DANCE COMPANY
AUDITIONS 2021-2022

WHAT?

  • HODC (House of Dance Company) Try-outs.

  • House of Dance Company will be a selected Performance Group that will represent our House of Dance at community events, Dance Competitions and Conventions.

HOW?
VIDEO LINKS ATTACHED

  • HOUSE OF DANCE COMPANY hopefuls will be required to audition a combination at HOUSE OF DANCE studio on Saturday July 10th either in person or by video submission.

  • (Video submission must be submitted before of by date of live audition- July 10th


Beginner Level Video (with Counts)

Beginner Level Video (with Music)

Intermediate  Level Video (with Counts)

Intermediate Level Video (with Music)

Intermediate Level Video (with Counts and Dancers)


Advanced Level Video (with Counts)

Advanced Level Video (with Music)

Advanced Level Video (with Music and Dancers)

 



 

WHEN?

In-Person Combination Instruction:  Thursday July 1st

  • 2:00- 3:00 (1st- 4th grade)

  • 3:00-4:00 (5th-8th grade)

  • 4:00-5:00 (9th-12th grade)

 

In-Person Audition:  Saturday, July 10th

  • 2:00- 3:00 (1st- 4th grade)

  • 3:00-4:00 (5th-8th grade)

  • 4:00-5:00 (9th-12th grade)

WHERE?

  • Both In-Person Clinic/ Instruction and AUDITIONS will be held at HOUSE OF DANCE studio.

  • 18845 W. 158th St- Olathe, KS. 

WHO CAN TRY-OUT?

  • Any HOUSE OF DANCE dancer 6 yr planning to enroll in our 2021-2022 Dance Session is eligible to try-out for our Company.

  • All Company members will be required to be enrolled in Jazz Technique and Ballet Technique at HOUSE OF DANCE and attend their Company Class once a week.

WHAT TO WEAR?

  • All participants must wear black tops and black bottoms. (Leotard or fitted top/ Leggings, tights or fitted shorts)

  • All dancers will be given a number to pin to the front of their tops.

  • Bring Jazz shoes or Lyrical Shoes.

  • Hair is required to be pulled back into a sleek pony tail or sleek hair bun. (No fly-away hairs please)

AUDITION PROCESS

Auditions will include:

  • A brief progression across the floor to showcase their technical skills

  • Learned combination to showcase their dance performance presence 

WHO WILL LEAD TRY-OUTS?

Miss Gaby Lucas, Callie Lane and Brock Maze will lead dancers into progressions and choreography combinations.
Our Judging panel will include HOUSE OF DANCE staff and guests.

TECHNICAL JAZZ/LYRICAL SKILLS MIGHT INCLUDE:

  • Group 1: Chasses, Single Pirouettes, Lindys, Straight Battements(kicks), Front Leaps, Chaines, Fan kicks.

  • Group 2: All of the above in addition to: Double Pirouettes, Leg splits, X leaps or Center Leaps, Single Coupe Pirouettes, Tilts/Tilt Jumps, Illusions, Various slides, Pas de bourres,  Pique Turns.

  • Group 3: All of the above in addition to: Double Coupe Pirouettes, Turns in Second, Calypssos, “C” turns, Attitude Pirouettes, Turning Centers, Grand Ronde Jambe Sautés, Various Leaps (Surprise, Reversed), Double stack jumps, Axle/Tuck Jumps/Turns.

EXPECTATIONS AT TRY-OUTS:

  • All dancers are expected to show a positive attitude and an open disposition to learn.

  • No verbal communication will be allowed with the judges.

  • No Food or Drink (other than water) will be allowed inside Studio A.

  • All dancers must arrive early to prepare for try-outs, warm-up on their own and fill out a tryout form.

RESULTS:

Results of tryouts will be e-mailed directly to parents including a copy of their Company Contract, Schedule of practices, Company classes and Competition dates.

SCORE SHEETS:

Judges will grade dancers in the following categories:
 

  • PRESENTATION

    • Appearance: Hair sleeked back, Appropriateness of clothing.

    • Presence:  Smile, Facial Expression, Dynamic Presence.

  • PARTICIPATION

    • Dancing full out without marking.

    • Applying corrections and recovering from mistakes.

    • Positive attitude while learning.

  • TECHNIQUE

    • Full movements, limb and torso extensions, pointing of feet.

    • Correct body alignment, core strength and balance.

    • Flexibility through torso.

    • Correct use of plies for jumping and landing.

    • Correct use of spot while turning.

  • PERFORMANCE

    • Execution of steps.

    • Energy when performing.

    • Musicality and Memory.

    • Engaging the audience while performing.

 

*All scores will be confidential.

IF I MAKE IT WHAT WILL BE MY TIME COMMITTMENT?

  • Company members will be required to attend their HODC group class every week (1.5 - 2 hours) and occasional rehearsals on weekend when needed.

  • One- 2 day Dance Convention in the Fall

  • 2 - full weekends for Regional Competition Circuits in the Spring.

  • At least 1 Open Community Event

  • Company Showcase in February (Date TBD)

  • Studio recital in late May or early June (Date TBD)

  • Specific Schedules will be e-mailed to every parent after Company dance numbers are formed.

 

All Company Members should reserve the following dates for our 1st Parent & Dancer Meeting:

  • Friday August 27th - 7:00pm
    Contract Signed, 1st Company Meeting.

WHAT IS THE ESTIMATED COST?

A general, rough estimate per company member costs about $1,300-1,500 per year.
All fees will be divided into affordable equal monthly installments.
This fee already includes:

  • Competition Fees- $240-$300 (per year)

    • Includes 2 different group dances (small or large) at 2 local competitions.

  • Convention- $290 (1 per year)

    • Includes 2 days of Master Classes with international renowned Choreographers/Instructors.

  • Choreography/Rehearsal/Weekly company class:

    • Includes Guest Artists, Choreography, Rehearsals, Music Editing, Coaching during Competitions, Conventions and Community presentations.

    • Company Performance Theater Rental, Design Fees and Staff fees.

  • Costumes, Accessories & Props-

    • For every group dance

  • Professional Competition Pictures-

    • For at least one Competition Circuit​

  • Fee does NOT include:
    HODC Company Jacket - $75
    Solos & Duets

  • All individual official fees, payment plans and due dates will be e-mailed to Company parents in their Welcome Packet. There will NOT be any hidden fees.

INFORMATIVE MEETING:

Friday, August 27th 7:00-8:00pm 

Both parents and students are welcome and encouraged to attend.
If you cannot attend the meeting, send us an e-mail and we will forward you
Meeting Information after August 27th.

IF YOU CAN'T BE AT TRY-OUTS:

You can e-mail Miss Gaby at
glucas75@yahoo.com to schedule a meeting.

QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS:

Feel free to email anytime.
Miss Gaby
glucas75@yahoo.com