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Alonzo King LINES Ballet | Training Program 2021

AUDITION SEASON BEGINS IN JANUARY 2021

 

Register and audition for a transformative 2 years immersed in artistic investigation, technical growth and personal discovery!

  • Acceptance to Alonzo King LINES Ballet | Training Program is by audition only.
  • Candidates must be 17 years of age at the time of the audition in order to be considered.
  • Candidates must complete their high school degree or equivalent prior to entering the program.

 
Audition before the holidays! For dancers ages 16-25.

LifeLINES | Online Winter Intensive

Thursday-Sunday, December 17-20, 2020

Dance brings life. LINES is a way of life.

Enliven your holiday season and submerge into our transformative approach of training during this 4-day Online Winter Intensive. Work directly with LINES’ master teachers and guest artists through deep dives into movement exploration and dialogue. Tailored for both pre-professional and professional dancers, LifeLINES will inspire and challenge you.

Our LifeLINES | Winter Intensive is open for registration and may be used as an audition for the Training Program.
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AUDITION FEES

AUDITION FEES – ONLINE AUDITIONS

$150 | Immersive Weekend Audition*
*Early-Bird Pricing $75 through Dec 31, 2021
$50 | Video Audition
$45 | Individually Scheduled Audition with LINES Ballet | Training Program

By credit card only. No refunds given.

REQUIRED MATERIALS

All prospective students must submit the following materials:

  • Headshot | No larger than 5 MB

 

  • Letter of Intent
    Describe your aspirations and intentions as an artist. How do you believe the Training program will help you achieve these goals?

 

  • Dance Resume | Training, School, Performance History

 

  • Contemporary Solo | Video Link
    Submit a current 2-minute video link of your contemporary and/or improvisational movement.   

 

  • Letter of Recommendation | 1 Current Dance Teacher
    Letter from at least 1 current dance teacher describing your level of skill, dedication, character or other relevant information. Teacher must submit this letter directly to:

AUDITION PROCESS

There are 3 ways to audition for the Training Program:

  • Immersive Weekend Audition
  • Video Audition
  • Individually Scheduled Audition

We highly recommend attending the Immersive Weekend Audition to experience a taste of the Training Program.

DRESS CODE: There is no dress code for the Alonzo King LINES Ballet | Training Program, however one must wear tasteful, form-fitting dance or athletic wear, no restriction of color and style. Hair must be neatly styled away from the face and neck. Wear appropriate footwear for the floor and space you are using.

CONTACT

Karah M. Abiog, Director

Katie Roy, Coordinator

training-program@linesballet.org
(415) 863-3040 x 244


 


ONLINE IMMERSIVE WEEKEND AUDITION

March 20 & 21, 2021 | 9am – 3pm PST

Join us for a two-day immersive weekend and experience our revered LINES faculty! It is an authentic glance into the transformative approach that is Alonzo King LINES Ballet education.

This first-hand experience into our distinguished training will include classes in ballet, contemporary, GYROKINESIS®, repertory investigation, and explorative improvisation.


 

Video Audition




Video auditions are accepted on a rolling basis until April 30, 2021. We understand the challenges of creating a video in an unconventional space. Please safely execute what you can.

Audition footage should be no longer than 8 minutes in length. The intention is to show technical clarity, placement and understanding. Please include:

  • Barre work | 1 Side Only
  • Center adagio
  • Pirouettes | if possible
  • Solo | 1-2 minutes of contemporary and/or improvisational movement highlighting your movement quality and artistic choices.

**If you experience any technical difficulties with our ACTIVE registration system, please contact us immediately at katie.roy@linesballet.org or 415.863.3040 x 244**


 

INDIVIDUALLY SCHEDULED AUDITION

Schedule an audition class with one of our esteemed faculty members alongside our very own Training Program students!

AFTER YOUR AUDITION

Audition results are sent via email on a rolling basis. Candidates should expect to receive their results 2-4 weeks after their audition date.

Note: If you have not received an email within 4 weeks, please make sure to check all email addresses affiliated with your account and all junk mail folders for emails from training-program@linesballet.org. If you still have not received notification, please contact us. Include the student’s full name, audition location, and primary email provided at registration in your email.

Photo Credit: Training Program | Alonzo King LINES Ballet | © Steve Disenhof