CARY DANCE PRODUCTIONS COMPETITIVE DANCE COMPANY AUDITIONS FOR THE 2022-2023 SEASON WILL BE HELD
AT CDP on SATURDAY, May 14th.
**Ms. T will be hosting a ZOOM Q&A on all things company on Thursday April 28th from 7-8pm. This meeting will be for NEW COMPANY DANCERS ONLY. If you are interested in attending this meeting, please register for the “event” through your parent portal**
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
CDP Company Manager: Amy Holcomb
This year, we will be holding auditions for 6 different companies:
Petite Company for dancers ages 7-9
Mini Company for dancers ages 9-10
Tween 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
All dancers ages are as of January 1st, 2023
*We take age and ability into consideration each year, age assignment above will fluctuate from year to year depending on dancers auditioning*
PETITE/MINI COMPANY AUDITION $40: Saturday, May 14th 9:00-10:30am
JUNIOR/TWEEN COMPANY AUDITION $40: Saturday, May 14th 10:45-1:00pm
TEEN/SENIOR AUDITION $40: Saturday, May 14th 1:30-3:45pm
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your audition time to stretch independently and receive your audition number. Please bring ballet, jazz and tap shoes for the audition. All dancers will need to have ballet shoes on first.
ALL COMPANY DANCERS ARE REQUIRED TO AUDITION IN BALLET AND JAZZ. Only dancers who are auditioning for Petite, Mini, Tween or Junior will audition in TAP. Tap is an optional dance from for Juniors, Teens, and Seniors. If you are auditioning for the Junior, 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.
The last portion of the audition will be focused on Tap. Dancers auditioning for the CDP Petite, Mini, Tween, or Junior companies are required to attend this portion. Tap is optional for dancers auditioning for the CDP Teen, or Senior companies. If you are interested in auditioning for tap, please indicate this on your audition form. During this time dancers will learn a small Tap combination demonstrating age-appropriate skills and rhythms.
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 company uniforms from the 2021-2022 season. 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: Although you may receive them earlier, audition results will be emailed to each individual dancer within 6 weeks of your scheduled audition. If you are not currently dancing in our CDP competitive company, you may receive your results earlier.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: All dancers must register for auditions by May 1st. Please click HERE for the registration form.
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 by June 1st along with your COMPLETE company camp fee (approximately $350).