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Sunday, January 31, 2016


The Johannesburg Youth Ballet (JYB) will hold auditions for its 2016 Company on February 6 and 7 at the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg. 2016 will be an exciting year for this innovative youth company as it prepares to celebrate its 40th Anniversary in spectacular style.

There will be separate auditions for junior and senior dancers. Candidates must be 12 years and over and have had significant ballet training. Juniors should be at Intermediate Foundation and Intermediate level and between 12 and 15 years of age. The first round of junior auditions will be on February 6 from 14h00 to 15h15. The senior dancers will audition from 15h30 to 16h45. The senior group caters for Advanced Foundation and Advanced 1&2 dancers who are 16 years and over.

Registration for the Junior Auditions will commence at 13h00 at the National School of the Arts and all candidates should be there by13h30 at the latest. Senior registration is at 14h30and candidates to be there by15h00 latest. The audition will include pointe work so all girls must bring pointe shoes.

All dancers should warm up before their allocated audition class time, which will consist of a short barre followed by centre work. Male dancers must come dressed in tights or shorts and a T-shirt. All females must wear leotards and pink tights with their hair in a secure and tidy bun. No baggy clothing will be allowed.

There will be a call back audition on February 7 between 09h30 and 12h30 should the Artistic Director wish to see candidates again. Successful candidates will be notified of their acceptance by the end of February at the latest.

(This information is published in full on the Arts & Culture Trust’s blog – see