Audition checklist and requirements

  1. Applicant must be a male ballet dancer at least 13 years old and no more than 21 years of age as of the 4/2/2023 audition date.
  2. Applicants must meet a residency requirement; the Eligible Region includes Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and the District of Columbia (including the surrounding Virginia area). Any of the following three cases may be acceptable:
             a. Applicant’s family home and dance school or company are both in the Eligible Region.
             b. Applicant’s family home is not in the Eligible Region, but he presently is training, apprenticing or performing and residing in the Eligible Region.
             c. Applicant’s family home is in the Eligible Region, but he is not presently in the Eligible Region.
  3. Completed Application Form below to include Statement of Purpose.
  4. Proof of age (copy of birth certificate, driver’s license, state-issued ID, passport, etc.) to be brought during registration check-in.
  5. Proof of residency in the Eligible Region as listed above; an applicant who does not have a driver’s license or ID issued in the Eligible Region may submit a copy of a housing lease agreement, a letter from his dance training school, or similar document to be brought during registration check-in.
  6. Photo will be taken in first arabesque at 12:30 pm
  7. Current teacher to fill out recommendation form.

Completed Application Form and Teacher Recommendation Form must be received no later than Saturday, March 18th, 2023. If it is past this date, please email for information.  For any questions, please contact [email protected].           

EDSA Application

Application form for students applying for the Estelle Dennis Scholarship Audition
Name of Student Auditioning(Required)
Please provide a statement of purpose for the scholarship committee. Must be a minimum of two paragraphs long (400-500 words). It should answer these questions: Why are you auditioning and what are your plans for the awarded amount? If applicable, include the amount needed for your specific dance activity.