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Founded by George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein
Chairman of Faculty and Artistic Director Peter Martins


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. 



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

Monday, April 27, 2015 - for 7 & 8 year olds

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - for 9-10 year olds

Friday, May 1, 2015 - for 6 year olds

Auditions begin at 4 p.m each day.  All applicants must pre-register online and schedule a specific audition time on the applicable date.  Pre-registration will begin in mid-February 2015.  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. 


Auditions in Brooklyn, Queens, Harlem, Chinatown and the Bronx will be held in April 2015.  Please check back in early 2015 for dates and locations.


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 9/1/14) 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.