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Artistic Edge Dance Company 
 

 AUDITIONS FOR THE 2018-2019 COMPETITION SEASON WILL BE

SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2018  
Results will be emailed to auditionees by May 25th,
Contracts must be returned, signed by June 1st. 

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


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

10:00-10:45am      Ages 6-8 Ballet Jazz Co.

11:30a-12:30pm    Ages 9-13 Jazz Co
12:30-1:00pm       Ages 9-13 Hip Hop Co
1:00-1:30pm         Ages 9-13 Contemporary Co      

1:30-2:00pm         Ages 9 & Up Tap Co
2:00-2:30pm        Ages 9 & Up Ballet Co

2:30-3:00pm        Ages 9-13 Solo/Duo/Trio         

3:30-4:30pm         Ages 14 & up Jazz Co
4:30-5:00pm         Ages 14 & up Contemporary Co
5:00-5:30pm         Ages 14 & up Hip Hop Co
5:30-6:00pm         Ages 14 & up Ballet Co
6:00-6:30pm         Ages 14 & up Solo/Duet/Trio

 

Dancers MUST be available for our summer intensive to be considered for next years company.

  • JUNE 11- 22- Monday- Friday 9am - 5 pm
    • ALL Senior, Teen, and Junior Company Members Mandatory Summer Intensive
  • JUNE 18-22 - Monday - Friday  5 - 6:15 pm
    • Returning Mini Company Member Summer Intensive:
  • JULY 9-12 - Monday - Thursday
    • Returning Senior, Teen,  Junior, Company Members Company Members REHEARSAL WEEK:  Starts at 9 am -
      • release times will vary depending on number of dances needed to rehearse
    • Mini Company Members Company Members rehearse 4:30-5:30pm
  • JULY 23-27 -  Monday - Thursday - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm:

    • All new Mini Company Members Summer Intensive

BEFORE THE AUDITION - WHAT TO EXPECT

Arrive at least 15 minutes before your audition time to complete paperwork.  $10.00/dancer at the door audition fee.  Cash only or receive a Pre-registration Discount by registering online by 5pm May 11th for $5.00/dancer.  Click here to register.

  • Audition ONLY for the companies for which you will accept and have training in that style of dance:
    • Parents chose how many companies a dancer may compete on and AEDC places dancers on companies that fit best with 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:
    • AEDC Summer Intensives - June (returning minis and new and returning Junior/Teen/Seniors)  and middle of July .  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

  • ARE THERE WEEKEND/WEDNESDAY REQUIREMENTS:

    • Yes. Classes, rehearsals & competitions may be on weekends.  Classes and rehearsals WILL 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): Company members will lock in the monthly tuition rates from the 2017-2018 schedule.

      • Summer Intensive 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 gear, 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

  • WHAT WE LOOK FOR:
    • Strong technique, style, good attitude, ability to apply corrections, performance, and flexibility.
  • AUDITION ATTIRE:
    • Proper form fitting dancewear.  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 May 25th.  
    • Contracts must be signed and returned NO LATER THAN June 1st.  Any contracts not returned by June 1st 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.  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