Summer Intensive Programs - New Orleans Ballet Association

Summer intensive Programs

Audition Location: Lyons Rec Center, 624 Louisiana Ave.

Tuesday, January 9, 2024 (ages 7-10)

5:30pm Check-In

5:45-7:45pm Ballet & Modern Audition

Wednesday, January 10, 2024 (ages 11-18)

5:30pm Check-In

5:45-8:00pm Ballet & Modern Audition

8:00-8:15pm Pointe* Audition

*Pointe audition open to students ages 12-18 who are currently studying pointe and attended the prior ballet & modern audition; must bring and wear pointe shoes.

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-Michelle Manzanales, Ballet Hispánico School of Dance Director
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Summer Intensive Programs

(Ages 7-18)

The tuition-free** Summer Intensive Programs in June and July 2024 give motivated and talented students ages 7-18 opportunities to study with an exceptional faculty of visiting and local artists.

Past Summer Intensives have featured guest faculty from companies such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dance Theatre of Harlem, The Joffrey Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and many more. The three-week July Daytime Intensive for advanced students ages 12-18 will take place July 8 – 26, 2024, and will feature a phenomenal faculty of visiting master artists to be announced, who will join with a talented local cast of NOBA youth and alumni in a culminating Summer Concert at NOCCA’s Freda Lupin Memorial Hall on July 26, 2024.

Additional Summer Intensive sessions will be offered in June for advanced students ages 12-18, and in July for ages 7-18, featuring both guest and local faculty.

Audition Prerequisites & Summer Intensives FAQ’s

AUDITION PREREQUISITES:
-Two years of previous ballet training
-At least 7 years old as of January 1, 2024; no older than 18 as of May 31, 2024, and graduating from high school no earlier than spring 2024.
-Must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian during in-person check-in slot preceding audition.
-Late arrivals will not be considered or permitted to audition. 

AUDITION ATTIRE:
Females – plain black leotard, flesh-toned or pink tights (convertible to bare feet for modern), and flesh-toned or pink ballet shoes, with hair pulled back in a neat bun. No jewelry or warm ups. Female students 12 and over who are currently studying en pointe: please bring pointe shoes if auditioning for Summer Intensive pointe classes. 

Males – black athletic pants and athletic undergarments, white t-shirt, and black ballet shoes; hair pulled off face

IS THERE A FEE FOR AUDITIONING? No.

ARE THERE TUITION FEES?
No. Registration fees vary per Summer Intensive program. Financial need-based scholarships are available for those who qualify.

WHAT WILL THE AUDITION CONSIST OF?  The audition will include dance technique classes in both ballet and modern, as well as pointe for students at least 12 years old and currently studying pointe at a dance studio or institution. Students do not need to prepare any solos or other materials for the audition. 

WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER AUDITIONING?  If accepted, you will receive an acceptance notification e-mail and more information within 2-3 weeks of the audition, including Summer Intensive placement & schedule, online registration fee payment, etc. Students ages 7-18 are accepted by audition only. If accepted, students are placed in the appropriate program or track by NOBA faculty and staff based on both on current skill level and age. Upon acceptance, students must be able to commit to regular attendance on all days of the required schedule for the program in which they are placed.

ABOUT NOBA’S SUMMER INTENSIVES: The tuition-free** Summer Intensive Programs in June and July 2024 give motivated and talented students ages 7-18 opportunities to study with an exceptional faculty of visiting and local artists. Past Summer Intensives have featured guest faculty from companies such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dance Theatre of Harlem, The Joffrey Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and many more. The three-week July Daytime Intensive for advanced students ages 12-18 will take place July 8 – 26, 2024, and will feature a phenomenal faculty of visiting master artists to be announced, who will join with a talented local cast of NOBA youth and alumni in a culminating Summer Concert at NOCCA’s Freda Lupin Memorial Hall on July 26, 2024. Additional Summer Intensive sessions will be offered in June for ages 12-18, and in July for ages 7-18, featuring both guest and local faculty. **There are no audition or tuition fees. Registration fees vary per program, and financial need-based scholarships are available for those who qualify. 

**There are no audition or tuition fees. Registration fees vary per program. Financial need-based scholarships are available for those who qualify.

Questions

Have questions or need assistance with Summer Intensive Programs?
E-mail mwhite@nobadance.com, or call 504.522.0996 x 213.

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