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How to Apply for WBC USA 2016

About THE WBC USA 2016

The World Ballet Competition USA – (WBC USA) - is geared towards professionally oriented dancers and is open to Individuals, Pas de Deux or Ensembles of ALL nationalities; granted that they comply with all rules and regulations of the World Ballet Competition.

The 2016 WBC USA will be held June 13-18 in Orlando, Florida, USA.

*Audition Applications are accepted from November 1, 2015 - March 1, 2016.

Before applying please review the:

WBC USA Rules & Regulations

WBC USA Round Judging for Each Category

 

 HOW TO APPLY FOR WBC USA 2016

VIDEO APPLICATION PROCESS: Each competitor is screened via Video Audition, prior to being accepted to compete in Orlando, in order to maintain the quality and prestige of the World Ballet Competition held in Orlando, Florida, USA. A select panel of judges will view the submitted material and will recruit all dancers who qualify to be in the competition. Judgment will be based on talent, technique, execution, musicality and artistry.

IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION

Applications Accepted from November 1, 2015 - March 1, 2016: The Audition Application must be postmarked by March 1, 2016. No entries will be accepted after this date! The audition fees are non-refundable and viewing materials are non-returnable. It is highly recommended to apply early as possible, as a limited number of applicants can be accepted.

Click the links below for information on the following:

1. Application Video/DVD Requirements 

2. Repertoire List and Application forms

3a. Submit Application by Mail 

3b. Submit Application by Email 

- Biography Example (to include in Application form)

- Registration Fees, if Accepted to Compete

 

VIDEO REQUIREMENTS (DVD OR LINK TO ONLINE VIDEO)         <BACK TO TOP of PAGE>

All dancers should be filmed in either a rehearsal or a performance. Applicants may use a costume or class attire (with no additional accessories). If sending a video from a performance, the video must only feature the applicant(s) of the World Ballet Competition. Viewing material must be filmed within approximately 8 months prior to the competition date. Edited and/or altered viewing material will not be considered. Please provide most recent video available!!!

Refer to your category below for specific video requirements: 

Individual Division:

- Introductory Category:1 Ballet Solo from the WBC 2016 Classical Ballet Repertoire ListPointe is not mandatory for girls in this category. Teacher/coach must focus on dancer’s aptitudes and use judgment in regard to difficulty level for technique.

- Preparatory Category: 1 Ballet Solo from the WBC 2016 Classical Ballet Repertoire List. All female dancers in this category must perform on pointe. 

Pre-Professional & Professional Categories: 2 Ballet Solos from the WBC 2016 Classical Ballet Repertoire ListAll female dancers in these categories must perform on pointe. 

Group Division:

- Pas de Deux Category: 1 Pas de Deux: including adagio, male variation, female variation, & coda (from the WBC Classical Ballet Repertoire List provided).

- Ensemble Category:1 Group Piece. Must be choreographed within 5 years of competition date. (Time Limit: Maximum of 6 minutes). Note: If you would like to apply with an additional group piece(s), a separate video and application must be sent.

 

2016 REPERTOIRE LIST & AUDITION FORMS                  <Back to top of page>

The Repertoire List is updated annually and includes the list of variation(s) you must choose from. 

*Competitor will be at risk of disqualification and/or scoring penalty if the performed solo is not from the WBC Repertoire List. It is solely your responsibility to ensure your Variation is on the Repertoire List (the WBC is NOT liable nor responsible). Any questions regarding solos should be sent to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or please call the WBC at 1- 407.849.4669. 

< Click here to access WBC USA Audition Forms >

< Click here to access WBC USA Repertoire List>

OPTION #1: SUBMIT APPLICATION BY MAIL                 <BACK TO TOP OF PAGE>

All mailed applications must include the following:

1. One Video (DVD) following the Video Requirements.

2. The audition fee of $50 (US Dollars) check or money orders only, made payable to World Ballet Competition (WBC).

3. The Audition Form (To print audition forms, please visit theAudition form page)

4. One passport-size picture suitable for publishing purposes in the WBC Program (will be used if accepted as a WBC Competitor). A white background is preferred.

