Auditions will be held on Saturday, April 28th from 2-4pm*.
The audition will be taught by VDS staff and judged by outside dance instructors. The audition will follow this general layout:
- Ballet Barre
- Ballet Center
- Modern Combo
- Jazz Combo
- *Pointe Combo (this will be from 3:40-4:00pm and is completely optional. Only dancers who began pointe in Summer 2017 or before and attend regularly are invited to this last 20 minutes of the audition.
Dancers will be divided into groups after the ballet barre based on age and years of dance experience. Dancers are still able to participate in the full audition even if they have not had formal training in modern or jazz.
What do I need for the Ensemble Audition?
Dancers should arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the audition time to check in and warm themselves up. Dancers need ballet shoes, pointe shoes (if applicable), jazz shoes, and have footed tights that can be rolled up to ankle or calf-length for the 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.
What does the Ensemble Audition determine?
This audition is used to determine the 2018-2019 Ensemble & Junior Members Groups as well as featured parts, solos, extra performances, Nutcracker Short & Suite groups, etc.
What if I have a pre-scheduled conflict and cannot attend the audition, 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!