Auditions
  • CARY DANCE PRODUCTIONS COMPETITIVE DANCE COMPANY AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD MAY 19th, 2018

    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

    Company Manager: Amy Holcomb
    Contact our Company Manager: amy.carydanceco@gmail.com

    This year, we will be holding auditions for 6 different companies:
    Pre Company for dancers ages 5-7
    Petite Company for dancers ages 8-9
    Mini Company for dancers ages 10-12
    Junior Company for dancers ages 12-13
    Teen Company for dancers ages 13-15
    Senior Company for dancers ages 15-18

    *We take age and ability into consideration each year, age assignment above will fluctuate from year to year depending on dancers auditioning*

    PRE COMPANY AUDITION:
    Saturday, May 19th: 9:30-11:15am

    PETITE/MINI COMPANY AUDITION:
    Saturday, May 19th: 11:30am-2:15pm

    TWEEN/JUNIOR COMPANY AUDITION:
    Saturday, May 19th: 2:30pm-5:30pm

    TEEN/SENIOR COMPANY AUDITION:
    Saturday, May 19th: 6:00pm-8:15pm

    Click here for the 2018-2019 Company Audition Form.
    All dancers are required to complete this form as of May 1st, 2018 to be eligible to audition.

     

    ALL COMPANY DANCERS ARE REQUIRED TO AUDITION IN BALLET AND JAZZ
    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 each audition will be structured as a Ballet class, focusing on barre exercises, across the floor, and center combinations demonstrating the dancers’ technique. The second portion of each audition be structured as a basic Jazz class, with a quick warm up, several basic technical combinations, and a final combination incorporating more advanced elements and style. Dancers will be taking class while being observed by a panel of judges and expected to perform each combination in small groups for evaluation. In addition to technical ability, judges will be watching for focus, work ethic, attitude, ability to take corrections, performance quality, appearance, and showmanship. While we do not expect perfection, we are looking for dancers with determination and potential!

    The last portion of each audition will be for our TAP companies. Dancers auditioning for the CDP Pre, Petite, Mini, or Tween companies are required to attend this portion. Tap is optional for dancers auditioning for the CDP Junior, Teen, or Senior companies. If you are interested in auditioning for tap, please indicate this on your audition form.

    During the Tap portion of the audition, dancers can expect to demonstrate basic tap technique in a group warm up, individual demonstrations of tap steps (varied by age and level), and learning/performing a tap combination in small groups.

     

    WHAT TO WEAR: Dancers auditioning should plan to wear leotard and tights (dancers currently in our CDP company should not wear their company uniform from the 2017-2018 season). No loose clothing will be permitted during the Ballet/Jazz portion of the audition. Dancers should “look the part” — hair neatly secured, 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 will be emailed to each individual dancer after our national dance competition (the week of July 1st-7th). If you are not currently dancing in our CDP competitive company, you may receive your results earlier.

     

    Should you choose to accept your position in our Competitive Company, the following will be required:
    – All company dancers are REQUIRED to attend a mandatory company dance camp scheduled July 25th-July 29th. Specific times for each group TBD.
    – All company members must turned in a SIGNED COMMITMENT CONTRACT by July 1st along with your COMPLETE company camp fee (approximately $350).

     

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