AUDITION GUIDELINES

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Performance
DANCE TEAMS
Levels 2 - 9



Students may AUDITION for a place on one of eight dance teams. Team members are chosen and placed on Teams according to their skill and ability. Each team will perform from 2 to 6 dance numbers in the final show. Rehearsal times vary from 45 minutes to 90 minutes each day. Students are expected to learn quickly, stay on task and practice at home.

SKILL REQUIREMENTS

Ruby and Tourmaline levels 2 & 3, ages 8-18

  • Chasses
  • Marching
  • Port de bras (carriage of arms)

Garnet, Topaz and Emerald levels 4, 5 & 6, ages 12-18
  • All of the above plus:
  • Extended Port de bras
  • Kick ball change
  • Three step turn
  • Exceptional rhythm
  • Work well in large group
  • Ability to maintain spacing
  • Ability to learn steps quickly

Sapphire and Amethyst levels 7 & 8, ages 12-18
  • All of the above plus:
  • Full port de bras
  • Chaines,
  • Excellent Flexibility
  • Leg extensions to waist
  • Single pirouette
  • Ability to execute steps quickly
  • Ability to learn extremely fast
  • Must have prior dance experience
  • Ability to be a leader
  • Mature attitude

Diamond level 9, Specialty Dance Team, ages 14-18
  • All of the above plus:
  • Extended knowledge of dance; ballet, tap, jazz, modern
  • Above waist leg extensions
  • Double pirouette
  • Clean Port de bra
  • Precision dancing
  • Ability to stylize

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Performance
SINGING TEAMS
Levels 2 - 5


Everyone must be on a singing team. Level 1 does not require an audition.
Levels 2 through 5 DO require an audition. Advanced teams will also participate in the making of the show recording and are eligible to audition for solos in the show.

SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
Copper - level 2

  • No age requirement
  • For students with developing singing skills
  • Must be able to sing in tune
  • May audition for 2 show solos
  • Will participate in the recording of 1 or 2 of the show tracks

Silver - level 3
  • Age 10 and up
  • For students with good beginning singing skills
  • Must be able to sing in tune
  • Must have good tone quality and volume
  • May audition for up to 3 show solos
  • Must be able to stay focused and on task
  • Will learn tunes to all show songs
  • Will participate in the recording of 5 to 8 of the show tracks - melody only

Gold - level 4
  • Age 12 and up
  • For students with excellent singing skills
  • Must be able to learn notes quickly
  • Must have good tone quality and volume
  • Must have basic music reading skills
  • May audition for up to 5 show solos
  • Must be able to stay focused and on task
  • Will learn all tune and harmony parts to most show songs
  • Will participate in the recording of most of the show tracks - melody and all harmonies

Platinum - level 5
  • All of the requirements and privileges of Gold team PLUS:
  • Must have excellent music reading skills
  • Must have mature rehearsal skills
  • Must have well developed tone quality and good volume
  • Will learn and record the most difficult of the songs
  • Will be featured in 1 or 2 of their own numbers
  • Will give several live pre-show appearances