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Manhattan Youth Ballet Summer Intensive Auditions


Manhattan Youth Ballet


Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, 248 W. 60th Street


Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 1:30pm



Manhattan Youth Ballet

 Manhattan Movement & Arts Center announces auditions for Manhattan Youth Ballet’s Summer Intensive at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center at 248 W. 60th Street, NYC (between Amsterdam and West End Avenues) in the Lincoln Center area.  Auditions will take place on Sunday, March 6, 2011 from 1:30pm to 6:30pm.  Auditions for ages 8-9 from 1:30-2pm, ages 10-12 from 2:30-3pm, ages 13-15 from 3-4:30pm, ages 16 and up from 4:30-6pm.  The Summer Intensive will take place from August 15 – September 2, 2011.  Registration will take place beginning at 12:45pm in person.

Manhattan Youth Ballet offers a comprehensive three-week Summer Intensive in August to prepare dancers to return to their year-round programs.  With an international faculty from the Paris Opera Ballet, New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and The Kirov Ballet, as well as with contemporary classes and pilates, each student will receives an extremely well-rounded experience to improve both technique and performance.  There will be an end-of-program performance at the state-of-the-art Manhattan Movement & Arts Center for family, friends and invited industry guests.  Modeled after the great schools of Europe, this pre-professional program is the only one of its kind in this country.  Former students of Manhattan Youth Ballet now dance with American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Boston Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Washington Ballet, Nederland Dans Theatre and Complexion among others.

Dancers should arrive at least 45 minutes prior to your audition time to register.  There is no dress code for the audition class.  Dancers should dress as they would for any ballet class.  Girls ages 13 and older should bring their pointe shoes.  All applicants must submit a completed application, available at www.manhattanyouthballet.org, and must bring a headshot and photo in first arabesque.  The audition fee is 0 (cash only).  The cost for the three week performance intensive is 500.  Financial aid and merit scholarships are available.  One and two week non-performance options are also available.

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