2018-2019 Team auditions

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TRY OUT INFO

 

Registering/Paying: Dancers must be registered in order to attend try outs. To be added to our try out list, add the "Attending Try Outs" class (listed on a Saturday) at the desired studio location. The audition fee is $15 and will be in your cart at checkout. Registration fees are explained on the "Registration and Rates" page, along with the link to create an account. If a dancer is not chosen for a team and decides to not continue with AED then registration fees are refundable. If a dancer does make an AED team but chooses not to accept, fees are not refundable as we spend countless hours with try outs, placement, and they may have taken someone else's spot.

 

Attire: Dancers may wear any form fitting clothing; hair pulled back, and wear proper shoes necessary for dancing. Group 3, we request to be barefoot.

 

Learning Audition Combo: New this season... Try out routines are online (link below) to learn at home, therefore we are able to save time for all and also allow more time for the dancers to prepare. The try out combo will be judged on proper technique, style, performance, musicality and overall execution. We are going to have 1 studio day where teachers will be available to help, answer questions, and help everyone properly prepare in hopes to make it a minimally stressful experience. May 31st, @ Draper location. Practice Schedule is below.

Group 1 https://youtu.be/pwTpnC4k9is              Group 2 & 3 https://youtu.be/DX16n88G8NQ

 

Try Out Process: Dancer will arrive 10-15 min prior to audition time to check in. Check in will be to verify dancer is registered and to turn in resume. The Resume and picture should not exceed a 4x6 size please. Dancer will proceed inside studio to warm up, technique try out (simialar to a jazz class), and audition the combo in groups. Draper Groups 2 and 3 get to return the following day to continue call backs of the combo; due to the number of dancers, we need more time. Draper Group 1 and Riverton Groups will have time to complete the full try out in 1 day :)  Auditions are closed to help keep everyone as calm as possible, the less eyes watching the better.

 

Results: Staff spends numerous hours, late nights/early morning ;) determining placement. We take it very seriously as it is a year of your child's life and a big commitment for all. Results will be posted/emailed out by June 15th. You will receive a company packet by email FULL of info you'll need (required camp times will be found there as we don't know times until try outs resume)

 

Determining Group to attend:

With dance these days, dividing into proper groups is tricky without having 6 groups. We realize there will be some dancers needing to attend a different try out then their age group listed below. Use your best judgement.

Required Skills:

Group 1: Intermediate ages 5-9 (single pirouettes, leaps, chaine turns, pique turns, side leaps, splits)

Group 2: Intermediate ages 8-12 (double pirouettes, split leaps, chaine and pique turns, side leaps, splits, 2-4 fouette turns)

Group 3: Advanced ages 11-18 (triple/quad pirouettes, split leaps, advanced leaps/jumps, advanced turn combos, super splits, must have ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, and tumbling skills)

***Those dancers who are currently participating on a high school team such as cheer, dance company, or drill team are allowed to audition for our high school team (formerly known as Prime). This team has lower hours than our other competition teams and works around the dancers rehearsal schedules at school, the best we can. Our high school team is an audition team/company and it is not guaranteed all dancers auditioning will be placed on the team just because you're dance on a high school team. Technique only options will also be available for those HS dancers.

 

Still have questions, give us a call or shoot us an email :)

 

Dancers (from both studios) may come and work with AED instructors and other dancers to practice routine. (open house style, come & go whenever) May 31st @ Draper location only Audition videos will be posted on YouTube soon!
GROUP 1 GROUP 2 GROUP 3
Strongly Recommended Optional Optional
4:00 - 5:15 5:15 - 6:30 6:30 - 7:45
     
 

~ Draper ~

June 1st and 2nd

 
DAY 1 DAY 1 DAY 1
GROUP 1 ~ Ages 5-up GROUP 2 ~ Ages 8-up GROUP 3 ~ Ages 11-18

current teams:

Mini Prep/Jr. Prep/Pure/Rise

current teams: Premier/Drive/Jump/Rise

current teams:

Dare/Edge/Risk/Evoke/Prime

     
--------------- 3:30-6:30 6:00-9:30
Practice Routine at home Warm up, technique, and audition combo Warm up, technique, and audition combo
     
DAY 2 DAY 2 ~ Call Backs DAY 2 ~ Call Backs
9:00 am - 12:30 pm 12:30 - 3:00 2:00 - 6:30
Dancers will be doing warm up, technique, routine audition, call backs Dancer will call home when done Dancer will call home when done
     
 

~ Riverton ~

June 4th

 
GROUP 1 ~ Ages 5-up GROUP 2 ~ Ages 8-up GROUP 3 ~ Ages 11-18

current teams:

Pre Co, Bloom

current teams:

Pre Co, Heart

current teams:

Truth

Dancers will be doing warm up, technique, routine review & audition, call backs Dancers will be doing warm up, technique, routine audition, call backs Dancers will be doing warm up, technique, routine audition, call backs
4:15 - 5:30 5:00 - 6:30 (or until done) 5:00 - 6:30 (or until done)
     

 

Main office: 801-571-0281

Draper Studio:

11503 S. 700 E.

Riverton Studio:

3926 W. Innovation Dr. 

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