Admission to the Young Dancer Series is by audition only.  US-based applicants must audition in person at one of our National Audition Tour locations or on specified dates at SAB’s headquarters in Manhattan.  Students living outside the continental US may audition by video.


National Audition Tour

  • Students who will be younger than 12 as of July 31, 2020, may audition at any of the National Audition Tour locations.  The National Audition Tour is held in January each year.
  • Pre-registration is strongly recommended for the National Audition Tour.  Those who pre-register are offered a discounted audition fee of $38.50. If you do not pre-pay the fee at the time of pre-registration, the cost is $45 paid on-site.  Pre-registration will begin in early November. 

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Auditions at SAB

SAB holds Summer Program auditions in New York City by appointment on specific days in January.  The following dates include time slots for Young Dancer applicants.

For students who will be younger than 12 as of July 31, 2020
Saturday, January 4
Monday, January 27

For students who will be 12 as of July 31, 2020:
Saturday, January 4
Wednesday, January 8
Friday, January 10
Wednesday, January 15
Friday, January 17
Wednesday, January 22
Friday, January 24
Monday, January 27
Wednesday, January 29
Friday, January 31
Pre-registration is required for all auditions taking place at SAB.  The fee for those who pre-pay at the time of pre-registration is $50.  If you do not pre-pay the fee at the time of pre-registration, the cost is $60.

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Auditions by Video

Applicants who reside outside the continental US (in Alaska, Hawaii, any US territory or foreign country) who cannot attend one of the School’s auditions in person are invited to apply by video application for the Young Dancer Series.

Click here for more information on applying by video


The School of American Ballet has a nondiscrimination policy with respect to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, sexual orientation, national origin or any other protected characteristic in administration of its education policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs or any other school-administered programs.

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