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The National Theatre Ballet Preparatory School
is accepting applications for an audition for first-year pupils,
girls aged 6 or higher,
boys aged 6 or higher,
as well as older girls and boys, whose dance skills are of the standard commensurate to that of the respective grade of the National Theatre Ballet Preparatory School.
We provide children younger than 6 years with specialist consultations and the opportunity for further development.
The audition will take place on 20 May 2018.
On the basis of the applications sent, the children will be divided into groups.
We will give you more details about the audition at the beginning of May 2018.
Please send the applications on the respective form by 10 May 2018,
to the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Theatre Ballet Preparatory School is currently operating its 65th season. Time has been running fast, as it seems to have been yesterday that we were celebrating our 60th anniversary, still together with the long-time head of the school Naďa Sobotková and the educator Dagmar Špryslová.
Over the past five years, our pupils have successfully performed in a number of Czech National Ballet repertoire productions, including Goldilocks, The Sleeping Beauty, La Bayadére, Romeo and Juliet, The Nutcracker – A Christmas Carol, and The Nutcracker and the Cuddly Mouse. Furthermore, the children appeared in the annual performances: 60 Years of the Ballet Preparatory School, Dance Fantasies, Dance Splinters, From Mozart to Chanson and Dreaming. All of the shows earned enthusiastic responses, and have been recorded on DVD.
Moreover, the Ballet Preparatory School has published its own calendar and stamps. During the past five years, the pupils have also participated in numerous theatre projects and representative events. The school’s activities are shown on our website too.
During the said period, we were affected by the deaths of Naďa Sobotková and Dagmar Špryslová, who dedicated a great part of their lives to our institution.
The Ballet Preparatory School, however, has continued to pursue its activities at a high standard under the new management, drawing upon its long illustrious tradition. We have been striving to further improve the quality of the training under the new Artistic Director of the Czech National Ballet, Filip Barankiewicz, a former principal dancer of the Stuttgarter Ballett, who assumed his post at the beginning of the current season. In line with these endeavours, we have prolonged classes for our older pupils.
Related to the planned celebrations of the 65th anniversary of the foundation of the school will be our annual performance, as well as an accompanying programme and other activities. We believe that this school year will be yet another positive chapter in our history.
Head of the National Theatre Ballet Preparatory School