Auditions & Introduction to Ballet



Ballet Tech is now accepting video audition submissions.

Who is eligible to audition?
All children currently in the 4th grade are eligible to audition. Students must be residents of New York City. Previous dance experience is not required.

How does my child audition?
Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, auditions are currently being conducted via video submissions. Click on the GET STARTED button below to view an audition demonstration video, instructions on how to film your child, and registration information.



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Introduction to Ballet Program

(Due to COVID-19, Ballet Tech’s Introduction to Ballet Program is temporarily suspended. We look forward to resuming the program when it is deemed safe to do so.)

Each school year, Ballet Tech visits public elementary schools across NYC and holds auditions for The Introduction to Ballet Program. In a typical school year, Ballet Tech visits approximately 200 schools and auditions 30,000 students. No prior dance training is required to audition — children are led through a simple series of movements that evaluates each child’s potential to excel in classical dance, including flexibility, musicality, coordination, and an innate joy for movement.

Approximately 500 of the 30,000 children who audition each year then participate in The Introduction to Ballet Program. With cooperation from the Department of Education, students are bused from their elementary schools one morning a week for six weeks to Ballet Tech’s studios at 890 Broadway in Manhattan. Children showing the greatest aptitude are invited to return for a second 6-week session.

The Introduction to Ballet classes introduce students to the fundamentals of ballet, including basic steps, ballet vocabulary, class structure, discipline, and appropriate dance attire (which Ballet Tech provides).