Elite Team Auditions

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Is your son or daughter interested in being part of the DDD Elite team, but you are not sure what this means?  DDD offers a Pre-Professional program for dancers in 4th grade and above.

Our pre-professional dancers train multiple days per week and do not take the summer off from their training.  Most of these dancers are members of our Elite competitive dance team.  They are required to take multiple ballet classes per week, as well as required technique classes in tap and jazz.  Many of these dancers pursue summer intensives and camp experiences.  They attend workshops and competitions throughout the school year.  Dance is their passion and their lifestyle.

Wear:  Leotard or fitted tank (no open midriffs) with shorts/optional tights or leggings.  Jazz and ballet shoes.  Hair in a bun, regular everyday make-up.  No hanging jewelry for safety.  Hair accessories and pops of color a must – show your style to stand out in the room.
Bring:  Water bottle, work ethic, smiles and open mind
If you are not sure of your level, just email us.

Tuesday June 19:  ages 13 and under 

NOTE:  All times are approximate depending on the number of dancers we have in auditions
5:30 Mandatory Parent/dancer meeting to discuss expectations – audition permission slip required and $10 fee to cover staff and judges
6:00 parent question and answer forum with Rob (mostly for new parents, but your experience can help if you want to hang around)
6:00 Warm up and learn jazz
6:30 demonstrate jazz for judges in room C
7:15 Learn ballet in the room with judges – demonstrate in small groups
8:00 across the floor and flexibility/special skills (i.e. tumbling, center leap . . )
final words from judges and staff
8:30 DONE!

Wednesday June 20: Ages 12 and up 

DANCERS please note the IMPROV/Choreo that is expected during the audition.  Straight jazz that you can make work with any piece of music.
NOTE:  All times are approximate depending on the number of dancers we have in auditions
5:30 mandatory parent/dancer meeting to discuss expectations – audition permission slip required and $10 fee to cover staff and judges
6:00 parent question/answer forum with Rob/Jillian
6:00 warm up and learn combo
6:30 demonstrate for judges
7:00 Learn Ballet and demonstrate
7:30 across the floor IMPROV/Choreo – choreograph your own jazz across the floor progression incorporating turn, jump, battement, level changes , direction change
8:00 – demonstration of flexibility (splits)/special skills (i.e. leg hold turns, kip up, tumbling pass . . .)
FINAL remarks from judges and staff
8:30 Done!

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