Dance Class  Auditions

 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 2021-2022 school year will have online and in person components! You will learn combinations across the floor and in center for your audition, both from videos and live. 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. 

 

RUSH and Advanced Audition Classroom (opens April 1st)

  • Read Letter from Director

  • Complete RUSH & Advanced Application- Due April 23rd 

  • Complete Online Consent form - Due April 23rd

  • E-mail Teachers asking them to fill out the recommendation form. (ALL) Due April 23rd 

Senior High Students

Access Day/Friday, April 23, 2021

Audition Material will be available in the Google Classroom. 

Day 1/Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Upload Audition Material to the 21-22 Audition Submission form before Midnight. 1st cuts for RUSH Dance Company and Advanced will be made on April 28th and posted in the 2021 RUSH and Advanced Auditions Google Classroom. Intermediate Only auditioning students will be notified at this time what class they have auditioned into.

Day 2/Saturday, May 1, 2021         

Upload Audition Material  to the 21-22 Audition Submission form before Midnight. 2nd cuts for RUSH Dance Company and Advanced will be made on May 2 and posted in Google Classroom. 

Day 3/Monday, May 3, 2021 

Check in starting at 2:30 pm/ warm up on your own

3:00 pm- Auditions will begin

The 21-22 RUSH Dance Company will be decided and revealed. 

Feel free to stay or you may leave after your audition.  

Day 4/ Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Captain Application Meeting - If you are interested in being a captain on RUSH Dance Company, you must be at this meeting from 2:20-3:00 pm. There are various expectations of captains and various levels of leadership, which is new for the Company. Please, be prepared to attend this meeting. 

Day 5/ Wednesday, May 5, 2021

7pm Mandatory New RUSH Company Member VIRTUAL Meeting. 

Junior High Students

Access Day/Friday, April 23, 2021

Audition Material will be available in the Google Classroom. 

Day 1/Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Upload Audition Material to the 21-22 Audition Submission form before Midnight. 1st cuts for RUSH Dance Company and Advanced will be made on April 28th and posted in the 2021 RUSH and Advanced Auditions Google Classroom. Intermediate Only auditioning students will be notified at this time what class they have auditioned into.

Day 2/Saturday, May 1, 2021         

Upload Audition Material  to the 21-22 Audition Submission form before Midnight. 2nd cuts for RUSH Dance Company and Advanced will be made on May 2 and posted in Google Classroom. 

Day 3/Monday, May 3, 2021 

Check in starting at 4:30 pm/ warm up on your own

5:00 pm- Auditions will begin

The 21-22 RUSH Dance Company will be decided and revealed. 

Feel free to stay or you may leave after your audition.  

Day 4/ Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Dance Club Officer Application Meeting - If you are interested in being an Officer for the CombsHigh Dance Club, you must be at this VIRTUAL meeting from 4:00-4:30 pm. There are many opportunities for leadership for Advanced and RUSH dancers even at the Freshman level.  Please, be prepared to attend this meeting if you are interested in a leadership position in dance. 

Day 5/ Wednesday, May 5, 2021

7pm Mandatory New RUSH Company Member VIRTUAL Meeting. 

Captain Auditions

 

Friday, May 7 , 2021

  • Seniors optional but welcome due to Fine Arts Night Presentations - All other new and old RUSH attend.

  • All members present will vote for captain at the end of the rehearsal

  • Check in starting at 2:15 pm/ warm up on your own (End at 4:00pm)

  • 2:30 - Captain Teaching Demonstration and Audition Begins- Each Captain Applicant will have 10-20 minutes to teach their piece, TBD after a final number of applicants is determined. 

  • Upon Completion - Captain Team Vote - Candidates will answer questions and whole team vote ballots will be distributed and collected. Captains will be announced May 8, 2021 on the Combs High Dance Webpage.

Technical Requirements

Intermediate, Advanced, and Company - Material Released April 23rd.

You will submit the videos for these combos on April 27th by 11:59pm on the submission form.

Turns – There will be two different turns combinations per level.  

       * Combo 1 will be more challenging and therefore should be performed on your stronger side.  

       * Combo 2 will also be challenging, but not quite as difficult. Perform combo 2 on your weaker turn side.  

 

Ballet Combo – This combo will start on the right and go directly into the left side. You should not stop between the sides. 

Intermediate may submit an optional Solo Audition

Advanced and Company - Material Released April 28th.

You will submit the videos for these combos on May 1st by 11:59pm on the submission form.

Jazz Combo – This across the floor combo should be performed on both sides; however, you should stop after the right side and then repeat the combo on the left.  
 
 Tricks – For this criteria, please submit any of the following tricks you can do. Yes, if you can do all of them, you should.

* Aerial  * Headspring  * Kip Up  * Leg Hold Turn 
 
Solo – Required for all auditioning for RUSH. For this choreographic portion, you will be asked to submit a Solo not to exceed 1:30 seconds. You will have 6 songs to select from released in the Google Classroom on April 28th. This submission should showcase YOUR technique and YOUR ability to choreograph. Do not have someone else choreograph this for you.  

Advanced and Company - Material Released May 3rd. 

The in-person auditions begin with CHS students checking in at 2:30pm and CMS at 4:30pm.  

 

You will learn and audition the following items on May 3rd in the classroom or through a Google Meet online. 

 

You will submit the videos for these combos on May 3rd by 11:59pm on the submission form.
 
Contemporary Combo – This combo will be performed as taught.  
 
Hip Hop Combo – This combo will be performed as taught. 

 

 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. Dancers auditioning for RUSH must audition a solo. Dancers auditioning will be given six choices of music to choose from as choreography options, which will be available on April 28, after the first set of audition materials have been uploaded. 

Dancers will be expected to dress professionally, and will be scored on presentation as well as technical and performance skills. 

 Questions? 

If you have any questions, please email us here!

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