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Dance Online Audition Requirements

The Dance Department is welcoming students who have a passion for dance, and are interested and committed to focused dance training in Ballet and Modern at SDSCPA.  Formal dance training in Ballet and Modern is not required to be accepted into the SDSCPA Dance Program.


​To apply to SDSCPA Dance:

 Please complete an audition video. Your audition video should be recent (within one month of submission) and must include the following components.  Your video should not exceed 5 minutes in length.

Preparing your Audition Video:

We need to be able to see you clearly in your video.  Make sure that your camera is positioned and the lighting allows us to see you.  Please wear form-fitted athletic or dance attire.  Please secure hair off of your face and neck, so that we can see your movement and you can move safely. 


Please include the following components: 

  1. Introduction. Please introduce yourself by answering the following questions:

  • What is your first and last name?

  • What is your age?

  • What grade will you be entering in the Fall?

  • Why do you want to attend SDSCPA?

  • What do you love about dance?

  • Have you ever taken dance before?  If so, what types and for how long?


   2. Perform a dance solo. 

  • Prepare and perform a solo that demonstrates and highlights your technique and artistry in any dance style.  Your solo can be your own choreography or someone else's, and should be approximately 45 seconds - 1 minute in length.  Choose music that is appropriate for a school setting.  (A list of composers has been provided if you need guidance in finding the right music for your solo.)​


Areas of assessment will include:

  • Accuracy in Recall (Sequence, Precision, Correct timing/tempo, Coordination)

  • Proper Execution of Dance Principles & Technique (Alignment/Placement, Body/Leg/Foot Positions, Turnout/Parallel, Balance)

  • Movement Qualities and Dynamics (Energy/Dynamics, Use of Opposition, Elevation in Jumps/Extensions)

  • Stage Presence (Artistry, Facial Expression, Epaulement)

  • Demonstration of a passion to train at SDSCPA!


Please upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo.

If you use YouTube, please upload the video as Unlisted to protect your student’s privacy. 

If you use Vimeo, please secure it with a password.  We will need access to this password to view your submission.

Please click here to return to the application page: 

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