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Audition Process

PRELIMINARY ROUND

  • Candidates must check in at registration.
  • Registration begins for each round at 8:00 a.m.
  • After registration candidates will introduce themselves on a microphone to the judges.
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  • Candidates will then "freestyle" dance in groups in front of the panel of judges. Music is provided for this section of the audition.
  • Candidates will have one minute to perform "freestyle" dance moves in groups for the judging panel. At the end of the performances, the judges' selections for call backs will be posted.
  • Although candidates will not know what music they will be dancing to until the day of auditions, they should prepare numerous eight counts of choreography ahead of time that can easily be transferred to upbeat dance music.
  • There are no specific movements that must be executed at preliminaries. "Freestyle" dance should be a blend of jazz/pom/hip-hop that incorporates movements that you feel comfortable with technically.
  • We would recommend that you showcase your strongest dance moves as well as any technical skills, such as kicks, double or triple turns, leaps, flexibility movements, etc.
  • Candidate information for those who will be moving on to the semi-final will be posted throughout the day.
  • Throughout auditions, the most important performance quality is confidence and passion.
  • Project strong dance elements, confident posture, controlled movements and a genuine smile.

SEMI-FINAL ROUND

  • Contestants who have been selected to attend the semi-final round must report back at the announced time.
  • Candidates will be taught a fast-paced dance/cheer type combination. Choreography may include kicks, turns, and leaps.
  • Immediately following the teaching portion, candidates will perform the dance combination in groups in front of the panel of judges.
  • Upon completion of this round, candidates selected to attend the final auditions will be posted.
  • Those selected for the final auditions will stay for a brief meeting with the Director to discuss the final round of the audition process; including details for the interview as well as choreography that they will be responsible for.

INTERVIEW ROUND

  • Candidates who have advanced to the finals are required to schedule to attend a job interview with the Director.
  • Times will be available following the semi-final round.
  • Professional business attire is required for the interview.

FINAL ROUND

  • Candidates will be taught additional choreography to be combined with choreography taught in the previous round.
  • This is the portion of the audition where finalists have the opportunity to showcase their own style of dance and display their individual creativity.
  • Candidates will then be responsible for adding their own choreography to a designed portion of the routine. This information will be shared at the end of the semi-final round.
  • Finalists will stay for a brief meeting with the Director and finalists chosen training camp will be posted at the completion of the final round.