Auditions and Video Requirements

The programs at Elevate are designed for dancers between the ages of 12 and 22 who wish to increase their artistic and technical skills and/or pursue a professional career in dance.

Our programs are geared towards developing dancers with a wide range of technical skills and artistic sensibility, preparing them for the vast range of performance, choreography, and teaching opportunities available to them in today’s dance field.

Artistic Criteria

Elevate recommends that students have a minimum of 3 to 5 years consistent dance training in ballet and recent training in modern or jazz in order to be a seriously considered candidate for acceptance. Criteria for acceptance vary, depending on the structure, curriculum and requirements of each program. The audition panel decides which program is appropriate for each applicant upon viewing of the video. Decisions are emailed to applicants within 1 to 2 weeks of the audition video being received.

We are looking for:

  • An advanced to intermediate level training in ballet and modern
  • A toned, flexible, well-proportioned body
  • ŸA demonstrated sense of musicality
  • ŸA desire to explore the artistry and esthetics of movement
  • ŸA commitment to developing technical skills
  • ŸA willingness to enhance one’s sense of discipline

Attire

Dancers should be dressed in neat, professional looking dance attire (i.e. leotard and tights for women; tee shirt and tights for men). Women’s hair should be neat and pulled back away from the face and neck.

Material

Videos should include a solo no longer than 3 minutes in either Ballet, Modern or Jazz techniques. Dancers can also include 5 minutes of an additional style to the solo, i.e. Solo piece in Modern with a Ballet Barre, Centre Work and/or Enchaiment. We ask that your video submission be no longer than 10 minutes total. 

Please have the dancer indicate their name, age by July 2019, height, city of residence and how many years they have studied dance.  

Video Audition
Requirements

Applicants to either the 2 or 4 week program must apply by submitting an online application and a video audition. Applicants must adhere to Elevate’s Video Audition Guidelines and demonstrate proficiency in ballet, jazz and modern dance.  

Videos that do not contain the required materials will not be viewed.

Dancers can submit their videos by uploading their content to Youtube as a private video, applicants can then send the link of their video audition via e-mail to Director@elevatesummerdance.com. Dropbox links are also accepted.