Momentum Dance Company Auditions: Season Seven

Audition Location: Garden Street Academy, 2300 Garden Street

Audition Date:  Saturday, August 22nd, 2020

*Dancers must be 5 years of age by September 1, 2020 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 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.

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 Jazz

Thrive Hip Hop 





Evolve - Dancers 9 -12 years old

May also audiiton within another company's audition or audition via ZOOM 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

Audition Registration and 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.


Audition Process


Auditions will be approximately 60 minutes for Thrive,, Mini & Petite company members, 90 minutes for Breakthrough and 2 hours in length for Junior, Teen & Senior company members.  


  • Evolve , Thrive, Mini  & Petite Company: prospective dancers will audition from 10:00 - 11:00am

  • Breakthrough and Evolve: prospective dancers will audition together from 11:00am - 12:30pm

  • Junior, Teen, and Senior: prospective dancers will audition together from 12:30 - 2:30pm


The Thrive, Mini & Petite Company audition will be to view and assess 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 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.



Parent Information


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.



Judging Panel


The August 22ns, 2020 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


Audition results will be posted on the website on Sunday, August 23rd. We will be emailing all students on Sunday. There will also be a Mandatory Season Seven meeting at 1:00 on zoom for all parents and dancers in company.

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