Audition

How to Audition

Alonzo King LINES Ballet | Training Program

REGISTRATION FOR VIDEO AUDITION IS OPEN UNTIL JULY 3, 2020!

 
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 FEES

$35Audition Tour Early Registration | Online Before Day of Audition
$45Audition Tour Day of Registration | Online or In-person
$50Video Audition Registration

By credit card only. No refunds given.

Please Note: Advance online registration is highly recommended.

REQUIRED MATERIALS

All prospective students must submit the following materials:

  • Headshot | Size 4×6″
    Write your full name, date of birth, and age on the back and bring a copy to your audition.

 

  • 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
    Please include your full contact information at the top of the page.

 

  • Contemporary Solo | Video Link
    Submit a current 2-minute video link of your contemporary and/or improvisational movement. No mailed hard-copies will be accepted.    

 

  • 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 4 ways to audition for the Training Program:

  • Video Audition | For Students who cannot attend in-person
  • Immersive Weekend Audition | CANCELED due to current Shelter-in-Place order. For more info, see below.
  • National Audition Tour
  • Individually Scheduled In-Person Audition | San Francisco, CA

We highly encourage participants to attend an in-person audition. However, we understand that this may not be possible for some dancers, and so we offer the Video Audition option.

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. Ballet slippers are required for class. Although pointe work is seldom requested, bring pointe shoes.

CONTACT

Karah Abiog
Program Director
 
Katie Roy
Program Coordinator
 
training-program@linesballet.org
(415) 863-3040 x 244


 

Video Audition

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 3, 2020 DUE TO CURRENT CIRCUMSTANCES.
 

Students unable to attend an in-person audition may audition via video. Video auditions are accepted on a rolling basis until July 3rd, 2020.

Audition footage should be no longer than 10 minutes in length — with the main focus on your center and solo work. Please include:

  • Minimal barre work | 1 Side Only
  • Center adagio
  • Pirouettes
  • Petite allegro
  • Grand allegro
  • Pointe work | If Applicable
  • Solo | 2 minutes of contemporary and/or improvisational movement — either your choreography or someone else’s — 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**
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IMMERSIVE WEEKEND AUDITION – CANCELED

 

San Francisco, CA | Alonzo King LINES Ballet
March 28 & 29, 2019 | 1-5:30pm
Audition Fee: $100 | Early-Bird Pricing: $75 through December 31, 2019

Join us for a weekend in San Francisco and dive into a two-day workshop audition with our renowned Training Program faculty artists! This first-hand experience into our distinguished training will include classes in ballet, contemporary, GYROKINESIS®, repertory investigation, explorative improvisation, and contemporary partnering.

Unfortunately, due to the recent order of Shelter-in-Place until April 7th for San Francisco and surrounding counties, we regret to inform you that we have canceled the Immersive Weekend Audition. Health and safety are our top priority in these uncertain times.

If you have already registered for this audition, please see your email for additional information on how to proceed with a Video Audition or to cancel your registration.


 

NATIONAL AUDITION TOUR

REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED.

Dallas, TX
January 11 | 12-2pm

Chicago, IL
January 19 | 12-2pm

New York, NY
January 20 | 12-2pm

Los Angeles, CA
January 26 | 2:30-4:30pm


 

INDIVIDUALLY SCHEDULED AUDITION

REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED.
 

Join us at our Downtown San Francisco home on a date convenient for your schedule. Take a ballet class with one of our esteemed faculty members alongside our very own Training Program students. Classes generally occur on Monday-Friday, but are subject to space and availability.

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