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ABT EXAMS

The American Ballet Theatre® National Training Curriculum Student Examinations are a graded examination system based on sound ballet principles, incorporating elements of the French, Italian & Russian schools of training.

 

Every year, our students in specific levels participate in ABT exams and level participation may vary each year.

These exams are presented in the form of a class that has been prepared by your students’ instructor throughout the year. Students have been memorizing their classes and preparing throughout the year for this exam.

 

These examinations are used as a benchmark to assess students’ skill level and artistic presentation and are also used as a tool to document progress and to build confidence in their ability. To prepare for exams, students are expected throughout the year to regularly attend their ballet classes, adhere to the rigor and ritual required, commit to learning and memorizing the work presented by their ABT NTC Certified Teacher, and demonstrate a joy in dancing and artistic presentation.

 

Students will either be assessed by a member of the ABT National Training Curriculum Artistic Board of Examiners, or by the Orlando Ballet School Head of Certifications. Examinations occur in the spring, typically in March or April for participating students. Participating students will receive their ABT Examination results in lieu of their year-end evaluation.

 

PARENTS GUIDE TO ABT EXAMS

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SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

Orlando Ballet School offers scholarships and financial aid to qualifying families based on merit and need. Eligible recipients are selected at the discretion of the Artistic and School Director. Decisions are made in careful consideration as each candidate is evaluated closely.

 

Eligibility requirements

  • Must be a registered student and has completed at least 1 school year.
  • Currently enrolled in level 2B or higher
  • Invited to apply by the School Director or requesting Financial Aid

 

Application process

  • All eligible students must complete a Financial Information Application through FACTS. The application is a $40.00 fee. Families will be required to upload tax information. This application is required for all applicants, including merit based scholarships.
  • The following documents must be submitted upon completing your Financial Information Application:
  • Student Biography (250 words max) including hometown, prior training, any awards etc.
  • Essay (250 words max) in the student’s own words describing what a scholarship means to the student & their training
  • Headshot (non-professional, no selfies or faces)
  • Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or eligible for scholarship

 

Applications are due on August 10th for the upcoming school year. Families will be notified of the scholarship decision via email. Recipients will receive a scholarship agreement and terms regarding their award if selected.

 

Scholarships for Summer intensive are awarded to participants during the audition process, not through the scholarship application process. Students will be notified of their award in their Summer Intensive audition results letter.

 

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