CityDance Conservatory is an audition-entry program that selects students based on evaluated potential, technical accomplishments, and proven determination to pursue dance professionally. We are intentional in our intake and evaluation process to assess talent on an individual basis, taking into account each student’s past training as well as their goals and aspirations. While we do allow for rolling admissions, entering CityDance Conservatory in September is ideal in order to maximize training, growth, and performance opportunities.

A limited amount of merit scholarships are available for students whose talent and commitment are at the highest level. Scholarships are available to Conservatory students, across all genres, and at the discretion of Founding Artistic Director, Lorraine Spiegler.

Audition for Summer 2022

SCHEDULE (in-person and video), REGISTRATION, DRESS CODE, LOCATION, and COVID POLICIES are detailed below. Pre-registration is required for ALL auditions.

AUDITION TOUR SCHEDULE

Monday, February 7, 2022

CityDance School & Conservatory at Badlands: 5200 Randolph Rd, Rockville, MD 20852

Detailed Schedule:

Ages 9-11 y.o.:

Check-in: 4:00pm-4:30pm

Ballet Class: 4:30pm-6:15pm

Jazz Class: 6:15pm-7:15pm

Ages 12-15 y.o.:

Check-in: 3:30pm-4:00pm

Ballet Class: 4:00pm-5:30pm

Jazz Class: 6:15pm-7:15pm

Sunday, February 20, 2022

BlackRock Center for the Arts: 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874

Detailed Schedule:

Ages 8-12 y.o.:

Check-in: 9:00am-9:30am

Ballet Class: 9:30am-11:00am

Contemporary/Modern: 11:00am-12:00pm

Ages 13+ y.o.:

Check-in 11:30am-12:00am

Ballet Class: 12:00pm-1:30pm

Pointe Class: 1:30pm-2:00pm

Contemporary/Modern: 2:00pm-3:30pm

Saturday, March 19, 2022

CityDance School & Conservatory at Strathmore: 5301 Tuckerman Lane / N Bethesda, MD 20852

Detailed Schedule TBA


REGISTRATION PROCESS

  • Complete the CityDance Audition form using this LINK. Upon completing this audition form, you will receive an invoice for $25 to finalize the registration.
  • Email 2 photos to summer@citydance.net (these do not need to be professional photos, they can be taken with your cell phone): a headshot, a full-body shot of your dancer in tendu or arabesque (please have your dancer wearing their dance attire for this photo)
  • All dancers must submit negative PCR Covid test results to CityDance prior to attending audition classes (full details below).

DRESS CODE

Ballet:

  • Black leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes and/or skin-toned tights and shoes, layered mask (pointe shoes for pointe class)

  • White fitted shirt, black tights,  layered mask, black ballet slippers, and/or white ballet slippers with white socks

  • Hair must be in a neat bun or secured out of the face and off of the neck 

Contemporary:

  • Black leotard, black fitted dance shorts; skin-toned or black dance socks

  • Black or White fitted shirt, black bike shorts; skin-toned or black dance socks

  • Hair must be in a bun or twist secured out of the face and off of the neck 


LOCATIONS

CityDance School & Conservatory at Strathmore

5301 Tuckerman Ln, N. Bethesda, MD 20852

At Strathmore parking is available in the Grosvenor/Strathmore Metro garage (free on weekends). A sky bridge connects the 3rd floor of the parking lot to the entrance of the education lobby.

All drop-off and pick-ups must occur in the Strathmore Mansion parking lot off of Rockville Pike. Please note that the doors will be closed at the circle on Tuckerman Lane.

CityDance School & Conservatory at Badlands

5200 Randolph Rd, Rockville, MD 20852

Parking is free next to the building.

CityDance School & Conservatory at Friendship Heights

5207 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

There is no dedicated parking at this location. We encourage parents to drop off their dancers curbside in front of the main entrance. Please note that the surrounding neighborhood has zoned parking which requires a permit so we discourage parking on neighborhood streets.


COVID POLICIES AND PROTOCOLS

Please read through the COVID-19 Policies and Protocols for in-studio classes across all CityDance locations.

In alignment with CityDance policies, and guidance from the CDC, all students reporting to any of our studios will be required to:

  • Temperature checks and health screenings will take place prior to entry. No staff or student may enter the building if they have a high temperature (above 100.4 degrees).
  • Masks will be worn by all staff and students in keeping with the most current CDC and government guidelines. Students will be responsible for providing their own masks.
  • No staff or student should attend class if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have had possible exposure.
  • We ask parents to answer the Health Screening Daily questionnaire to detect signs of COVID-19 symptoms and exposure and for contact tracing records. You must fill out the Health Form by 8:30AM on the day of the audition.
  • All dancers are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test during the week before the audition and submit their negative test results no more than 3 days prior to the audition using THIS LINK.
  • If your student is fully vaccinated (second shot + 2 weeks) please also submit their COVID Vaccination Form using THIS LINK.

VIDEO AUDITION

Complete the CityDance Audition form using this LINK. When completing the form, please indicate that you will be submitting a video as your audition. You will then receive an invoice for $25 to finalize the registration.

Please email your video with the requirements noted below to summer@citydance.net after you have paid the invoice online.

Video requirements for each age category:

8-12 years

  • Video from a dance class
  • Short video of improvisation or performance

12 years+

  • Short ballet barre: pliés, tendus, dégagés, rond de jambes, battements (right and left)
  • Short ballet center including adagio, turns, jumps, reverence
  • Pointe work if applicable
  • Short modern warm-up to include contractions (on floor or standing) and work in parallel
  • Contemporary across the floor of choice
  • Demonstration of any other genre you would like to share, if applicable

Dancers who competed with a solo in YAGP, or other dance competitions, can also send a video link of their competition performance.


Please email Cristina at summer@citydance.net if you have any questions. On the day of the audition please call the front desk at 301-581-5204.

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