AudItion & Application Information

2018 Training Programs

Join us for our 2018 NYC Summer Intensive & Winter Workshop, and experience the comprehensive Vaganova Method taught by renowned teachers and graduates of the Vaganova Ballet Academy and former Dancers of Mariinsky Theatre! Our unique program caters to each dancer’s needs and strengths, as we get deep into the secrets of Agrippina Vaganova that you’ve been searching for.

Open World Dance Foundation will offer unique Vaganova Method training for ages ten through professional dancers in New York City at a Winter Workshop - February 19-23, 2018 and a Summer Intensive - July 30 - August 18, 2018. A Teacher Training program will be offered in conjunction with the Summer Intensive.

Audition for Students & Dancers

We welcome the opportunity to meet you and share more about our training programs at a live audition. This year we are offering class style auditions in Florida and New York.

  • February 4, 2018 - Florida
    Registration at 1 pm. Class from 1:30-3:30 pm.
    Audition at Patel Conservatory
    1010N Macinnes Pl, Tampa FL 33602

  • February 18, 2018 - New York
    Registration at noon. Class from 12:30 - 2 pm.
    Audition at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
    248 W 60th St, New York, NY 10023

  • February 25, 2018 - New York
    Registration at 2 pm. Class from 2:30 - 4 pm.
    Audtion at Steps on Broadway
    2121 Broadway at 74th St, New York, NY 10023

Pre-registration for auditions is not required. Please print, complete and bring:

  • Audition Form
  • Fee of $30 in cash or check made payable to Open World Dance Foundation, and
  • Photos - headshot and first arabesque.

    For those interested in attending the 2018 Winter Workshop and/or Summer Intensive in New York City who are unable to attend one of our class style audtions in New York or Florida, please submit a Video Audition including the following:

  • The applicant stating his/her name, age, and reason for pursuing ballet training.
  • Short combinations at the barre, on one side only, of the following: Plié, battement tendu, rond de jambe par terre, grand battements. Center work: Adagio, petite and grand allegro, turns.
  • The video should be 10-15 minutes long.

  • Make payment of Audition Fee then send email to with video link and completed Audition Form attached. (Please print form, complete, and scan or photograph to attach to your email.)

    Deadline for Video Auditions: Winter Workshop - February 15, 2018; Summer Intensive - April 15, 2018. Those who submit a video audition can expect to hear the results of their audition in two to three weeks.

    Application for Teacher's Training

    Please complete the Application Form (print form, complete, and scan or photograph) and email to along with your resume. Application forms will be accepted until the program is full. We offer a limited number of openings to ensure the best experience for participants.

    Posted as of January 22, 2018. Subject to change.