Dance Online Audition Requirements
The Dance Department is looking for students who have a passion for dance, and are interested and committed to focused dance training at SDSCPA.
To apply to the SDSCPA Dance program, please complete an audition video. Your audition video should be recent (within one month of submission) and must include the following components:
How to prepare for your audition
We need to be able to see you clearly in your video. please wear form-fitting attire (or dance attire), with hair pulled back, so that we can see your movement.
Preparing your Audition Video
Please include these 4 components:
Introduction: Prior to beginning the movement portion of your audition, please introduce yourself briefly by saying your name, age and where you are from. State WHY you want to come to SDSCPA and what you love most about dance.
TELL us about your dance background. Knowing more about your background in dance helps us get to know you better.
Have you taken formal dance classes before? Tell us what kind of dance you have studied and for how long. For example: ballet, contemporary, jazz, etc.
Tell us about your solo. Let us know who the choreographer is, the dance style you will be performing, and any additional information you would like us to know.
SHOW us your knowledge and passion for dance by performing a SOLO. SDSCPA dancers love to dance and are committed to working hard to grow as artists by taking daily technique classes in Ballet and Modern dance.
Prepare and perform a short solo that demonstrates and highlights your technique and artistry in any dance style of your choosing. Your solo can be your own choreography, or someone else's. Aim for approximately 45 seconds - 1 minute in length. Choose music that is appropriate for a school setting. (See the attached list of composers if you need guidance on finding the right music for your solo.)
Students will be evaluated based on the following areas of assessment:
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
BEFORE YOU SUBMIT YOUR AUDITION APPLICATION
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.
If you do not have sufficient technology needed to submit an online audition, please email SDSCPAauditions@sandi.net to inquire about audition alternatives.
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