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Our Best Tips for your Video Audition

Getting ready to submit your video application for the 2018 World Ballet Competition Finals? We gathered our Top 5 Helpful Tips based on frequently asked questions.

  #1 Age of Competitor

The Dancer's birth date is determined as of May 1, 2018.


Applications are reviewed in groups based on the date they are received.

Video Auditions for the 12th Annual Orlando Finals are accepted from November 1 - March 15. However a limited number of soloists can be accepted among pas de deux competitors and ensemble groups. Those submitting at the last minute or near the deadline are highly likely to be placed on the Waiting List!

#3 Video Submission

Video Audition

The video can be from a rehearsal in studio (professional videography is not needed) or a performance.

Individual Category: You must submit a video of a Classical Variation(s) from the WBC 2018 Repertoire List. Introductory and Preparatory applicants submit one (1) classical solo. Pre-Professional and Professional applicants submit two (2) classical solos.

Note: If you do not have a solo from the Repertoire List ready at this time, you can submit a variation that is not on the list. However if you are accepted to compete - all variations need to be from the Repertoire List (exception Round 2 for Pre-Professional/Professional Competitors).

Pas de Deux Category: You must submit a video of a Classical Pas de Deux(s) from the WBC 2018 Repertoire List. The pas de deux dancers must not exceed a 3 year age difference of his/her partner.

Ensemble Category: You must submit a video of a classical or contemporary ensemble(s); choreography must be created within 5 years of the competition date.

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.

#4 Make Sure Your Application is Complete

Your application must include all required items (Contact Information, Video(s), Headshot, Short biography, and Audition fee).

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.

**Be sure to read about all requirements on our "Application Details" page for all details on submitting your Video Audition: http://worldballetcompetition.com/finals/how-to-apply.html

#5 If Accepted as a WBC USA 2018 Competitor, You Have Requirements for each Competition Round

World Ballet Competition - Julia Anne Conway

Each Age Category in the Individual Division has a different number of rounds and solo requirements. Competitors with the highest scores will advance to the next round.

Below you will find the total number of solos if you make it to all of the rounds.

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One Round


Two Rounds


Three Rounds


Three Rounds





4 (1 may be repeated)

4 (1 may be repeated)







View the complete details of the Competition Round Requirements for each category here: http://www.worldballetcompetition.com/finals/how-to-qualify/adjudication.html

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