The Northwest Florida Ballet Académie will hold auditions for the 2018/2019 academic year from 6-8 p.m. April 28 and 2:30-4:30 p.m. April 29 for incoming third grade students and from 3:30-5 p.m. April 28 for incoming sixth grade students. Auditions are by appointment only and held at the NFB Studios in downtown Fort Walton Beach.

Prospective Académie students and their parents are encouraged to attend a tour event at the NFB studios. Tours are available on April 24 at 10:15 a.m., April 25 at 6 p.m. and April 26 at 10:15 a.m. for incoming third grade students. A tour for students entering the sixth grade is available on April 27 at 9 a.m.

The NFB Académie is a free, integrated arts and academic program for third through eighth grade boys and girls who demonstrate the potential to excel in dance. Académie students receive concentrated instruction in ballet as a part of their overall academic and artistic education. Certified elementary and middle schoolteachers under the direction of the Okaloosa County School District supervise the academic program. French, art and music are also taught weekly.

For more information on the Académie, tours or to reserve an audition time, call 850-664-7787 or visit nfballet.org/academie/.

All reservation auditions must be made in advance.

NFB will also hold auditions for the Pre-Professional Program from 10:30 a.m. to noon May 12. Auditions are by reservations only. For complete details and audition documents, visit nfballet.org/pre-pro/auditions/.

NFB's Company Auditions will also be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon May 12 and auditions for the NFB Trainee Program will be held from 9-10:30 a.m. May 12. Auditions are by reservations only. For complete details and audition documents, visit nfballet.org/company/company-auditions/.