Auditions will be held on Monday, June 29th (6-8pm) and Friday, July 10th (2-4pm)
Due to COVID-19 we have decided to offer 2 audition times in order to space the number of dancers out for each class. Dancers only need to attend one of the audition times. The audition will be taught by VDS staff and judged by outside dance instructors. The audition will follow this general layout:
- Ballet Barre & Center
- Modern & Jazz Combo
(Pointe will be assessed through normal Pointe classes during the summer.)
Depending on audition numbers, dancers may be divided into groups after the ballet barre based on age and years of dance experience. Dancers should participate in the full audition even if they have not had formal training in modern or jazz.
What do I need for the audition?
Dancers should arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the audition time to check in and warm themselves up. Dancers need ballet shoes have footed tights that can be rolled up to ankle or calf-length for the jazz/modern component of the audition. Traditional attire (black leotard and pink tights) is recommended. Hair must be pulled back and off the face, bun preferred. Face masks are required of all dancers at this audition.
What does the audition determine?
This audition is used to determine the 2020-2021 Ensemble & Junior Members groups as well as featured parts, solos, extra performances, Nutcracker Short & Suite dances, etc.
What if I have a pre-scheduled conflict and cannot attend one of the audition dates, but am still interested?
This will be handled on a case by case basis. Please email us immediately at Traci@VillageDanceStudio.com
What is required of me & my parents if I make the Ensemble or the Juniors group?
Additional information on what is expected as a member of these groups can be found by scrolling to the bottom of the Performing Groups page. If you have additional questions or concerns please do not hesitate to ask!
NEW! Nutcracker Supplement Option
As many may notice, the Nutcracker has a variety of styles, special features, solos, and more. We can not cover every intricate detail needed for the Nutcracker during the audition. This year we are inviting returning members (those who have been in the Juniors or Ensemble for atleast 1 year) to send in a short video, if they would like, to show us a skill or style that wasn't featured during the audition or they feel they can show more. Suggestions include tap dancing, tumbling/acrobatics, fouette turns, pointe work, theatrical expressions, and more. By sending in a video you are NOT guaranteed to get a part in that style, but rather are showing us where your interests or skills may lie that we may not have known or seen at the audition.
All videos must be uploaded to the google folder HERE by Wednesday, July 15th.