Group Auditions
Saturday, May 18th (studio A)

Dancers should audition with their age group for your age AS OF THE AUDITION DATE unless otherwise advised by DC staff.

Though audition classes are organized by age, it is important to note that DC company placement IS NOT exclusively determined by age. While age is considered, current ability/skill set, technical achievement/potential, performance ability, work ethic, as well as current standing/ progress, commitment and attendance as a DC Company dancer (for returning dancers) are carefully assessed to determine placement

Ages 6-8Jazz Audition10:30 am-11:00 am
Ages 6-8Contemporary Audition11:00 am-11:30 am
Ages 6-8Hip Hop Audition11:30-12:00
Ages 6-8Tap Audition12:00 pm- 12:30 pm *prior tap experience not required for this audition class. However, tap shoes are required*
Ages 9-11Jazz Audition1:30 pm-2:15 pm
Ages 9-11Hip-Hop Audition2:15 pm-3:00 pm
Ages 9-1Contemporary Audition3:00 pm- 3:45 pm
Ages 9-12Tap Audition3:45 pm- 4:15 pm
Ages 12-14Jazz Audition4:15 pm- 5:00 pm
Ages 12-14Contemporary Audition5:00 pm-5:45 pm
Ages 12-14Hip-Hop Audition5:45 pm-6:30 pm
Ages 13 & UpTap Audition6:30 pm-7:00 pm
Ages 15 & UpJazz Audition7:00 pm- 7:45 pm
Ages 15 & UpHip-Hop Audition7:45 pm-8:30 pm
Ages 15 & UpContemporary Audition8:30 pm-9:15 pm

All current JUNIOR COMPANY dancers who are 11 years of age as of the audition date, but will be turning 12 within 2024 are invited to stay for the 12-14 auditions .You must also audition with your current age group in order to participate in the 12-14 audition classes. This is NOT required, as you will be placed by ability over age.

All current TEEN COMPANY dancers, aged 13 and up are invited to stay for all 15 and up audition classes if you like. You must also audition with your current age group in order to participate in the 15 and up audition classes. This is NOT required, as you will be placed by ability over age.

All re-auditioning current Senior company dancers should audition in the 15 and up auditions, regardless of age.


    During company auditions, dancers may 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 for the panel of staff! Staff will be taking notes. These classes are designed to be super fun, and are led by an incredible team of instructors! Enjoy your audition classes! We love to see your passion and spirit!


    Dancers must pay ONE $35.00 audition fee . This fee will cover all audition classes taken that day :) Parents are required to fill out a short audition form prior to auditions, You will find the form attached to this email! There will be forms available at DC the day of (and cash or check payment will be accepted), but it is preferred that dancers kindly fill out in advance. You may bring your completed form to DC, or email it to at any time leading up to auditions to serve as your RSVP! Your $35 audition fee will be drafted upon receiving it, so you don't have to worry about it on audition day! The form will indicate the audition classes dancer will be attending for the day. An option will be available to eligible dancers to indicate if they are interested in a duet/trio or small group. These groupings will be selected based on group auditions, and are at the discretion of the DC CO staff. An option will also be available to indicate that your dancer will be auditioning for a solo (see solo audition details below). If this option is selected, an additional $10 solo audition fee will be drafted.


    • Auditionees should be dressed in form fitting dance attire for jazz and/or contemporary auditions. Baggy attire is acceptable 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 (any color/ style. Please note that dancers will not be permitted to audition for tap without tap shoes) and Hip-Hop auditionees must wear clean soled sneakers. Contemporary auditionees do not need footwear, as they will dance barefoot.
    • Hair should be tidy, and out of the dancer's 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 their hands only with necessary and specific questions. 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. They may get water from their bags while other groups are dancing as needed.
    • Dancers are not permitted to exit the studio while an audition class is in progress.
    • 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 given permission to do so.
    • Most of All, HAVE FUN!!! Enjoy these awesome classes!

Solo Auditions
Sunday, May 19th (studio A)

Solo Audtions start at 11:00 am. Doors will open at 10:30 am to begin sign in.

Dancer must have at least one year of competitive experience to audition for a solo, and be a minimum of 7 years of age as of the audition date. Each dancer will audition individually in front of a small panel of staff! Dancers should prepare a 1 minute minimum (but not to exceed 2 min. please) piece of choreography in their style of choice! Please note that Style ultimately assigned to soloists is up to the discretion of the DC staff, but the style presented will be taken into consideration! This audition will be organized by number, so dancers will LINE UP to sign in. If you are unable to come at the start time to sign in, that's not a problem! However, No more sign-ins will be taken after 12:00 pm. If this is an issue for you, contact to make alternative arrangements. Dancers must provide music on an iPod, iPhone, iPad or laptop. No CDs! Music does not have to be cut/edited to length, but can be if desired. a $10 solo audition fee will have been drafted from your account if you pre registered for audition, as asked above, or you may pay it in cash on site. Please be aware that dancers cannot perform a solo without also performing with a group company in the coming season

This is a selective process, as soloist positions are limited.


All 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. Please plan to drop off/pick up your dancer, or wait in the lobby/your vehicle.


Keep in mind that, as dance is a year round sport! DC company dancers are required to take summer classes. Dancers should be prepared to begin 4 consecutive weeks of required summer technique classes starting the week of July 1st, 2024. Summer schedules as well as AMP (see below). 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). Absences from July classes will not count against dancer's attendance, as we understand that families may travel at this time, However, dancers are expected to attend as many summer classes as possible.


Monday, July 29th - Thursday, August 1st, 2024

All DC CO dancers are REQUIRED to attend AMP. This is the official start to your season! This DC Intensive will not only AMP us up for the upcoming year, reminding us of the ever important concepts of Ambition, Motivation and Perseverance, but it is intended to broaden The DC Company dancers' knowledge of dance while pulling from the depths of their potential to push them to their maximum abilities, in an uplifting and supportive environment! DC's AMP Intensive promises a uniquely challenging dance experience, one that will help dancers grow technically, artistically, and personally, and help them make connections with their teammates and peers! They will enjoy an exciting series of classes from a renowned faculty in various styles of dance that will expose them to lessons that they will carry with them for the rest of their dance careers!

Choreography for the season may begin being set as soon as July 26th, so all dc co dancers must be available by that date! Please keep this in mind when planning summer travel. 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 mark your calendars and plan accordingly.