Young Sandy Springs dancers interested in perfecting their technique can audition for Gwinnett Ballet Theatre’s professional training program on Aug. 1.
Open auditions for students ages 7-18 and will be held in the form of a ballet class, at Gwinnett Performing Arts Center Theater, with candidates divided into three age groups.
“The purpose of the audition is to identify young dancers who are seeking serious ballet training. Having this audition on a large stage will allow our teaching staff to see each student individually and envision them in a performance environment,” says GBT artistic director Wade Walthall, in a statement. “It is also an opportunity to evaluate and place each dancer in the level which will best serve each individual.”
The program is seeking both female and male dancers. “We are also very committed to finding and encouraging young male dancers,” Walthall said.
Accepted students will be placed in classes that best fit their skill levels. Some scholarships and financial aid will be available.
Students ages 7-10 will audition from noon to 1pm. Students ages 11-14 will audition from 1:30-3 p.m. Students ages 15-18 will audition from 3:30-5 p.m.
Arrive 30 minutes before audition to register. [Girls who are on pointe should bring their pointe shoes.]