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Dance Admission/Audition Requirements
To be admitted to the Dance Division students must be accepted through an audition process. To prepare for auditions applicants are requested to wear appropriate dance attire. Please do NOT wear leg warmers, sweaters or jewelry. Men should wear black tights, jazz pants or sweat pants, white T-shirt and ballet shoes. Women should wear leotard, tights and ballet shoes. For the modern dance section applicants must be barefoot.
Applicants will participate in a ballet class and a modern dance class in order to demonstrate technical abilities and the ability to take direction. Class will last approximately 1 hour. Please fill out audition request form and send to the Dance Division.
Each applicant should be prepared if asked to perform a short solo dance, not to exceed one minute, in either ballet, modern or jazz dance style. The solo may be from the classic or contemporary repertoire or be an original work composed by the student or a teacher. The purpose of this solo dance is to demonstrate the applicant's performing skill. Each candidate is advised to provide a recording of musical accompaniment, preferably on an iPod. It is also advisable to bring music in two forms, for example, on an iPod as well as a cd or laptop.
Criteria For Acceptance
Talent and potential as a performer. The faculty is most interested in those students who show strong performing abilities.
Level and quality of training. Because the purpose of NWSA is to train professional dancers and choreographers, prior formal dance training is required.
All auditions will be held at New World School of the Arts:
25 NE 2nd Street, Miami, Florida, 8th Floor
Video Audition for Out-of-Area Applicants
NOTE: Technique MUST precede solo performance on the DVD or youtube channel. The audition should be introduced in the following manner: "My name is...; the first part of my tape is...."
I. TECHNIQUE (approximately five minutes)
Brief demonstration of technical ability, as follows:
- Center floor - Grand Adagio, including steps such as grands pliés, développés, promenades and pirouettes.
- Through space - Petit Allegro, including such steps as pas de bourrée, entrechats-quatre, sissonnes, glissades, pas de chats, brisés; Grand Allegro, including such steps as grand jetés, grand jetés entrechats (men should include double tours en l'air and entrechats-six).
- In place - total body movement at all spatial levels demonstrating balance, extension, use of torso, isolations and control of off-center movement.
- Through space - combinations demonstrating turns, falls and elevation at slow and fast tempos.
II. PERFORMANCE (One minute in length)
A short solo dance, in either ballet, modern or jazz dance style. The solo may be from the classic or contemporary repertoire or be an original work composed by the student or a teacher.
The video should contain the following types of performance:
- Five minutes of technique (ballet and modern).
- One minute solo performance of applicant's choice.
SPECIFICATIONS FOR PREPARATION OF VIDEO
- Video audition may be submitted as a dvd or emailed as a video link (Youtube, Vimeo, etc.)
- Musical accompaniment is preferable. Make sure that the sound can be heard clearly.
- The performance space should be large enough so that the performer's movements are not constrained.
- The camera should be placed sufficiently close to the performer so that positioning and movement of all parts of the body are clearly visible. The camera should frame the entire body at all times.
- The camera should remain in one location during filming and the work should be shot straight on. However, if the performance space is large, the camera may pan to keep the performer in view. Zooms are permitted, but only if the full body is kept in view.
Please send video submissions to:
New World School of the Arts, Student Services,
300 NE 2 Avenue, Miami, FL 33132