2017-2018 Audition Season: January 7th, 2016 – February 26th, 2017

Acceptance is by audition only.

It is highly encouraged to register online, in advance.

Audition Dates, Locations and Details

From January through February, we travel across the country conducting our annual National Audition Tour. All details about our auditions - including required audition materials, registration instructions and audition tour locations and dates - can be found on our Audition Registration page.

Please read through the audition process below.

Audition Method

Audition at a National Audition Class

Register online, at least one day before your audition, and receive a $10 discount off the audition fee. This advance registration will also help expedite the audition result notification process. Visit the Audition Registration page for more information about the process and a list of audition locations.

The audition consists of a complete ballet class that includes an improvisational component. Although pointe work is generally not requested, ladies should bring pointe shoes. There is no dress code at the LINES Ballet Summer Program, but please wear form-fitting dancewear and style hair neatly away from your face. Most students wear a leotard and tights or shorts, but there is no restriction on color or style.

Before the Audition: If you have registered online prior to your audition class, arrive at least 30 minutes before the audition time to check in and get your audition number. If you have not registered in advance for your audition class, arrive one hour early.

Audition by Video

2017 Video Audition Submission Deadline: February 26
If students are unable to attend a national audition class, they may audition via video (link only, no mailed hard copies accepted). Click here for the list of requirements and our tips on how to create an online audition video. For instructions about submitting your video audition, please visit the Audition Registration page.


Ages 11-17, Session One: June 11-July 8, 2017
Ages 18-24, Session Two: July 11-August 13, 2017

Age is used as a general placement guideline. Each student will be individually evaluated and placed in the session that best matches their maturity and technical level.

All students are required to attend the full session. Under no circumstances are students permitted to arrive late or leave early.

Audition Materials

Regardless of your audition method, all prospective students must submit the following materials:

  1. Headshot (4x6 - no larger than 5MB)
  2. Letter of Intent: one page maximum describing your aspirations and intentions as an artist and why you believe our program can help you achieve those goals.
  3. Dance Resume: one page maximum (please include your full contact information at the top of the page)
  4. Audition fee (credit card only, no refunds)

After the Audition

Results of auditions will be sent by email to the primary email on the account. Please allow up to four weeks for audition results processing. We are able to process and notify those registrants who have completed online registrations more quickly.

Note: If you have not received an email four weeks after your audition, please check your junk mail, then contact Summer Program. Include the student's full name, audition location, and primary email provided at registration within the email body.