Auditions, Trial Classes, and Placement Classes

Silicon Valley Ballet School strives for each audition, trial class and placement class to be a welcoming and enriching experience. Questions are welcome, and professional audition photographs are not required.  

Primary Division Trial Classes

Free trial classes are available by appointment throughout the year in the Primary Division. To schedule, contact the school office at All students ages 10 and under will be accepted into Silicon Valley Ballet School, and placed in the appropriate class in either the Primary Division or Junior Pre-Professional Division, based on age, development, and ability. Class size is limited, and students placed in classes that are full will be placed on a wait-list.

Pre-Professional Division Placement Classes

Placement in the Junior Pre-Professional Division and the Senior Pre-Professional Division is by audition or placement class only. Students ages 8 and up with ballet experience may schedule a placement class in order to be considered for placement in the Junior or Senior Pre-Professional Division. There is a $25 placement class fee.

Summer Intensive Auditions

To audition for the Summer Intensive, please audition in person at one of the Summer Intensive Audition Tour sites, audition by video, or contact the school office to schedule an in-class audition. Students interested in the Trainee program are highly encouraged to attend the Summer Intensive in order to be evaluated for placement, or to contact the school office for more information.