TEAMS & AUDITION DETAILS
As we gear up for our company auditions, we will be holding 2 info meetingsfor new and interested dancers! These info meetings will cover the same material, so you can just attend one. All companies listed below will be touched upon, and we will be sure to allow time for any questions you may have.
MONDAY, AUGUST 7TH @ 3:15pm in our lobby
THURSDAY, AUGUST 10TH @ 3:15pm in our lobby
Do you have questions that you would like answered before these info meetings take place? Email them to Sari Anna at Sari@elevationstudios.com
For any of the auditions outlined below, please be prepared to stay longer. End times are a GUIDELINE only. We often go over when the talent is strong and tough decisions need to be made.
Director: Robert Prescott Lee
OTF MISSION STATEMENT: To train dancers at the highest level while holding them to the highest standard. To encourage the education and ability of ALL dance forms, styles and genres. We are dedicated to helping dancers find their niche in the dance world in case they want to transition their passion into a career.
REQUIRED AGE: 14-18
OTF DESCRIPTION: OTF prepares each dancer for life after studio dancing. This pre-professional company is comprised of technically advanced and highly talented dancers. Although this company is heavy in contemporary, most members are also proficient in tap, jazz and hip hop and they compete in these styles as well. The objective of this group is to offer exposure to multiple choreographers, foster creativity when exploring movement, develop individual expression & style, and gain the skills necessary for a professional career. They will perform in their own concert that will also offer them opportunities to choreograph. Dancers will attend 2-3 convention/competitions, 2-3 straight competitions, along with a nationals in the summer. OTF is also required to perform in our annual June Concert. In addition this company will experience master classes, a team photo shoot, a December holiday party, and our LV8 banquet. At this level of advanced dancing, we believe assisting to be an integral part of one’s training, and highly recommend dancers weave this into their schedule.
OPPORTUNITIES AND PAST ACCOMPLISHMENTS: In the past OTF has performed at the world famous Sydney Opera House in Australia, DancerPalooza, Choreographer’s Carnival, along with 4 of their very own professional showcases which were held at Cal State Long Beach’s Martha B. Knobel. A few years ago they had 1 very successful season of their own web series which allowed them to travel together as a company to San Francisco. OTF gives dancers a wonderful platform to not only grow together as a team, but to truly be seen individually as well.
AUDITION: SATURDAY AUGUST 12TH @ 5:00PM. Expect to be done around 8:00pm.
Attendance is mandatory in order to be considered, as we have been advertising this audition date since September 2016. Any dancer that would like to be considered for OTF is required to attend our Annual Summer Intensive that takes place the week of the audition. This helps our choreographers make the best educated decisions when choosing our company for the year. Dancers will not learn audition pieces during the intensive like they do for Project Sky. For you, this intensive allows you time to practice the styles that will be present at the audition.
At the audition expect ballet work in the center, across the floor, and 2 combos. We need all dancers in form fitting clothing. Ballet and jazz shoes are advised.
Director: Robert Prescott Lee
REQUIRED AGE: 12 & Up
APPRENTICE DESCRIPTION: This program is an intro into OTF, allowing for an opportunity to work & grow alongside OTF company members. Dancers who are invited to become an OTF apprentice are dancers that we see much potential in, but feel that a little more training is necessary before becoming a company member. Dancers may be encouraged to understudy an OTF member to help strengthen their training. This is purely to help the dancer thrive and not get left behind. Apprentices are also a part of Project Sky, and so Friday rehearsals are mandatory.
IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS APPRENTICESHIP,
YOU MUST ATTEND BOTH THE PROJECT SKY AUDITION AS WELL AS THE OTF AUDITION.
OTF AUDITION: SATURDAY, AUGUST 12TH @ 5:00PM. Expect to be done around 8:00pm
PROJECT SKY AUDITION: SUNDAY, AUGUST 13TH @ 10:00AM.
Director: Robert Prescott Lee
FOR ALL PROJECT SKY TEAMS:
Dancers will attend at least 2 convention/competitions. We feel dancers grow and learn the most from these combined experiences. They will compete anywhere between 3-5 straight competitions this season. We plan on participating in 2-3 community events, along with our annual June Concert which is mandatory. In addition, dancers will experience master classes, a December holiday party and our LV8 banquet.
MISSION STATEMENT: To create well-rounded dancers through technical training that is then put into action through innovative, thought-provoking choreography. We think that today’s relevant dancer must be proficient and embody a balance of the following 3 styles: precision, modern/contemporary, and commercial dancing. While we believe in blending the creative aspect of dance with a competitive element, our priority is to artistically stand out.
PROJECT SKY NEWBIE: Ages 5-6. This team has minimum requirements, but is a true introduction into competitive dance.
MINI TEAM: Ages 7-9. This team has minimum requirements, but is a true introduction into competitive dance.
NEWBIE & MINI AUDITION: SUNDAY, AUGUST 13TH @ 9:30-11:00AM
PROJECT SKY JR-SR: Ages 9-18. This team is for the highly competitive and serious dancer, and requires dancers to be
extremely mature and focused for their age.
JR-SR AUDITION: SUNDAY, AUGUST 13TH @ 10:00AM
– If you were in LEVEL 1 at the intensive, your audition starts at 9:30am
– If you were in LEVEL 2-5 at the intensive, your audition starts at 10:00am
– 10:00-11:30am: Jazz audition
– 11:30am-12:30pm: Lyrical audition – 12:30-2:00pm: Hip Hop & Tap
PROJECT SKY HIP HOP: Ages 5-18. This team is for dancers who wish to study the technique and style of hip hop at an intense level.
PROJECT SKY TAP: Ages 5-18. This team is for dancers who wish to study the technique and style of tap at an intense level.
AUDITIONS FOR BOTH HIP HOP & TAP ARE SCHEDULED AT THE SAME TIME: SUNDAY, AUGUST 13TH
HIP HOP & TAP PRE ACADEMY & LEVEL 1: 9:30-11:00AM
HIP HOP & TAP LEVELS 2-5: 12:30-2:00PM
PLEASE SEE TEAM & CLASS REQUIREMENTS BELOW.