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Dance Audition Requirements for Summer Programs (High School Students)

High School Classical Ballet

Prerequisites

Students should have five consecutive years of training at the time of application. While pointe work is not required, students who wish to receive pointe instruction at Interlochen should come with one to two years of training. 

Students should be free of injury prior to arrival. Any health-related concerns should be acknowledged on the medical form and reported to the dance department. Dancers are expected to maintain a body weight that is proportionate to their height and bone structure. Students are expected to be well-groomed; long hair must be worn up and off the neck.

Audition Requirements

Image file: a photograph taken in the first arabesque.

Video file: center floor exercises (no barre)

  • Grand Adagio – including développés in each position, promenades and pirouettes
  • Petit Allegro – including jêtés and assemblés
  • Grand Allegro – including grand jêtés, grand jêtés entrelacé and tour en l'air for men

High School Contemporary Dance

Prerequisites

Students should have had at least three years of training, and be injury-free prior to arrival. Any health-related concern should be acknowledged on the medical form and reported to the dance department prior to arrival.

Dancers are expected to maintain a body weight that is proportionate to their height and bone structure. Students are expected to be well-groomed; long hair must be worn up and off the neck.

Audition Requirements

Image file: A photograph taken in full body pose.

Video file: A three-minute contemporary dance warm-up or solo that includes basic dance vocabulary; the video should give a sense of the applicant's placement, line, body awareness, flexibility and control.

 

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