Admission and placement in the Greenwich Ballet Academy is by audition only for Levels 1A and above. Registration for Early Prep, Pre-Academy 1 and Pre-Academy 2 does not require an audition. Students in those age groups can enroll directly online. Auditions are by appointment. To schedule your appointment, contact us here.
You can register for an audition by first creating a new student account on our online registration system. The fee for the audition class is $30 and can be paid online when you register or you can bring a check to your audition class. After you register online for the audition, you will be contacted by our program director, Ella Kiley, to schedule a time for your child to come in and take a placement class.
After your audition, you will receive notification of your child’s level and your child’s name will be added to the eligible student list for that class. You may then register for the class online. Our classes are limited to 16 students to ensure personal attention to each student. If all class assignments are filled, students will be placed on a waiting list and will be contacted when a place becomes available.
- Online Student Registration
- Registration fee – $30.00 (non-refundable)
- Tuition (check tuition schedule)
- Parent waivers must be signed online
Auditions are conducted by master teachers, school directors or choreographers to assess the dancer’s placement, technique, flexibility, balance and coordination, physical attributes, musicality, stage presence, and motivation. These talents and attributes are the foundation upon which the ballet education process rests and from which perfroming excellence is achieved.
After an audition or placement class, GBA faculty determine the appropriate level for a new student. Families are generally notified within 24 hours.
The Artistic Director and faculty reserve the right to adjust the placement level of any student at any time, according to the student’s individual needs, for example, after illness or injury, or an extended absence.
Students are trained during class for two or more productions a year. Roles are cast based on merit, technique, acting ability (when required), stage presence, demonstrated discipline, work ethic, maturity and attendance at rehearsals and scheduled performances.