Admissions & Auditions

Admission

Admission to Alberta Ballet School's Professional Division Grade 7 - 12, Post-Graduate, and Alberta Ballet Trainee programs is by artistic audition via our international audition tour, video or in person in Calgary.

A successful audition invites students to attend our Summer Intensive program held  July 3 - 26, 2019 in Calgary, Alberta.

Participation in the Summer Intensive allows artistic faculty the ability to assess how a student performs in class, reacts to corrections and adapts to the Professional Division environment.

After Summer Intensive, students and families will be notified of their acceptance status to the full-year Professional Division programs. Upon acceptance, a formal response by the student is required in order to officially register him/her for the program. At this time, students will receive an Alberta Ballet School registration package to complete and return in addition to the official student handbook.

Audition

Alberta Ballet School will be in select cities across Canada in both November 2018 and February 2019.

Alberta Ballet School invites you to audition for our Summer Intensive - a 4 week-long program that can be summer experience, or as stage 2 of the audition for entry to the full-year Professional Division program.

Audition Group One: is for students ages 9 through 13 yrs 11 months at time of the audition.

Audition Group Two: is for students ages 14 years or older at time of the audition as well as Post Graduate students interested in our Post-Graduate or Alberta Ballet Trainee Programs.

Audition Tour Dates

Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Location: Alberta Ballet School, 2nd Floor, West Annex, 906 - 12 Avenue SW, Calgary, T2R 1K7

8:30 am - 9:00 am: Group One Audition Registration

9:00 am - 10:00 am: Group One Audition with Ms. Taryn Klassen

10:15 am - 10:30 am:  Group One Meet + Greet w/ School Representatives

10:15 am- 10:30 am: Group Two Audition Registration

10:30 am - 11:30 am: Group Two Audition with Ms. Taryn Klassen

11:45 am - 12:00 pm: Group Two Meet + Greet w/ School Representatives

Group One Audition Registration Group Two Audition Registration

Date: Sunday, February 3

Location: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC  V5G 2J3

11:00 am - 11:30 am: Group One Audition Registration

11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Group One Audition with Instructor TBD

12:45 pm - 1:00 pm:  Group One Meet + Greet w/ School Representatives

1:00 pm- 1:15 pm: Group Two Audition Registration

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm: Group Two Audition with Instructor TBD

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm: Group Two Meet + Greet w/ School Representatives

Group One Audition Registration Group Two Audition Registration

Date: Friday, February 1

Location: Alberta Ballet School, Ruth Carse Centre for Dance, 11205 107 Avenue NW, Edmonton, T5H 0Y2

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm: Group One Audition Registration

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Group One Audition with Instructor TBD

3:15 pm - 3:30 pm:  Group One Meet + Greet w/ School Representatives

3:15 pm- 3:30 pm: Group Two Audition Registration

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Group Two Audition with Instructor TBD

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm: Group Two Meet + Greet w/ School Representatives

Group One Audition Registration Group Two Audition Registration

Date: Saturday, February 2

Location: Class Act Studios, 2250 Albert Street, Regina, S4P 2V2

11:00 am - 11:30 am: Group One Audition Registration

11:30 am - 12:30 pm : Group One Audition with Instructor TBD

12:45 pm - 1:00 pm:  Group One Meet + Greet w/ School Representatives

1:00 pm- 1:15 pm: Group Two Audition Registration

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm: Group Two Audition with Instructor TBD

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm: Group Two Meet + Greet w/ School Representatives

Group One Audition Registration Group Two Audition Registration

Date: Friday, February 1

Location: International Dance Academy, 340 Waterloo St N 2nd floor, Thunder Bay, P7C 5Y3

11:00 am - 11:30 am: Group One Audition Registration

11:30 am - 12:30 pm : Group One Audition with Ms. Catherine Walker and Ms. Wendy Wright

12:45 pm - 1:00 pm:  Group One Meet + Greet w/ School Representatives

1:00 pm- 1:15 pm: Group Two Audition Registration

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm: Group Two Audition with Ms. Catherine Walker and Ms. Wendy Wright

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm: Group Two Meet + Greet w/ School Representatives

Group One Audition Registration Group Two Audition Registration

Date: Sunday, February 3

Location: Victoria Carter, London Dance Centre, 160 Sydenham St. .London, N6A 1V9 

11:00 am - 11:30 am: Group One Audition Registration

11:30 am - 12:30 pm : Group One Audition with Ms. Catherine Walker and Ms. Wendy Wright

12:45 pm - 1:00 pm:  Group One Meet + Greet w/ School Representatives

1:00 pm- 1:15 pm: Group Two Audition Registration

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm: Group Two Audition with Ms. Catherine Walker and Ms. Wendy Wright

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm: Group Two Meet + Greet w/ School Representatives

Group One Audition Registration Group Two Audition Registration

Date: Monday, February 4

Location: Sheila Parkins Academy of Dance, 4701, boul. Saint-Jean, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, H9H 2A7

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm: Group One Audition Registration

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm : Group One Audition with Mr. Aram Manukyan

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm:  Group One Meet + Greet w/ School Representatives

2:00 pm- 2:15 pm: Group Two Audition Registration

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm: Group Two Audition with Mr. Aram Manukyan

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Group Two Meet + Greet w/ School Representatives

Group One Audition Registration Group Two Audition Registration

VIDEO AUDITIONS GUIDE

If you cannot attend an in person audition, please submit a video link. In person is always preferred. While in person auditions are also preferred, we do look at each video individually and with great care. All material submitted becomes the property of Alberta Ballet School. The School is not responsible for lost or damaged materials. 

Please note: all barre work should be filmed diagonally to the dancer at the barre, one side only. Centre work should be filmed from the centre front of the studio.