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re: HELP Let others know about how an auition was/what it involved!
By majeremember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 5889, member since Sat Sep 29, 2007
On Sat Feb 07, 2009 04:58 PM
-what did you audition for?
Tulsa Ballet
-what age group you attended (young middle or old if you dont want to be too specific)
15 and up

-whatwas the easiest thing at the audition?
barre

-what was the hardest thing bout the audition?
Jumps. The lady had an accent and I didn't understand what she wanted.

-was it crowded?
No. 24 people.

-how much was en pointe?
Last 20-30 min

-how many pirouettes were you expected to do?
two flat, one en pointe (but the combo was pirouette plie pirouette plie etc)

-did you have to do fouettes?
no

-did you have fun??? (I hope you did!)

Yes.
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By jessicanicole91 Comments: 202, member since Tue Mar 04, 2008
On Sat Feb 07, 2009 05:41 PM
-what did you audition for?
Kansas City Ballet

-what age group you attended (young middle or old if you dont want to be too specific)
All ages (12+ I think)

-whatwas the easiest thing at the audition?
barre, it as very musical

-what was the hardest thing bout the audition?
I found the jumps to be hard.

-was it crowded?
No. there were only 4 people.

-how much was en pointe?
two combinations at the end

-how many pirouettes were you expected to do?
two flat, one or more en pointe

-did you have to do fouettes?
no

-did you have fun??? (I hope you did!)
yes, very much so!
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By lexlovesballet Comments: 314, member since Wed Jan 28, 2009
On Sat Feb 07, 2009 07:56 PM
-what did you audition for? ABT
-what age group you attended (young middle or old if you dont want to be too specific) 16+
-whatwas the easiest thing at the audition? everything
-what was the hardest thing bout the audition? nothing - my pointe shoes were new so i had to break them in
-was it crowded? kind of
-how much was en pointe? last 10-15 minutes/ 3 combinations
-how many pirouettes were you expected to do?double
-did you have to do fouettes? nope
-did you have fun??? (I hope you did!) yeah i did!!
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By grandbattement Comments: 256, member since Sun Apr 06, 2008
On Sat Feb 07, 2009 08:03 PM
-what did you audition for? NCSA

-what age group you attended (young middle or old if you dont want to be too specific) 12-15 (rising 7th to rising 10th I think)

-what was the easiest thing at the audition? the whole barre (it was very short and simple)

-what was the hardest thing bout the audition? the petite allegro combination was harder than the rest of the audition, but still VERY simple. The contemporary audition was difficult because I'm not used to it, but it was much more relaxed than the ballet portion.

-was it crowded? Very. There were about 60 people I think, but the studio was a little small.

-how much was en pointe? Only one combination that was very easy (echappes and one pirouette)

-how many pirouettes were you expected to do? As many as you could do, some people only did one while others did three.

-did you have to do fouettes? Nope

-did you have fun??? Yes, I really liked it but it wasn't nearly as hard as I was expecting.
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By dancinislife0607member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 1422, member since Sun Apr 16, 2006
On Sun Feb 08, 2009 04:26 PM
-what did you audition for?
Kirov

-what age group you attended (young middle or old if you dont want to be too specific)
14-15

-what was the easiest thing at the audition?
grande allegro, and part of the petite allegro was pretty easy, too

-what was the hardest thing bout the audition?
barre. It was lots of adagio and extensions

-was it crowded?
not really, about 20 people

-how much was en pointe?
none

-how many pirouettes were you expected to do?
she said doubles, but some people were doing 3 and 4, and I think one of the boys was actually doing 5

-did you have to do fouettes?
no

-did you have fun??? (I hope you did!)

Yes.
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By dancer123321 Comments: 605, member since Thu Sep 11, 2008
On Sun Feb 08, 2009 04:37 PM
Edited by dancer123321 (201722) on 2009-02-08 17:42:30
-what did you audition for? The Rock

-what age group you attended (young middle or old if you dont want to be too specific) 9-12

-whatwas the easiest thing at the audition? Um, well all the combinations were really simple, but that gave you the opportunity to really articulate your feet and work your turnout, which made them hard... does that make sense?

-what was the hardest thing bout the audition? See above. :)

-was it crowded? It was 30-35 girls (no boys) in a medium-sized SAB studio... I had enough room at the barre for grand-battemants though.

-how much was en pointe? 20-30 minutes.

-how many pirouettes were you expected to do? Only one, because it was a younger age group, but some did two, and one amazing girl even did three. The floors were a lot harder to turn on than my home studio, so I just stuck with one for the most part.

