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Pointe Work Audition

August 26th, 2023

2518 W. Burbank Blvd.

Burbank, CA 91505

Open audition for female dancers ages 12-18 with:

  • Recommended 6+ years of ballet training and minimum 1 year of pointe training

  • Recommended that these dancers are enrolled in 3 ballet classes per week throughout Nutcracker season

  • ​Dancers should be prepared to show intermediate/advanced pointe work, as these dancers would like to be considered for ensemble pointe work and soloist roles

Pointe Schedule (Dancers 12-14 Years Old)

3:30 p.m - Registration & Measurements

4:00 p.m. - Teacher-Led Warm-Up Class

4:30 p.m. - Observed Technique Class

5:00 p.m. - Variations (not required; see below)

Pointe Schedule (Dancers 15-18 Years Old)

5:00 p.m - Registration & Measurements

5:30 p.m. - Teacher-Led Warm-Up Class

6:00 p.m. - Observed Technique Class

6:30 p.m. - Variations (not required; see below)

If you are age 12 or older but do not yet meet the requirement for an en pointe audition or are not interested in a role en pointe, please come to the age appropriate time slot at our Open Dance auditions on Sunday!

Dancers may also, but are not required, to present a classical variation of their choice, not to exceed 2 minutes. Dancers should bring their own music via Bluetooth in digital format to the audition.


There is an audition fee of $25 (pre-registration) if registered by Thursday, August 24th.

Audition Fee increases to $35 beginning on Friday, August 25th.

How to Prepare for Your Audition

Girl dancers should wear a leotard, tights and ballet slippers.

Advanced female dancers should bring pointe shoes.

Hair should be contained in a bun.


Variations (Optional)

The variation presentation is optional for Advanced Dancers. If presenting a piece, please make it no longer than two minutes. 

Be prepared to provide your music in a bluetooth format.

Suggestions for appropriate variations include:

  • Coppelia (Delibes/St. Leon) Pas de Deux, all variations

  • Diana & Acteon (Pugni/Vaganova) Pas de Deux and Variations

  • Don Quixote (Minkus/Petipa) All Pas de Deux, Act I, Act II and Act III Variations, All Kitri's

    Variations and Queen of the Dryads

  • Fairy Doll (Drigo/Legat)

  • Flower Festival at Genzano (Helsted/Bournonville) Pas de Deux and all Variations

  • Giselle (Adam/Perrot, Coralli) Variation of Giselle, Act I Peasant Pas de Deux, Pas de Deux

    Variation from Act II

  • Grand Pas Classique (Auber/Gsovsky) Pas de Deux and Variations

  • Harlequinade (Drigo/Petipa) Pas De Deux and Variations

  • La Bayadere (Minkus/Petipa) Three Shade Variatons, Act III; Gamzatti Variation, Pas de

    Deux and Variations, Bronze Idol, Nikia Pas de Deux

  • La Esmeralda (Pugni/Petipa) Pas de Deux and Variations

  • La Fille Mal Gardee (Hertel/Nijinska, Romanoff) Pas de Deux and Variations

  • La Sylphide (Lovenskjold/Bournonville) Pas de Deux and Variations

  • Le Corsaire (Adam, Drigo/Petipa) Pas d'Esclave and Variations, Odalisques Variations,

  • Jardin Anime, Act III Pas de Deux and Variations

  • Les Sylphides/Chopiniana (Chopin/Fokine) Male and Female Mazurkas, Waltz # 7 and

    Waltz # 11, Prelude

  • Napoli (Paulli/Bournonville) Pas de Six and Variations

  • Paquita (Minkus/Petipa) Any Variation

  • Pas De Quatre (Pugni/Perrot, Dolin) Pas De Quatre (within time limit for Ensembles) Pas de

    Deux and Variations

  • Raymonda (Glazunov/Petipa) All Variations

  • Satanella (Pugni/Petipa) Pas de Deux and Variations

  • Swan Lake (Tchaikovsky/Petipa, Ivanov) Pas de Trois and Variations, Odette's Variation,

    Act II Black Swan Pas de Deux and Variations

  • The Flames of Paris (Asafiev/Vainonen) Pas de Deux and Variations

  • The Nutcracker Suite (Tchaikovsky/Vainonen) Pas de Deux and Variations

  • The Sleeping Beauty (Tchaikovsky/Petipa) Variations of Fairies, Aurora's Variations from

    Act I and Act II (under 2:30 minutes), Blue Bird Pas de Deux and Variations,

    Wedding Pas de Deux and Variations.

  • The Cavalry Halt (Armsheimer/Petipa) Pas de Deux and Variations

  • Walpurgis Nacht (Gounod/Lavrovsky) Pas de Deux and Variations

  • The Talisman (Schnietzhoeffer/Drigo/Petipa) All variations

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