Audition/Interview Requirements – Dance

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A decision regarding whether Auditions/Interviews for the 2022-2023 school year will be in-person or virtual will be made by October, 31, 2021 and updated here.

To audition for PVA Dance, students must have previously submitted all components of the PVA Online Application Form.

There are two parts to the dance interview and audition process. The interview consists of a 10-minute conversation between our teachers and the PVA applicant accompanied by a parent/guardian. During that time, we look for passion and commitment to dance, as well as an understanding of what the demands of our program are and if you can meet them. It’s also beneficial for students and parents to ask questions and determine if we are a good fit for them as well!

The second part of the process is the group audition. This process is meant to ensure that dancers have the skills needed for the PVA dance program. If further assessment is needed, dancers may be asked to attend a callback, and will be contacted individually by the dance teachers about this process.

In September, students will be placed in appropriate classes based on previous dance history and skill acquisition. Both the interview and the audition will be held in Central Memorial Dance Studio Room 180.

Group Audition

Students are to come dressed in dance attire and, if possible, should bring both jazz and ballet shoes. They will participate in a 30-minute ballet class, a 20-minute jazz/modern class, a 20-minute centre combination and a 15-minute discussion/ question period with the dance teachers. Parents may not watch the dance audition but are encouraged to attend the discussion/question period during the last 15 minutes of the audition time.

Late Audition

If dancers miss the group audition, there is a possibility to submit a late application. For the audition portion, dancers are to prepare a one-minute solo in a genre of their choice.

Individual Interview

Applicants and a parent/guardian will be required to attend a 10-minute interview with a member of the dance department.

PVA auditions are friendly and supportive. This may be your first audition ever and we want everyone to have a positive and fun experience.