All students interested in attending the Summer Youth Dance Intensive must complete a dance audition.
Decisions will be communicated to dancers via the email used on your pre-registration form within two weeks of your audition date.

LIVE AUDITION - Summer Youth Dance Intensive Auditions

All live audition days have been canceled. Please submit digital auditions by Tuesday, March 31. 

Walnut Hill reserves the right to cancel an audition if the minimum of 7 students is not met. If an audition is canceled, Walnut Hill will assist with audition transfers and/or refunds and accept video auditions when in-person auditions can't be arranged.It is strongly recommended that students pre-register for their selected audition site by filling out the required information and paying the non-refundable audition fee of $35. Day-of registrations will be accepted on a space available basis only and at an increased audition fee of $45, paid by cash or check. Auditioning dancers are also asked to please bring a 4×6 or 5×7 photograph of first arabesque to your audition.

DIgital Auditions


Dancers must also upload a first arabesque photograph and pay the $40 digital audition fee when they submit their recording. Digital audition submissions should be no longer than 10 minutes and must showcase barre and center work. Video recordings must include the following:

  • Introduction (name, age and where you are from)

  • Barre (3-5 brief combinations, one side only)

  • Center floor work:

    • Tendu combination

    • Pirouette combination

    • Small jump combination

    • Grand allegro

Recorded auditions will be evaluated on a rolling basis.


Girls should wear pink tights, pink ballet slippers and a solid leotard in any color. Canvas or leather ballet slippers are acceptable. Hair should be neatly pulled back and away from the face. 

Boys should wear a fitted white leotard or tee shirt, black tights, and black ballet slippers or white ballet slippers with white ankle socks. Canvas or leather ballet slippers are acceptable.