Dancers should audition with their age group for your age AS OF THE AUDITION DATE unless otherwise advised by DC staff. (read highlighted material below if you are ages 11 and up)
Please remember, company placement IS NOT exclusively determined by age. Skill level , technical achievement/potential and performance ability are the crucial elements which determine company placement.
Ages 6-8 Jazz Auditions-10:30 am-11:00 am
Ages 6-8 Contemporary Auditions-11:00 am-11:30 am
Ages 6-8 Hip Hop Auditions-11:30 am-12:00 pm
Ages 9-11 Jazz Auditions-1:00 pm-1:45 pm
Ages 9-11 Hip-Hop Auditions-1:45 pm-2:30 pm
Ages 9-11 Contemporary Auditions- 2:30 pm- 3:15 pm
Ages 9-12 Tap Audition- 3:15 pm- 3:45 pm
** break 3:45-4:00**
Ages 12-14 Jazz Audition- 4:00 pm- 4:45 pm
Ages 12-14 Contemporary Audition- 4:45 pm-5:30 pm
Ages 12-14 Hip-Hop Audition- 5:30 pm-6:15 pm
Ages 13 AND UP Tap Audition- 6:15 pm-6:45 pm
Ages 15 AND UP Jazz Audition- 6:45 pm- 7:30 pm
Ages 15 AND UP Hip-Hop Audition- 7:30 pm-8:15 pm
Ages 15 AND UP Contemporary Audition- 8:15 pm-9:00 pm
All current JUNIOR COMPANY dancers who are 11 years of age as of the audition date, but will be turning 12 within 2022 are invited to stay for the 12-14 auditions .You must also audition with your age group in order to participate in the 12-15 audition classes. This is NOT required, as you will be placed by ability over age.5).
WHAT TO EXPECT AT AUDITIONS: Parents (or dancers) will be required to fill out a short audition form in the lobby prior to auditions, so please arrive 10 minutes early. This will indicate the audition classes you will be attending for the day. An option will be available to applicable dancers on the form to indicate if they are interested in a duet/trio or small group. These groupings will be chosen based on group auditions, and are at the discretion of the DC CO. staff. You MUST provide a current e-mail address, so make sure your dancer has this information if they will be filling out forms themselves. Dancers must pay ONE $25.00 audition fee (regardless of number of audition classes taken) Cash is the preferred method of payment, but checks written to Dancers Corner will be accepted.
During company auditions, dancers may be be asked to follow a brief warm up. They will then be asked to learn a short piece of choreography in the style of the audition class and perform it in groups!
AUDITION DRESS CODE/ETIQUETTE
*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 shoes for tap auditions *dancers 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.
*Masks are optional for auditioning dancers. Use personal discretion.
*Hair should be tidy, and out of dancers face.
*Water and sports drinks are permitted in the studio.
*Dancers may bring dance bags into the studio with them.
*Dancers should not talk during auditions, and should raise hands with questions only if they are absolutely necessary and specific. 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 may vocally support others while they are performing in groups!
*Dancers should NOT SIT at any point during audition classes unless permission to do so is granted by Staff.
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, and refrain from waiting in the lobby, as to keep capacity at a minimum.
*Dancers should be prepared to begin 4 consecutive weeks of summer classes starting the week of July 5th. Summer schedules as well as AMP 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).