MIDDLE SCHOOL AUDITION PROCESS
Dance experience preferred
Audition Part One:
The student must prepare a one (1) minute movement piece set to instrumental music to be performed for the Dance Faculty. The dance should include, but is not limited to:
- Locomotor and non-locomotor movements
- Pathways (curved, zigzag, diagonal)
- Shapes (high, medium, low)
- Movements on different levels
The student may bring a smart phone, mp3 player or CD with recorded instrumental-only music. Parents are not permitted in the audition area: please make sure the phone/player is charged, and that the student knows the password to the device and how to locate their music file on the device.
Audition Part Two:
The second portion of the audition is a dance technique assessment that will include combinations in Ballet and Modern dance. This assessment will include basic skills in these dance forms. In the assessment, students will be participating in Ballet Barre exercises. In Modern Dance, they will be asked to perform movements and techniques that are stationary in the center of the floor and that travel throughout the dance space.
- Black fitted active wear (i.e. Yoga pants or jazz pants)
- White Fitted Shirt
- Black Fitted Jazz Pants, Athletic Shorts, or Black Tights
NOTE: Street clothes or shoes are unacceptable attire and will be grounds for dismissal from your audition. If accepted into NWSA dance, the dancer will be using the proper dance attire items 2 or 3 times a week in their dance classes.