Ballet

Ballet


Bachelor of Science in Music (B.S.), Bachelor of Science in Music and an Outside Field (B.S.O.F.)


The following information is for entry into the 2022-23 school year.


Prescreening Requirements

All ballet applicants must submit prescreen recordings via the JSOM Supplemental application by December 1.

Video recording should be no more than 10 minutes in length and include:

  • At the Barre: Développés on one side and Grand Battements on the other. No additional barre exercises are needed.
  • In the Centre: Adagio both sides (showing first arabesque), Pirouettes (both sides), Small Jumps, Petit Allegro and Grand Allegro.

Dress code, choice of:

  • Pointe shoes, leotard, and pink tights – no skirts please
  • Flat shoes, fitted T-shirt and tights

Audition Requirements

Select applicants will be invited to a live audition based on prescreening review.

If you are invited, you will be scheduled for one of the following audition dates and will receive your schedule by email 3-4 weeks prior to your audition:

  • Fri. January 14, 2022
  • Fri. February 4, 2022
  • Fri. March 4, 2022

Applicants, parents, and family are also invited to attend a special information session for ballet majors after the audition.

What to expect:

  • The audition consists of taking an entire class in ballet technique. Those dancing on pointe are required to take the class on pointe.
  • Prepared solo variations are not required.
  • Applicants must bring a resume and two 8x10 photos: one in 'first arabesque' and one headshot.

Dress code, choice of:

  • Pointe shoes, leotard, and pink tights – no skirts please
  • Flat shoes, fitted T-shirt and tights

Questions? Email the ballet department at ballet@indiana.edu or call 812-855-6787.


Special Circumstances

If you are unable to attend one of the live audition weekends, you may request to have an adhoc audition or recorded audition option upon approval from the ballet department. Please email ballet@iu.edu for these requests.

For applicants who cannot make one of the audition weekends but would like to audition in person, an ad hoc audition can be arranged during the spring semester by request. All required application materials must be submitted by the deadline in order for arrangements to be made.

Recorded auditions are not recommended and will be accepted only when it is not possible to arrange a live audition. If permission is granted for a recorded audition, your video requirements are as follows:

  • Barre and Centre work
  • A classical variation of your own choice

Applicants who dance on pointe are required to perform on pointe for your audition recordings.

The total length of the recording should be approximately 20 minutes.

Recorded auditions must be submitted through the JSOM Supplemental application by March 1. Please reach out to musicadm@iu.edu so that your application may be reopened for submission.

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