Auditions: Ballet Classique and Swingin' Suite

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Presented by Austin City Ballet at The Austin City Ballet, Austin TX

Jan 12
Auditions: Ballet Classique and Swingin' Suite

Enjoy an evening of exceptional ballet classics and swing on in and step back in time to the 40’s!

The Austin City Ballet will present “Ballet Classique” including excerpts from Giselle, La Bayadere, Romeo and Juliet, Sleeping Beauty, and Swan Lake. Additionally, a fun original contemporary piece will accompany this program, “Swingin’ Suite”. Swing dancers welcome!

Professionals apply directly to, attention Carol D’Avila, Artistic Director.


The Austin City Ballet, a non-profit 501©3 tax exempt dance company, will be performing will be performing “Ballet Classique” (includes variations from Gisells, La Bayadere, Romeo and Juliet, Sleeping Beauty, and Swan Lake), Swingin’ Suite”, April 5-7, 2019 at The George Washington Carver Theater, in Historic Downtown Austin.

Dancers will only be considered for roles on pointe if the dancer has been on pointe for at least 6 months.  Adults, men and boys are encouraged to audition even with little movement experience.  Theatrical experience is desirable.

All dancers chosen for the production are required to attend weekly dance classes at their studio.  Dancers must be attending 2 or more hours per week. Forms will be available at role acceptance. All dancers will provide their own shoes and tights for the performances.  Specific styles and brands necessary will be included in your packet at the time of role acceptance.

Contact: 512-291-2310

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There is a $20.00 audition fee due at the time of the audition. Please bring cash or check only.

Arrive at least30 minutes prior to your audition timeto allow for time to obtain an audition number, fill out the paperwork and warm up. We will not see dancers who arrive late.  Dancers and parents / guardians (for dancers under 18) will need to fill out some paperwork if you have not pre-registered for auditions.


Female:           Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers, pointe shoes – only if dancer has been on pointe for at least 6 months.   Hair must be in a bun – NO BANGS.  No jewelry of any kind.

Male:              Black tights / leggings, white t-shirt, black ballet shoes.  No jewelry of any kind.                                                                                                                                             


The Cast List will be available and given out at The Austin City Ballet, on Thursday, January 17th, 2019 by 5:30 pm.  Please do not call to obtain information regarding your role – NO INFORMATION WILL BE GIVEN BY PHONE.  If you are under 18 years of age, your parent or guardian must be present to dually accept the roles, financial commitments and the volunteer responsibilities.

Once you have seen the Cast List and accepted your role(s), you must sign in at the designated table, and you will be given your Information Packet, at which time you will be considered cast in your role(s).

All scheduled rehearsals are mandatory for assigned roles. The only exceptions to this are a death in the immediate family or a medical excuse from a doctor

Soloists and lead roles may be required to rehearse on some weeknights as determined by the Director and will be held at The Austin City Ballet.  Rehearsal schedules will be distributed with your Information Packet at role acceptance. Understudies must attend all scheduled rehearsals for the role assigned.

No rehearsals will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019.

Please do not schedule your Spring Break travel plans on Saturday, March 16, 2019. This rehearsal is mandatory. 

THEATRE REHEARSALS:  George Washington Carver Theater

Technical and dress rehearsal will be held Tuesday through Thursday, April 2-4, 2019.  Detailed schedules will be provided at the time of role acceptance.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


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