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Team Audition Information

Dear TDC Families and Dancers,

We are very excited to announce it is time to start considering auditions for Team TDC! We will be holding auditions on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at The Dance Center. We are planning to have the following teams for the 2016-2017 year:

Mini Team

Junior Team

Youth Team

Teen Team

Tween Team

Senior Team

Acro Team

Ballet Team

Hip Hop Team

Tap Team

 

Please know acceptance and commitment, to one or multiple teams, is for the entire year: May choreo session, July choreo sessions (see info below), and August 2016- June recital 2017. This helps our team members to understand and learn the importance of teamwork, growth, and responsibility.

 

If this is something you are interested in for your dancer please be sure to read the upcoming paragraphs. Please make sure you are able to say YES! to the following.

 

Can you commit to the following class requirements and weekly attendance?

Mini Team- 1 ballet class per week, 1 jazz class per week, 2 one hour team rehearsal classes per week.   Mini team will compete two dances at convention and competition. We recommend, for those who are interested in auditioning, dancers have taken at least one year of beginning level ballet and jazz.

We find that some 1st graders will be ready for this level of commitment.

Junior Team- 1 ballet class per week, 1 jazz class per week, 1 two hour team class per week, 1 other class (strongly recommend two ballet classes per week and/or two jazz classes, or contemporary). Junior team will compete two dances at convention and competition.

 Youth Team- 1 ballet class per week, 1 jazz class per week, 1 two hour team class per week, 1 other class (strongly recommend two ballet classes per week and/or two jazz classes, or contemporary). Junior team will compete two dances at convention and competition.

Teen Team- 2 ballet classes per week, 1 jazz class per week 1 contemporary class per week, 1 two hour team class per week. Teen Team will be competing three dances at convention and competition.

Tween Team- 2 ballet classes per week, 1 jazz class per week, 1 contemporary class per week, 1 two hour team class per week. Teen Team will be competing three dances at convention and competition.

Senior Team- 2 ballet classes per week, 1 jazz class per week, 1 additional class per week, 1 two hour team class per week. Senior team will be competing 4 dances at convention and competition.

Acro Team- 1 ballet or jazz class per week, 1 or more acro classes per week, 1 body power per week, 1 acro team class per week. Acro team will compete one piece at convention and competition.

 Ballet Team- 2 ballet classes per week, 1 additional class of pointe or contemporary, 1 team ballet class per week. Ballet Team will compete one piece at convention and competition.

Tap Team- 1-2 tap classes per week, 1 tap team class per week, 1 ballet or jazz class per week. Tap team will compete one piece at convention and competition.

Hip Hop Team- 1 jazz class per week, 1-2 hip hop classes per week, 1 hip hop team class, 1 body power class per week. Hip Hop team will compete one piece at convention and competition.

 

Can you commit to the following financial aspects of team?

(Hotel, travel, and food excluded)

 

2 conventions per year:

$25.00 registration fee

$225.00 class fee for all classes (Sat and Sunday)

$38.00-45.00 per competition piece entry fee

 

2 competitions per year:

$25.00 registration fee

$38.00-45.00 per competition piece entry fee

 

Choreography fee per group dance:

$125.00 per piece

 

Team jacket (does not have to be replaced every year):

$125.00

 

Team Costumes:

$65.00-95.00 per piece. We attempt to keep the price as low as possible for the quality of costume necessary to compete.

 

Team Makeup:

Approximately $30.00 this year (eyeshadow, liner, mascara, blush, lipstick and lashes are purchase by TDC and distributed so parents do not have to worry about the details)

 

If the listed team commitments are manageable for your family and your dancer we would love to see them at auditions!

