Allstar Auditions; Sunday, May 20th
Nationally Ranked Teams & Coaches, Local & Out-of-State Competitions, Year-round Program
$10/DANCER AUDITION FEE
Open for ages 5 thru 18 (age as of August 31, 2018)
AUDITION UPDATES & CHOREOGRAPHY
Informational Parent Meeting, Monday, May 14th @ 5:15pm
(Find out what you are getting into before auditioning!)
Dancers will audition based on their age as of August 31, 2018.
There are 3 videos and 1 music file for each age group.
1. Skill Video (dancers will perform these skills by counts)
2. Routine Choreography (learn the routine)
3. Routine with Music
4. Music to practice with at home
Each age level has a section at the end for your own choreography. This is a chance for you to show off whatever skills you want to! Keep in mind the spacing of the studio and that you will be auditioning with 2 other people.
The choreography might be challenging! If the choreography asks for a triple pirouette but you have not mastered that skill yet, please modify it to a double or a single. Same goes for turns in second. We want you to do what you can do to the best of your ability. We are not looking for perfection, we are looking for potential, memorization, skill level and where you are in your dance experience. Dancers will be judged based on facial expression, over all performance, technique, memorization, showmanship, skill base and attitude.
You have 7 days to learn the choreography! Work hard and practice at home :)
Auditions are next Sunday! Please see information below to find out what time to come and what to wear etc. Check in upon arrival at the front desk to pay your $10 audition fee, receive a tryout number, and head to rehearsal room. We will review the routine multiple times before the auditions begin. Dancers will be released after they audition. Results will be posted online within 24 hours.
Questions? Come to the meeting this Monday! Or shoot us a message here if you can't make it.
- AGE 5 - 8; 1:00pm-2:00pm
- AGE 9-12; 2:00pm-3:00pm
- AGE 13-18; 3:00pm-4:30pm
*Tryout in the group for your age as of August 31, 2018
WHAT TO WEAR
- AGE 5 - 8: solid black dance clothes, jazz shoes, hair away from face and neck, no jewelry.
- AGE 9-12: solid black leotard or tank, black dance shorts, tan tights, jazz shoes, hair in bun, no jewelry.
PARENT INFO MEETING
Monday, May 14th from 5:15pm-6:15pm
Audition choreography will go live online May 13th on this page. Our teams compete in pom, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, character and production, throughout the year. The skills in the choreography will be a combination of style, turns, leaps, flexibility, jumps and transitions.
For our students age 8 and under, basic understanding of dance is required.
For those 9-18, we suggest a minimum of 2 years of previous dance experience prior to auditioning.
MEDICAL RELEASE MUST BE FILLED OUT PRIOR TO AUDITION
AUDITIONS HELD AT DIMENSIONS SCHOOL OF DANCE & MUSIC
Q. DOES EVERYONE MAKE A TEAM?
A. We place all students age 8 and under on a team according to their age, ability and skill level. Students 9-18 are also placed according to age, skill level, and ability, but they are only placed on a team if they achieve high enough audition scores.
Q. WHO JUDGES YOUR AUDITIONS?
A. Auditions are judged by a combination of our coaching staff and outside judges from the Albuquerque area. We make sure to bring people in that are qualified and have not been involved with a dancer's instruction in order to give an unbiased score and average.
Q. HOW MANY TEAMS DO YOU HAVE?
A. The number of teams we have each year depends on the number of dancers who audition, their ages, and their skill. We build teams around the USASF rules and regulations [considering age level divisions]. likelihood of scoresheet success, and the ability to form positive team bonds. At maximum, we will have 5 teams, and at a minimum, 3.
Q. WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT?
A. Our Allstar program is a competitive program. This program is for dancers and families that are fully invested in the world of dance and are willing to dedicate their time to the team for at least a full year. Our teams typically practice twice a week in addition to the required weekly dance classes. You should expect to be at the studio at least 3-4 days a week. Competitions & Exhibition performances are held 6 - 9 times a year, normally on the weekend.
Q. WHAT IS THE COST?
A. We will release a cost sheet for your consideration, prior to any commitment you make.
Q. DO YOU PRACTICE IN THE SUMMER?
A. We practice throughout the Summer session as well as attend a mandatory camp the first week of August. We do understand that family travel occurs during the Summer and will make some allowances for this as long as the travel is communicated with the coaches.
Q. DO YOU HAVE FUNDRAISERS?
A. We will conduct one official fundraiser [sponsorship T-shirts) through Dimensions. However, we encourage you to conduct fundraisers [bake sales. garage sales. etc.) on your own as well.
Q. HOW CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?
A. We want you to know what you are getting into before you commit both time and money to this program. A comprehensive parent/student information packet will be available April 1st. This packet can be emailed to you upon request. Please email info@dimensionsNM.com beginning April 1st to get yours! We also conduct a parent information meeting on Monday, May 14 at 5:15pm. That will be your chance to ask questions and speak with the coaches prior to allowing your child to audition.