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COMPETITION TEAM AUDITION PREP

 

Please review this video for reference. (This video is from last years audition so dates and info may be a slighty different but the video can still be used for practice.) And see the below list of dance techniques. .

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Ages 7+

 

• single outside pirouette (right and left)

• pique turns, chaine turns (right and left) 

• heel stretch on both sides (without holding on to anything)

• needle on both sides (hands on ground legs in split)

• full split (right leg, left leg, and middle split)

• chasse step leap (right and left) 

• surprise leap (right and left) 

• surprise straddle leap (right and left) 

• toe touch

• all ballet positions (1st,2nd,3rd,4th,5th,6th)

• jazz arms

• jazz square

• grapevine

• 3 step turn

• chasse ball change

• kick ball change

 

Ages 10+

 

• double outside pirouette (right and left)

• heel stretch, knee stretch, ankle stretch, bow and arrow (both sides) 

• full splits (right, left, middle) 

• chasse step leap (both sides)

• surprise leap (both sides)

• surprise straddle leap (both sides) 

• toe touch

• ball change, high chaine, low chaine, calypso (both sides)

• all ballet positions 

• the ability to understand ballet terminology, without a demonstration, on command. 

Ages 12+ (ELITE)

Jazz:

  • triple outside jazz pirouette (right and left)

  • triple outside ballet pirouette (right and left)

  • 8 ballet fouettes (both sides) 

  • 8 al second fouettés (both sides)

  • leg turns (both sides) 

  • developpes en croix (right and left)

  • switch leaps (right and left)

  • front walkover 

  • back walkover 

  • cartwheel (right and left)

  • headstand 

Tap: (all moves right and left)

  • ​shuffle

  • flap

  • drawbacks

  • buffalo

  • cramp roll

  • irish

  • maxie ford

  • waltz clog

  • shirley temple

  • back essence

  • cincinnati

  • single, double, triple time steps

  • pullbacks

  • wings

  • toe tips

Hip Hop:

  • dancers will be taught a 32 count hip hop combination 

Improv:

  • dancers will be asked to improv across the floor one at a time