It’s AUDITION TIME!!!
Friday, May 17th – Studio A
4:30 pm – until. Doors at 4:15 pm.
Dancer must have at least one year of competitive experience to audition for a solo, and be a minimum of 8 years of age as of the audition date. Each dancer will audition individually (with a 1 min. minimum, but not to exceed 2 min. please) piece of choreography to be choreographed by the auditionee, in any style you like! Remember, it is ultimately up to the discretion of the DC staff as to the style of solo soloists will be given if he/she receives a solo, but we will take the style you present to us in your audition into consideration. Dancers will LINE UP to sign in and submit a $5.00 audition fee and will receive a number upon arrival; the audition will be organized by number. If you are unable to come at the start time to sign in, that’s fine! However, No more sign-ins will be taken after 6:00 pm. If this is an issue for you, contact firstname.lastname@example.org immediately. Dancer must provide music on an iPod, iPhone, iPad or laptop. No CDs! Music does not have to be cut/edited. Auditioning dancer will bring music into the studio and hand it to the judges. Be aware that dancers cannot perform a solo without also performing with a group company during the competition season. Please understand that there is a limited number of soloists positions that will be offered.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT AUDITIONS
During jazz company auditions, dancers will be asked to follow a brief warm up. They will then be asked to learn a short piece of choreography and perform it in groups. Contemporary, hip-hop and tap auditions will focus on learning a short piece of choreography and performing it in groups.
Auditionees should be dressed in form fitting dance attire for jazz and/or contemporary auditions. Baggy tops/ sweats are appropriate for tap and hip-hop auditions only. Audiotionees should have proper footwear for each style of dance for which they intend to audition: jazz shoes for jazz company auditions (any color), Tap auditionees will not be permitted to audition without tap shoes and Hip-Hop auditionees must wear sneakers. Contemporary auditionees do not need footwear, as they will dance barefoot.
Hair should be tidy, and out of dancers face.
Water and sports drinks are permitted in the studio.
Dancers should not talk during auditions, and should raise hands with questions only if they are absolutely necessary. Questions should be specific! If you are not prepared to be detailed about what you are asking, please refrain. Hands should not be raised while the instructor is talking/teaching unless it is an emergency. Dancers should not disrupt the audition process to ask for water. When not dancing, dancers my vocally support others while they are dancing 🙂
Dancers should NOT SIT at any point during audition classes
A NOTE TO PARENTS
DC company auditions are closed, meaning parents are not permitted in the studio during auditions. The studio viewing windows will be curtained to prevent distraction, so you may plan to drop off/pick up your dancer or wait in the lobby. Keep in mind that, as dance is a year round sport, all DC company dancers are required to take summer classes as well as the mandatory AMP dance intensive August 5th-8th. Choreography season begins August 1st, so all DC Co dancers need to be available by this date! Not everyone will begin on Aug 1st, but keep this in mind when planning summer travel, that summer vacations should be taken in June or July so that dancers are “in town” and available to begin choreo season at the start of August, as needed. Group choreography sessions will continue to take place over the months of Aug, Sept and Oct. We make an effort to send your choreography schedules at least 3 weeks out from the scheduled choreography session whenever possible. We attempt to send “save the date” announcements before we send exact schedules when possible so that you can plan your lives. Dancers should be prepared to begin 4 consecutive weeks of summer classes starting the week of July 8th. Summer schedules as well as intensive schedules will be e-mailed to you once all companies are all in place, and your contract has been emailed to you (shortly after auditions).