Ballet School Holds Auditions for Aspiring Dancers This Weekend

By Gustavo Solis on April 4, 2014 6:18pm 

 Children wait their turn during the School of American Ballet's free audition at the Brooklyn Friends School in May 2013.
Children wait their turn during the School of American Ballet's free audition at the Brooklyn Friends School in May 2013.
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NEW YORK CITY — Aspiring ballerinas will have the chance to join one of the country's most prestigious dance academies this weekend as The School of American Ballet is set to hold free auditions.

Children between the ages of 6 and 10 are eligible to audition, event organizers said. No previous dance training is necessary.

Those accepted into the ballet academy will start classes at the school’s Lincoln Center campus in the fall.

The School of American Ballet has a partnership with the New York Ballet, and young students are sometimes featured in professional productions like "The Nutcracker" and "A Midsummer Night’s Dream."

Graduates have gone on to dance for professional ballet companies in San Francisco, Miami, Seattle and New York, officials said.

In Manhattan, tryouts will be at the Harlem School of the Arts Friday at 6:30 p.m.

In Brooklyn, they will be held at Brooklyn Friends School Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

In Queens, they will be at Astoria’s Frank Sinatra School of the Arts Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Auditions in The Bronx will be at The Bronx Dance Theater Sunday at 3:30 p.m.

Additionally, the school will hold auditions in Chinatown on April 11.

For more information, visit the ballet school's website

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