Calling All Second Graders for CincyDance! Open Auditions December 17

CB_Cincy Dance auditionsChildren selected will receive 15 weeks of FREE classes; Shoes and dancewear included

(Cincinnati, OH, December 9, 2022) – All second graders in the Tri-State are invited to audition for our FREE CincyDance! Program, which connects children to the joy and discipline of dance! The audition will be held December 17 beginning at 2:30 pm at the Cincinnati Ballet Margaret and Michael Valentine Center in Walnut Hills. (All details below) Following the audition, select dancers will be chosen to join CincyDance’s Ballet Foundations class, a 15-week program that will teach children ballet fundamentals in a safe, structured, and supportive environment. Students also have the opportunity to win a lifetime scholarship to the Cincinnati Ballet Otto M. Budig Academy. Classes will take place Wednesdays after-school OR Saturday afternoon starting January 2023. Invited students will be provided shoes and all dance attire. Classes focus on ballet, as well as other dance styles including street, modern, and musical theater.

CincyDance! is a fully scholarshipped program designed to remove barriers and encourage racial, gender and economic diversity within the Otto M. Budig Academy. After the Ballet Foundations experience, five to six students will be given the opportunity to receive full, lifetime tuition scholarships to Cincinnati Ballet’s Otto M. Budig Academy. The Academy’s pre-professional training program provides students with a world-class dance education as well as performance opportunities with the Academy and Cincinnati Ballet’s professional company. Students may go on to pursue dance as a career pathway or as a personal passion. The December 11th audition is the beginning to a student’s exciting journey with Cincinnati Ballet and high-quality dance training.

DATE: December 17, 2022
CHECK-IN: 2:30pm for 3:00 pm Audition | 4:30 pm for 5:00 pm Audition
AUDITION: 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm
WHERE: 1801 Gilbert Avenue, Cincinnati
WHO IS ELIGIBLE: Any second in the Tri-State area
WHAT TO WEAR: Comfortable clothes you can dance in. Dancers will audition in bare feet.
HOW TO PREPARE: Show up and bring your best self! No previous dance training or audition
materials are required.
HOW TO REGISTER: Register here or by call us at 513-562-1111. Due to the limited capacity, we
encourage all participants to pre-register online or by phone. Limited registration will be available
on day of audition.
SAFETY: Masks are currently optional at the Ballet Center. Cincinnati Ballet follows all health and
safety protocols recommended by the Centers for Disease Control. Class space is limited.


Cincinnati Ballet 2022-2023 Season Sponsors:
Rhonda & Larry A. Sheakley, Margaret and Michael Valentine, ArtsWave, Mercy Health, Louise Dieterle Nippert Musical Arts Fund, Ohio Arts Council, The Austin E. Knowlton Foundation

About Cincinnati Ballet
Since 1963, Cincinnati Ballet has been the cornerstone professional ballet company of the region, presenting a bold and adventurous array of classical, full-length ballets and contemporary works, regularly with live orchestral accompaniment. Under the artistic direction of Jodie Gates, Cincinnati Ballet is a creative force within the larger dance community, commissioning world-premiere works and exploring unique collaborations. With a mission to enrich, expand, and excel in the art of dance through performance, a highcaliber academy, and impactful education and community engagement in local to global communities, Cincinnati Ballet reaches beyond the stage in programs that allow every person in the region to be part of the continued evolution of dance. To that end, Cincinnati Ballet presents exhilarating performances, provides extensive education and community engagement programs, and offers top-level professional ballet training at Cincinnati Ballet Otto M. Budig Academy

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