Winter Term Auditions for 11-18 Year olds

Winter Term auditions for this age group are held in early September. Those accepted enroll within a week. Applicants in this age group are expected to have previous experience. Students who are between the ages of 12 and 18 are strongly encouraged to audition for SAB’s five-week Summer Course, as that program can be an entry point to the Winter Term.  For more information about SAB’s Summer Course, visit this link


2024 Audition for 11-18 Year Olds

SAB will hold an audition for the 2024-25 school year for 11-18-year-olds with previous ballet training on September 3, 2024. The audition times will be announced July of 2024.

General Audition Information

  • Proof of Age: Applicants must provide official proof of birth at the time of registration. Only a birth certificate or passport will be acceptable as proof.
  • As a general rule, recommendation letters, photographs and resumes are not accepted at auditions.
  • All applicants ages 12 and older for SAB’s girls’ training track should bring pointe shoes to the audition. Please read the FAQ for additional audition dress code information.
  • Audition fees are non-refundable. We regret that refunds cannot be provided to applicants who register for an audition at SAB but are later unable to attend.
  • Observation of auditions is not permitted
  • SAB operates an on-site residence during the Winter Term for approximately 60 students who live outside of the New York metropolitan area.  Priority for housing is given to our re-enrolling students and to students who attend our five-week Summer Course in July. Housing will likely not be available for applicants by the time of the fall audition.
  • International applicants interested in applying for the 2024-25 Winter Term should contact for more information before completing a registration form.
  • Audition date and policies are subject to change

Audition Pre-registration

Our pre-registration for the September 2024 fall audition for the 2024-25 Winter Term will open in mid-July of 2024. Please join our mailing list here to be notified when pre-registrations opens.