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Free Trial Class (3 - 7 yrs)


Auditions are not required for students 7 years and younger. This includes all Preparatory Division levels and Ballet 1-2 of  the Student Division. However, students 7 years and younger may still schedule a free trial class.

In-Class or Zoom Audition (8 yrs +)


Auditions are required for students 8 years and older. Please fill out the google form below to submit your application.

Video Audition (8 yrs +)

Please include the following classroom exercises:

  • Barre Work

  • Center Floor

    • Tendu​

    • Adagio

    • Pirouettes

    • Waltz

    • Small Jumps

    • Big Jumps

    • Pointe work

Please keep the video simple. Be sure you are the only person in the video. It is only to see your class work and not a choreographic exercise. If you have a performance video, you are welcome to submit it along with the level placement criteria video.

The full video should be no more than 15-20 minutes in length.


Ballet Chicago offers its students exceptional performance opportunities throughout the year. 


Anchor Performances:

1) The Nutcracker at Chicago's Historic Athenaeum Center | 11 Performances (Dec)

2) Balanchine + Beyond at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance | 2 performances (May)


Additional Performances:

3) DanceVision - In-Studio and the Chicago Cultural Center (Oct/ Nov)

4) Annual School Performance (Jun)

5) Summer Intensive Performance (Jul)

6) Advanced Repertory Workshop (Aug)

7) Junior Intensive Showcase (Aug)


We give every child, even our little ones, multiple opportunities to perform. 

Schedule a trial class or audition today.

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