Contact us today to set up a private audition for the 2021-2022 season
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.
This year, we will be holding auditions for 5 different RCC Teams:
MinRCC Company for dancers ages 8-10
JuniorRCC Company for dancers ages 11-12
TweenRCC Company for dancers ages 13-14
TeenRCC Company for dancers ages 14-15
SeniorRCC Company for dancers ages 16-18
All dancers ages are as of January 1st, 2022
We take age and ability into consideration each year, age assignment above will fluctuate from year to year depending on dancers auditioning
MiniRCC COMPANY AUDITION – $35: Friday, June 4th: 4:00-5:30PM
Jr/TweenRCC COMPANY AUDITION – $35: Friday, June 4th: 5:45-7:15PM
Teen/SeniorRCC COMPANY AUDITION – $35: Friday, June 4th: 7:30-8:45PM
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 RCC COMPANY DANCERS ARE REQUIRED TO AUDITION IN BALLET AND JAZZ. Dancers will have the option to chose to audition for Tap if they are wanting to participate in this class for the season.
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 30 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 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 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.
The last portion of the audition will be focused on Tap. Tap is optional for dancers auditioning for the CDP RCC 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 2020-2021 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 even earlier.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: All dancers must register for auditions by Thursday, May 27th, 2021. Please click HERE for the registration form.
Should you choose to accept your position in our RCC Company, the following will be required:
– All RCC members must turn in a SIGNED COMMITMENT CONTRACT by July 1st along with your COMPLETE company camp fee (approximately $350).