Dance Class Auditions
AUDITIONING FOR 2020-2021? Updated packet coming soon!
Intermediate, Advanced, or Rush?
Which class is right for you? Are you ready to move up? Check out the descriptions of the class levels here!
If you want to be in a Beginning level dance class, there's no audition! You just need to register for Dance 1! However, if you want to learn more about the dance styles studied in Beginning Dance as well as work on your choreography, you will need to audition for Intermediate, Advanced, or RUSH Dance Company.
Audition and Workshop Schedule
Auditions and Workshops for the 2020-2021 school year will take place ONLINE! You will learn two combinations across the floor and two dance combinations as your audition. If you wish to be on RUSH, you will also need to schedule a one-on-one interview with Ms. Downing to apply for a position. Dancers will be expected to dress so the judges may best see your movement, and will be scored on presentation as well as technical and performance skills. Professional dress includes form-fitting dance attire, all hair clean off of neck and shoulders and away from face, and dance footwear or barefoot.
Audition Event Breakdown:
April 15th, 2020: Audition Combos posted in Google Classroom. Contact us here for the audition class code!
April 30th, 2020: Paperwork Due!! Please submit to Google Classroom by 11:59pm. Contact us if you have trouble.
May 1st, 2020: Across the Floor and Combo video submissions due by 11:59pm. Contact us if you have trouble.
May 8th, 2020: Video submission review period over. RUSH Applicants will be scheduled for online individual meetings.
*Note: if you have any special skills you would like to showcase, please record these and submit as well.
May 9th, 2020: All dance classes will be posted in the Audition Google Classroom and sent to counselors for scheduling.
Technique demonstrated will include the following: splits, chaîné and piqué, battements, double pirouettes, single stag, and double stag, front and side leaps, and improvisation skills. Dancers will also have the ability to demonstrate any additional skills or tumbling that they wish to show the judges.
Rush Dance Company
Combs High Dancers who have shown the adequate technique for Advanced Dance are invited to audition for RUSH Dance Company! It will be an exciting year, full of performance events and skill building, and we're looking for new members to add to our team!
Want to know if RUSH is right for you?
If you want a place to hang out with friends and socialize while dancing and performing a little, this is probably not the place for you.
But, if you are looking for a dedicated group of athletes working to consistently advance their technique and explore storytelling through movement, you may be a perfect fit!
The audition for the RUSH Dance Company will take place during auditions. Any dancer who would like to prepare a solo piece to audition may do so and post it for additional consideration, but it is not a requirement to make RUSH. For the auditions, dancers will need to sign up for an interview time during the week of April 1-8.
Dancers will be expected to dress professionally, and will be scored on presentation as well as technical and performance skills.
If you have any questions, please email us here!