Bravo Audition Info - Balance Dance Studios | Dance Classes | Adults | Kids

Bravo Dance Company is an award-winning competitive dance team that prides itself on creating strong and empowered young athletes and artists. Company members are exposed to the highest level of dance training in a variety of genres and encouraged to push their limits and excel as individuals and as a team. Company members will be given support and guidance to enhance and personalize their craft and pursue any and all avenues for today’s dancer; competition, professional auditions/opportunities, additional performances, etc.

Audition Updates 5/20/2020

We are so excited about kicking off our new season starting this Friday, May 22nd, with our clinic to learn the jazz portion for auditions. There will be an in-person studio or Zoom option to learn this. We will also send out videos to practice these dances.

(Zoom codes will be sent out in a separate email ASAP, we are creating them now.)

As for auditions, in order to limit interaction, we will be setting up time slots for dancers to be able to either come into the studio or dance live on Zoom for evaluations. We will be asking dancers to come into auditions prepared with the following:

JAZZ COMBO: Learned at clinic

CONTEMPORARY COMBO: This is the first time we are experimenting with a new format, so we will be keeping that in mind. We are asking dancers to create their own contemporary dances. They may either self choreograph or learn a routine via Youtube or from a previous class they may have taken (note: no company dances may be used from this season, but dancers may use past years’ choreography).

9-12: we would like to see SIX 8 counts of choreographed movement, with TWO 8 counts of improv at the beginning or end of their combo.

13+: we would like to see EIGHT 8 counts of choreographed movement, with FOUR 8 counts of improv at the beginning or end of their combo.

BALLET 

We will send videos with the below skills on Friday with the jazz videos:

9-12:

1. Tombe pas de bourre, pirouette from fourth both inside and outside (as many rotations as you can achieve cleanly)

2. Développés devant, à la seconde and derriere (arabesque)  right and left

3. Glissade assemble, e-chappe, saute arabesque, saute passe

4. Tombe pas de bourre glissade grande jette (both sides)

13+

1.  Tombe pas de bourre, pirouette from fourth both inside and outside (as many rotations as you can achieve cleanly)

2.  Développés devant, à la seconde and derriere (arabesque) right and left (holding each position for at least an 8 count and going into releve)

3. Glissade assemble battu, e-chappe battu, saute arabesque, saute passe, cabriole

4. Tombe pas de bourre glissade grande jette (both sides)

*Dancers should be prepared for directors to request to see any of the above mentioned skills again, as well as splits on each side and any acro skills they may have mastered.

Please let us know how you would like to participate in the clinic and auditions, by filling out this survey, so we can accommodate everyone:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1CdG3kcVw7vjJilEhMnI1zwjy0dchomJXvK7zM60ay6w/prefill

Please have this completed by May 22nd. Once we have received responses from everyone participating, we will send out a Sign Me Up document by Saturday, May 23rd, for dancers to reserve their audition time slot.

*We will be in studio 7 with the back door open for both of these times and have blocked out the floor to help dancers keep a safe distance from each other.

Thanks,

Nikki and Danielle

BRAVO Directors