Season II Auditions

As we wrap up a hugely successful first season, we are gearing up for Season II with auditions right around the corner! The Evolve Dance Company is unique because it offers the opportunity for performance and growth to dancers ages five to eighteen & ALL LEVELS are welcome!

Evolve Dance Company is truly a family that supports, loves, and encourages one another. We have built a community in the past season of FORTY -FIVE dancers and can’t wait to continue to grow - and that starts with YOU!

Our dancers train year-round in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, and Acro. We strive to offer dancers training on a more in-depth level and help them appreciate dance as an art form & possible profession. We provide an environment to explore their creative side & understand the art of dance. We challenge and push each dancer to their fullest potential - and we have FUN!

We believe in offering the best dance education to ALL of our studio dancers but also investing in our company dancers by offering diverse training & opportunities that you can’t find anywhere else in the River Region.

PARENT INFORMATION MEETING:

  • We are offering three different times to sign up for a Parent Information Meeting.

  • In order for your child to audition, a parent must attend one of the three meetings.

  • During this meeting, we will go over the EDC Contract which includes an approximate cost for the year,

    what to expect with rehearsals, competitions, etc, and also just what it’s like to be a part of the company day to day.

  • These meetings are where we will go in-depth about the cost of EDC and the commitment it is -

    because it really is one.

  • We will also have our Fundraising Chair there to explain all of the fundraising opportunities available

    to help you with the cost of being a member of EDC.

  •  At this meeting, you will also be given our audition expectations for each age group to share with

    your dancer such as what we’re looking for skill wise and personality wise.

  •  Below is a link to sign up for one of the meetings.

HOW & WHEN TO AUDITION:

We will be hosting our Season II auditions this June over the span of three days. Our auditions are broken up into three age groups -
Minis (Ages 5-7)
Juniors (Ages 8-12)

Teens (Ages 12-18)
*If you’re unsure of which audition your 12-year-old should attend, please reach out to us*

  • Auditions are open to the public for any dancers, not just current students at Evolve.

  • There is a $25 audition fee and a $5 fee to audition for a solo or duo/trio. - You may pay your audition fee by cash, check, or PayPal.

  • All dancers auditioning need to bring in a headshot and a resume with dance experience listed. You’re more than welcome to stop by the office for an example.

  • There is a company intention form linked here. This form must be turned in by June 21st to audition. This will give us a proper headcount as to how many to expect in each age group.

  • Along with your intention form should be your audition fee and your first payment towards company
    tuition for July.

  • If you are registered for Summer classes before this date then you will not need to turn in any
    payment.

  • Tuition for July is $250 for company members, and families with two siblings is $375.

  • You can turn in payment via check or cash & it will be returned to you if you do not become a member of EDC.

** Our auditions are not about “cutting” dancers, but about assessing their skill level and progress and them placing them into companies for the season. If we personally feel that a dancer is not ready to be a member of EDC, we will discuss it with the parent and dancer after auditions conclude. All discussions will come with a plan to get your dancer on the right track towards becoming an EDC member. **

AUDITION DETAILS:

  • During check-in for auditions, you will fill out a Student Information Sheet for your dancer and this is where you will turn in your headshot/resume and your dancer will be assigned a number for the duration of their auditions.

  • Dancers need to check in on all days applicable to receive their numbers for the auditions each day.

  • All Minis will attend a jazz audition and a hip hop audition.

    • Due to their young ages, we stage this more as just them attending a class with Ms. Brittany, who is our Mini Company Director.

      • Minis are welcome to wear any dance outfit of their choice to their auditions - we love to see their personality!

      • They will need jazz shoes for their jazz audition and tennis shoes for their hip hop audition.

      • We ask that hair is pulled back out of their face.

      • No experience is needed for auditions.

  • All Juniors and Teen will attend a ballet audition, jazz audition, contemporary audition, and hip hop audition.

    • You do NOT need experience in all of these styles to audition, but you must complete all four auditions to be considered.

DRESS ATTIRE:

  • For all Junior & Teen auditions, dancers are required to wear their hair in a low bun.

  • No jewelry allowed other than small earrings that are not distracting.

  • Ballet: All female dancers should have a plain black leotard (no color accents), pink ballet tights, and pink ballet shoes. No skirts. All male dancers should wear black shorts and a white t-shirt or tank top with black ballet shoes. No bare feet.

