The deadline is THIS WEEK for 21-22 SOA Auditions for 6-11th grade dance!! On February 26, 2021 the online and paper application window closes at 6:00 pm. Spread the word to your friends and studios, etc.
Fill out the form in the link below or click here to learn about School Choice
From the SOA website:
We look forward to receiving your child’s audition for Dance at School of the Arts. The following instructions are provided to help you and the student create a strong video for the SOA Dance Audition.
Level 1 Audition (SOLO video submission) – Must be submitted by 11:59PM on March 1, 2021
•At the beginning of the video the dancer must hold a sign with first name only, upcoming grade, if solo is self-choreographed or by someone (name the person), and School Choice ID# (will be sent to you via email) and state the information out loud.
•Video must be between 1 minute and 1min 30 seconds
•Must show the entire body in a video frame (not just upper body or lower body)
•Applicant must be the only one in the video.
•Any style of dance is allowed.
•Middle school solo can be self-choreographed OR choreographed by someone else (must name choreographer).
•High school solo must be self-choreographed.
•Student can use appropriate music, music without words (instrumental), or dance in silence.
•Can be filmed in a studio, outside, or in house, as long as it is somewhere there is space to move. (Cannot be a competition/ staged production video)
•Video must be recent (within the past three weeks).
•Must wear form fitted clothing/dance clothes (no costumes, no loose clothing)
Upload your video to the correct Google Form link below:
6th Grade Dance
7th & 8th Grade Dance
9th—12th Grade Dance
Level 2 Audition – based on Level 1 results (via Zoom)
Students who submit an exemplary prepared solo will be invited to a Level 2 audition.
Students who do not pass the level 1 audition will not move to level 2 audition.
Dance department will send out a link containing prerecorded combinations to the Level 2 dancer so he/she can learn and rehearse before the live ZOOM callback audition. Please note: Students are to be alone during the live Zoom audition without distraction. Once they are connected in Zoom, the parent/ guardian must leave the room.
Before the Level 2 Zoom audition, dancers, must be sure they:
•are in a large enough space to move
•wearing dance clothes/ tight fitted clothing
•show the entire body in a video frame (not just upper body or lower body)
Level 2 Zoom Audition will consist of the following:
•Ballet 1-2 combos (barre then center jump/turn then travel turn/jumps)
•Modern 1-2 combo (levels, swings, jump, triplet)
•On the spot improvisation/creative movement (no pre-recorded prompts)
Criteria for acceptance is based on flexibility, creativity and coordination. Students will demonstrate strength
and control, flexibility, coordination, physical energy, focus and following direction, musicality and self expression.