-did you have to do fouettes? Nope!

-did you have fun??? (I hope you did!) Yes! I loved the instructors too.

I got accepted!
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By jessicanicole91 Comments: 202, member since Tue Mar 04, 2008
On Sun Feb 08, 2009 04:38 PM
-what did you audition for?
Joffrey Ballet

-what age group you attended (young middle or old if you dont want to be too specific)
All ages (12-21)

-whatwas the easiest thing at the audition?
barre, it was very quick :)

-what was the hardest thing bout the audition?
petite allegro, lots of cabriols (sp?)

-was it crowded?
Not really, about 40 people

-how much was en pointe?
last 30 minutes

-how many pirouettes were you expected to do?
two flat, she said doubles en pointe if you could do them, but to do what you were working on at your studio en pointe (turn wise)

-did you have to do fouettes?
on flat :)

-did you have fun??? (I hope you did!)
yes, very much so!
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By imadancer2member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 2400, member since Wed Nov 30, 2005
On Sun Feb 08, 2009 05:50 PM
-what did you audition for?
Pacific Northwest Ballet

-what age group you attended (young middle or old if you dont want to be too specific)
12-18

-what was the easiest thing at the audition?
UH...Probably the whole thing. Everything was really simple and there were lots of short combinations.

-what was the hardest thing bout the audition?
The waiting! We did pretty much everything (in the center) in groups of 6, so watching amazing people before was really intimidating!

-was it crowded?
Pretty crowded, depending on what "crowded" means. There were 46 I think.

-how much was en pointe?
Not that long. Probably 15-20 minutes.

-how many pirouettes were you expected to do?
Doubles on flat, en degohs and en dedans. We didn't do any pirouettes on pointe, just piques and chaines.

-did you have to do fouettes?
Nope.

-did you have fun??? (I hope you did!)
Sorry PNB, but I really didn't have that much fun. It was so high-tension in there! I did enjoy most of the class, though. The combinations were very simple. She told us it was going to be a simple class so she could see us all. She also told us the audition wasn't going to be anything like the classes in the intensive, which I though was pretty funny. Compared to my last audition it was quite drab.
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By katiebug722 Comments: 18, member since Sun Feb 08, 2009
On Mon Feb 09, 2009 03:45 PM
-what did you audition for? JOffrey South & Midwest

-what age group you attended (young middle or old if you dont want to be too specific)15-21 (advanced)

-whatwas the easiest thing at the audition? barre

-what was the hardest thing bout the audition? adagio

-was it crowded? no..20 people

-how much was en pointe? only like 3 exercises..all pretty basic

-how many pirouettes were you expected to do? didnt specify

-did you have to do fouettes? no

-did you have fun??? (I hope you did!) yes. valerie madonia taught the audition and i absolutely love her classes
re: HELP Let others know about how an auition was/what it involved!
By balletgurl03member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 219, member since Sat Jan 20, 2007
On Mon Feb 09, 2009 07:48 PM
Edited by balletgurl03 (172669) on 2009-02-09 19:50:28 change something
-what did you audition for?
North Carolina Dance Theatre

-what age group you attended (young middle or old if you dont want to be too specific)

-whatwas the easiest thing at the audition? umm.. I'll have to think about that.

-what was the hardest thing bout the audition? FOUETTES ON POINTE

-was it crowded? No- only 12

-how much was en pointe? Optional- all of center. Required- after adagio (I think)

-how many pirouettes were you expected to do? No real requirement, but I guess about 2

-did you have to do fouettes? Sadly

-did you have fun??? (I hope you did!) No, not really. :(
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By lexlovesballet Comments: 314, member since Wed Jan 28, 2009
On Mon Feb 09, 2009 08:05 PM
Edited by lexlovesballet (207012) on 2009-02-09 20:56:56
-what did you audition for? PNB!


-what age group you attended (young middle or old if you dont want to be too specific)12-18

-whatwas the easiest thing at the audition? barre, grade allegro, petite allego, koda

-what was the hardest thing bout the audition? all on pointe

-was it crowded? kind of

-how much was en pointe? ALL for 16 and up!

-how many pirouettes were you expected to do? double. i guess- not specified

-did you have to do fouettes? nope!!!

-did you have fun??? (I hope you did!) YESS i really did!!

most fun audition ive even been to!
re: HELP Let others know about how an auition was/what it involved!
By danceisabcsmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 210, member since Sat Jul 12, 2008
On Fri Feb 13, 2009 06:29 AM
Edited by danceisabcs (198981) on 2009-02-13 06:36:32 I forgot a few things.
So I'm usuimg my phone so I'm not going to re write the questions.

