Congrats to AED’s 2019-2020 teams! Great job to everyone, what an incredible season this will be!
Mini Prep: 9
Jr. Prep: 15
Premier Prep: 8
Petite Prep: 9
Pre Company: 7
Gianna de Paula
Our try outs have concluded. If you are interested in being apart of our comp teams, please call/email to set up a private audition.
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: Try out routines are online (link below) to learn at home. The try out combo will be judged on proper technique, style, performance, musicality and overall execution.
Group 1: https://youtu.be/in3UGvoiusY https://youtu.be/uUOAbIC4NSI
Group 2/Group 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlSe6BBd1_4
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)
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: (estimated ages)
Group 1, ages 5-9: Intermediate (single pirouettes, leaps, chaine turns, pique turns, side leaps, splits)
Group 2, ages 9-12: Intermediate (double pirouettes, split leaps, chaine and pique turns, side leaps, splits, 2-4 fouette turns)
Group 3, ages 12+: Advanced (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 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 :)