Disclaimer: I always get asked what the “official” term for a male dancer is. As one myself, I honestly have never been told. So, I just say “ballerino” because it sounds nice and vaguely correct. That said, I’m in no way proclaiming that this is the fancy, correct term.
Now that we have that out of our way, let’s get to the main program! This summer, I spent 5 weeks at a ballet summer program in Boston. The whole process for this summer started during audition season. This is ballet lingo for January and February, when noted ballet school from all across the country do their own national audition tour. During this tour, they stop in major cities and hold an audition for their summer program. Once this season is over and you’ve done more auditions than you ever thought you could handle, you see where you got in and say yes to your favorite.