Seattle-area ballet students are invited to audition for the School of American Ballet’s (SAB) 2013 Summer Course on Jan. 6, from 2 to 7 p.m. The auditions will be take place at Pacific Northwest Ballet School, 301 Mercer St.

The audition times are as follows:
•2 to 3 p.m. for 10- and 11-year-olds
•3 to 4:30 p.m. for 12- and 13-year-olds
•4:30 to 6 p.m. for 14- and 15-year-olds
•6 to 7 p.m. for 16- to 18-year-olds

Students should arrive one hour in advance of their audition time to register. Optional preregistration for the audition is also currently available on SAB’s website at The application fee is $35.

Auditions are for intermediate and advanced ballet students, 12 to 18 years old as of July 31, 2013. All students should bring a copy of their birth certificates to the audition. Girls also must bring pointe shoes to the audition.

During the next month, more than 2,000 aspiring ballet dancers in 20 cities will vie for approximately 200 coveted spots in SAB’s five-week summer program in New York City. Students invited to SAB’s Summer Course will attend classes at the school’s Lincoln Center headquarters from June 24 to July 27.

The School of American Ballet, founded 79 years ago by choreographer George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein, is the premier ballet academy in the United States and trains more students who become professional ballet dancers than any other American school.

For more information, visit, or call the School of American Ballet at (212) 769-6600.