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2017-18 Avant Dance Company Auditions: Saturday, August 5, 2017 1:00 pm
Dancers selected are required to attend Charles Roy and/or Arielle Elonys Coker workshops in August.

Dancers age 8-10 check in at 12:30 pm.  Audition will begin at 1:00 pm. 
Dancers age 11 & up check in at 2:30 pm.  Audition will begin at 3:00 pm.
There is a $10.00 Audition Fee for dancers who did not attend Finals.

Wear:
Dancers are to wear all black (leotard or top & shorts, tights, or leggings )
Bring ballet shoes, jazz shoes, and sneakers or hip-hop boots.
Girls' hair should be pulled away from the face and should be in a bun for the turn combinations.
Dancers check in at the assigned time, fill out the audition form, receive a number, and  warm up on their own in Studio B.

Process
:
Dancers will be given a jazz combination, a ballet turn combination, a grande allegro, and a hip-hop combo.  Flexibility will also be assessed.
A panel of teachers will make selections for company dancers and apprentices . 

Avant Dance strives to make the audition process as professional as possible so that dancers become comfortable with the audition process as it is an essential part of the dance world.

Training
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Avant Dance Mini Company dancers (age 7 -9) are required to take at least 2 classes in ballet , 1 tap, 1 lyrical/jazz, and 1 hip-hop class per week in addition to company classes on Saturdays. or Fridays.

Avant Dance Junior Company dancers (age 10-12) are required to take at least 3 ballet, 1 tap, 1 jazz, 1 contemporary, 1 leaps/turns, and 1 hip-hop class per week in addition to Company classes on Saturdays.

Avant Dance Teen/Senior dancers (age 13-20) are required to take at least 3 hours of ballet, 1 tap, 1 jazz, 1 contemporary, 1 leaps/turns, 1 acro, and 1 hip-hop class per week in addition to company classes on Saturdays . 

Avant Dance Hip-Hop Company dancers are required to attend 2 hip-hop classes, 1 jazz funk, 1 tap, 2 ballet, 1 jazz, 1 acro, and 1 contemporary class per week in addition to Company Classes on Saturdays as needed (schedule will be subject to change). 

Mini and Junior dancers are required to attend Showstopper Convention and Showstopper Competition and Celebration Talent.  Elite Junior Company dancers are required to attend and compete in Showstopper Competition, Bailando, MA, JUMP, NUVO, and NYCDA.

Elite Junior, Teen, and Senior dancers are required to attend Showstoppers Convention and Competition (including National Finals for all numbers earning double platinum or crystal awards at Regionals), Celebration Talent, Bailando, NYCDA, Radix, & NUVO Convention and Competition. 

The Avant Dance faculty may choose a company and an elite company in each age group.  Only Elite Company members are elgible to audition to perform solos, duos, and trios at the convention/competitions.  All company dancers may audition to compete solos and duo/trios at Celebration Talent and Showstopper. Dancers not selected for the elite company may be elevated to elite membership through hard work and technical advancement.

Final fees for all conventions and competitions are due 45 days prior to the event, with deposit payments paid monthly beginning in June.  In addition to the prices (listed online for each venue) there is a studio administration  fee.  A list of fees will be available at the audition. Dancers with tuition payments not in good standing will not be elgible to compete with the Avant Dance Company.
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