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Dance Auditions

To audition for Dance you must fill out our online application by Jan 20. We highly suggest you attend the Audition Workshop in November to help prepare for your audition.

Audition Requirements

Your in-person audition will include three parts:

  • Elemental Movements: Ballet Skills

  • Elemental Movements: Modern Dance Skills

  • Improvisations: Create a dance in the moment spelling your name with your body

*You can view an example of the three parts of an audition in the following instructional video from last year's audition process (please note we are not accepting video submissions for 2023, all auditions will be in person). *

Instructional Dance Tutorial Video

Attire
For your audition, please dress in appropriate dancewear (leotards, tights, and socks or ballet shoes are preferred) and have your pulled away from your face and secured.

If you do not have the suggested dancewear, female students may wear shorts and leotard, leggings, or a fitted t-shirt/tank top while male students may wear t-shirts and sweatpants or basketball shorts. You may not audition in street clothes or jeans.

Judging Criteria

Dance auditions are evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Physical potential

  • Coordination

  • Rhythmic accuracy and musicality

  • Attitude and perseverance

  • Coachability

  • Movement quality

  • Expressiveness

  • Risk-taking

  • Technical proficiency

Click HERE to view the full rubric used during Dance Auditions.

Callbacks

There are no callbacks for Dance.

If have questions about the audition process, please contact baa-admissions@bostonpublicschools.org.

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