 

Audition Information:

 

Sunday, March 20th

 

10:00-10:30 Tap Team

10:30-11:00 Acro Team

11:00-11:30 Beginning Level and Advanced Beginning Level Contemporary and Jazz Dancers

11:30-12:00 Intermediate Level Contemporary and Jazz Dancers

12:00-12:30 Advanced Intermediate Contemporary and Jazz Dancers

12:30-1:30 Advanced Level Contemporary and Jazz Dancers

1:00-1:30 BREAK

1:30-2 Ballet Team Auditions

2:00-2:30 Hip Hop Team Auditions

 

*Please be advised that some dancers may be held over and asked to stay for the following audition. We hope you are able to be patient with us as we try to make sure we see the dancers grouped appropriately.

 

Save the Date!

7/15-7/17 Mini, Junior, Teen, Senior, and Hip Hop Team Choreography

7/22-7/24 Mini, Junior, Teen, and Senior Choreography

Ballet Team, Acro Team, and Tap Team Choreo TBA.

 

Some Junior, Teen, and Senior Dances may be started or completed the week of 7/18-7/22 in the evening.

 

6/6-6/10 Ballet Intensive. We request all team members participate. More information coming but we are excited to announce Tiffany Brown is returning as the Guest Instructor for TDC’s First Ballet Intensive!

 

7/18-7/22 Jazz and Contemporary Intensive for all levels. We request all team members participate. More information coming.

 

If you are able to commit to the requirements for a Team TDC we would love to have you audition! Please email your RSVP to directors@dancecarmel.com.

 

Convention Weekend Opportunity for New 2016-2017 Team Members!

We would love to have all of the 2016-2017 new team members attend Hollywood Vibe Dance Convention the weekend of April 8-10, 2016. This would be a great opportunity for you to experience a convention weekend prior to actually competing. Come take classes Saturday and Sunday while cheering for your new fellow teammates as they take the stage! If you are interested and available we would recommend booking your hotel room ASAP, Hyatt Regency Burlingame. Classes do start early on Saturday morning so it I would recommend a room for Friday and Saturday PM. Competition will start on Friday. The schedule will be released approximately one week prior.

 

Solos, Duos, Trios, and Small Groups

As directors with MANY years of experience in competition, we strongly recommend auditioning for an additional piece only after participating on Team for one year. This will allow the dancer to have a better understanding of the time and team commitment without additional rehearsal and performance pressures.

If you are considering auditioning for a solo, duo, trio, or small group please be sure you can say YES! to the following:

  1. One 30-45 min additional rehearsal per week outside class for the piece. A 30 min private lesson is $35.00, 45 min private lesson $55.00, 60 min private lesson $70.00.
  2. Choreography Fee:
    1. Solo $350-$500 on average depending on choreographer
    2. Duet $200-$300 per dancer depending on choreographer
    3. Trio $150-$300 per dancer depending on choreographer
    4. Small Group prices vary depending on choreographer, usually around $150.00
  3. Costume Fee ranging from $80.00-$150.00 for costume, embellishment, and headpiece.
  4. Commitment to regular rehearsal with assigned team coach and possibly additional private lessons if needed for dancer or dancers to be ready to compete.
  5. Commitment to attendance in all weekly classes.
  6. Additional Convention and Competition Fees:
    1. Solo $100.00-$120.00 per competition / convention
    2. Duet $45.00-$60.00 per competition / convention
    3. Trio $45.00-$55.00 per competition / convention
    4. Small Group $45.00-$55.00 per competition / convention

If you are able to commit to the additional requirements for an “extra” dance we would love to have you audition. Please email your RSVP to directors@dancecarmel.com so we may schedule you an audition time. We would like you to perform a 45 second piece for the judges to evaluate. This 45 second routine should be your current recital dance, part of a current team dance, or current solo/duo/trio. Extra rehearsals are not necessary for this audition. You are welcome to wear a costume if you like but that is not a requirement. Please bring your music with you on an iPad, iPhone, tablet, or other device. Dancers do not need to audition with a partner or group, even if their first choice is a duet / trio/ small group. Dancers will be evaluated and offered an additional piece that the judges feel compliments them best (solo, duo, trio, or group).