  • Jazz: Dancers are allowed to wear an outfit of choice, but will only have a 15 minute break between ballet and jazz to change if they’d like. You will not be faulted for staying in your ballet attire if chosen to do so. Dancers should have tan or black jazz shoes. No bare feet.

  • Contemporary: Dancers are allowed to wear an outfit of choice and will be dancing barefoot. No socks.

  • Hip Hop: Dancers are allowed to wear an outfit of choice, but you will only have a 15 minute break between Contemporary and Hip Hop to change. Dancers are required to wear tennis shoes for hip hop. No bare feet.

  • Solo & Duo/Trio auditions: Dancers can pick an outfit of choice and shoes should depend on their style chosen.

 

SOLO + DUO/TRIO AUDITIONS:

  • Anyone is allowed to audition for a solo or duo/trio for EDC. It is up to our discretion to decide who will receive a “special” as we refer to them.

  • Specials are a huge financial and time commitment alone, on top of the standard commitments for EDC.

  • To audition for a solo, a dancer must SELF-CHOREOGRAPH a 1:00-1:30 minute solo.

  • No faculty at Evolve or another dance studio may help with this solo, and that includes cleaning it.

  • You may choose to audition in the style you are wanting for your special, or another style to show your range.

    • We are looking for dancers who can hold their own on stage, who have a work ethic that goes above and beyond, and who are passionate about their training.

  • To audition for a duo/trio a dancer has two options -

    • You may choreograph a 1:00-1:30 minute dance with another dancer(s) that you’re wanting to be partnered with

    • Or you may audition as a soloist and state you’re open to a duo/trio rather than a solo, or both.

    • We are looking for dancers who work well together, have the same work ethic and commitment level, and whose training balances.

  • Linked here is the Specials Request Form. This must be turned in with your Intention Form to audition for a special. You will select the specials you’re interested in, if you’re interested in doing a special with anyone/who, and rank the styles you are interested in.

MAKING THE COMPANY:

  • Dancers will find out by 9AM on July 1st if they have been chosen as a member of EDC.

  • Those that are chosen will be invited to a Welcome Celebration at the studio on July 1st from 5 PM - 7 PM to meet all of the other members and parents for the upcoming season.

  • At this celebration, dancers will receive their personal company contract stating the dances they have been chosen for for the upcoming season.

  • All contracts must be signed & turned in no later than 7 PM on July 2nd along with a $100 deposit towards their company warmup - and then the real fun begins!

AUDITION SCHEDULE:

JUNE 28TH -

7:30 AM    -  Junior Audition Check-In

8:00 AM    -  Junior Ballet Audition
9:30 AM    -  15 Minute Break
9:45 AM    -  Junior Jazz Audition

11:45 AM  -  Junior Auditions End

12:00 PM  -  Mini Audition Check-In

12:30 PM  -  Mini Jazz Audition

2:00 PM    -  Mini Jazz Audition Ends

2:00 PM    -  Teen Audition Check-In

2:30 PM    -  Teen Ballet Audition

4:30 PM    -  15 Minute Break
4:45 PM    -  Teen Jazz Audition

6:45 PM    -  Teen Auditions End

JUNE 29TH -

7:30 AM    -  Junior Audition Check-In
8:00 AM    -  Junior Contemporary Audition

9:30 AM    -  15 Minute Break
9:45 AM    -  Junior Hip Hop Audition

11:45 AM  -  Junior Auditions End

12:00 PM  -  Mini Audition Check-In

12:30 PM  -  Mini Hip Hop Audition

1:30 PM    -  Mini Auditions End

2:00 PM    -  Teen Audition Check-In
2:30 PM    -  Teen Contemporary Audition

4:30 PM    -  15 Minute Break
4:45 PM    -  Teen Hip Hop Audition
6:45 PM    -  Teen Auditions End

JUNE 30TH -

8:00 AM    -  Solo/Duo/Trio Check-In
** 8am-9am the studio will be available for dancers to warmup once they’ve checked in**

9:00 AM    -   Auditions Begin
Ending Time TBD

We hope you will join us for our Season II auditions, even if it’s just for the experience! Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns & we can’t wait to see you at our Parent Information Meetings & auditions. Let’s keep evolving together!

Kennedy Thomas, Owner & Artistic Director of EDC

Brittany Hillman, Office Manager & Co-Director of EDC