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Victorian State Youth Ballet           

VSYB Auditions Season 2024 - The Little Mermaid


Announcing Annual Auditions for Season 2024!

Sunday 18th February 2024


Presenting auditions for the 1st ballet in the Youth Ballet Season - The Little Mermaid

Ages 9 years to 18 years, male and female. Senior/Advanced & Pre-Professional level dancers may audition for Principal roles. 


The Victorian State Youth Ballet is Victorias' leading youth ballet company offering outstanding training, rehearsing and performing opportunities to the next generation of Elite dancers across Victoria and throughout Australia. Unique experience working in a professional and nurturing environment for pre-professional classical ballet performing experience. 


VSYB is also connected with the Victorian State Ballet adult company also offering young dancers the unique exposure and connection to be mentored by professional dancers and the inside world of a professional ballet company through joining into major productions. 


Registrations for VSYB are now open and auditions are Sunday 18th February 2024 for The Little Mermaid. 


Ages: male & female 9 years to 18 years. Girls 14 years up who are performing on pointe are to bring pointe shoes. Male technique required for boys 14 years up. Audition & rehearsal venue 29/10 Mirra Court, Bundoora. 


All auditionees must have a good basic technique in classical ballet. 


The Little Mermaid will be performed at the Karralyka Theatre, Ringwood.


Performance dates are: 

Friday 17th May at 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Saturday18th May at 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Sunday 19th May at 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Cast call for the shows is 05:30pm for the two evening shows and 12:00 noon for the Sunday matinee show.

Dress rehearsal is Thursday 16th May from 0:00pm to 8:30pm at Karralyka Theatre.


Rehearsal period:

Rehearsals take place on Sundays leading up to performance week. 

Commencing Sunday 10th March through to Sunday 12th May 2024.


Sunday times:

Training - 1:30pm - 2:30pm (divided into groups according to level of ability appropriate to the production)

Rehearsals - 2:30pm - 5:30pm (6pm for soloists & principals when required). Rehearsal schedule is emailed weekly and rehearsals are divided into our 4 studios (upstairs and downstairs).


Audition information 2024:

Sunday 18th February 2024 

Junior ages 9 to 11 years

Registration - 9:30am

10:00am - 11:00am - Studio 1 

Good basic ballet technique required for boys & girls.

Roles include junior soloist plus corps de ballet positions.


Intermediate ages 12 to 14 years

Registration - 10:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm - Studio 1

Good basic ballet technique required for boys & girls. Pointe work possible but not compulsory.

Roles include intermediate soloist plus corps de ballet positions.

Senior/Advanced ages 15 to 18 years

Registration - 11:30am

12:00pm - 1:00pm - Studio 1

Strong ballet technique required for boys & girls. Pointe work required. Male technique steps required.

Roles include principal & senior soloist plus corps de ballet positions.


Audition attire:

Girls - leotard, tights, skirt (for centre practice & pointe), ballet shoes, hair in a bun (no make-up required)

Boys - White leotard or leotard top, black tights, black or white ballet shoes (white socks for white shoes) neat hair

Senior & Advanced/Pre-Professional level females can bring a half tutu for pointe work.


Successful dancers will be notified via email after the auditions. Fees apply.



Venue: 29/10 Mirra Court, Bundoora

Date: Sunday 18th February 2024

Times: 9:00 - 1:00pm - (groups listed above)

Registration: via TryBooking


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