Licking County News

Ballet Academy sets auditions

The Ballet Academy will hold scholarship auditions for the 2013-2014 school year on June 8 and June 9, at 17 S. Park Place, Newark.

Auditions will include a ballet barre and center and combinations in modern and jazz. (Experience in each dance style is not required.) Audition participants who tap should bring tap shoes.

Attributes to be evaluated include strength, flexibility, kinesthetic awareness, performance quality, focus and dedication. Body type and experience will not be factors in scholarship decisions.

Male dancers and new students are strongly encouraged to attend.

Registration for auditions for beginning to intermediate dancers under age 10 will begin at 4:30 p.m. on June 8. Registration for auditions for intermediate to advanced dancers age 10 and older will start at 1 p.m. on June 9. For more information, call the Academy at 740-366-0003 or email

Since 2011, The Ballet Academy has awarded 20 scholarships to local dancers ages 7 to 17.