"Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth."
2 Timothy 2:15
2022 Season Auditions
Saturday, June 4
10 - 11:45 a.m.: Apprentice Company (ages 10-13)
12:30 - 4 p.m.: Senior Company (ages 14+)
Turning Pointe School of Dance
5540 Library Lane, Colorado Springs 80918
What to Expect
And What to Wear
Auditions will be held in the Chaine studio. Students are encouraged to warm up in the Pirouette studio (Apprentice Co.) or Soutenu studio (Senior Co.) and enter the audition room warm, prepared and ready to go. Auditions will consist of 45 minutes of ballet/worship dance with Mrs. Mimi McKinnis (Director, FYDC), and 45 minutes of acting/performance with Mrs. Emily Gilman (2022 FYDC Guest Faculty).
Dancers age 14+ who have not previously been a member of FYDC must perform a prepared variation during the audition process. If a student is a returning member of the company and wishes to showcase additional skills not listed above (pointe, acro, modern, special skills, etc.), those students are encouraged to perform a variation as well. Variations should not exceed 3 minutes in length.
All auditioning students should dress as they would for a classical ballet class, and must have their costume measurements taken in the warmup studio before or after their audition time.
What to Bring
There will be a $20 audition fee, which will cover registration and class costs. All students must complete and turn in an audition form. New students must provide a headshot and a photo in first arabesque.
If a student is interested in joining the company but is unable to attend either of the audition dates, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the second audition date to make alternate arrangements.
Student Directorial Team
Students age 14 and older
Prospective members of Senior Company will have the chance to audition for the student directorial team. This team will be responsible for creating a short pre-show video that will set the tone for each live performance and video stream.
A word/theme will be announced approximately one month prior to each audition date (a different theme will be chosen for each audition date to maintain a level playing field).
Students who would like to be considered for the student directorial team will create their audition variation based on the applicable theme. Before performing the variation, the FYDC audition team will ask the student about their process, interpretation and application of the theme.
If you are auditioning for the Senior Company on June 4 and would like to be considered for a place on the 2022 Student Directorial Team, your solo variation should interpret the word "Revival."