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Dance Online Audition Requirements

The Dance Department is looking for students who have a passion and commitment to Dance.  

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. Your video should not exceed 10 minutes in length.

How to prepare for your audition

Wear proper dance attire. Leotards and tights are preferred, however, form-fitting workout wear and jazz pants are acceptable. Appropriate footwear is required:  Ballet slippers, pointe shoes (if applicable) and bare feet for modern. Hair must be pulled back and securely fastened. No jewelry, gum or baggy clothing is allowed. 


Preparing your Audition Video 

Your audition video should include 3 components: 

  1. Introduction:

Prior to beginning your movement, 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.

  1. SHOW & TELL us what YOU know

    1. Have you taken ballet - yes or no?  Tell us your experience.

      • ​If you answered "yes," SHOW us some of your ballet knowledge such as plies, tendus, rond de jambe, grand battement, etc.​​

    2. Have you taken modern, jazz or tap - yes or no?  Tell us about your experience.
      • If you answered "yes," SHOW us some of your other dance knowledge such as floorwork, chasses, shuffle tap, etc.​​​

   3. Solo

The solo is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your passion and talent for dance.  Prepare a solo demonstrating and highlighting the best of your dance abilities in any dance style of your choosing.  The solo must be a minimum of thirty seconds and a maximum of 45 seconds in length.  Music choices should be professional (language, lyrics, etc.)

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


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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