Study in the School of American Ballet’s Winter Term is for beginning, intermediate and advanced students, 6* to 18 years old. Admission is by audition only.


Applicants are evaluated as follows: Applicants are evaluated as follows:

First and foremost, the School of American Ballet looks at each applicant as an individual.

The School is selective in admitting new students and renewing their enrollment from year to year. Applicants must be young enough to derive the maximum benefit from their training, enjoy excellent health and have an anatomical structure suited to the demands of classical dance: a well-proportioned, flexible, coordinated body, legs that easily adopt the turned-out condition, and a high instep. They must also possess musical aptitude and a natural gift for movement.

*Children must be 6-years-old by October 1 to audition and enroll for that year's Winter Term. 


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.