CARY DANCE PRODUCTIONS RECREATIONAL COMPETITIVE COMPANY AUDITIONS FOR THE 2020-2021 SEASON WILL BE HELD
VIRTUALLY ON SATURDAY, May 30th 2020.
**Ms. T will be hosting a LIVE Q&A on all things RCC on Friday, May 15th at 7:15pm. If you are interested in attending this meeting, please register for the “event” through your parent portal. The meeting link will be sent to all who are registered on Friday, 5/15**
Recreational Competitive Companies:
At Cary Dance Productions, we offer a unique opportunity for dancers who have a strong work ethic, are committed to their dance education, and love to perform.
Our Recreational Competitive Company strikes a balance between weekly recreational classes and our competitive level teams — a smaller time and financial commitment with the same amount of heart.
In addition to class attendance requirements, RCC dancers occasionally have rehearsals on the weekend, and are required to participate in several additional performances. These performances include the Cary and Apex Christmas Parades, our winter benefit show CREATE, one local dance competition, and our end of year Spring Recital.
We currently have four different RCC teams at our studio:
Mini RCC for dancers ages 8-10
Junior RCC for dancers ages 10-12
Teen RCC for dancers ages 13-14
Senior RCC for dancers 15+
All RCC dancers are required to attend a VIRTUAL placement audition for the 2020-2021 season.
Mini/Junior RCC AUDITION:
Saturday, May 30th: 2:30-4:00pm
Teen/Senior RCC AUDITION:
Saturday, May 30th: 4:15-5:45pm
Click here for the 2020-2021 RCC Audition Form.
All dancers are required to complete this form as of May 20th, 2020 to be eligible to audition.
ALL RCC 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 45 minutes 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 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 take corrections, performance quality, appearance, and showmanship. While we do not expect perfection, we are looking for dancers with determination and potential!
The next 30 minutes of the audition will be focused on Jazz. During this time, dancers will learn a Jazz combination incorporating more advanced elements and style. There will be one judge present for this portion of the audition. All dancers will be required to submit a video of their recorded combination within 1 hour of their scheduled audition.
The last portion of the audition will focused on Tap. Tap is optional for dancers auditioning for RCC. 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. Dancers will be required to submit a video of their recorded Tap combination within 1 hour of their scheduled audition.
Details on how to submit videos coming soon!
WHAT TO WEAR: Dancers should plan to wear leotard and tights (dancers currently in our CDP company should not wear their RCC uniform from the 2019-2020 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: 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 even earlier.
Should you choose to accept your position in our RCC Program, the following will be required:
– All RCC dancers are REQUIRED to attend a mandatory company dance camp scheduled July 29th-August 2nd. Specific times for each group TBA.
– All company members must turned in a SIGNED COMMITMENT CONTRACT upon accepting RCC placement along their with your COMPLETE company camp fee (approximately $250-$350).