5. Dance Biography of applicant strictly followingWBC Biography example.

6. One recent photo copy of the passport or birth certificate.

        Mail Your Audition Application To:

        World Ballet Competition Finals
  3306 Maggie Boulevard, Suite B
  Orlando, FL, USA 32811

*Incomplete Applications will NOT be sent to the Judging Panel. If your application is missing an item, you will be notified by WBC Staff and your application will only be submitted when all items have been received. *If your application is sent near the deadline, this could cause an even greater delay in your application being seen by the panel.

OPTION #2: SUBMIT APPLICATION BY E-MAIL                               <BACK TO TOP OF PAGE>

All emailed applications must include the following sent in ONE email: 

1. Link to an Online Video (via YouTube, Vimeo, etc) following the Video Requirements. Title of Online Video MUST follow this example: "WBC 2016 Audition Video: Angelina Ballerina"

2. Confirmation # of audition fee of $50 (US Dollars). Call WBC to pay by credit card over the phone at 1-407-849-4669. You will receive your confirmation # from WBC. (NOTE WBC OFFICE HOURS ARE FROM MONDAY-FRIDAY FROM 11am-7pm. If you call outside of these hours please leave a message on Extension 10 with your name and phone number)

3. Electronic File Attachment of: The Audition Form (To print audition forms, please visit theAudition form page)

4. Electronic File Attachment of: One passport-size picture suitable for publishing purposes in the WBC Program (will be used if accepted as a WBC Competitor).  A white background is preferred.

5. Dance Biography of applicant strictly following followingWBC Biography example. Biography must be typed directly into the email.

6. Electronic File Attachment of: One recent photo copy of the passport or birth certificate.

         E-mail Your Application to:

          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Subject: Video Audition

 *Incomplete Applications will NOT be sent to the Judging Panel. If your application is missing an item, you will be notified by WBC Staff and your application will only be submitted when all items have been received. *If your application is sent near the deadline, this could cause an even greater delay in your application being seen by the panel.

 

BIOGRAPHY EXAMPLE TO INCLUDE IN APPLICATION      <BACK TO TOP OF PAGE>

Each application must include a brief biography strictly following the example below.

Please note: Your biography is needed solely for the WBC Program, if you are accepted, and is NOT considered by the WBC Judging Panel. Please do not submit a resume or page-long biography.

From: Orlando, Florida, USA    Trains at: Best Ballet Academy   Current Coach(s):Jim Smith  

Currently (Professional Division only): Soloist with Great Ballet Company   

Awards/Scholarships: 1st Place at World Ballet Competition (2012), Full Scholarship to Best Ballet Academy (Summer Intensive)

Summer Intensives Attended: Best Ballet Academy (Full Scholarship), Good Ballet School (2012)

Repertoire: The Nutcracker (Featured as Arabian Solo with Best Ballet Academy); Don Quixote (Featured as Kitri with Good Ballet School)

Additional Information: Please include any additional information related to your dance work and training.

INFORMATION ON 2016 PARTICIPATION & FEES, IF ACCEPTED BY PANEL                              <BACK TO TOP OF PAGE>

In order to register to compete, you must have submitted the Audition Application and have been notified of your acceptance via email by the World Ballet Competition. Accepted Competitors will receive all necessary information for registration by email.

WBC 2016 Registration Fees:

Individual Division:

Introductory: $ 290/Competitor
Preparatory: $ 310/Competitor
Pre-Professional: $ 330/Competitor
Professional: $ 390/Competitor

Note: Pre-Professional and Professional Categories may enter in the Pas de Deux Category at a fee of $80 per dancer for each pas de deux entry. Does not apply to competitors only registered for the Pas de Deux Category 

Group Division:

Classical Pas de Deux: $ 230/Each Dancer;

Ensemble:

$ 250/Group of 2 Dancers

$ 280/Group of 3 Dancers, 

$ 320/Group of 4 Dancers,+ $40/Each Additional Dancer.

Registration Fees include: Registration, Theatre Stage Time, Warm Up Class(s), Free Admission to All Competition Rounds, One Admission to “All Stars of Dance” performance, Souvenir Program, Official WBC T-Shirt, Diploma of Participation and Competitor’s Reception, and DVD of one solo or pas de deux per competitor (Ensemble package includes 1 DVD per ensemble group)

*Note: Competition dates, venue, registration fees and requirements subject to changes at any time.

*Registration materials will not be accepted if fees are not paid. ALL FEES are final and non-refundable (this includes if you drop due to injury or other personal reasons). 

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