We are still hosting private auditions for our 2023-2024 competitive teams
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The CDP Dance Company is an opportunity for your child to grow as an artist and athlete. It is a privilege for those excited and willing to commit to a deeper knowledge of the arts, technique, and performance. It is a family of dancers taking their dance experience to another level. They learn many genres of dance, attend multiple classes per week, perform at various events throughout the year, and participate in dance competitions and conventions.
CDP Dance Company Directors: Tondalaya Pearson, Jessica McMillan
This year, we will be holding auditions for 6 different companies:
Mini Company – 1st-3rd grade
Tween Company – 4th-5th grade
Junior Company – 6th-7th grade
Teen Company – 8th-9th grade
Senior Company – 10th grade and up
*We take age and ability into consideration each year, age assignment above will fluctuate from year to year depending on dancers auditioning*
ALL COMPANY DANCERS ARE REQUIRED TO AUDITION IN BALLET AND JAZZ. Although Tap is required for Mini, Tween, and Junior groups – Tap will not be included in this audition.
Tap is an optional dance from for Teens and Seniors. If you are auditioning in for the Teen or Senior Company you will be able to indicate your Tap interest on the audition form.
Ballet and Jazz auditions will determine placement and consideration for additional dance forms including Musical Theater, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Acrobatics (if applicable).
The first portion of the audition will be structured as a Ballet class, focusing on barre exercises and center combinations demonstrating the dancers’ technique.
During the ballet portion, dancers will be taking a class while being observed by a panel of judges. In addition to technical ability, judges will be watching for focus, work ethic, attitude, ability to make corrections, performance quality, appearance, and showmanship. While we do not expect perfection, we are looking for dancers with determination and potential!
The next portion of the audition will be focused on Jazz. During this time, dancers will learn a Jazz combination incorporating more advanced elements and style.
WHAT TO WEAR: Dancers should plan to wear leotard and tights. No leggings or shorts. Dancers currently in our CDP company should not wear their past company uniforms. No loose clothing will be permitted during the audition. Dancers should “look the part” — hair neatly secured in a bun, bright eyes, performance-ready. The better you feel, the better you’ll dance. Wear something you feel confident in. Add some extra shimmer – your judges will notice!
RESULTS: If you are not currently dancing in our CDP competitive company, you will receive audition results within 6 weeks. If you are currently a CDP competitive company dancer, results will likely be sent after our Nationals competition the week of July 4th.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: All dancers must register for auditions by May 15th.
Should you choose to accept your position in our Competitive Company, the following will be required:
– All company members must turn in a SIGNED COMMITMENT CONTRACT within one week from placement email along with your COMPLETE company camp fee (approximately $375).