LINES

We auditioned in 1 group

Not crowded in the sense. There were only 24 people there. BUT the audition room was really small.

The eaisest things were Jumps in center

The whole audition was really complicated. Not the type of class I was used to. But it makes sense since it is LINES. But there was this combnation at the barre with randjom en leir (sp) and I was just LOST.

We didn't do Any pointe work. Though she said we could put them on if we wanted to. No one did.

She never specified the number of priouettes. But I'd say a double or more was expected.

No fouette turns.

I had a lot of fun. Even thought I know I did like nothing right. :P
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By dancer123321 Comments: 605, member since Thu Sep 11, 2008
On Sat Feb 14, 2009 04:53 PM
-what did you audition for? Nutmeg Conservatory

-what age group you attended (young middle or old if you dont want to be too specific) One big audition for all

-whatwas the easiest thing at the audition? Uh... I guess a very simple jump combination we did in the center.

-what was the hardest thing bout the audition? Oh god, adagio was SOOOO hard, both at the barre and the center. But maybe that's just because I suck at adagio.

-was it crowded? There were nine auditioners, and the audition was at Nutmeg itself. Sice there were so little of us, they had us take a class with Nutmeg students. It was a huge studio though.

-how much was en pointe? None... I was kind of surprised.

-how many pirouettes were you expected to do? Didn't say, but most of the auditioners did two, some of the girl students did three, and some of the guy students did a bunch.

-did you have to do fouettes? Nope!

-did you have fun??? (I hope you did!) Yes! It way my favorite!

At the end they told all the auditioners they were accepted.. I really hope I can go there!
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By BlackTutux0member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 770, member since Sat Dec 22, 2007
On Sat Feb 14, 2009 06:51 PM
-What did you audition for?
Pacific Northwest Ballet!


-What age group you attended (young middle or old if you dont want to be too specific)
12-18.

-What was the easiest thing at the audition?
I would say barre, the combinations were very simple and sweet.

-What was the hardest thing bout the audition?
Pique turns, for me. :)

-Was it crowded?
There was about 30 dancers in my audition. They were all so talented!

-How much was en pointe?
The last 30 minutes are so. Two barre combinations, and pique turns from the corner.


-How many pirouettes were you expected to do? Single or double, but clean.

-Did you have to do fouettes?
No.

-Did you have fun??? (I hope you did!)
Yes, the class was very fun. :D

He really emphasises turnout, and the combinations were simple, I think to show maximum technique, extension, and turnout. Nicholas Ade was a great auditioneer, and a teacher as well. I wrote his corrections down, so I can use them in my regular classes! :)
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By AnothermomtooPremium member Comments: 1096, member since Mon Jan 30, 2006
On Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:01 PM
I am typing these answers for my dd. She is dictating them.

-what did you audition for? Syracuse

-what age group you attended (young middle or old if you dont want to be too specific) one age group

-what was the easiest thing at the audition? petite allegro

-what was the hardest thing bout the audition? center combinations

-was it crowded? no; there were only eight girls

-how much was en pointe? none

-how many pirouettes were you expected to do? minimum triple!

-did you have to do fouettes? yes, but no fouettes turns

-did you have fun??? (I hope you did!) Yes, but it was very difficult.
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By ardenrose2 Comments: 83, member since Thu May 31, 2007
On Mon Feb 16, 2009 03:30 PM
-what did you audition for? Bolshoi SI

-what age group you attended the age was 9-18 they combined the young and old together in one class

-whatwas the easiest thing at the audition? bar

-what was the hardest thing bout the audition? the combinations were hard because the instructor was russian and hard to understand

-was it crowded? no

-how much was en pointe? Im too young to do pointe

-how many pirouettes were you expected to do? 1 or 2

-did you have to do fouettes? no

-did you have fun??? YES!
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By The_Awkward_Swan Comments: 177, member since Sun Aug 03, 2008
On Sun Mar 01, 2009 04:32 PM
- What did you audition for?
Manhattan Youth Ballet (formerly Studio Maestro)

- What age group you attended (young middle or old if you dont want to be too specific)
16 and up

- What was the easiest thing at the audition?
The petite allegro. Even though I messed it up, it was actually straightforward (three entrechats, one royale, three entrechats, one royale, entrechat, passe, entrechat, passe, four passes, and repeat).

