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Artistic Edge Dance Company  

 AUDITIONS FOR THE 2019-2020 COMPETITION SEASON WILL BE

SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2019  
Results will be emailed to auditionees by June 3rd,
Contracts must be returned, signed by June 10th. 

If you cannot attend auditions and would like to be considered for the Artistic Edge Dance Company, please contact the studio.

All dancers auditioning for solos/duos/trios must prepare a 1 minute solo dance in the style in which they wish to compete.

Artistic Edge Dance Company members MUST be available for our summer intensive/classes to be considered for company.
Please click here for Mandatory summer dates


AUDITION TIMES: AUDITION WITH THE GROUP OF THE AGE YOU WILL BE AS OF 9/1/18

Ages 6-8

9:30 - 10:00 am - Ballet Co
10:00 - 10:45 am - Jazz Co
10:45 - 11:30 am - Contemporary Co
11:30a - 12:00 pm - Tap Co
12:00 - 12:30 pm - Hip Hop Co

Ages 13 & Up

12:30 -1:00 pm - Hip Hop Co
1:00 - 2:00 pm - Jazz Co
2:00 - 2:45 pm - Contemporary Co
2:45 - 3:30 pm - Ballet Co
3:30 - 4:00 pm - Tap Co
4:00 - 4:30 pm - Solo/Duo/Trio

Ages 9-12

4:30 - 5:30 pm - Jazz Co
5:30 - 6:15 pm - Contemporary Co
6:15 - 6:45 pm - Tap Co
6:45 - 7:15 pm - Ballet Co
7:15 - 7:45 pm - Hip Hop Co
7:45 - 8:15 pm - Solo/Duo/Trio


BEFORE THE AUDITION - WHAT TO EXPECT

You must Preregister for your audition. Please follow this link to register.

Recieve the Pre-Registration Discount by registering online by 5pm May 17th for $5.00/dancer.  Click here to register.

$10.00/dancer at the door audition fee.  Cash only.

  • Audition ONLY for companies with a style of dance you have trained in:

    • Parents chose how many companies a dancer may compete on and AEDC places dancers on companies that fit best their strengths.

  • Does everyone who auditions make a Company?

    • No. Like any other competitive sport, members must meet specific technical and performance skill levels and criteria.

  • Required Classes:

    • for Artistic Edge Dance Company:

      • AEDC Summer Intensives - June (current minis and new and current Junior/Teen/Senior elite dance members)  

      • Middle of July for current dancers for Nationals rehearsal week.  

      • Inform studio of any conflicts at auditions.  Click here for Summer Intensive Info and dates

      • Mandatory fall technique & rehearsal classes are assigned.  

        • Personal schedules will be sent in your company contract

    • for Artistic Edge Dance Company II:

      • AEDC Summer Class Camps - June/July - Must take a class for each style competing in, as well as one extra technique class (ie. Ballet and Jazz)

      • Inform studio of any conflicts at auditions. Click here for Summer Class Options

      • Mandatory fall technique & rehearsal classes are assigned.  

        • Personal schedules will be sent in your company contract

  • ARE THERE WEEKEND/WEDNESDAY REQUIREMENTS:

    • Yes. Classes, rehearsals & competitions may be on weekends.  Classes and rehearsals MAY be on Wednesdays as well as other days.

  • WHAT FEES ARE INVOLVED:

    • Monthly tuition for mandatory and optional technique classes AND separate "Company Fees":

      • Technique class fees (both mandatory company and optional recreational):

      • Summer Intensive/Class Fees: All company members are required to attend the full summer intensive.  Contact the studio prior to auditions if you have any conflicts.

      • Company fees cover mandatory regional competition/convention fees, company costume fees, company jacket, weekly group company rehearsal and by-weekly solo/duet/trio rehearsal fees.   For a breakdown of company fees, please click here.

      • Solos/Duets/Trios - an upfront additional $200.00 per dance choreography fee is required for summer choreography sessions.


AT THE AUDITION - Arrive warmed up, at least 15 minutes before your audition time. An empty studio will be available to warm up.

  • WHAT WE LOOK FOR:

    • Strong technique, style, good attitude, ability to apply corrections, performance, and flexibility.

  • AUDITION ATTIRE:

    • Proper form fitting dance wear. NO loose clothing or soffe shorts. Hair in a bun. Appropriate shoes for each style are required.

  • AUDITIONS:

    • Choreography will be taught for each style and performed in small groups to be evaluated.

    • All auditionees will be considered for Production (our large all age group dance)

    • Soloist/Duos/Trios: Ages 9 &up - must have 2 years prior competitive dance experience.

      • Must be in 2 group companies per solo/duet/trio

      • Prepare a 1 minute Solo dance if you wish to be considered for a solo/duet/trio

      • Not all dancers receive solos. Dancers may be placed in duets/trios or groups at AEDC's discretion.

      • AUDITIONS ARE CLOSED. Plan to drop off and pick up your dancer at scheduled times.


AFTER THE AUDITION

  • RESULTS:

    • AEDC Company contracts will be emailed to each member by June 3rd.

    • Contracts must be signed and returned NO LATER THAN June 10th.

      • Any contracts not returned by June 10th will be considered void.

    • Though we have many teams at varying technique and age levels, we may not have a team suitable for a specific dancer's age/technique level/style.

    • If you have any questions regarding company results, please contact the studio.

  • REQUIRED EVENTS:

    • 3 regional competitions, one convention, one out of town Nationals, Spring Performance. Dates TBA