Lifehouse Dance Company 2019-20 Placement Auditions
In conjunction with our summer classes, we will hold an official placement audition for fall. Learning how to audition is an important skill for a dancer. Experience in auditioning increases the student’s confidence to know what to expect and how to feel at ease during a situation that can cause anxiety so that they can do their best and their nerves don’t interfere with putting their best foot forward. Students are learning combinations/concepts in class this summer that will be used at the audition. Auditions will take place on July 19, 2019 in Studio 3. An audition form/questionnaire is attached to this e-mail. Auditions will take place at the times listed below. Students should come to the audition time based on their age and summer placement. Students should come in ballet attire–pink tights, a solid colored leotard and ballet shoes. Students on pointe should bring their pointe shoes. For the jazz portion of the audition students may bring dance shorts to wear over their leotard. We are doing a separate tap audition so please bring your tap shoes as well. Auditions are closed to observers. Parents should drop off their students or wait in the break room/lobby area. If you will be gone for the audition, please fill out the attached form and bring it to the studio office before July 19 . Both a parent and the student must sign the form. It is a binding contract for the year. Please read carefully.
Company students are required to sign a one year contract. They must commit to their company from August 1-June 14. A student quitting mid-year causes consequences for the entire group of students and the teachers. It affects the quality of the performances and disrupts the cohesiveness of the group. The only acceptable reasons for getting out of your company contract are 1. A serious injury that will require months of rehabilitation and rest. 2. An unexpected move out of the area. Parents and students should discuss this together to make sure that both are committed for the entire year. Students who drop out before June 14 will be required to pay two months of tuition after they stop coming to class.
Mandatory Parent Meeting
A mandatory parent meeting will take place during dance camp. Ms. Nesha will be meeting with 1-2 companies at a time to outline the expectations/plans for the year. One parent must be in attendance. The schedule for parent meetings will go out with dance camp/class placement information the first week in August.
Audition Schedule for Ballet and Jazz in Studio 3
*Please come 30 minutes prior to your start time to check in and warm up. Studio 1 will be available for you to use.
9:00-10:30 am Ages 12-18 (students taking class this summer with sage yellow, violet and turquoise)
10:30 am-12:00 pm Ages 11-18 (students taking class with purple, magenta and red)
12:30-2:00 Ages 10-12 (as of September 1, 2019)
2:00-3:30 Ages 8-9 (as of September 1, 2019)
3:30-4:30 Ages 6-7 (as of September 1, 2019)
Audition Schedule for tap placement (everyone should audition!) in Studio 2
10:30-11:30 Ages 12-18 (students taking class this summer with sage yellow, violet and turquoise)
12:00-1:00 Ages 12-18 (students taking class with purple, magenta and red)
2:00-3:00 Ages 10-11
3:30-4:15 Ages 8-9
4:30-5:15 Ages 6-7
There are many exciting plans underway for the 2019-20 dance companies at Lifehouse. We hope you will join us! Please feel free to call or e-mail any questions.
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*Audition form below.
*Please fill out audition form below and bring to the audition.
Company Placement Audition Form 2019-20
Name of Student: Age:
Parents name: Grade: ________
Please circle the number that best represents your desires for dance. There is no wrong answer. I understand that for younger students, this may not be relevant.
1-Dance is something I enjoy doing as a hobby. I have lots of other interests I want to pursue.
2-I love dance and am willing to fulfill the requirements of being on a Lifehouse Dance Company.
3-I would like to pursue dance seriously. I am willing to spend some time outside of class stretching and refining technique.
4- Dance is my first priority as an extra-curricular activity.
- Any goals or information you feel would be helpful for us to know: (use back if necessary)
- I am interested in being considered for the Glisse or Tendu ballet company (for students ages 12-18 only) Yes____ No____
- List other activities that you participate in outside of dance: (a sport, music lesson , etc.)
- For new students describe your prior dance experience. If you are on pointe, how long have you been taking pointe classes? (use back if necessary)
I understand that by signing this contract, I am committing myself to my Lifehouse Dance Company from August 1, 2018-June 14,, 2019. I understand that if I break the contract, I will be responsible for tuition for 2 months, after I stop coming to class. I am committed to being respectful, committed, supportive in and outside of the classroom while at the studio to my teachers, directors and fellow company members.
Student’s Signature _____________________________________________________________