Audition Experience Day

Queensland Ballet Academy once again presents Audition Experience Day. This event offers dance students from 10 years of age with the invaluable experience of a simulated ballet audition. Additional sessions on the day will provide insight and preparation for dance auditions in general,​ including for Queensland Ballet and Queensland Ballet Academy.

The audition class, taught by an industry professional with live piano accompaniment, will include a call-back element. A call-back is an invitation offered to select auditionees to return for a second audition class to demonstrate additional, more complex, material such as grand allegro (big jumps) or *pointe work for older students. Being a simulated audition, all participants will be involved in the call-back component and will receive group feedback from the teacher.

Audition Experience Day participants will also enjoy a body conditioning class, a video audition and resume preparation session and a Q&A and information forum. During this forum, facilitated by Head of Academy Program (Upper Levels), Paul Boyd, QB Company Artists and former professional dancers, including Head of the Pre-Professional Program and the author of the book "Preparing for Ballet Auditions", Wim Broeckx, will provide invaluable insight into the industry and audition process. Questions will be welcomed from the young dancers.


Event Details

Date: 3 July

Times^: Classes will be scheduled between 8.30am - 5.00pm AEST

Location: Queensland Ballet Academy, Gate 1, 101 L'Estrange Terrace, Kelvin Grove QLD

Age: 10 - 16+ years (at the time of the event)

Groups^: Participants will be placed into groups in accordance with their age at the commencement of the event.

Classes: Body conditioning, simulated audition class, call-back and feedback session, video audition and resume preparation session, Q&A and information forum.

^A detailed schedule and class/group placement will be provided by email the week prior to the event.

 

Attire

Girls: Leotard of own choice, pink ballet tights and ballet flats or demi-pointe shoes. (*Pointe shoes may be required for older students).

Boys: Fitted T-shirt and tights, or unitard, with socks and ballet flats.

Participants are not expected to purchase new items specifically for this event.

 

Audition Experience Day Fees

$125 (inc. GST) - standard registration

$105 (inc. GST) - 2021 Winter School participants (discount code provided by email)

 

COVID Safe

Comprehensive information about our COVID Safe conditions of sale and participation can be found in the below Terms and Conditions link.

Queensland Ballet Academy is committed to the health and safety of its dancers, staff and visitors. We will be following all advice and regulations issued by the Queensland Government regarding COVID-19, including social distancing and contact tracing where necessary. We will endeavour to keep you up-to-date at all times regarding any changes to this event.


#Bookings

Registrations for this event are now open!

Please ensure you have read the Terms and Conditions before securing your place at this event. Please note that participation in Queensland Ballet Academy's Audition Experience Day cannot be considered in lieu of attending a 2022 Academy audition. For further information about auditions, click here.

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