Students with dance experience may wish to audition for the upper level dance classes or a dance team. Students do not need to prepare any material for the initial audition. They will need to fill out the below audition documents. Students should plan on learning technique combinations and short pieces of choreography. If auditioning for one of the performance teams, the students will asked to demonstrate more advanced technical elements and perform some of our sideline routines.
Students do not need to audition for Techniques 1. Auditions are only for students who have experience dancing but have not taken any dance classes at Timber Creek or for students already in the program who wish to skip levels or be on one of the teams.
Please note: An audition does not guarantee the student a spot in the level he/she is auditioning for. Students may be placed in different levels based on the audition, seniority, and space in each class. If a student auditions for the teams and does not gain a spot on either team, he/she will be advised to take one of the Techniques classes.
Please see below for more specific information.
Dance Team Requirements:
Please know that if you become a member of either one of the dance teams, that you will be considered a leader and must act like one at all times. Also, please know that you will be required to be at after school rehearsals. The schedule for most rehearsals will be announced in August. To be eligible to audition, the student must adhere to 1-3 below when filling out the audition application.
1. Students auditioning for a team should have at least two full years of dance experience to be eligible to audition and have trained in either a public or private school or at a dance studio.
2. Current program and team members must have an average of at least an 85% B in his or her dance class(es) at the time of auditions to be eligible to audition or be reappointed to the team. Current members will be evaluated in class and possibly given an invitation to be a returning member. If not already in the program, the student should have a minimum of a B in his or her dance class at his or her current school. If not already in a dance class at school, the student should ask a dance teacher at a studio to write a short recommendation that will be attached to an application. This recommendation should include how many years you have trained with him or her, in what styles, and why he or she recommends you for the team.
3. All students must prove they have at least a 2.0 to audition for one of the teams. Please know you will need to attach a current report card to the audition Google form.
4. Please know that we will hopefully have choreography camp to prepare for Dance Performance Assessments (Elite Team) and football games. It is required for you to be at a minimum of two days of camp. More info. about this camp will be sent to team members.
To be eligible to audition for a team...
Apprentice Team: Students must have a minimum of two years experience/training (preferably more) in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop and any other style. Students should make sure they understand and can demonstrate some more advanced skills and should also feel confident with creating choreography and demonstrating performance skills.
Elite Team: Students who are going to be a Sophomore, Junior or Senior (Typically Freshmen will be placed on the Elite team; they will need to demonstrate superior technical and performance skills) and have a minimum of three years training/experience (preferably more) in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop and any other style. Students should make sure they understand and can demonstrate some more advanced skills and should also feel confident with creating choreography and demonstrating performance skills.*Freshmen with a minimum of four years of experience/training and can demonstrate mastery of skills may be placed on the Elite team.
2022-2023 Audition Materials and Docs
The below form is required to be completed prior to auditioning for the program or a team.
Intent to participate in auditions form (Due Friday, March 4th):
For Your Information
Please read all of these documents to make sure you will be successful at auditions.