technique
• Pointe
• Variations and choreography workshop
• Modern technique
• Conditioning
• Complimentary dance styles

Junior Level Pre-Professional Intensive ages 10-13 by audition only

Junior Level Intensive: 3 weeks 
July 6-24 Monday-Thursday 1:00-5:00pm $TBA

Intensive study in classical and modern techniques. Program will include:
• Classical ballet technique
• Repertoire and creative workshop
• Modern technique
• Complimentary dance styles

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ACCEPTANCE LETTERS: Acceptance letters will go out about one week following auditions along with details about the summer program.

FINANCIAL AID: SPB offers limited need-based financial aid. Students who are awarded need-based scholarships will be notified in a separate email. Please do not submit a financial aid application until you have received acceptance to the St. Paul Ballet Summer Intensive. SPB_2019_Financial_Aid

HOUSING: At this time we do not offer housing or dormitory stay for summer intensive programs.

VIDEO AUDITION ( due on or before March 31, 2020):
Dancers must be 10 years of age by June 1st, 2020 to audition. $35 non-refundable fee for video submissions. We strongly encourage you to audition in person. If this is not possible please submit a video audition to spb@spballet.org and mail a check for $35 or call to pay by credit card at 651-690-1588. See requirements below.

VIDEO REQUIREMENTS:
Please keep your video about 10-15 minutes in length and include the following:
Introduce yourself: (Name, Age, where you currently train)
Sample of Barre: (One side only)
Including Tendus and Grand Battement
Center:
Adagio
Pirouette combination (for men include tours en l’air, single or double depending on age)
Petit Allegro (for men batterie)
Grand Allegro
Grande pirouettes(for men)
Pointe work:
Echappe
Releve in arabesque
Diagonal combination
Pirouettes on pointe (age 13+ only)
NOTE: Show one side only. Make sure you film the entire dancer (no close ups). Video the dancer directly, not into the mirror.


Do you offer scholarships? Yes, we offer merit and need-based scholarships. Please complete the application and mail, email or bring it to our studios at: 655 Fairview Avenue N., St. Paul, MN 55104
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