Auditions are held at the end of the spring semester each year for the NFB Academie and are by reservation only. However, due to closures related to COVID-19, auditions for the 2020-2021 school year have been changed as follows:

  • 3rd Grade Academie Auditions:
    Our annual Incoming 3rd Grade Academie Auditions have been rescheduled for Saturday, June 27th from 11:00am – 2:30pm. Auditions are by appointment only. Please download and return the completed registration form to our office by 5pm on Wednesday, June 24th. We will conduct these auditions in our Fort Walton Beach studios under the following guidelines:
    • Applicants will be assigned a 20 minute time slot upon registration. We will audition 10 students at a time and allow 15 minutes in between each group.
    • Please arrive between 5-10 minutes prior to scheduled audition time. Check in will take place outside the main doors where you will wait until your group is called inside. There will be designated check in and pick up lines.
    • We ask that parents wait outside or in their cars during their child’s audition, as our lobby will be closed. We will escort each group outside after the audition, to ensure each child is handed off to their parents.
    • Please remind your child to use the restroom before coming to the audition.
    • We ask that students leave all belongings with their parents. ( no bags or additional clothes will allowed in the building )
    • Dancers will be required to sanitize their hands and have their temperature taken upon entering the building.
    • Each group will be spaced accordingly upon entering the studio and during the duration of the audition.
    • Our staff will need to be hands on with your child and will be supplied with masks and gloves.
    • If your child or any one in your household is experiencing any symptoms, we ask that you inform our office and we will make other arrangements for the audition.
  • 6th Grade Academie Auditions: Cancelled. All current 5th Grade Academie Students will be evaluated for the 6th Grade Middle School Program based on previous years’ grades in ballet.

No prior dance training and no particular academic achievement is required for students seeking admittance to the third grade. However, students currently in fifth grade seeking to audition for the Academie Middle School sixth grade program should have at least three years of ballet training and there is no particular academic benchmark required. Auditions for other grade levels are based on space available, and you may request to be placed on our waiting list for that opportunity. Auditions are open to all children in the community and selection is made solely on the child’s ballet potential.