- What was the hardest thing about the audition?
The tendus were pretty confusing to me, as was the adagio at the barre and rond de jambe (which seemed too quick in tempo for me). The adagio in the center made me want to shoot myself, it was really long and I kept forgetting bits. Also, the grande allegro at the end was quite long and ended with an assemble, which threw me off (I did a grand jete develope to my complete mortification).

- Was it crowded?
Not at all. There were only seven of us.

- How much was en pointe?
Doing the barre in pointe shoes was optional, but you did the excersizes on flat anyway. There was one more tendu/turning combo in flat shoes in center, and the adagio, and then they asked us to switch to our pointe shoes.

- How many pirouettes were you expected to do?
I didn't remember whether the teacher (Francois Perron, who is an extremely friendly, easygoing, and yet impressive man) had said to do doubles or singles, so I just did singles out of habit, although most of the others did doubles.

- Did you have to do fouettes?
No. I've never heard of doing fouettes except for company auditions.

- Did you have fun??? (I hope you did!)
Err, not really. I was too embarrassed. But if you go in with confidence and better training than I did, you'll enjoy it, I promise.

~The_Awkward_Swan
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By addicted2dance86 Comments: 90, member since Sun Aug 03, 2008
On Sun Mar 01, 2009 05:02 PM
I was wondering if anyone knew anything or knew someone who knows about the joffrey jazz and contemporary intensive auditions.
my audition
By dancerxcfn Comments: 26, member since Sat Feb 28, 2009
On Tue Mar 03, 2009 07:59 PM
Edited by dancerxcfn (208375) on 2009-03-03 20:57:26
Edited by dancerxcfn (208375) on 2009-03-03 20:58:03
-what did you audition for? abt [i auditioned in ny]

-what age group you attended (young middle or old if you dont want to be too specific)11-13

-whatwas the easiest thing at the audition? pointe work

-what was the hardest thing bout the audition? nothing really

-was it crowded? 60 people

-how much was en pointe? last 20 minutes or so, echappes,releves, pique turns thats all i think

-how many pirouettes were you expected to do?

-did you have to do fouettes? nope

-did you have fun??? (I hope you did!) yessss, but since it was my first audition for anything i was intimidates just a slight bit ;p


&&i got accepted =]
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By danceisabcsmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 210, member since Sat Jul 12, 2008
On Tue Mar 03, 2009 08:51 PM
-what did you audition for?
Ballet West

-what age group you attended (young middle or old if you dont want to be too specific)
all one group (12-26)

-what was the easiest thing at the audition?
pirouettes! they were the same as the ones I do at home!

-what was the hardest thing bout the audition?
My brand new pointe shoes and the floor were not nice to each other.

-was it crowded?
about 55 people, but it was a big studio.

-how much was en pointe?
3 combinations (eshapes, pirouettes and leaps)

-how many pirouettes were you expected to do?
not specified

-did you have to do fouettes?
no

-did you have fun??? (I hope you did!)
YES! after we finished, they held us after and decided who they were going to take and what level they would be in. they didnt tell you if you got in or not though... but i got in!!! im going there! all 8 weeks!!
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By ballerinaxoxo Comments: 92, member since Thu Apr 03, 2008
On Sun Mar 08, 2009 04:34 PM
-what did you audition for?
the rock
-what age group you attended (young middle or old if you dont want to be too specific)
15 and up

-whatwas the easiest thing at the audition?
petit allegro (tombe pas de bouree, one jump in first one in second three in fifth)

-what was the hardest thing bout the audition?
turns from and landing in fifth

-was it crowded?
no, the studio was huge but there was around 33 people

-how much was en pointe?
the last 20 minutes. 3 excercises one twice (pique turn souteno chainee excercise, turning and arabesque excercise, turning excercise)

-how many pirouettes were you expected to do?
two unless specified for one. AT LEAST one on pointe, they liked two

-did you have to do fouettes?
NO
-did you have fun??? (I hope you did!)
yes, i really really liked the teacher and the directors.



