2017 Auditions

Led by internationally-acclaimed artists, The School at Jacob’s Pillow Audition Master Classes & Workshops provide an excellent opportunity to take a professional class, gain audition experience, and learn about The School.

You must audition separately for each program you wish to attend. Parents, teachers, and friends are not permitted to observe. You may register online beforehand, or in person an hour before the audition begins. Walk-ins are welcome.

See Audition Dates by Program

Audition Master Classes for Tap & Contemporary

$15 cash or credit card; waived for National YoungArts Week alumni

Auditions are scheduled internationally and across selected cities in the United States including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, and more. Expect a fast-paced class with emphasis on a range of combinations related to the techniques and artistic expectations of the specified program.

In-person Audition Master Class or Workshop events may occur after the March 17 Program Application deadline.

You will need to bring cash or a credit card to pay for your audition fee at registration check-in.

Bring the signed Liability Waiver. A signed waiver, is required to participate, no exceptions. If under 18, a parent or guardian signature is required.

Audition Master Classes & Workshops for Musical Theatre Dance

The School offers musical theatre master classes and workshops for advanced level performers, age 15 and up. These classes and workshops are open to experienced performers for professional development, in addition to fulfilling the Musical Theatre Dance Program audition requirement.

Master Classes

$15 cash or credit card; waived for National YoungArts Week alumni
Led by an internationally-acclaimed choreographer, master classes feature musical theatre dance choreography and performance skills, followed by a vocal coaching.

Workshop

$35 cash or credit card
Two renowned choreographers and a vocal coach/accompanist lead three-hour workshops to sharpen dance and song performance and offer professional insights. Workshops provide personalized coaching, tailored feedback, and the opportunity to strengthen your professional network.

Audition Screening: Miami, FL

10-min screening slots available 4-6pm
Pre-register online or just walk-up

Schedule a 10-minute audition screening to let us learn more about you as a candidate for the 2017 Musical Theatre Dance Program. Come prepared with one to two, solo dance excerpts, no longer than 2 minutes each, that showcase your technique, movement range, and best dance styles; women please be in heels. Also be prepared to sing 16-32 bars from memory of a published musical theatre song. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Bring headshot/resume, labeled with your name, and the signed Liability Waiver/Audition Registration form. There is no fee for this screening opportunity.

Conferences & Festivals

Alabama Dance Festival, Birmingham, AL: January 28
Jacob’s Pillow Musical Theatre Dance Audition Workshop led by Broadway veteran Bill Hastings, provides an excellent opportunity to take a professional class, gain audition experience, and learn about The School at Jacob’s Pillow.

International Auditions

Auditions are posted below as confirmed. All international applicants can also submit a video audition for Program and Scholarship consideration.

Centre International de Danse Jazz, Paris, France: February 13-17
Jacob’s Pillow Workshops and Auditions for Contemporary Program 2017 and Musical Theatre Dance Program 2017. An Acceptance Award will be presented to one dancer for each program; dancers may apply for a Jacob’s Pillow Scholarship if needed.

Find Audition Locations and Dates

Contemporary

The Contemporary program at The School is under the direction of Milton Myers and introduces dancers to three renowned and stylistically diverse choreographers. Dancers are required to bring a liability waiver and headshot to their audition.

MIAMI, FL
New World School of the Arts
Sunday, Jan 15, 2017

Contemporary Audition Master Class
Registration: 9-9:45am
Audition Class: 10am-12pm

NEW YORK, NY
The Juilliard School Glorya Kaufman Dance Studio
Sunday, Jan 29, 2017

Contemporary Audition Master Class
Registration: 11-11:45am
Audition Class: 12-2pm

NEW YORK, NY
The Juilliard School Glorya Kaufman Dance Studio
Sunday, Jan 29, 2017

Contemporary Audition Master Class
Registration: 3-3:45pm
Audition Class: 4-6pm

LOS ANGELES, CA
USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance
Saturday, Feb 11, 2017

Contemporary Audition Master Class
Registration: 1-1:45pm
Audition Class: 2-4pm

NEW YORK, NY
The Juilliard School Glorya Kaufman Dance Studio
Sunday, Feb 19, 2017

Contemporary Audition Master Class
Registration: 7-7:45pm
Audition Class: 8-10pm

CHICAGO, IL
Lou Conte Dance Studio at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Studio A
Saturday, Mar 04, 2017

Contemporary Audition Master Class
Registration: 1-1:45pm
Audition Class: 2-4pm

BROOKLYN, NY
Mark Morris Dance Center Duffy Studio
Saturday, Mar 25, 2017

Contemporary Audition Master Class
Registration 3-3:45pm
Audition Class: 4-6pm

Tap

The Tap program at The School is under the direction of Michelle Dorrance and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, with award-winning artist faculty, and will cover a range of choreographic approaches. Dancers are required to bring a liability waiver and headshot to their audition.

NEW YORK, NY
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana Studio A
Saturday, Jan 28, 2017

Tap Audition Master Class
Registration: 5:30 – 6:15pm
Audition Class: 6:30-8:30pm

LOS ANGELES, CA
USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance
Sunday, Feb 12, 2017

Tap Audition Master Class
Registration: 10-10:45am
Audition Class: 11am-1pm

NEW YORK, NY
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana Studio A
Sunday, Feb 19, 2017

Tap Audition Master Class
Registration: 10-10:45am
Audition Class: 11am-1pm

CHICAGO, IL
American Rhythm Center Studio C
Sunday, Mar 05, 2017

Tap Audition Master Class
Registration: 5-5:45pm
Audition Class: 6-8pm

NEW YORK, NY
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana Studio A
Sunday, Mar 26, 2017

Tap Audition Master Class
Registration: 10-10:45am
Audition Class: 11am-1pm

Musical Theatre Dance

Musical Theatre Dance master classes feature musical theatre dance choreography and performance skills, followed by a vocal coaching. Musical Theatre Dance workshops offer personalized coaching to sharpen dance and song performance.

MIAMI, FL
New World School of the Arts Studio 5808 A and B
Sunday, Jan 15, 2017

Musical Theatre Dance Audition Screening
10-min screening slots available
Registration: 3-3:45pm
Audition Workshop: 4-6pm

NEW YORK, NY
Ripley-Grier Studios Studio 16D
Monday, Jan 30, 2017

Musical Theatre Dance Audition Workshop
Registration: 5-5:45pm
Audition Workshop: 6-9:30pm

LOS ANGELES, CA
Screenland Studios Studio D
Monday, Feb 13, 2017

Musical Theatre Dance Audition Workshop
Registration: 5-5:45pm
Audition Class: 6-9:30pm

NEW YORK, NY
Ripley-Grier Studios Studio 16L
Monday, Feb 20, 2017

Musical Theatre Dance Audition Workshop
Registration: 5-5:45pm
Audition Workshop: 6-9:30pm

CHICAGO, IL
Lou Conte Dance Studios at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Studio E
Monday, Mar 06, 2017

Musical Theatre Dance Audition Workshop
Registration: 6:30-7:15pm
Audition Class: 7:30-11pm

NEW YORK, NY
Ripley-Grier Studios Studio 16D
Monday, Mar 27, 2017

Musical Theatre Dance Audition Workshop
Registration: 5-5:45pm
Audition Workshop: 6-9:30pm