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The School Of Alberta Ballet Professional Division

Video Auditions Guide

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If you cannot attend an in person audition, please submit a video link. In person is always preferred.

All material submitted becomes the property of the School of Alberta Ballet. 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.

 

Junior School (ages 9-13/entering Grade 5-9)

  1. Video with exercises being short and simple lasting no longer than five minutes, including:
Barre
  1. Pliés
  2. Battement tendus
  3. Adage
  4. Grand battements
Centre
  1. Port de bras
  2. 16 sautés
  3. Medium allegro ( include assemblés)

 

Senior School (ages 14 and up/entering Grade 10+)

  1. Video with exercises being short and simple lasting no longer than five minutes, including:
Barre
  1. Pliés
  2. Battement tendus
  3. Adage
  4. Grand battements
Centre
  1. Centre Practice
  2. Adage
  3. Pirouettes
  4. Petit allegro (include assemblés and jetés)
  5. Grand allegro (include sissonnes & big jumps—men tour en l’air)
Contemporary Work
  1. Centre floor combination including balance, turns and jumps
  2. Travelling combinations across the floor
  3. Excerpt of improvisation or set piece of choreography (identify choreographer and if an ensemble piece, include description that helps identify you within the group) 
  4. Please wear fitted clothing with hair tied back

 

We accept audition videos throughout the year, however all audition applicants must attend Summer Intensive or coordinate a 2 week extended audition with the Admissions office to be considered for the Full Year.

Ready to go?  Click here to register and submit your video audition.