Please read all of the following audition information. Feel free to send an email with any questions or concerns you may have about the audition process or the company! Attendance to our August 10th 4:30 Information meeting is required to audition if you did not attend our May 7th meeting. Audition registration packets are due Monday, August 10th, no exceptions.
*Dancers must be 5 years of age by September 1, 2020 in order to audition*
Momentum Dance Company is comprised of 4 levels of Companies, please choose the company you qualify for and attend that audition. If the director feels a dancer qualifies for a different team based on audition performance, that director will notify the dancer and parent to stay for the next portion of the audition.
THRIVE - Dancers ages 6-11 years old
Thrive Hip Hop
EVOLVE - Dancers 9 -12 years old
May also audiiton within another company's audition or send in a private audition tape. Please see EVOLVE page for details
Junior Breakthrough- Dancers ages 8-12 years old
Teen Breakthrough - Dancers ages 12-18 years old
MINI Company - Dancers age 5 to 7 years old
PETITE Company - Dancers ages 6-9 years old
JUNIOR Company - Dancers age 9-12 years old
TEEN Company - Dancers ages 13-15 years old
SENIOR Company - Dancers age 13-18 years old
PRO Company - Dancers over the age of 18
Audition Location: 316 A State Street
Audition Date: Saturday, August 22nd, 2020
AUDITION REGISTRATION & FEE
In order to audition, an MDC Summer Audition Registration Form MUST be completed and submitted by Monday August 10th. Juniors, Beakthrough, Teens and Seniors please also include a $90.00 audition fee, which includes your $35 registration fee for the year. Thrive, Mini & Petite dancers please bring a $60 registration/audition fee. Dancers auditioning for Petite, Junior, Teen, Senior and Breakthrough must attend one of the Audition Prep Camps August 3-7th or 10-14th, no exceptions. More information about the Summer Prep Camp is on the Summer page of our website.
Auditions will be approximately 90 minutes for Thrive, Breakthrough, Mini & Petite company members and 3 hours in length for Junior, Teen & Senior company members.
THRIVE, MINI & PETITE COMPANY prospective dancers will audition from 10:00 am - 11:30 am
BREAKTHROUGH prospective dancers will audition together from 11:30-1:00 pm
JUNIOR, TEEN and SENIOR prospective dancers will audition together from 1:00 pm- 4:00pm
PRO COMPANY by invitation only. Audition is not required.
The Thrive, Mini & Petite Company audition will be to view and asses the dancers Hip Hop & Jazz Technique and ability to perform choreography. The Breakthrough audition will be to asses Jazz & Ballet technique and ability to perform choreography and the Junior, Teen and Senior Company auditions will asses Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Acrobatic ability. The first half of the Company audition will be to view and assess the dancers Ballet Technique ability. In the second portion of the audition, a contemporary or jazz combo will be taught for the dancers to learn and perform. Pro Company The auditions are intended for the judges, choreographers and director to see dancers shine! We encourage dancers to relax and have fun at the time of auditions and feel at home with MDC's director and judging panel!
WHAT TO WEAR
Auditions are a time for dancers to look their best and show their individual style! Please dress neat and clean so judges can see your lines. Hair may be worn off of the face, so it does not distract dancers during his or her audition. A change of clothes may be brought for Hip Hop audition section.
Jazz shoes or paws may be worn for Jazz section (NO SOCKS PLEASE)! Sneakers are to be worn for Hip Hop section. Any dancer interested in a Tap Company group, solo, duet/trio will be required to bring tap shoes to audition as well.
Competition is a new concept in the Santa Barbara area, and Betsy would like to further describe the mission, vision, and expectations for Momentum Dance Company to all prospective parents. We encourage you to look over all the information and dates regarding Season Seven and if you have any questions, such as scheduling, time commitments for each company, competitions for the year and costs for company members, we encourage you to contact the Director for more information. There will be a MANDATORY Parent Information meeting Monday, August 10th at 4:30 PM to answer any questions and go over how the 2020-2021 Season will operate. Attendance to one informational meeting is mandatory for your child to audition for company.
The August 24th, 2019 audition will be judged by Momentum's Director Betsy Ann and additional MDC Teaching Staff. Additional guest judges attend the annual auditions held in August All judges have trained in various styles of dancing, including Jazz and Hip Hop. Most of the judges on the panel have danced in a competitive company, choreographed for competition pieces, and/or have been judges at national and regional dance competitions. All the judges have worked as professional dancers in today's industry and understand the audition process. A list of the judges will be disclosed closer to the audition date.
Audition results will be posted at the studio on Sunday, August 23rd. We will be hosting a Results Day at 12:00. There will also be a Mandatroy Season Seven meeting at 1:00 at the studio for all parents and dancers in company.