CityDance Conservatory is an audition-entry program that selects students based on evaluated potential, technical accomplishments, and proven determination to pursue dance professionally. We are intentional in our intake and evaluation process to assess talent on an individual basis, taking into account each student’s past training as well as their goals and aspirations. While we do allow for rolling admissions in our year-round program, entering CityDance Conservatory in September is ideal in order to maximize training, growth, and performance opportunities.
A limited amount of merit scholarships are available for students whose talent and commitment are at the highest level. Scholarships are available to Conservatory students, across all genres, and at the discretion of Founding Artistic Director, Lorraine Spiegler.
Complete the CityDance Audition form using this LINK. When completing the form, please indicate that you will be submitting a video as your audition. You will then receive an invoice for $25 to finalize the registration.
Please email your video with the requirements noted below to firstname.lastname@example.org after you have paid the invoice online.
Video requirements for each age category:
- Video from a dance class
- Short video of improvisation or performance
- Short ballet barre: pliés, tendus, dégagés, rond de jambes, battements (right and left)
- Short ballet center including adagio, turns, jumps, reverence
- Pointe work if applicable
- Short modern warm-up to include contractions (on floor or standing) and work in parallel
- Contemporary across the floor of choice
- Demonstration of any other genre you would like to share, if applicable
Dancers who competed with a solo in YAGP, or other dance competitions, can also send a video link of their competition performance.
Please email Cristina at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Black leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes and/or skin-toned tights and shoes, layered mask (pointe shoes for pointe class)
White fitted shirt, black tights, layered mask, black ballet slippers, and/or white ballet slippers with white socks
Hair must be in a neat bun or secured out of the face and off of the neck
Black leotard, black fitted dance shorts; black jazz shoes or bare feet
Black or White fitted shirt, black bike shorts; black jazz shoes or bare feet
Hair must be in a bun or twist secured out of the face and off of the neck