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Dance Audition Information 307
Dance Audition Information
 
 
 
ARTS MACKENZIE - DANCE
Audition Information
 
 

AUDITION APPOINTMENT INFORMATION


WHAT WILL HAPPEN:

Auditions for entry into the Dance Arts Mackenzie will consist of five parts 

  • Dance class where students will show technique in a variety of styles
  • Improvisational activity
  • Group collaboration activity
  • Interview
  • 1 ½ to 2 minute solo in a style of the student’s choice

 

WHAT TO WEAR:

In order for the dancer’s technique to be clearly visible, please follow the uniform expectations: 

  • Dance attire and dance shoes
  • Bare feet must be worn for the modern and improvisation component
  • Long hair must be tied back

WHAT TO BRING:   

  • Water, a healthy lunch and snacks
  • Music for individual solo

WHAT NOT TO BRING:

Please refrain from bringing the following to your audition room: jewelry, headshot and resume

SOLO INFORMATION:

Candidates are required to perform a 1 ½ to 2 minute solo of any dance genre. They must come to the audition with their own copy of the music on either a CD or downloaded track on a portable device (e.g. mp3 player, iPod).
 

AUDITION DAY SCHEDULE:

Time

Activity

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

 Warm-up, stretching  and registration 

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.

 Barre Warm-Up 

9:15  – 9:30 a.m.

 Centre Work 

9:30  – 10:00 a.m. 

 Across the Floor Work

10:00  – 10:10 a.m.

 Improvisation 

10:10  - 10:30 a.m.

 Break 

10:30 – 10:50 a.m.

 Dance Phrase Creation 

10:50 – 11:30 a.m.

 Group Collaboration Task

11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 Individual Solos and Interviews 

 

TIPS FOR SUCCESS:

Please keep the following success criteria in mind while preparing for your audition:

Bring your passion to the audition and be ready to show your love of dance.

Have confidence in your performance and your abilities.  Let your technique, and your previous knowledge of dance, drive your professional, polished performance. 


 



 
 
                            
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