Auditions in the United States
Led by internationally-acclaimed artists, Jacob's Pillow in-person auditions provide an excellent opportunity to take a professional class, gain audition experience, and learn about The School. Expect a fast-paced class with a range of combinations related to the techniques and artistic expectations of the specified Program. You must audition separately for each Program you wish to attend. Parents, teachers, and friends are not permitted to observe.

Ballet Video audition required, priority consideration if received by February 12.  
Contemporary | Open to advanced dancers, ages 15 and up. $15, cash only 
• Improv Traditions & Innovations: From Ring Shout to Blues to Jazz | Open to curious choreographic-minded dance artists with strong performance skills, ages 18 and up. $15, cash only

• Audition in Miami
• Audition in New York City
• Audition in Los Angeles
• Audition in Chicago
• If you are unable to attend in person, please see Audition - Video.


Musical Theatre Dance Master Classes and Workshops
Attend a Master Class or Workshop. Open to advanced performers, ages 15 and up. 

• Participation can fulfill The School's Musical Theatre Dance Program audition requirements.
• Arrive in time to warm-up prior to class or workshop start time and bring: 
   o Headshot/resume, labeled with your name. Bring 4 copies for Musical Theatre Dance Workshop.
   o All dance shoes, including tap, and be prepared to dance barefoot.
   o Sheet Music for two songs from published musical theatre works. Be prepared to sing at least 16 bars from memory; accompanist provided. 
   o Master Class and Workshop fee waived for YoungArts alumni.

International Auditions
International auditions are posted as confirmed. Please note that each site will result in only one scholarship award. If not selected as the scholarship award recipient, you can still be considered for acceptance, and a Jacob's Pillow Scholarship as applicable, by submitting a Video Application. See How to Apply and Audition - Video for instructions and deadlines. Check back regularly for updates. 

  Paris, France | February 22-26 | Musical Theatre Dance
  Centre International de Danse Jazz

  54 A rue de Clichy, Paris 75009
  Phone: +33.1.53.52.7500
  E-mail: [email protected]

  Belgrade, Serbia | March 21-April 3 | Musical Theatre Dance
  Email: [email protected]


Video Auditions 
Online Video auditions are accepted for all programs to ensure that any dancer can be considered for acceptance, regardless of ability to attend an in-person audition, Master Class, or Workshop. See How to Apply and Audition - Video for instructions and deadlines. 


Conferences/Festivals 
Opportunities to meet Pillow staff at selected dance conferences and festivals are posted as confirmed. To guarantee acceptance and scholarship consideration, plan to either attend a Jacob's Pillow audition or submit a video application. 

• YoungArts Week
  January 3-9; Miami, FL 
• International Association of Blacks in Dance Conference
  January 20-24; Denver, CO 
• Alabama Dance Festival
  January 22-31; Birmingham, AL 
American College Dance Association, Baja Region Conference
  March 16-19; California State University, Los Angeles, CA
• National High School Dance Festival  
  March 3-6; Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA


Audition

Each applicant must audition either In Person or by VideoAudition requires parent signature on liability waiver if 17 years of age and under. 

Check back to view the full schedule of audition opportunities for our 2016 Programs.

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