YBA KINEX – Elite Program Auditions 2019

YBA KINEX Elite Program Auditions 2019

YBA KINEX is opening end of August 2019 at KINEX Shopping Mall (11 Tanjong Katong Road, 437157 Singapore) and we will be launching our popular Elite Program there, to be taught by Ms. Wang Yan. The auditions are open for anyone to sign up. The Elite Program focuses on improving the foundational skills of a ballerina and is based on Ms. Yan’s 10 years experience as a leading soloist performer for the Shanghai Ballet Company. Our Elite Program has been taught by Ms. Wang Yan since 2014 and the participants achieved extraordinary results: 72 gold & 37 silver medals in only 3 years. This includes the first ever Singaporean gold medal at the Asian Grand Prix Finals in Hong Kong. Students for private classes with our teachers will be chosen from the Elite Program participants.

The auditions for YBA KINEX will be held in two rounds:

  1. Online auditions (1 June to 31 July): We will evaluate candidates based on the 3 submitted pose pictures. Results will be announced during July.
  2. Physical auditions (5-7 Aug): We will schedule in-person auditions with Ms. Yan at our Bestway Centre branch. The Elite Program participants will be chosen during this last round. Results will be announced shortly after the auditions.

YBA will only accept a limited amount of participants, so submitting early is recommended. The first term of the YBA KINEX Elite Program will begin end of August 2019. For more information or questions about YBA and our Elite and RAD classes, please check our classes page.

Email us at admin@yanballetacademy.com or call/WhatsApp at 81385809 if you have any questions.

On submission of the audition form, YBA will contact you with the round 1 results during July.

Program Schedule @ KINEX

The Elite Program will be taught on Sundays, with the below class schedule. Please note the the ages are just guidelines, students will be placed in the appropriate class based on ability. Note that the term fee covers 11 class sessions. If accepted to the Elite Program, students are required to do all their ballet training at YBA. Registration for the April 2020 RAD exams is not until early January 2020, so we will be able to register new students for the exams. YBA@KINEX schedule and fees for all classes is available at our classes page.

  • Pre-Junior (5-6 years old): Sundays 2:00-3:00 pm – 400$/term
  • Junior A (7-8 years old): Sundays 3:00-4:00 pm – 400$/term
  • Junior B (9-10 years old): Sundays 4:00-5:00 pm – 400$/term
  • Senior A (11-12 years old): Sundays 5:00-6:30 pm – 430$/term
  • Senior B (13+ years old): Sundays 6:30-8:00 pm – 430$/term

Pose Requirements

After submitting the below audition form, you must prepare 3 poses in picture format (the poses must be the same as the three pictured below) and email them to admin@yanballetacademy.com. Please ensure each image is less than 3 MB in size. Please title the email with your child’s full name and add “Elite Audition 2019”. Please note that we will not publicly disclose these images or share with any 3rd parties. You must submit the 3 pose pictures by email to complete the audition application.

Pose 1: Press your shoulders down. Keep your lower back straight. Knees should be straight and point your toes as much as you can.

Pose 2: Make sure your shoulders are balanced and keep your head pressed down. Take note of the hands that should be straight.

Pose 3: This is a classical ballet pose, please copy it. Here we are looking for showmanship/attitude in the pose.