AUDITIONS & MASTERCLASSES
Acceptance to the full-time (September to June) Professional Training Program (PTP), is through the two-step process. Step 1 is an audition for the Summer Dance Intensive (SDI). Auditions are held at various locations starting in the fall. With an acceptance into the PTP for the summer, students are then being considered for the full time program. Step 2 of the audition process is the 3-week SDI, where students are evaulated in all classes to be considered for the full time PTP.
Open Training Program (OTP) students may be invited to join the full-time PTP, based on recommendations of QBSC’s Artistic Staff, in discussing with the Artistic Director.
(Exceptions can apply; please contact QBSC for more information)
Step One … Audition and acceptance into the Summer Dance Intensive (SDI) professional training program, in person at one of our audition locations, by video, or in person at QBSC. In person auditions at QBSC can be arranged only if students are not able to attend an audition location, arranged on an individual basis.
Step Two … Attend Summer Dance Intensive – students will be monitored and accepted based on ability
AGE & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Students must have a minimum of 2 years of training in ballet technique, and actively studying dance. For students 15 years and older, experience in pointe work is an asset.
All students must pre-register online prior to auditioning at a location schedule on our Audition Tour. Payment is required at time of registration. A photo of your student in a tendue à la second with arms in second position must accompany the registration form. Participants should arrive 30 minutes prior to audition time to finalize registration details. Video and DVD submissions require a completed registration with photo.
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A non-refundable $50 Audition Fee is due at time of registration for Audition Tour locations, and with any online or DVD audition submission. All fees are payable by cash, cheque, VISA or Mastercard, and must be paid in advance.
Masterclasses are open to students in Grades 9-12.
A non-refundable $30 Masterclass Fee is due at time of registration. All fees are payable by cash, cheque, VISA or Mastercard, and must be paid in advance.
IF REGISTERING FOR BOTH AUDITION AND MASTERCLASS THE FEE IS $60.
DRESS CODE – For both Auditions and Masteclasses
Girls: Dark coloured leotard / pink tights / soft ballet shoes / hair bun or pinned close to head
* Students with pointe experience – bring pointe shoes
Boys: Black tights or shorts / white t-shirt / socks / soft ballet shoes
AUDITIONS BY DVD OR ONLINE VIDEO SUBMISSIONS
ONLINE VIDEO via Vimeo or U-Tube
Watch the user-friendly Online Tutorial below which takes students through the steps of posting a secure video. The deadline for receiving online auditions is May 31, 2020.
DVD SUBMISSION mailed to QBSC
The deadline for receiving DVD auditions is May 31, 2020.
DVD AND ONLINE SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Barre Work (10 minutes maximum)
*MUST REPRESENT BOTH RIGHT AND LEFT SIDES
Tendus (both legs)
Rond-de-jambe à terre
Centre Work (10 minutes maximum)
Pirouette en dehors
Pirouette en dedans
Small allegro (1)
Moving grande allegro (1)
Batterie step (1)
* submit Pointe work if applicable
Stretching (3 minutes maximum)
Splits (all 3)
Frog (front and back)
Sitting: legs extended front (feet pointed and flexed/torso upright/forward bend)
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE
SDI: PTP or OTP email notification within a few weeks after an audition has been reviewed.
Full-Time PTP: Decisions and notifications are made during the final week of SDI.