AUDITIONS

Auditions

2nd Semester Curriculum & Career Track/Summer Ballet Intensive

Monday, January 17, 2022
The Portland Ballet studios
for NEW dancers only

Ages 8 – 11
Registration: noon
Audition: 12:30 – 1:30pm

Ages 12 – 18 (22 for Career Track)
Registration: 1:15
Audition: 1:45 – 3:45pm

Pre-registration is required for both auditions. To pre-register, please complete this registration form and email it to TPB’s registrar.

Audition policies:

Dancers should wear a simple leotard, pink tights, flat shoes and secure their hair in a bun (women) or a fitted leotard or t-shirt, tights, and flat shoes (men). No warmups or skirts. Women should bring pointe shoes if en pointe.

At this time, TPB is requiring all of its staff, faculty, pianists, and dancers ages 5+ to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for in-studio participation, so you can count on our commitment to the health and safety of our community. With many of our dancers ineligible to be vaccinated, we thank you for your continued support to keep them healthy and safe.

All auditioning dancers must submit proof of vaccination or reasonable exemption to registration@theportlandballet.org along with their audition registration form.

For questions please contact registration or call 503.452.8448.

 

Video Audition Requirements

Now accepting video auditions for the 2021-22 Curriculum and Career Track programs and 2022 Summer Ballet Intensive

For registration, email registration@theportlandballet.org for information.

Barre Work

(maximum of 5 minutes; only one side needed of each combination)
Pliés, tendus, adagio, grands battements

Centre Work

(maximum 10 minutes)
Pirouette combination with pirouettes en-dehors and en-dedans, adagio

Allegro combinations:

Small jumps, petit allegro, medium size allegro, including assemblés, jetés, sissonnes, etc.

Pointe Work

(for ladies currently dancing on pointe)
Warm up échappés, retirés, double pirouettes en-dehors and en-dedans on pointe, fouettés

Men

Include tour en l’air, entre chat six and a la seconde turns, if level applicable.

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