Workshops, Masterclasses & Auditions
Orlando Ballet and Orlando Ballet School have a series of auditions, workshops, and masterclasses throughout the year. Below is information regarding programming, dates, times and registration. If you have questions please contact School Business Manager, Jenny Logus at [email protected]
Kids Night Out - South Campus
Enjoy a night out while your children spend the evening at Orlando Ballet School! Kids Night Out offers parents and caregivers an opportunity to enjoy a night out on the town while their children dance and play with other OBS dancers. Children ages 3-11 years will enjoy an evening of dance, games, crafts, food, friends, and fun! Cheese pizza and cookies will also be served! The best part is that we will be holding Kids Night Out on the Second Friday of every month (January ’19– April ’10) from 6:00-8:30 PM at OBS South Campus.
January 11, 2019
February 8, 2019
March 8, 2019
April 12, 2019
Ages 3-11 years old
$30.00 per child
$25.00 for each additional sibling
This event is open to the public. Please make sure to let us know if your dancer has any food allergies when you register.
Spring Intensive 2019
March 30–31, 2019
Central Campus | Levels 3+ or Ages 11+
No Audition Required
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Check In: 12:30 pm
Classes: 1:30 pm–4:30 pm
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Classes: 10:30 am–3:00 pm
This two-day workshop will feature:
• 7 hours of instruction including ballet, pointe or pre-pointe and other genres of dance
• 2019 OBS Senior Summer Intensive audition class with School Director, Mr. Phillip Broomhead
Free ticket to Fast Forward
Experience the Future of Dance Today
March 29, 2019 • 7:30 pm
Orlando Ballet’s professional second company (OBII) will present Fast Forward featuring a world premiere of new works by Artistic Director, Robert Hill as well as choreography by Artist in Residence, Arcadian Broad. Fast Forward will be presented at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in the Walt Disney Theater and dancers will be accompanied by the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra. At the start of their careers, OBII and pre-professional Trainees will have the opportunity to dance feature roles in a professionally produced production, and showcase both classical and contemporary dance.
Discount to Peter & the Wolf
A Classic Tale In a New Light
March 30, 2019 • 11:00 am & 7:30 pm
March 31, 2019 • 2:00 pm
Orlando Ballet presents the beloved symphonic fairy tale, Peter and the Wolf! See this classic story of bravery, masterfully told through original choreography by Artistic Director, Robert Hill. Prokofiev’s score will bring each animal character to life for children of all ages, introducing them to the instruments of the orchestra, while the work is equally sophisticated enough for adults to delight in.
Online Registrations Only. No walk-ins.
Registration will close Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 11:59 pm.
International Guest Master Teacher: Jose Carayol
April 7, 2019 • 10:00 am – 11:30 am
JOSE CARAYOL is an international ballet master and judge. Trained with full scholarship at the world renowned “Real Conservatorio Professional de Danza de Madrid” in his native country Spain. He then began his professional career at the Ballet Carmen Roche and Victor Ullate Ballet on their national and international tours while he was mentored by Cuban stars Orlando Salgado and Marta García. Such extensive training led him to many highly acclaimed roles with Ballet Iñaki Urlezaga, SemperOper Ballet and the world renowned Royal Opera House in London. His career took him all over the world performing and mastering the Ballet Repetoire: Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, Don Quixote, Carmen, Paquita, Cinderella, amongst many others.
Mr Carayol’s extensive knowledge in different ballet schools, techniques and styles and his attentive eye for detail makes him a desirable international master teacher, coach and judge. He is part of the reputable panel of judges at Youth American Grand Prix and California Dance Classics. He has taught master classes around the country including YAGP Finals in NYC. With his guidance, his students have placed at the top positions in international competitions during several years and you can find them continuing their careers at the greatest ballet schools, companies or college education. He continues his pedagogical and teaching practices education further by constantly attending seminars and teaching courses at the Royal Ballet School. Additionally, Mr. Carayol is a fully certified and affiliated teacher of the American Ballet Theater NTC and part of their ABT® Project Plie to keep inspiring young dancers around the country and spread his love for the art of classical ballet.
7988 Via Dellagio Way, Suite 204
Orlando, FL 32819
Reserve Your Spot
Participation Fee: $25
Open to the public
Classical Variation Expo
OBS is excited to invite Level 2B through Trainee students to participate in the OBS Classical Variation Expo!
Saturday, April 13, 2019 • 2:30 pm
This program will allow participating students to perform a classical variation for a panel of ballet professionals from Orlando Ballet, as well as an audience of family and friends. All students will receive a written evaluation of their performance from the panel.
Who can Participate?
Students Level 2B and up are eligible
Several variations will be selected by the faculty to be taught and worked on during Pointe, Variations, and Men’s classes. The teachers will then select which variation participating students will perform. Those students will receive more personal coaching closer to the performance.
We believe the students’ growth during the preparation process is the biggest benefit of participating in ballet competitions. By initiating this program, we are happy to provide more students this valuable opportunity.
Girls: Leotard with a matching skirt or practice tutu (classical or romantic)
Boys: T-shirt and tights and in appropriate colors
Costuming should be simple, and no new purchases are needed. Costuming is the student/parents responsibility and must be approved by the ballet staff.
Participation Fee: $125
This fee helps to cover the cost of additional coaching, as well as the judges’ fees.