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Audition Information




Arrive in the front lobby of the school 15 minutes prior to your audition time for a warm up.



For the 2-hour audition, the candidate will be asked to:

  • participate in a 75-minute class consisting of ballet barre warm-up, ballet centre practice, modern dance sequences and improvisation;

  • perform a 45 second solo (in any genre of dance) - note: music for solos can be downloaded to your phone, ipad, laptop (aux cord provided) or on a USB

  • answer questions in an interview

 The audition will be offered in two groups:

  • one for students with 3 or more years of formal ballet training and

  • one for students with less formal dance training but with a strong interest and potential for movement.

Attire for females:

  • dark bodysuits (no half top), footless pink tights, ballet shoes

Attire for males:

  • form fitting T-shirt, footless tights or black shorts, ballet shoes

Long hair must be tied back and hair should be secured off your face; no jewelry, no gum, no baggy T-shirts or any additional warm-up attire.


During the audition, we will be evaluating technique, presentation, musicality, posture and placement, discipline and concentration, risk-taking, imagination, creative expression, interpretation and general aptitude and potential for success in the Dance program


Cawthra Park's unique Dance Program enjoys a well deserved reputation. It encompasses all aspects of dance education, giving students the opportunity to develop their creative and technical skills through the study of ballet, modern dance, composition, contemporary and performance practice.

Dancers complement their enriched physical practice with the study of ballet terminology, modern vocabulary, kinesiology, history of dance, composition, critical analysis, osteoporosis, injury prevention, nutrition and other  health related topics. In the cumulative 4 year program, in addition to developing a heightened understanding and an appreciation for the arts, students acquire such valuable skills as: respect for themselves and others, self-discipline, self-awareness, motivation and life skills that will enhance their transition to post-secondary studies.


All technique classes are accompanied by a pianist or a percussionist. There are many opportunities for students to perform and connect with the dance community, to attend workshops and performances by professional companies and to take master classes from visiting dance artists.


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