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Join Cincinnati Ballet for a FREE dance experience connecting your second grader to the joy and discipline of dance! CincyDance! is a fully-scholarshipped program designed to remove barriers and encourage racial, gender, and economic diversity within Cincinnati Ballet’s Otto M. Budig Academy. Auditioning students are considered for the CincyDance! Foundations class. The 15-week course teaches ballet fundamentals and exposes students to other forms of dance including street dance, modern, and global dance. Classes take place at the Margaret and Michael Valentine Center for Dance from January – May. Dance attire is provided.

No dance experience is required but students must attend and be accepted through a CincyDance! audition. Audition information is outlined below.

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DATEDecember 15 or 16, 2023
CHECK-INDecember 15: 4 PM | December 16: 2 PM
AUDITIONDecember 15: 5 PM | December 16: 3 PM
WHERE1801 Gilbert Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45202
WHO IS ELIGIBLESecond graders in the tri-state area
WHAT TO WEARComfortable clothes you can dance in. Dancers will audition in bare feet.
HOW TO PREPAREShow up and bring your best self! No previous dance training or audition materials are required. Due to limited capacity, we encourage all participants to pre-register online or by phone as registration will be limited on the day of the audition.

covid-19 safety measures

Anyone experiencing symptoms of a contagious illness should refrain from entering the Center for Dance. Masks are optional for all participants and guests.

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1801 Gilbert Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45202