Team Auditions

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 Wednesday, April 1st, at The Dance Center.  Please email officemanager@dancecarmel.com if you are interested in being considered for the audition. Your interest will be discussed with your teachers; level, attendance, placement, etc. will be taken into account.  The front desk will then reach out to you with audition information.

 

We will be placing dancers for multiple levels of Jazz / Contemporary Teams, Acro Team(s), Ballet Team(s), Tap Team, Hip Hop Team.  Please be sure to indicate in your email to the office manager what team you are interested in being considered for auditions. Example of information needed in an email: Student First/Last Name, Team interested in auditioning for, list any and all solo/duo/trio/small groups and possible styles they would like to be considered for.

 

Please know acceptance and commitment, to one or multiple teams, is for the entire year: June choreography sessions (TBD), July choreography sessions (TBD), and fall class season August 2020- June 2021 (including recital).  This helps our team members to understand and learn the importance of teamwork, growth, and responsibility.

Please make sure you are able to say YES! to the following:

Team Class Requirements & Weekly Attendance


Mini Team- 1 ballet class per week, 1 jazz class per week, 1 turns/jumps / strengthening class per week combined with a team rehearsal classes per week. Mini team will compete one dance at two competitions and attends one optional convention. Petite Team- 1 ballet class per week, 1 jazz class per week, 1 turns/jumps / strengthening class per week, 2 one-hour team rehearsal classes per week. Petite team will compete two dances at convention and competition. Junior Team- 1 ballet class per week, 1 jazz class per week, 1 two-hour team class per week, 1 turns/jumps / strengthening class per week, 1 additional technique 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 turns/jumps / strengthening class per week, 1 additional technique class (strongly recommend two ballet classes per week and/or two jazz classes, or contemporary). Youth team will compete two dances at convention and competition. Teen Team- 2 ballet classes per week, 1 jazz class per week, 1 turns/jumps / strengthening class per week, 1 two-hour team class per week. Teen Team will be competing 2 dances at convention and competition. Tween Team- 2 ballet classes per week, 1 jazz class per week, 1 additional technique class per week, 1 turns/ jumps / strengthening class per week, 1 two-hour team class per week. Tween team will be competing 3 dances at convention and competition. Senior Team- 2 ballet classes per week, 1 jazz class per week, 1 additional technique class per week, 1 turns/ jumps / strengthening 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 turns/ jumps / strengthening class per week, 1 acro team class per week. Acro team will compete one piece at convention and competition. Ballet Team - 2-3 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. All Ballet Teams will be competing at an additional Convention/Competition called Youth America Grande Prix (held in February or March, FYI) 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.




Requested Summer Intensive


6/15/20-6/19/20 Ballet Intensive. We request all team members participate (Petite Team and above). 6/22/20-6/26/20 Beg/Adv Beg Jazz Contemporary Intensive. We request all Mini Team Members to participate. 7/13/20-7/17/20 Acro and Hip-Hop Intensives. We request all Acro team members participate in the Acro intensive and all Hip Hop team members participate in the Hip Hop Intensive 7/20/20-7/24/20 Jazz and Contemporary Intensive for all levels. We request petite team through senior team members participate, acro, and hip hop. If your dancer is not able to attend the summer intensives requested for team members, due to a scheduled family vacation, we request team students make-up the equivalent number of hours missed from each intensive in summer classes. If you are away dancing at an intensive during the time of TDC’s intensive, those intensives void each other and makeup class time is not requested.




Can you commit to the following financial aspects of team? (Hotel, travel, and food excluded) Fees:


A fee of $135.00 will be processed with each team member’s acceptance to team TDC and is non-refundable. This fee will help to cover a very small portion of costs and team coaches’ travel/needs for all four competitions and conventions. 1 convention per year: $25.00 registration fee $260.00 class fee for all classes (Sat and Sunday) $55.00-65.00 per competition piece entry fee 3 competitions per year: $25.00 registration fee $55.00-65.00 per competition piece entry fee Choreography fee per group dance: $135.00-$175.00 per piece Team jacket (does not have to be replaced every year): $135.00 Team Costumes: $95.00-110.00 per piece. We attempt to keep the price as low as possible for the quality of costume necessary to compete.




Team Make-up Class Policy 2019


For 2020, a revised make-up policy that assists in team growth. There is a 6 class make-up per month limit per student. The team class schedule is designed for ideal student growth when students attend their weekly class schedule. For example, jazz and contemporary team members who miss ballet, make-up in ballet (not acro or hip-hop), students who miss contemporary make-up in contemporary, students who miss jazz make-up in jazz, and students who miss turns and jumps may make-up in a ballet, contemporary, or jazz class. Acro team members who miss acro, make-up in an acro class, etc. The team class schedule is intended to grow technique in the class-specific genre for your team. Make-ups may be taken in a level BELOW or AT your current level. If no genre for genre trade exists for make-ups, a technique class in ballet, jazz, or contemporary will suffice. Absences from team classes (rehearsal) do not generate make-ups. Rehearsal cannot be made-up.




Solos, Duos, Trios, and Small Groups AUDITIONS- TBA


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 a jazz, contemporary, tap or hip-hop solo. Ballet private lessons one 1 hour private per week or 2 thirty min privates per week. 2. Choreography Fee: A. Solo $400-$750 on average depending on choreographer B. Duet $200-$350 per dancer depending on choreographer C. Trio $150-$300 per dancer depending on choreographer D. Small-Group prices vary depending on choreographer, usually around $150.00-300.00 E. Studio rental for choreography $15.00 per hour for 3-5 hours. 3. Costume Fee ranging from $125.00-$500.00 for costume, embellishment, and headpiece. 4. Commitment to regular rehearsal with the 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: A. Solo $105.00-$135.00 per competition / convention B. Duet $65.00-$75.00 per competition / convention C. Trio $65.00-$75.00 per competition / convention D. Small-Group $55.00-$65.00 per competition / convention If you are a current team soloist: We will evaluate, award, and make solo recommendations based upon your competition season Feb 2020-March 2020. You will not need to schedule an AUDITION TIME on 6/13/2020. The most honest audition we can hold for our current team members is an evaluation of the solo competition experience on stage. If you are able to commit to the additional requirements for an “extra” dance we would love to have you audition on 6/13/20. Please email your RSVP to officemanager@dancecarmel.com with your RSVP (essential) ASAP. For solo consideration, we would like you to perform a 45-second piece for the directors 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. Please bring your music with you on an iPad, iPhone, tablet, or other devices. 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 directors feel compliments them best (solo, duo, trio, or group).





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