Pennsylvania Ballet’s new school is holding a second audition next weekend. The training program is set to kick off in the fall with 120 students. Dancers will learn a technique based in Balanchine, with a heavy emphasis on artistry and performance quality. They’ll also have opportunities to perform with the company. The school just announed that current company member Laura Bowman and former principal Martha Chamberlain will join its faculty. Guest faculty will include current principal dancers Amy Aldridge and Zachary Hench and former principals Alexei Borovik and Alexander Iziliaev. Overall, the academy sounds like it’s going to be a great addition to the Philadelphia dance scene.
Date: Saturday, June 16
Location: Pennsylvania Ballet’s studios at 3502 Scotts Lane, Building 4, Philadelphia, PA, 19129
Dress code: Girls should wear tights and a leotard. Boys should wear a white t-shirt and black tights or shorts (no long pants). Girls ages 12 and above should bring pointe shoes.
Regitration deadline: June 13. To sign up, complete the form at http://www.paballet.org/BalletSchoolAuditionForm/Default.aspx
Ages 8 to 12
Check-in: 9:30 a.m.
Audition Class: 10 a.m.-11 a.m.
Ages 13 to 18
Check-in: 11 a.m.
Audition Class: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
(All ages indicated are as of September 1, 2012.)