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 Information Meeting and a One on One meeting August 7-11th with the Director is required to audition.
Company Audition Schedule
Mini Company - 10:00-11:00 - Dancers age 5 to 6 years old
Petite Company - 11:00-12:00 Dancers ages 7-9 years old
Ages 10-12 - 12:00 -1:30
Hip Hop Audition -1:30-2:00 - Dancers ages 10+ auditioning for any Hip Hop dance
Tap Audition - 2:00-2:30 - Dancers ages 10+ auditioning for any Tap dance
Ages 13+ - 2:30 - 4:30
Audition Registration and Fee
In order to audition, dancers must register online for their audition for their age group as well as submit an MDC Audition Registration Form to the director. Audition Registration fees are as follows:
Ages 5-9 (Mini and Petite Companies): $30 and Ages 10+: $55
Additional Hip Hop and Tap auditions for Ages 10+: $10 each, must register online
A $150 costume fee is due at the time of registration and is refundable if dancer does not make a company.
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 Ten 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 is a MANDATORY one one one meeting with the director required by every dancer with one parent required to turn in the audition form during the week of Audition Prep Camp August 7-11th.
The August 19th 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 20th. There will also be a Mandatory Season Ten meeting at 1:00 for all parents and dancers in company.