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Chairman of Faculty and Artistic Director Peter Martins

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Auditions for 6 to 10 year olds

Each Spring, 6 to 10 year olds are invited to audition for the upcoming Winter Term (which begins in September). Auditions are held at SAB and at Community Audition locations in Brooklyn, Queens, Harlem, Chinatown and the Bronx. No previous training or experience is necessary for children in this age group. 


Please note, all 2015 auditions for 6 to 10 year olds are now closed.  Please visit our site in early 2016 for next year's spring audition dates.

 

2015 AUDITIONS AT SAB

The School will be holding auditions on the following dates in 2015 for the specified age groups:

6 YEAR OLDS
Friday, May 1, 2015 (Date closed)
Monday, May 4, 2015 (Date closed)
Note: all time slots for 6 year old auditions at SAB are full.

7 & 8 YEAR OLDS
Monday, April 27, 2015 (Date closed)
Monday, May 4, 2015 (Date closed)
Note: all time slots for 7 &8  year old auditions at SAB are full.

9 & 10 YEAR OLDS
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
 

Auditions begin at 4 p.m each day.  All applicants must pre-register online and schedule a specific audition time on the applicable date. There is a $35 fee for all auditions at SAB.  You must pay this fee by credit card at the time you submit your pre-registration form.  Please see the bottom of the page for general audition information.

 

2015 COMMUNITY AUDITIONS

Each spring, SAB holds free auditions for 6 to 10 year olds at locations in NYC neighborhoods. The location and dates for the 2015 Community Auditions are as follows:
 

AUDITION LOCATION AUDITION DATE

AUDITION TIMES

CHINATOWN
P.S. 124
40 Division Street
Manhattan

Thursday, April 16  6:30 p.m. (6 & 7 year olds)
7:30 p.m. (8-10 year olds)
BROOKYLN
Brooklyn Friends School
375 Pearl Street
Downtown Brooklyn
 
Saturday, April 18    2:30 p.m. (6 & 7 year olds)
3:30 p.m. (8-10 year olds)
QUEENS
Frank Sinatra School of the Arts
35-12 35th Avenue
Astoria
 
Sunday, April 19   10:30 a.m. (6 & 7 year olds)
11:30 a.m. (8-10 year olds)
BRONX
Bronx Dance Theatre
585 E. 187th Street, 2nd Floor
 
Sunday, April 19 3:30 p.m. (6 & 7 year olds)
4:30 p.m. (8-10 year olds

HARLEM
Harlem School of the Arts
645 St. Nicholas Avenue
Manhattan

Friday, April 24 6:30 p.m. (6 & 7 year olds)
7:00 p.m. (8-10 year olds)

 

General Audition information:

  • Audition dress: Girls should wear a leotard or swimsuit and boys should wear shorts and a t-shirt to the auditions. (no long pants)
  • Age eligibility: Children must be 6 years old by September 1 to audition and enroll for the Winter Term beginning the same year.
  • Proof of Age: Applicants must show official proof of birth at the time of the audition. Only a birth certificate or passport will be acceptable as proof.
  • Audition age groups: Children should audition in the age group that corresponds with their age at the time of the audition. All five year olds (who will be six by September 1) should audition in the 6-7 year old group
  • Tuition assistance is available.
  • Winter Term classes begin in mid-September for 8-10 year olds and in early October for 6 & 7 year olds.