Pointe Work Audition
September 11th, 2021
Burbank Dance Academy
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 Group A
3:00 p.m - Registration & Measurements
3:30 p.m. - Teacher-Led Warm-Up Class
4:00 p.m. - Observed Technique Class
4:30 p.m. - Variations (not required; see below)
Pointe Group B
4:15 p.m - Registration & Measurements
4:45 p.m. - Teacher-Led Warm-Up Class
5:15 p.m. - Observed Technique Class
5:45 p.m. - Variations (not required; see below)
Virtual Pointe Auditions
6:30 p.m. - Observed Technique Class via Zoom
Virtual auditions are welcome to submit pre-recorded variation.
If you are age 12 or older but 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, September 9th.
Audition Fee increases to $35 beginning on Friday, September 10th.
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.
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 (Please note: Paquita Etoile, is not accepted for
competition, unless under 2:30 minutes)
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