Auditions – professional training program – age 11 to 21

The pre-professional and professional training program of PARIS MARAIS DANCE SCHOOL prepares young talent of all origins to enter dance companies worldwide. An audition is obligatory to enter either the Pre-Professional High School Division (for students age 11-18), or the Professional Training Division (for students age 17-21).
Prior to auditioning with us, please carefully study all pages of this website and our YouTube Channel.
Are you ready to become one of the dancers of the 21st century?

AUDITION PROCEDURE – for all applicants – in 3 steps:


Fill out the online form below (or click).
Only complete online forms will be taken into account.If the school faculty is positive on step 1, applicants are invited for step 2.


3 possible formulas, to be defined with the direction according to the cases: A) WORKSHOP or B) 1 week of TRAINING or C) SKYPE :
• A) WORKSHOP: Applicants who can come to Paris, should participate in one of our intensive workshops (choose your intensive workshop, click here) and do notify us that you are auditioning for our program. Workshop to be paid according to the price indicated on the workshop brochure.
• B) WEEK OF TRAINING: Applicants who can come to Paris, yet not during one of our workshops, can train at our school for a week with a program according to their level and proposed by the faculty. Price for the week of classes: 150 € (12 to 16 classes), 100 € for children under 15 years (5 to 10 classes).
• C) SKYPE: Applicants who can not come to Paris at all, foreign or oversees students, must make an appointment for a SKYPE SESSION with our faculty, by sending an e-mail to: maggieboogaart@pmds.frIf the school faculty is positive on step 2, applicants are invited for step 3.


All applicants will have a final interview with our faculty, at the end of their training with us (workshop or week of training)

Admission :

In the week following the interview, the faculty of PMDS decides about your admission in our program.



Auditions take place from January to the end of April, for the start of the following season in September.
The auditions last a week. Either during one of our intensives, or during a week of classes of your choice, by appointment.


All candidates age 11-21, either pursueing a career as a classical, neo-classical or contemporary dancer, will participate in both classical ballet and contemporary dance classes, in technique, repertory and improvisation classes.

Entry level required
  • Age 11-16 : intermediate level in classical ballet. Interest in modern dance.
  • Age 17-21 : advanced level in classical ballet. The knowledge of the Graham technique is not essential but is an advantage.
Selection criteria
  • physical qualities
  • health
  • body mass index (BMI) corresponding to the international professional standards of classical ballet
  • good placement
  • technical level corresponding to age
  • artistic talent and musicality
  • personality
  • strong motivation.


A week program will be communicated to you upon your arrival, corresponding to your level.
Age 17-21: plan to be available from 9h to 18h (lunch break from 12h30 to 14h).
Age 11-18: plan to be available from 14h to 19h.
Teachers will observe your listening and integration skills, your progress, your technical and artistic potential and your artistic personality. This procedure also allows candidates to understand the specific pedagogy of Paris Marais Dance School.

  • classical ballet classes
  • contemporary dance classes
  • improvisation
  • variation (for age 17-21)
  • interview.


A) AUDITION IN PARIS: follow step 1, 2, 3 above (workshop, or a week of training)
B) Foreign candidates living abroad and/or OVERSEES CANDIDATES: follow step 1, 2, 3 and opt for “SKYPE SESSION”


At Paris Marais Dance School, the faculty and all teachers speak both French and English. Your entire audition can thus be in French and/or in English. All candidates auditioning for our program should speak either English or French, and, once accepted in our program, study French to reach at least a basic understanding of French.


Please note that all attached documents must not exceed 1 Mb.
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* obligatoire / compulsory / obligatorio / 必填

* Prénom / First name / Vuestro apellido

* Nom / Last name / Vuestro nombre / 名字

* Age / Edad / 年龄

* Sexe (F/H)/ Gender(F/M) / Sexo (M/H) / 性别 (男、女)
Femme / FemaleHomme / Male

* École de danse précédente / Your dance school / Escuela de danza precedente / 以前的舞蹈学校

Dominante / Major / 强项
Classique /Ballet /现代舞Contemporain /Contemporary/芭蕾舞

Diplôme d'études secondaires / High School Diploma / Escuela diploma / 学校文凭 / Escola diploma / ディプロマスクール

* Do you apply through the program "Studio Arts" of IES Abroad Paris?

* Taille (en cm) / Height (in cm) / Altura / 身高

* Poids (en kg) / Weight (in kg) / Peso / 体重


Nationalité / Nationality / Nacionalidad / 国籍

Numéro de téléphone / Telephone number / Numero de teléfono / 电话号码

* email / mail / 电子邮件

* Confirmation email / Confirm mail / Confirmación email / 确认电子邮件

* Adresse / Address / Dirección / 地址

* CP / Postal code

* Ville / City / Ciudad / 城市

* Pays / Country

* Passeport (copie) / Passport (copy)

* CV / Resume

* Photo PORTRAIT / Photo Headshot



* Liens video de votre présentation / Videolinks / Enlace video de vuestra presentación / 您表演短片的链接

* Motivation / Motivación / 动机和目标