Momentum Dance Company Auditions: Season Ten
Audition Location: Momentum Dance Company 316 State Street
Audition Date: Saturday, August 19th , 2023
*Dancers must be 5 years of age by September 1, 2023 in order to audition*
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 May 5th or August 7th 6:30 Information meeting is required to audition.
Momentum Dance Company is comprised of 5 Core 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.
FIVE CORE COMPANIES
Mini Company - Dancers age 5 to 7 years old
Petite Company - Dancers ages 7-10 years old
Opal Company - Dancers age 11 + years old
Turquoise Company - Dancers ages 11+ years old
Onyx Company - Dancers ages 11+ years old
Audition Registration and Fee
In order to audition, an MDC Summer Audition Registration Form MUST be completed and submitted by Monday August 8th. Dancers auditioning for Opal, Turquoise or Onyx Company will be charged a $90.00 audition fee, which includes your $35 registration fee for the year. Mini & Petite dancers will be charged a $60 registration/audition fee which includes their annual registration fee. Dancers auditioning for any company other than Mini must attend Audition Prep Camp August 8-12th , no exceptions. More information about the Summer Prep Camp is on the Summer page of our website.
Auditions will be approximately 60 minutes for Mini & Petite company members, 90 minutes for Opal Company and 2 hours in length for Turquoise and Onyx Companies.
Mini & Petite Companies-
All styles: 10:00-11:00 AM
Opal, Turquoise, & Onyx Companies-
Tap: 11:00-11:30 AM
Hip Hop: 11:30-12:00 PM
Ballet & Jazz: 12:00-1:30 PM
Contemporary & Lyrical: 1:30-2:30 PM
The Mini & Petite Company audition will be to view and assess the dancers Hip Hop & Jazz Technique and ability to perform choreography. The Three Higher levels (Opal, Turquoise & Onyx) 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 and jazz combo will be taught for the dancers to learn and perform. A Hip Hop and Tap combo will be optional to learn and perform at the end of the audition. Company 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 Nine 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 8th, 2022 at 6:30 PM to answer any questions and go over how the 2022-2023 Season will operate. Attendance to one informational meeting is mandatory for your child to audition for company.
The August 20th auditions 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 at 12:00 on Sunday, August 21st. There will also be a Mandatory Season Nine meeting at 1:00 for all parents and dancers in company.