Auditions

 
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about the audition

The audition process for the Ballet Magnificat! Touring Company is different from most ballet companies. Every candidate must participate in our Trainee Program for a time before he or she will be considered for a position with the Touring Company. We believe the time in our Trainee Program will prepare candidates for ministry as it also gives us time to get to know the dancer’s gifts and calling.


Audition Process

Step 1: By December 1, 2019, submit the Trainee Application Packet by mail in its entirety, including the application form, audition fee, required photos, and Pastor's recommendation letter as a personal reference.  You must also email a YouTube link to the audition video of required exercises, to cassandra@balletmagnificat.com by December 1 (please put the student's name in the subject line).  This video must be uploaded as "Unlisted."  Ballet Magnificat! will notify you by e-mail by December 20, 2019, regarding your acceptance into the second phase of the audition process. 

Step 2: If accepted into the second phase, the dancer will be invited to a personal audition in Jackson, MS, January 23-24, 2020. Ballet Magnificat! will arrange housing and local transportation for any dancer invited to these auditions. Family or friends traveling with the dancer are responsible for their own housing and transportation arrangements.

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program requirements

  • Applicants must be at least 17 years of age and have completed High School by September 1st of the year they will enter the program.

  • Applicants must submit a completed Trainee Application packet.

  • Prior to being admitted to classes, registered Trainees must sign and agree to adhere to the

    1. Trainee Program Agreement;

    2. Guidelines for Accountability Agreement;

    3. Code of Conduct Agreement.

Ballet Magnificat! reserves the right to make exceptions to previously stated rules and requirements, at its discretion, in circumstances it deems special or extra-ordinary.


application checklist

Your completed packet will include the following:

  1. Completed Trainee Audition Application

  2. $30.00 Audition Fee

  3. Full body dance photo, in profile 1st arabesque, en pointe for ladies and demi-pointe for men. Ladies in a leotard and tights and men in black tights with a tight fitting black or white shirt. No costumes or skirts, please.

  4. Head-shot photo with your name on back

  5. Pastor’s (or small group leader’s) recommendation letter as a personal reference

  6. YouTube link to Audition Video emailed to cassandra@balletmagnificat.com with the student's name in the subject line 

Audition video requirements

The audition video provides the faculty of Ballet Magnificat! with the necessary information showing technical potential of a Trainee applicant, and is considered to be the first round of the Trainee Program auditions.

A. Introduction:
State your name, age and where you are from.

B. Ballet technique class:
Please record barre work from the side and center work from the front. Each combination may be done on one side, if desired.

Barre:

  • Plié
  • Battement Tendu/ Battement Dégagé
  • Rond de jambe
  • Grand Battement

Centre:

  • Adagio
  • Battement Tendu with Pirouette en-dehors
  • Balancé combination with Pirouette en-dedans

Allegro:

  • Petite allegro with Battu
  • Medium allegro with Sissonne
  • Grand allegro with Entrelacé and grand jeté

Pointe:

  • Échappé with pirouette en-dehors
  • Piqué turns with tours chaînés

C. Classical variation en pointe.

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