South Shore Ballet Theatre Hosts Two Open Houses


Nutcracker community dancer auditions, boys’ scholarship auditions, open classes and faculty meet and greet over two days

South Shore Ballet Theatre Upper School and Pre-Professional students in class, image by Abbey Knoll Photography – South Shore Ballet Theatre (SSBT), the region’s pre-professional ballet school, hosts two auditions and programs “Open Houses” on Monday, August 29 and Tuesday, August 30, 3 to 6 pm, at its studios at 45 Industrial Park Road, Hingham. The events are open to the public and admission is free, welcoming both prospective and returning students and their families.

SSBT’s “Open House” offers something of interest to everyone who loves dance!  Special events include auditions for several roles in SSBT’s annual treasured production of The Nutcracker and auditions for the Boys’ Ballet Scholarship program.  Open ballet classes will be offered for all dancers ages seven and up.  Meet SSBT’s artistic director Marthavan McKeon and the school’s world class faculty while touring the beautiful facility’s studios and enjoy refreshments.  Photographer Brooke Trisolini will be on site offering dancer photo mini sessions.

Open House Schedule of Events

Monday, August 29 and Tuesday, August 30

Faculty Meet and Greet, 3 to 6 pm (Studio 2)

Meet SSBT’s artistic director and faculty while enjoying refreshments

Boys’ Scholarship Auditions and Open Ballet Class, 4 to 5 pm (Studio 1)

Dancers arrive dressed for class: Girls – leotard, tights, ballet shoes; Boys – fitted shorts, plain t-shirt, ballet shoes or jazz shoes

Boys’ scholarships are merit based and are offered for the full year, no prior experience necessary

Nutcracker Community Dancers’ Auditions for SSBT’s The Nutcracker, 5 to 6 pm

All dancers ages 11 to 14 are welcome to audition

Open Ballet Classes, 4 to 5 pm (Studio 3)

Dancers of all skill levels ages 7 and up welcome

Photoshoot Mini Sessions, 4 to 5:30 pm

Book 15-minute photo sessions for your dancer with Photographer Brooke Trisolini

15-minute mini sessions deliver 5 fully edited images, $85 per dancer; 20-minute mini sessions deliver 10 fully edited images, $100 per dancer

Dancers arrive in one outfit, (school uniform preferred), posed photos taken outdoors

Ballet faculty member Harry and student Matthew during a
boys’ ballet class, image by Abbey Knoll Photography

To register for any of the Open House programs or auditions in advance, email [email protected].  For more information about South Shore Ballet Theatre, its programs, tuition, scholarships, and performances, visit, call 781-312-7224, or follow South Shore Ballet Theatre on social media.

About South Shore Ballet Theatre

Founded in 2008, South Shore Ballet Theatre (SSBT) is a pre-professional ballet school featuring world class faculty, training tomorrow’s dancers today!  SSBT’s mission is to provide students and their families with the opportunity to develop an appreciation of ballet and related dance disciplines in a safe and nurturing environment, encouraging students to strive to achieve their fullest potential, regardless of course of study.

SSBT students frequently take the performance stage including the beloved full-length production of The Nutcracker, their annual Spring Gala and throughout the year collaboratively with local schools and arts programs, sharing the appreciation of dance with the local community.

SSBT staff are committed to supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. All students are welcome regardless of appearance, gender, race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or disability. SSBT maintains an open-door policy so that all individuals may join the SSBT community and share this art form.

SSBT’s programs include American Ballet Theatre’s (ABT®) National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough nine-level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development.  The National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels.

For more information about South Shore Ballet Theatre, its programs, tuition, scholarships, and performances, visit, call 781-312-7224, or follow South Shore Ballet Theatre on social media.

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