SUMMER YOUTH DANCE AUDITION INFORMATION
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All students interested in attending Summer Youth Dance must complete a dance audition in the form of a ballet class. Live auditions for Summer Youth Dance occur during the month of January at a variety of locations throughout the United States. Video auditions must be received by March 1.
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
- NATIONAL DANCE AUDITION TOUR SCHEDULE
- DIGITAL AUDITIONS
- DRESS CODE
All dancers interested in attending Summer Youth Dance must complete an audition to be considered for the summer program. The live auditions consists of a ninety minute ballet class including barre and center work. Pointe work will not be evaluated for students auditioning for Summer Youth Dance. Previous pointe experience is NOT required to audition as this program provides pre-pointe classes. Students will be evaluated based on technical ability, strength, and potential. All dancers interested in attending Summer Youth Dance must complete the following to be considered for the summer program:
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 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 Youth Dance
- Barre (3-5 brief combinations, one side only)
- Grand allegro
Recordings should be received by March 1, 2019. Recorded auditions received after this date will be evaluated on a rolling basis.
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.
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.