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IMAGINE DANCE TEAM AUDITIONS

Imagine how far you can go with the Imagine Dance Team! Develop your individual talents and grow as a dancer with our team rehearsals that work on technique and choreography. Performances and competitions will provide opportunities to showcase your new skills!

When:

  • Saturday, Aug. 25 at 2:00 pm at Lincoln Center

Auditions:

  • Highly motivated dancers 7-16 years old
  • Max of 10 additional team members
  • Learn a short dance routine during the audition
  • Demonstrate the following:
  1. Turns in second position
  2. Leaps including but not limited to calypso and switch leaps
  3. Double and triple pirouettes
  4. Level of flexibility including but not limited to splits in left, right, and center
  5. Ability to improvise dance
  6. Ability to dance in a group

Team Rehearsals:

  • Fridays 4-6:15 pm
  • Emphasis in ballet, jazz, modern and lyrical
  • Additional dance class and 30 minute specialty class required

Performances:

  • 7 times per year
  • Includes 3 competitions plus Spring and Winter Recitals


Team Requirements

When placing new members or adjusting the placement of current members of Imagine Dance Team, these are the things we look for when making a determination on where the dancers should go:

  • Imagine Dance Team: Garnet
    • Technique requirements:
      • Right or left and center splits
      • Double pirouette
      • Leaps:
        • Right or left grand jete
      • Pas de bourree
      • Leg grab hold
    • Intangible requirements:
      • Highly motivated
      • Passionate and driven
      • Stage presence including facial expressions and energy
    • Also, Garnet team members will be cast in no less than 1 large group piece.

  • Imagine Dance Team: Topaz
    • Technique requirements:
      • Right, left, center splits
      • Leaps and Jumps:
        • Calypso leap
        • Switch leap
        • Reverse leap
        • Right and left grand jete
        • Tilt Jump
      • Triple pirouette
      • Turns in second
      • Leg grab turn
      • Extension
      • Illusion
    • Intangible requirements:
      • Highly motivated
      • Passionate and driven
      • Stage presence including but not limited to use of the stage, facial expressions, energy, ability to tell a story through movement/emotional expression
    • Also, Topaz team members will be cast in no less than 3 pieces.

For audition questions, please contact Akeila LeClaire at aleclaire@dgparks.org or at 630-960-4491.