Easy Video Auditions!
Video auditions are accepted for all Silicon Valley Ballet School programs that require auditions. Please upload your video audition to any online video hosting site (including YouTube and Vimeo), or send your video to firstname.lastname@example.org directly from your smart phone! Unlisted or publicly posted videos are preferred if you are uploading to an online hosting site. Video auditions will be accepted until programs are filled. Submitting your Summer Intensive video audition earlier will allow you to take advantage of lower tuition and housing rates. To audition by video for the ABT Young Dancer Summer Workshop, please visit the ABT website for instructions.
Submitting Your Video Audition
Send an email to email@example.com containing your video audition link (or your video itself), with your name, age, and the program for which you are auditioning clearly stated in the body of the email. Please attach a completed audition form and student application. A video audition fee of $35 must be paid. Please contact Silicon Valley Ballet School at firstname.lastname@example.org or 408.288.2820 x223 to pay the video audition fee and with any questions.
What to Include
If you have created a video audition for any other ballet based program, you may use that video to audition for the Silicon Valley Ballet Summer Intensive. All female dancers over the age of 13 should include some pointe work in their video. If you have a video of a classical variation from a recent performance or competition, that video may also be used as your audition video. If creating a new video, Summer Intensive audition videos should include adagio, petit allegro, pirouettes and grand allegro. Female students interested in the Trainee program should wear pointe shoes for the full video, and/or include a full classical variation on pointe. Male students interested in the Trainee program should include partnering if possible. If creating a new video, female students under the age of 14 who are on pointe should include relevés at the barre on pointe. All female students over the age of 14 should include some pointe work in their video, and if creating a new video should include a pointe combination in the center, showing relevé and échappé, and a pointe combination including picqué turns and/or pirouettes. You may include a classical variation if you wish. Your video should not exceed 10 minutes in length.
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