CityDance Conservatory is an audition-entry program that selects students based on evaluated potential, technical accomplishments, and proven determination to pursue professional careers in dance. 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 in our year-round program, entering CityDance Conservatory during our Summer Intensives or in September at the outset of a new season 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 and our Year-Round Conservatory Programs!

Scroll down for details on video audition submissions for 2022 Summer Intensives. 


YEAR-ROUND CONSERVATORY PROGRAMS

In-Person Audition Schedule for 2022-2023 Season:

The dates listed below are for all ages:

  • Wednesday, June 29, 2022
  • Wednesday, July 13, 2022
  • Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Ages 8-10 Audition at Parklawn Location

Check-in: 8:45am – 9:00am

Floor Barre 9:00am-9:45am

Ballet Technique 9:45am-10:30am

Jazz or Contemporary Technique 2:00pm-3:00pm

Ages 11-13 Audition at Strathmore Location

Check-in: 8:45am – 9:00am

Ballet Technique 9:00am-10:30am

Pointe 10:30am-11:15am

Contemporary Technique 1:00pm-2:30pm

Ages 14-18 Audition at Strathmore Location

Check-in: 8:45am – 9:00am

Ballet Technique 9:00am-10:30am

Pointe 10:30am-11:15am

Contemporary Technique 1:00pm-2:30pm

To register for these audition dates/times please follow these steps:

  1. Complete the CityDance Audition form using this LINK
  2. You will then receive an invoice for $50 to finalize the registration for the audition.
  3. Submit PCR test and Vaccination information in the unique link that you will receive after submitting the payment
  4. Please email your headshot and full-body dance photo to inquiry@citydance.net 

VIDEO AUDITION

Offering rolling video auditions for 2022 Summer Intensives. 

Complete the CityDance Audition form using this LINK

Learn more about our Intensives and Workshops here.

Follow these steps: 

  1. When completing the form, please indicate that you will be submitting a video as your audition. 
  2. You will then receive an invoice for $25 to finalize the registration.
  3. 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, battements tendus simples, battements jetés, rond de jambes par terre and en l’air, frappés, fondus, grands battements (right and left) etc.
  • Short ballet center: Port de bras, développe, glissade, pas de bourrée, pirouettes, petit and grand jetés, sissonne, assemblé, pas de chat, pas de basque, pas de bourrée, pirouettes, sissonnes, etc.
  • Pointe work if applicable
  • Short modern warm-up to include floor work with contractions, spirals, and leg extensions  and center technique work using a parallel base
  • Contemporary  movement phrases, sequences and/or progressions  
  • 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 summer@citydance.net if you have any questions. 


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/Jazz:

  • Black leotard, black fitted dance shorts; black jazz shoes or bare feet
  • Black or White fitted shirt, black bike shorts; black jazz shoes or bare feet
  • Hair must be in a bun or twist secured out of the face and off of the neck

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