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Youth Dance Project Auditions

January 29 @ 4:45 pm - 7:00 pm

Audition for Youth Dance Project! Details below.
Be sure to register online here before January 22nd if you wish to audition. Each group will receive an audition slot.
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A showcase of young choreographic voices. Open to all young choreographers currently enrolled in a Joy of Motion class or program who are in grades 6-12. Dancers must also be in grades 6-12.
January 22 at 11:59 PM: Cutoff for audition registration (register here)
January 29: Live audition of completed works. See “Adjudication criteria” below for more info.
February 25 + 26: Technical rehearsals and shows. Following each concert, there will be a 15-minute Q&A with the choreographers.
Pieces must be between 2 and 8 minutes. Pieces are evaluated on their potential, with the understanding that coaching will take place after the audition (see Faculty Guidance section below). Adjudicators are looking for the following:
  • Pieces with a beginning, middle, and end
  • Strong choreographic voice
  • Interesting compositional choices
  • Dynamic use of space, time, levels, and groups
  • Integration and appropriateness of music selection
  • Costumes that fit the theme and/or movement style
  • Consideration given to lighting design
  • Thorough rehearsal
Adjudication panel: Sarah Chapin, Dani Quirion, Ayanna Williams
After the audition, each group chosen for the show MUST schedule at least one rehearsal visit from a Joy of Motion faculty member, chosen from the list below. This teacher will help to coach students in the development of their work. Coaching sessions will not be permitted before the audition. Joy of Motion faculty is happy to answer questions about the choreographic process or offer suggestions, if needed.
Roster of those available to help with coaching:
Helen Hayes | Alana Hill | Angela Ingram
Mackenzie Shimon | Elizabeth Malone | Krystal Odom
Rehearsal space is free of charge for students who are registered to audition (before January 29th) or have been selected for the show (after January 29th). Maximum 2 hours per week per group. Space can only be scheduled when it does not compete with Joy of Motion classes or studio rentals.
Students ages 16+ may rehearse without adult supervision. Any group with dancers under 16 must have an adult present. Regardless of age, all students are expected to behave responsibly, leave the studio in good condition, and contact a studio manager in case of injury or other problems.
To schedule rehearsal space contact our studio locations:
We can’t wait to showcase the work of our fabulous young choreographers, register today!


January 29
4:45 pm - 7:00 pm
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