Admissions & Auditions

Admission

Admission to Alberta Ballet School's Professional Division Grade 7 - 12, Post-Graduate, and Alberta Ballet Trainee programs is by artistic audition via our international audition tour, video or in person in Calgary.

A successful audition invites students to attend our Summer Intensive program held  July 3 - 26, 2019 in Calgary, Alberta.

Participation in the Summer Intensive allows artistic faculty the ability to assess how a student performs in class, reacts to corrections and adapts to the Professional Division environment.

After Summer Intensive, students and families will be notified of their acceptance status to the full-year Professional Division programs. Upon acceptance, a formal response by the student is required in order to officially register him/her for the program. At this time, students will receive an Alberta Ballet School registration package to complete and return in addition to the official student handbook.

Audition

Alberta Ballet School will be in select cities in Australia and New Zealand June 2019 and across Canada in November 2019 and February 2020. Watch below for audition cities and dates.

A successful audition invites you to our Summer Intensive July 2020 - a 4 week-long program that can be summer experience, or as stage 2 of the audition for entry to the full-year Professional Division program.

Audition Group One: is for students ages 9 through 13 yrs 11 months at time of the audition.

Audition Group Two: is for students ages 14 years or older at time of the audition as well as Post Graduate students interested in our Post-Graduate or Alberta Ballet Trainee Programs.

Audition Tour Dates

Date: Thursday, June 13, 2019

Location: Wellesley Studios, 113 Wellesley Street, Auckalnd

10:00 am- 10:30 am: Group Two Audition Registration

10:30 am - 11:45 am: Group Two Audition with Edmund Stripe

12:00 pm - 12:15 pm: Alberta Ballet School Information and Question Session

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Date: Friday, June 14, 2019

Location: En Pointe Dance Academy, 5 Hania Street, Wellington

10:00 am- 10:30 am: Group Two Audition Registration

10:30 am - 11:45 am: Group Two Audition with Edmund Stripe

12:00 pm - 12:15 pm: Alberta Ballet School Information and Question Session

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Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019

Location: Southern Ballet, 108 Caryle Street, Sydenham

4:45 pm- 5:15 pm: Group Two Audition Registration

5:15 pm - 6:30 pm: Group Two Audition with Edmund Stripe

6:45 pm - 7:00 pm: Alberta Ballet School Information and Question Session

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Date: Sunday, June 16, 2019

Location: Dance 102, 2/575 Pacific Hwy, St Leonards NSW 2065, Australia

3:00 pm- 3:30 pm: Group Two Audition Registration

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm: Group Two Audition with Edmund Stripe

5:00 pm - 5:10 pm: Alberta Ballet School Information and Question Session

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Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Location: The Perth School of Ballet, 443 Scarborough Beach Road, Osborne Park

10:00 am - 10:30 am: Group Two Audition Registration

10:30 am - 11:45 am : Group Two Audition with Edmund Stripe

12:00 pm - 12:15 pm:  Alberta Ballet School Information and Question Session

Register

VIDEO AUDITIONS GUIDE

If you cannot attend an in person audition, please submit a video link. In person is always preferred. While in person auditions are also preferred, we do look at each video individually and with great care. All material submitted becomes the property of Alberta Ballet School. The School is not responsible for lost or damaged materials. 

Please note: all barre work should be filmed diagonally to the dancer at the barre, one side only. Centre work should be filmed from the centre front of the studio.