-what did you audition for?
atlanta ballet
-what age group you attended (young middle or old if you dont want to be too specific)
all together

-whatwas the easiest thing at the audition?
barre

-what was the hardest thing bout the audition?
the excercises were REALLY confusing, there was one sisconne excercise that was EXTREMELY difficult

-was it crowded?
kind of. probably around 40 people

-how much was en pointe?
2 excercises (both turning)
-how many pirouettes were you expected to do?
two on flat and two on pointe unless you couldnt
-did you have to do fouettes?
NOPE

-did you have fun??? (I hope you did!)
no, i liked the teacher but the excercises were soo conusing and i wasnt doing great so i was really really frusterated



-what did you audition for?
NCSA
-what age group you attended (young middle or old if you dont want to be too specific)
all together
-whatwas the easiest thing at the audition?
barre

-what was the hardest thing bout the audition?
the contemporary part was weird and kind of confusing but if your not auditioning for it they dont watch you

-was it crowded?
kind of, around 35 people maybe 40

-how much was en pointe?
none :(

-how many pirouettes were you expected to do?
two

-did you have to do fouettes?
nopee

-did you have fun??? (I hope you did!)
for the ballet part yes, contemporary no
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By Tippy_Toes96 Comments: 4, member since Thu Mar 05, 2009
On Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:31 AM
-what did you audition for? The Rock School

-what age group you attended (young middle or old if you dont want to be too specific) 10 to 12

-whatwas the easiest thing at the audition? I would have to say that everything was easy, i think that they planed that, because they were more focused on seeing the form

-what was the hardest thing bout the audition? The hardeset thing that i had to do at the audition was the barre work

-was it crowded?
Yes well if you count 72 a large crowed :]

-how much was en pointe? Only the last like 45 minutes

-how many pirouettes were you expected to do?
they only said to do 1 or 2 (soooo easy i no!!!) but they said that if you could do more you were welcome to do that too

-did you have to do fouettes? no thank god i just learned them

-did you have fun??? (I hope you did!) soooo much i really do recomend it to everyone!!!! By they way i made it into level 3 for anyone who cares :]
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By dancerxcfn Comments: 26, member since Sat Feb 28, 2009
On Mon Mar 09, 2009 04:39 PM
-what did you audition for?
NYSSSA school of ballet

-what age group you attended (young middle or old if you dont want to be too specific)
12-14

-whatwas the easiest thing at the audition?
the pirouette combination

-what was the hardest thing bout the audition?
the assamble glissade combo

-was it crowded?
eh, 52 dancers in an SAB studio it was fine

-how much was en pointe?
just mayb last 15 minutes, not much
just some simple releves thn a combination across the floor with some picques

-how many pirouettes were you expected to do?
singles n just like 1 or 2 doubles

-did you have to do fouettes?
nope

-did you have fun??? (I hope you did!)
it was okkkk but now tht i look back at it i kinda did ;p

&i got accepted ;p
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By theabearmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 343, member since Tue Sep 28, 2004
On Sun Mar 15, 2009 05:25 PM
1. Ailey School. The audition was for ages 12-15 and ages 16+ and I was in the latter group (I am 21)

2. The adagio. Very slow and relatively simple. Which is not to say I did it well as I was ALL NERVES and hadn't eaten enough food (rookie mistake. ugh.) . The judges repeated the combinations several times to make sure people got it, but again, this isn't to say we all did well.

3. Hardest thing: Waiting and stressing. Changing direction in petit allegro. Regular stuff that was hard because of the circumstance. Using different terminology for steps. This may not be the most helpful review.

The judges stressed that they were looking for people who took direction well and could pick things up quickly, maybe more so than dancers with great technique. So the girls who added extra pirouettes and beat their assembles and jetes without being told to do so were cut for that. [I assume that's why they were cut]

4. VERY. We had to wait an hour while the younger group did their first part, and then there were 75 people in my section going in groups of 8 so it took forever. Even just to give out numbers to 150 little dancers took forever.

5. None. I wish there had been pointework.

6. Doubles in the first combination. Bad start.

7. Nope, no fouettes

8. Hmm. I wouldn't say I had fun but it was definitely a valuable experience. It was my first ever dance audition and they cut me after the ballet part. They also cut some dancers who were better than me, who looked great and had very good technique and clean footwork and high extensions. I read somewhere (maybe here) that the Ailey Auditions were kind of a shoe-in, that they only cut people who had no idea what they were doing and who shouldn't even have been there, but that was not my experience. Anyway, I didn't throw up after the first combination like I thought I would, and I will never have to do a First Dance Audition again, so I'm at least looking forward to a better prepared Second Dance Audition.
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By theresemarie Comments: 358, member since Tue Feb 03, 2009
On Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:15 AM
Yesterday, I auditioned for Ballet Theatre of Maryland's Summer Intensive. I am 17 and auditioned with the Intermediate level. At BTM, we have three levels, advanced beginner, intermediate, and advanced/aprentice/company. It wasn't too crowded. I knew most of the girls there. We just had to take a ballet technique class and do some pointe work. It was quite simple.
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