Digital AuditionsVideo Submission Requirements
The audition submission should begin with a short technical demonstration at the barre and center. At the barre the student must include plies, tendues, ronde de jambe, passé and adagio developpe en croix. In the center the dancer must include adagio, pirouettes, petite and grand allegro. The exercises can be short, but with enough repetition that the dancer can be seen clearly. This section does not need to be more than 6 minutes in length. Please also include a classical variation, (on pointe for women) one to two minutes in length. If the dancer does not have a variation prepared please include a combination on pointe in the center.
The audition submission should include a modern or jazz solo, two to three minutes in length.
Please begin your video with a verbal introduction. State your name, age, where you are from, your favorite Broadway musical, and an interesting fact about yourself. Next, please record a 1-2 min dance solo in the style of Musical Theatre. Conclude your audition with a song! We would like to hear 32 bars/measures from a Broadway show. It is more important that each students shows that they are ready to stand up and give singing a go even if they can not sing very well. Having the confidence to go for it is really the sign of a performer. If you don’t know any show tunes, you may sing the national anthem or your favorite disney tune, as long as you give it your best shot.
The tap audition submission should be a 1-1:30 minute solo performance. The audition should show a dancer performing cleanly with accuracy in sound and step. The video should demonstrate the dancer’s proficiency performing flaps, shuffles, flap ball-change, cramp rolls. wings, pull backs, a time step, and rhythm turns all with clean clear tap sounds. The video should show the dancer performing complex syncopated rhythms and double time step, show a transfer of weight from foot to foot and include challenging choreographic material and historical tap combinations. Younger dancers may modify the contents listed here to fit their level of training.
The audition submission should be a 2 minute solo or freestyle improve in the style of Hip Hop