COMPETITION TEAM AUDITION INFORMATION

Audition Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

 

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

with the Karen Clark Dance Studio Inc.

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR DANCERS THAT REGISTERED FOR THE COMPETITIVE ASSESSMENTS AND THANK YOU TO EVERY DANCER THAT ATTENDED THE KCDS AUDITIONS.

 

Successful Candidates will receive an e-mail after 12pm on June 1 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.  

========================================

2016/17 Competition Team Dancer - Competitive Assessment 

Are you part of our present Competition Team and wish to be considered for the Karen Clark Dance Studio 2017/18 Competition Team?  Then please register for a 2016/17 Competitive Assessment.  

  • Registration starts on Monday, May 15 - Thursday, May 18 - Midnight. 

  • Log into your Karen Clark Dance Studio Account 

  • Select 'Competitive Assessment Company'

  • Select 'Competitive Assessment HIP HOP'

  • Cost is $10.00 each

  • Dancers do not have to be in attendance if they register for the Competitive Assessment options. 

Please note: If a Dancer was a Company Member in 2016/17 but was not on a Hip Hop CREW.  The Dancer would register for   'Competitive Assessment Company' and would have to register for the Hip Hop CREW Audition they wish to attend.  

The same rule applies to a Dancer on a Hip Hop CREW but not in a Performance Company.  

KCDS Faculty will carry out a Competitive Assessment on each Dancer registered to see where they may fit into the 2017/18 Competition Team.  Competitive Assessments will be based on a Dancer's  2016/17 dance year, class participation, attendance, technique level, performance strength etc. 

New Competition Team Dancers - Auditions on Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Pre-registration is required for all applicants 

 

  • Please register to reserve your audition number.

  • Registration starts on Monday, May 15 - Thursday, May 18 - Midnight.

  • 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 is $10.00

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

  • Registration is on a first come first serve basis.  Please register early, as numbers are limited.

NEW DANCER AUDITION: 2017/2018 Performance Company 

#1.  330-430pm Dancers age 09-11, with 2-4 years of Ballet & Jazz Training

#2.  515-645pm Dancers Age 12-14, with 3-5 years of Ballet & Jazz Training

#3.  700-830pm Dancers Age 15+,    With 7+ years of Ballet & Jazz Training 

 

NEW DANCER AUDITION: 2017/2018 Hip Hop CREW 

#4.  430-530pm Dancers 09-11, 1-2 years of Hip Hop Training

#5.  545-645pm Dancers 15+,     7+  years of Hip Hop Training 

#6.  700-800pm Dancers 12-14,  3-6 years of Hip Hop Training


2017/2018  Dancers Ages 18+

Dancers wanting to continue to train, compete and perform while entering post secondary or work full time we have classes for you. 

Dancers Age 18+ please contact the Studio 250-658-0445 for further information.

 

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

  • Ages / years of experience are listed as a guide.  If one audition time works better for your dancer than another or if a Dancer needs to audition in a level different from their age ... that's ok - Dancers will still be placed accordingly.  Even though ages are listed, the ages at auditions could be mixed.  We are more concerned about a Dancer's skill level then their age. 

  • 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

  • It is beneficial for dancers to have both Exam Ballet and Jazz training

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

  • Weekly Classes will include RAD Exam Ballet Classes, Jazz Technique class, Company Class and for the New Company - 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 2017/18 it is possible that we travel off the island to these functions.

  • Competitions will be selected in September. 

  • Competition Team members will be required to purchase a Karen Clark Dance Studio jacket in October, approximate cost $80.00. 

  • $150.00 Competition Fee Entry Deposit will be due in 3 payments at time of registration for 2017/18 Competition Team.  The deposit will be broken into 3 payments of $50, June 1, July 1 and Aug 1.  The deposit is refundable until September 30, 2017. September 30, 2017 is the deadline for dropping for the Competition Team. 

 

Requirements for Hip Hop CREW Members

  • We recommend that 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 2017/18 it is possible that we travel off the island to these functions.

  • Competitions will be selected in September. 

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

  • Competition Team members will be required to purchase a Karen Clark Dance Studio jacket in October, approximate cost $80.00. 

  • $150.00 Competition Fee Entry Deposit will be due in 3 payments at time of registration for 2017/18 Competition Team.  The deposit will be broken into 3 payments of $50, June 1, July 1 and Aug 1.  The deposit is refundable until September 30, 2017. September 30, 2017 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 and level of dance performance.

  • Being part of the 17/18 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 2017/18 will be available on our web site by the end of September 2017. 

 

A Note To Parents

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

 

 

© 2020  Karen Clark Dance Studio Inc - all rights reserved

  • Wix Facebook page
  • White Instagram Icon
  • Twitter App Icon