Canada’s National Ballet School Auditions

Beginning on November 8th, Canada’s National Ballet School will be visiting 20 cities across the country and stopping in at our own Ruth Carse Centre for Dance!

Formal auditions are on Friday, November 11th:

  • Grades 5 through 7 at 10:00am (registration begins at 9:15am)
  • Grades 8 & 9 at 11:30am (registration begins at 10:30am)
  • Grades 10 – 12 at 1:00pm (registration at 12 noon)

These auditions are abbreviated classes which are specially structured to assess a range of qualities including coordination, musicality, quality of movement and physical suitability for the demands of classical ballet. No special preparation is required and prior dance training is not essential for children under 12 years of age.

Love to dance but don’t wish to audition? Students can participate in the open classes on Thursday, November 10th:

  • 9 – 12 year-olds 4:00pm – 5:15pm
  • 13 – 18 year-olds 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your open class time slot for registration.

Lead artistic staff member, Rosalie Deligioridis, will be running these sessions. Rosalie is a choreographer and coach, who is also a certified Cecchetti examiner and has guest-taught at the Royal Danish Ballet and L’École de Danse de Quebec.

Click here for more information and to sign up for either open classes or to audition.

Established in 1959 by Betty Oliphant and Celia Franca, Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) is one of the world’s foremost training institutions for aspiring young dancers and teachers.  Attracting students from across the country and around the world, NBS is the only ballet academy in North America to provide elite dance training, academic instruction and residential care on the same campus.

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As Edmonton’s resident ballet company, Citie Ballet inspires audiences with original works and beautifully remounted pieces in three extraordinary productions each season. Citie Ballet works with local musicians and artists to bring performances that reflect Edmonton’s collaborative spirit. Our city’s arts and culture community is full of talented people that work together in a synergistic and supportive way, and Citie Ballet reflects that spirit.

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