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Walnut Hill School for the Arts

SUMMER DANCE AUDITION INFORMATION

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All students interested in attending Summer Dance must complete a dance audition in the form of a ballet class. Live auditions for Summer Dance occur during the month of January at a variety of locations throughout the United States. Video auditions must be received by March 1st. Dancers will be notified via email one to two weeks after their audition whether or not they have been accepted into the program.

LIVE AUDITIONS - NATIONAL DANCE AUDITION TOUR

Live auditions consists of a ninety minute ballet class including barre and center work. Pointe work will be evaluated at this audition. Students will be evaluated based on technical ability, strength, and potential. All dancers interested in attending Summer Dance must complete the following to be considered for the summer program:

●      Pay Audition Fee by pre-registering for an audition
●      Bring 4×6 or 5×7 photograph of first arabesque to audition
●      Bring filled out Audition Form to audition

Students who pre-register will receive a discounted audition fee rate of $30. Day-of registrations will inquire an increased audition fee $40 paid by cash or check. It is strongly recommended that you pre-register online. If you are auditioning for both the Dance Department and Summer Dance program, you need only submit the $65 high school application fee. The Summer Dance audition fee is waived for dancers applying to both programs.

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NATIONAL DANCE AUDITION TOUR SCHEDULE

DIGITAL AUDITIONS

If unable to attend a live audition, students may submit a recorded audition using Slideroom. Dancers must also upload a first arabesque photograph to Slideroom and pay a $40 digital audition fee when they submit their recording. Digital audition submissions should be no longer than 10 minutes and must showcase barre and center work. Video recordings must include the following:

  • Introduction (Full name, program for which you are auditioning i.e Summer Dance
  • Barre (3-5 brief combinations, one side only)
  • Center
  • Tendus
  • Adagio
  • Pirouettes
  • Grand allegro

Recordings should be received by March 1, 2019. Recorded auditions received after this date will be evaluated on a rolling basis.

DRESS CODE

Girls should wear pink tights, pink ballet slippers and a solid leotard in any color. Canvas or leather ballet slippers are acceptable. Hair should be neatly pulled back and away from the face. Girls need to bring pointe shoes.

Boys should wear a fitted white leotard or tee shirt, black tights, and black ballet slippers or white ballet slippers with white ankle socks. Canvas or leather ballet slippers are acceptable.

SCHOLARSHIPS

All dancers who audition are eligible for merit-based scholarships to attend Summer Dance. This assessment is based solely upon the audition. Notification of the receipt of any scholarship offer will be sent via email along with the student’s acceptance letter and enrollment contract. Summer Dance does not offer need-based financial aid.