Audition for Jacob's Pillow Dance
Jacob's Pillow Dance
Auditions and Application:
Auditions, in person or by video, and a written application are required. Video auditions (by online video hosting website) are required for Ballet, and highly encouraged for Contemporary, Social Dances: Jazz to Hip-Hop, and Musical Theatre Dance Programs.
The 2015 Audition Tour, launches in early January and will stop in Miami, New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago for Musical Theatre, Social Dances: Jazz to Hip-Hop, and Contemporary Program auditions. Led by internationally-acclaimed dance artists in a master class format, no cuts are made during these auditions providing an excellent opportunity for students to take a professional class, gain audition experience, and learn more about The School at Jacob’s Pillow. Auditions are open to advanced dancers, ages 15 and up.
If applicants are unable to attend in person auditions, video auditions by YouTube or Vimeo are highly encouraged and are given the same consideration as in person auditions. Video auditions are required for Ballet Program applicants; in person auditions are not available for the Ballet Program.
Visit http://www.jacobspillow.org/education/school/audition-apply/audition-apply.php for application and audition details. Application deadline is February 13 for priority consideration.
Dates and Locations:
Audition dates and locations for Contemporary, Social Dances: Jazz to Hip-Hop, and Musical Theatre Dance Programs are listed below. A $15 cash fee is required for all audition participants.
January 10-11 – Miami, FL, New World School of the Arts
January 17-18 – New York, NY, New York City Center Studios
February 7-8 – Los Angeles, CA, Loyola Marymount University
February 13-14 – New York, NY, New York City Center Studios
February 28-29 – Chicago, IL, Lou Conte Dance Studio at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
March 21-22 – New York, NY, New York City Center Studios
*Musical Theatre Dance auditions cover multiple dance styles, including tap. Prepare two songs from published musical theatre works. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided.
Visit http://www.jacobspillow.org/education/school/audition-apply/audition.php for additional audition tour details.
Scholarships & Academic Credit
Scholarships and academic credit are available. Prospective students should visit
http://www.jacobspillow.org/education/school/ or call 413.243.9919 for more information regarding academic credit.
All applicants auditioning by video for the Ballet, Contemporary, Social Dances: Jazz to Hip-Hop, or Musical Theatre Dance Programs are eligible for consideration of the Lorna Strassler Award for Student Excellence, which provides a full scholarship and $2,500 cash award.
Partial and full Jacob’s Pillow Scholarships are available for any dancer in need of financial assistance, made possible by The Fund for Jacob’s Pillow and annual donor support of The School. For scholarship details, visit http://www.jacobspillow.org/education/school/audition-apply/scholarships.php
Visit http://www.jacobspillow.org/education/school/ for additional program, audition, application, and scholarship details.