Posted: April 24, 2019

COMPETITION TEAM AUDITION INFORMATION

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Dancers to audition with their age group

  1. 3:45-5:15pm  Company Audition Age 8/11

  2. 4:45-6:15pm  Company Audition Age 12-15

  3. 7:00-8:15pm  Company Audition Age 16+ Dancers 18+ please attend this audition

  4. 5:30-6:45pm  Crew Audition          Age 8/11

  5. 6:30-7:30pm  Crew Audition          Age 12-15

  6. 8:30-9:45pm  Crew Audition          Age 16+ Dancers 18+ please attend this audition

 

COMPETITION TEAM AUDITION INFORMATION

Audition Date: Tuesday, May 21 

Dancers offered a placement on the Karen Clark Dance Studio Competition team agree to train exclusively

with the Karen Clark Dance Studio Inc.

 

Successful Candidates will receive an e-mail between 3pm-8pm on June 4 offering a placement on Karen Clark Dance Studio's Competition Team. The email will also list pre-approved classes as well as directions on how to register on-line.  

All Dancers interested in a Competition Team Placement for 2019/20 are required to audition. 

Pre-registration to audition is required for all applicants 

  • On line Registration starts on Tuesday, May 14 - Thursday, May 16 - Midnight.

  • Dancers must be registered to reserve your audition number.

  • Numbers will be given out at the audition.

  • Log into your Karen Clark Dance Studio Account. Don't have a KCDS account - please set up on by clicking here

  • Select your audition time

  • Cost of $15.00* (*includes GST) will be charged at the time of check out. 

  • If you are auditioning for CREW and Company – you will register for both auditions and receive two different numbers.

  • Registration is on a first come first serve basis.  Numbers are limited.


 

Additional Audition Information

  • Dancers will be asked to learn a few styles of choreography and cross floor combinations

  • Dancers auditioning should be 8 turning 9 this coming year and going into RAD Grade 1 Exam Ballet or higher. 

  • Auditions are CLOSED - no observers.

  • Dancer's are to audition with their age group.

  • Dancers please stretch at home so you arrive warmed-up.

  • Dancers will then go into the studio. A Faculty member will set choreography.

  • A panel of teachers will observe the Dancer.

  • Groups may be broken down into smaller groups.

  • After auditions are over dancers will be ready for pick up.

Requirements for Performance Company Members

  • Dancers need both Exam Ballet and Jazz training.

  • Dancers offered acceptance into company will be required to take tap. 

  • Weekly Classes will include RAD Exam Ballet Classes, Jazz Technique class, Company Class and Tap.  We focus on all aspects of performance, with a strong emphasis on technique, performance ability and showmanship.

  • Companies perform in recitals and are afforded extra performance opportunities. These will include Dance Competitions/Conventions, for which applicable fees will apply.

  • In 2019/20 KCDS travel off the island to these functions.

  • Competitions will be available in September. 

  • Performance Costume Fee : $100/per dancer for Company Members

  • Competition Team members will be required to purchase a Karen Clark Dance Studio jacket in October, approximate cost $60.00.  Jackets are ordered in October - please watch the October Newsletter for details.

  • $150.00 Competition Fee Entry Deposit will be due in 3 payments at time of registration for 2019/20 Competition Team.  The deposit will be broken into 3 payments of $50.00, June 1, July 1 and Aug 1.  The deposit is refundable until September 30, 2019. September 30, 2019 is the deadline for dropping for the Competition Team. 

 

Requirements for Hip Hop CREW Members

  • New Members in the first and second level of CREW will be required to take a 2nd class (hip hop, tap, jazz) as well as their CREW class. 

  • We recommend that all CREW Dancers take a 2nd class (hip hop, jazz, tap) 

  • We focus on all aspects of performance, with a strong emphasis on hip hop technique, performance ability and showmanship

  • CREWS perform in recitals and are afforded extra performance opportunities. These will include Dance Competitions/Conventions, for which applicable fees will apply

  • In 2019/20 KCDS will travel off the island to these functions.

  • Competitions will be available in September. 

  • Dancers are required to wear Hip Hop Converse Logo Shoe from Baggins Shoes for classes and performance. 

  • Performance Costume Fee : $100/per dancer for CREW

  • Competition Team members will be required to purchase a Karen Clark Dance Studio jacket in October, approximate cost $60.00.  Jackets are ordered in October - please watch the October Newsletter for details.

  • $150.00 Competition Fee Entry Deposit will be due in 3 payments at time of registration for 2019/20 Competition Team.  The deposit will be broken into 3 payments of $50.00, June 1, July 1 and Aug 1.  The deposit is refundable until September 30, 2019. September 30, 2019 is the deadline for dropping for the Competition Team. 

 

Karen Clark Dance Studio Guidelines

  • All company and crew levels may not be filled.

  • The Karen Clark Dance Studio reserves the right to add or delete levels as required.

  • Performance Team Members are grouped by ability along with class attitude, dance commitment, attendance. level of dance performance and Dancer's outside activities. 

  • Being part of the 19/20 Competitive Team is a full time commitment. 

  • Dancers offered a placement for the Karen Clark Dance Studio Competition team agree to train exclusively with the Karen Clark Dance Studio Inc.

  • Competition Schedule for 2019/20 will be available on our web site in September 2019. 

 

A Note To Families

An audition can be a valuable learning tool. Whether it is for dance or a job interview later in life. We want every dancer who auditions to feel successful. Not because they have been placed in a company but success because they have committed to the audition process. By following through with the process we will do our best to direct each one of our dancers as an individual, while treating them with respect and a healthy dose of praise for auditioning. Audition placements are limited. When a placement is not forth coming this can be very upsetting to a dancer. If you have a dancer that is attending the audition that would be extremely disappointed or depressed if they were not successful, please consider carefully if they are up to the audition process. We thank you for allowing us the opportunity to work with your dancer

 

KAREN CLARK DANCE STUDIO INC. 

4499 Viewmont Avenue  (@ West Saanich Road)
Victoria, BC, V8Z 5K8 
250-658-0445 | www.karenclarkdancestudio.com

karenclarkdancestudio@hotmail.com

 

 

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