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Grades 6-12, Equivalent to Ballet Vb-VII

Join us this summer for a remarkable dance experience in downtown Lawrence, KS. Held at the Lawrence Arts Center, this program offers dancers opportunities for artistic growth through world-class instruction by accomplished faculty, guest artists, and choreographers. Based on a diverse & well-balanced curriculum, this program strives to develop the artists of tomorrow.

There is no cost to audition for a scholarship. Only partial merit scholarships to the full senior intensive will be awarded.

Online Merit Scholarship Application & Video Audition Criteria

Submission Deadline: Sunday, March 21
Click here to apply!

To be considered, applicants must complete the online application, write a brief essay, and submit a video audition in addition to meeting the intensive enrollment requirements by the deadline. No exceptions.

Applicants should upload their video using and mark their video as “unlisted.” This service is free. Include the video URL on your online application.

Applicants should dress in ballet attire and wear flat ballet shoes. It is optional for advanced dancers to wear pointe shoes.

Video auditions must include following criteria (not to exceed 15 minutes):

  • Applicant stating their first and last name, age, hometown, and dance studio
  • Ballet combinations at the barre (one side only):
    • Demi and grand plié – in 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th position
    • Tendu and dégagé – from either 1st or 5th position
  • Grand battlement and a balance in arabesque
  • Ballet combinations in center (one side only):
    • Adagio – must include développés, penchés, and promenades
    • Pirouettes – must include pirouettes en dedans and en dehors
  • Petit allégro – must include changements, jetés, and assemblés.
  • Grand allégro – must include grand jetés and grand jeté en tournants.


March 21
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