2017-2018 Viewmont Dance Company Application

 

VIEWMONT DANCE COMPANY

Auditions for the 2017-2018 Viewmont Dance Company will be held:

Tuesday, October 17th
(4th and 5th grades will learn the dance)

Thursday, October 19th 
(4th grade will audition),

and Friday, October 20th
(5th grade will audition)

at Viewmont Elementary School from 3:00-4:30PM

 

The Viewmont Dance Company through its organization shall endeavor to develop creativity and an appreciation for the art of dance; develop self-discipline, self-confidence and self-esteem; develop good character, good citizenship, and good sportsmanship; and develop problem solving, leadership and team building skills.  Any 4th or 5th grade student enrolled at Viewmont Elementary is eligible to audition.  Attending auditions does not guarantee membership to the company.       

All auditioning students will learn the dance routine that will be taught by the dance instructors on the first day of auditions (Tuesday, October 17th).  Everyone auditioning will be taught the same dance.  Students will audition in small groups on the second day of auditions (Thursday, October 19th for 4th graders; Friday, October 20th for 5th grade).  Students should wear appropriate, comfortable clothes to audition.  Exercise pants, sweat pants, shorts, and t-shirts are acceptable.  Socks, ballet shoes, jazz shoes, or bare feet are acceptable.  No sneakers or street shoes will be permitted for auditions.

We will try to finish by 4:30PM every day of auditions.  Please arrange for auditioning students to be picked up at 4:30PM in front of the school.  Family members and/or friends will not be allowed to observe any day of auditions.  Only students auditioning and school personnel involved in the audition process will be allowed in the audition room during the audition time.  Please wait in front of the school and we will walk out as a group when auditions are completed each day.

Scoring and selection:   Students will audition in front of a panel of judges. The dance team instructors, judges and school administrative personnel will determine the size of each team and will determine who will be selected for the dance company.  Decisions will be based upon the scores assigned by the judges, student application information and information from classroom teachers regarding academic effort and classroom behavior.  The following will be considered for audition scores:         

  • Knowledge and/or ease of learning the routine
  • Stage Presence (energy, smile, grace, poise, confidence, recovery)
  • Mechanics (arm position, hands, body position/posture, body movement and control)
  • Rhythm / Timing
  • Application information, office referral / behavior documentation, classroom work habits or other information provided by school personnel

Students will be informed of team member selection on the afternoon of Monday, October 23rd by individual letters sent home to each auditioning student.

You will need your parent’s signature and completed student application turned in to
Ms. Love or Ms. Gibson by Tuesday, October 17th.

 

 

Viewmont Dance Company

Student Application and Parent Permission

Please complete the information, answer the question, make sure your parent signs the permission, and return this form to Ms. Love or Ms. Gibson by Tuesday, October 17th.   The information in this application will be considered as part of your overall audition score.

 

Student Name:  ____________________________________________

 

Grade:  ____________               Classroom Teacher:  _______________

 

Parent(s) Name(s):  _______________________________         

 Phone number:  ___________________

 

To be answered by the student:

Why do you want to be a member of the Viewmont Dance Company?

 

 

 

To be read and completed by a parent/guardian:
Dear Parents,
        This is to inform you that your daughter/son wishes to try out for the Viewmont Dance Company on Tuesday, October 17th  (4th and 5th grades),  Thursday, October 19th(only 4th grade), and Friday, October 20th  (only 5th grade).   If your child is selected for this company, she/he will be required to attend regular Friday afternoon rehearsals and some evening performances, and abide by the Dance Company Contract and expectations for the remainder of the school year.  Weekly practices are scheduled to be every Friday afternoon from 3:00-4:30pm (beginning Friday, October 27th) during the 2017-2018 school year and regular attendance is required from October until May.  There is no cost/fee for participating on the team.  Because of the extra time and commitment involved, we would like your permission for your daughter/son to audition.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Sincerely,
Jennifer Love and Anyea Gibson
Viewmont Elementary Dance Company Instructors
828-324-7049
loveje@hickoryschools.net    or    gibsonan@hickoryschools.net

I give my permission for 

 __________________________________________________________
                                            (Student’s name)

to audition for the Viewmont Dance Company at Viewmont Elementary School on Tuesday, October 17th, as well as Thursday, October 19th (4th grade) or Friday, October 20th (5th grade).  I am aware of the extra time and commitment involved and the weekly practice schedule for the rest of the school year if she/he is selected for the team.  I have also read and understand the eligibility criteria, the audition expectations and the scoring criteria for auditions.

 

_____________________________________________               __________

Parent’s Signature                                                                                    Date

***You will NOT be permitted to stay after school for any day of auditions if this application and permission is not signed by a parent/guardian and returned to Ms. Love or Ms. Gibson by Tuesday, October 17th.