Dance Class  Auditions

Auditions are Coming Up!

 

If you are a new student to Combs High School and are interested in auditioning, please contact us here for more information and to register for an audition.  Details below!

 Intermediate,  Advanced, or Rush?

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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 2022-2023 school year will be in person! You will learn combinations across the floor and in center for your audition. If you wish to be on RUSH, you will also need to schedule a one-on-one interview with Ms. Carson to apply for a position, and you will need to submit a quality solo recording in the online form. 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 Audition Application

  • Complete Consent Form and submit online or bring to the first Audition Workshop

  • E-mail all of your teachers asking them to fill out the online recommendation form

Senior High Students

Day 1/ Friday, April 1, 2022

Application, Online Consent forms, and Teacher Evaluations due. Advanced and RUSH auditionees, prepare a 1-2 minute solo of your own choreography and for RUSH, schedule meeting with Mrs. Carson prior to auditions.

Day 2/ Tuesday, April 5, 2022 - 2:30-4:30pm, Dance Room

CHOREOGRAPHY WORKSHOP: All dancers will learn the Hip Hop and Jazz Dance Combos. The Workshop is mandatory for auditions.

Day 3/ Wednesday, April 6, 2022 - 2:30-4:00pm, Dance Room  TURNS AND LEAPS WORKSHOP: All dancers will learn the two Turns and Leaps Combos. Workshop is mandatory for auditions. Solo choreography video (and optional tricks and tech video) due to the 21-22 to the Audition Spreadsheet Link in Google Classroom by 8pm for Adjudication.

Day 4/ Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 3:00pm - finish, Dance Room

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

3:00 pm- Auditions will begin. All results including Intermediate, Advanced, and the 22-23 RUSH Dance Company will be decided and revealed in the Audition Google Classroom by 8:00 pm.

Day 5/ Friday, April 8, 2021 - Conference, Room 411

Captain Application Meeting - Returning RUSH only.

Day 6/ Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 7:00pm, Virtual

Mandatory RUSH Company Member Parent Meeting. 

Day 7/ Friday, April 15, 2022 - Conference, Room 411

Combs High Dance Club Officer Application Meeting 

Junior High Students

Day 1/ Friday, April 1, 2022

Application, Online Consent forms, and Teacher Evaluations due. Advanced and RUSH auditionees, prepare a 1-2 minute solo of your own choreography and for RUSH, schedule meeting with Mrs. Carson prior to auditions.

Day 2/ Tuesday, April 5, 2022 - 4:30-6:30pm, Dance Room

CHOREOGRAPHY WORKSHOP: All dancers will learn the Hip Hop and Jazz Dance Combos. The Workshop is mandatory for auditions.

Day 3/ Wednesday, April 6, 2022 - 2:30-4:00pm, Dance Room  TURNS AND LEAPS WORKSHOP: All dancers will learn the two Turns and Leaps Combos. Workshop is mandatory for auditions. Solo choreography video (and optional tricks and tech video) due to the 21-22 to the Audition Spreadsheet Link in Google Classroom by 8pm for Adjudication.

Day 4/ Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 4:30pm - finish, Dance Room

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

4:45 pm- Auditions will begin. All results including Intermediate, Advanced, and the 22-23 RUSH Dance Company will be decided and revealed in the Audition Google Classroom by 8:00 pm.

Day 5/ Friday, April 8, 2021 - Conference, Room 411

Captain Application Meeting - Returning RUSH only.

Day 6/ Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 7:00pm, Virtual

Mandatory RUSH Company Member Parent Meeting. 

Day 7/ Friday, April 15, 2022 - Conference, Room 411

Combs High Dance Club Officer Application Meeting 

Captain Auditions

 

Friday, May 9, 2022

  • All new and old RUSH Members attend. 2022 Seniors optional, but welcome!

  • All members will have the opportunity to define what a captain looks like to them. 

  • Captains will have 10-20 minutes to teach a 30-45 second combo to the group. See Captain Audition Info Sheet for details.

  • Upon completion, we will hold the Captain Team Vote. Candidates will answer questions posed by the team, and whole team vote ballots will be distributed and collected virtually. All members present will have the opportunity to vote. Captains will be announced May 10, 2022 in the Audition Google Classroom. 

Technical Requirements

Intermediate, Advanced, and Company - 

 

Turns and Leaps – There will be two different turns and leaps combinations taught.  

       * 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.  

 

Turns and Leaps to work on for both the combos and the choreography: 

       * Single, Double, and Triple Pirouettes outside

       * Single and Double Pirouettes inside

       * Chaine's and Pique's

       * Attitude turns outside

       * Pencil turns outside

       * Compass turns inside

       * Grande jete's

       * Saut de chat's

       * Surprise leaps

Advanced and Company - Solo and Trick Requirements

Solo - If you are auditioning for RUSH or Advanced, you will need to prepare a 1-2 minute solo of your own choreography showcasing your best technique in the following areas. This submission should showcase YOUR technique and YOUR ability to choreograph. Do not have someone else choreograph this for you. Please, submit it online to the Audition Spreadsheet in the Google Classroom by April 6th at 8:00 pm. 

  • Leg strength: Leaps, jumps, or kicks demonstrating power in legs

  • Turns: Your best turn combo on your dominant side 

  • Back Flexibility: Backbends, arches, scorpions, king cobra, etc. to demonstrate flexibility of the spine. 

  • Performance: Happy, sad, excited, lost, confused… show me your character and make me feel with you!

  • NOTE: Any additional tricks and tech you would like to showcase but don’t want in your choreography may be uploaded in a separate video in the Audition Spreadsheet.


Tricks – For this criteria, please submit any of the following tricks you can do. Yes, if you can do all of them, you should.

       * Aerials

       * Handsprings

       * Headsprings

       * Kip Ups

       * Leg Hold Turns 

       * Scorpions

       * Walkovers

       * Chest rolls

       * Toe rises

       * Toe falls

       * Acro or tumbling tricks

 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!