20-21 Virtual Ensemble Auditions

 

Important Ensemble Documents

  • Solo/Duo/Trio Info Sheet & Application - PDF 
  • Self-Choreographed Solo/Duo/Trio Info Sheet & Application - PDF
  • Dance Captain Application - PDF

 

Ace Ensemble 2020-2021 (Updated 4/20/20)

The Ensemble Program is designed to give dancers additional performance opportunities throughout the year. If you are interested in being a part of our loving, supportive Ensemble community, keep reading! To audition, dancers must be age 7 by September 1, 2020 and have at least 1 year of dance training. We are continuing with the thriving Solo/Duo/Trio and Dance Captain Programs. Next year's Ensemble will also include the new Pre-Professional Program for dancers who would like to focus on a specific goal of professional dance training. We are very optimistic about moving forward to create a fun-filled experience for our dancers! It may need to begin remotely, but as soon as we are able to meet in-person safely, we will do so. We will need to adjust our performance calendar and financial requirements as necessary as our world continues to evolve and change. Over the
next few weeks, we hope to gain more information so that we can give additional direction to our families.
 
As we navigate the repercussions of Shelter-in-Place and COVID-19, we will do our best to keep communications open before final decisions are made. We created the Ensemble Info Sheet prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, so aspects of the program will change. For an approximate idea of what to expect, please CLICK HERE.

 

We look forward to a fantastic Ensemble year! 


 
Requirements to Audition for Ensemble:

- 7 years old by September 1, 2020
- At least 1 year of dance training
 
Requirements to Audition for the Pre-Professional Program:

- 10 years old by September 1, 2020
- At least 1 year on Ensemble
- Attendance at all mandatory performances in previous year
 
Requirements to Audition for a Self-Choreographed Solo/Duo/Trio:

- 13 years old by September 1, 2020
- At least 1 year in Solo/Duo/Trio Program
- Enrollment in Technique & Choreography Intensive Summer 2020
 


How to Audition:

1) Register for the Audition 

Login to your customer portal and enroll in the appropriate audition(s) by
Wednesday, April 22nd:

  1. 20-21 Ensemble Audition A (Levels White, Red, Yellow, Teal)
  2. 20-21 Ensemble Audition B (Levels Navy, Magenta, Burgundy)
  3. 20-21 Pre-Professional Program Audition
  4. 20-21 Self-Choreographed Solo/Duo/Trio Audition


2) Audition Instructional Videos & Audition Form will be emailed to the above Audition classes by Friday, April 24th:

Audition Instructional Videos will include choreography from your Ace faculty in various dance styles such as ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, and hip hop. Each video will be approximately 5-10 minutes, and will vary depending on dancer's age and level. Dancers have 2 weeks to watch and learn their audition dances at home. Each dancer will have between 3-5 dances to learn. Parents will also need to fill out the online Audition Form during this time.
 
If you have registered for the Self-Choreographed Solo/Duo/Trio Audition, please use this time to produce a video of you introducing yourself, the style in which you would like to choreograph, and phrases you have created so far. 

 
For dancers interested in the Pre-Professional, Solo/Duo/Trio, and/or Dance Captain Programs, forms will be made available on April 24th. There will not be additional video requirements for these programs. 
 
3) Video & Audition Form submission due by Friday, May 8th:

Take a video of your child doing each dance to the best of their ability, with professional and polished audition appearance. Email the videos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by May 8th. Be sure to complete the online Audition Form by this date.
 
May 8th is also the due date for submission of Self-Choreographed Solo/Duo/Trio videos and application forms for the Pre-Professional, Solo/Duo/Trio, and Dance Captain Programs.

 

Important Dates:

May 8     Audition email application due to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5:00p

May 21   20-21 Ensemble Casting Emailed Out 

May 22   Registration begins for the 20-21 School Year Session

May 27   Ensemble Parent & Dancer Zoom Meeting at 7:00p

June 3    Ensemble Contracts due to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5:00p

June 5    Solo/Duo/Trio and Dance Captain Casting Emailed Out

June 15  Summer Session begins

Aug 8-12  Ensemble Rehearsal Week

Aug 17     School Year Session begins

 
Feel free to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing all the fantastic audition videos!

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Larger, more beautiful, more powerful.

~Agnes De Mille