2022/2023 COMPETITION AUDITION INFORMATION

 

Location:

Teffany's Dance Studio

4250 Five Points Road, Ste 1

Corpus Christi, Texas 78410

Fees:

$15.00 non refundable audition fee (Returning Dancers)

$25.00 non refundable audition fee (New Dancers)

 

Audition Dates:

Day: Friday, July 8th

Ages: 5-7 4:00pm-5:30pm

Ages: 8-11 5:45pm-7:45pm (Call-Backs will be on Sunday)

Day: Sunday, July 10th

Ages: 12 and up 5:30pm-7:30pm

Call-backs for this years Elite Team: 7:30pm-8:30pm

 

Frequently asked questions:

  • What is a Call-Back? An invitation to return for a second audition.

  • What if you can't make the audition? We will send you a dance to learn via video and you will have to submit your audition via video. Deadline to submit your video will be July 10th.  We will be looking for the same technique, showmanship, and energy on your video submission as we will be looking for in group auditions. 

  • Why are we doing video auditions? 1st and foremost is to see your level of commitment. We are looking for dancers who are passionate about dance and will make time to learn the dance and submit video. This also shows us, that during the dance year, we can trust that you are practicing at home and not just at studio. 

ALL DANCERS MUST COME PREPARED

  • Hair must be slicked back in a clean bun

  • Proper dance attire to show the body lines (leotard, leggings, tights, sports bra)

  • Proper shoes (jazz, ballet, half, shoes)

  • No jewelry

READ BELOW FOR SKILL LEVELS, COMPETITION LEVELS & COMMITMENT INFORMATION

AGES 5-7

AUDITION INFORMATION

  • Single Pirouette RT/LT (we will teach)

  • Splits RT/LT/M (doesn’t have to be completely down)

  • Jazz walks

  • Leaps RT/LT (we will teach)

  • Jazz combo across the floor  (simple combination)

  • Center ballet combo (simple combination)

  • Center tap combo (simple combination)

  • Improv (where dancer can show off any talents they have)

AGES 8-11

AUDITION INFORMATION

  • Single/Double Pirouette RT/LT

  • Splits RT/LT/M

  • Leaps RT/LT

  • Chaine turns

  • Calypso

  • Kick combo including fan Kicks

  • Jazz combo across the floor

  • Center Tap Combo

  • Improv (this is an opportunity to showcase their talents)

AGES 12-18

AUDITION INFORMATION

  • Double to a Triple Pirouette RT/LT

  • Splits RT/LT/M

  • Leaps RT/LT including Russians and Reverse leaps

  • Chaine turns

  • Turns in second

  • Calypsos

  • kick combo including fan kicks

  • Jazz combo across the floor

  • Center tap combo

  • Improv (this is an opportunity to showcase their talents)

TEFFANY & CO

Teffany's Dance Studio offers a Competitive Dance Team, a group of young dancers who all share the same love and passion for dance. Like all sports there is recreational and then there is select.  Our Company dancers are a select group of dancers who have the opportunity to train with some of the best choreographers in the industry at conventions. 

We offer a Petite Company and 3 Divisions: Division 1 being the beginner-intermediate level with the lowest level of requirements, and Division 3 being our most advance with the highest level of requirements. Each Division will compete in their proper level at competition, it is based on skill and hours the dancer trains at the studio.

Petite Team (BY INVITE ONLY) Season Requirements:

  • 2 to 3 hours of weekly classes which will include 1 company class (Occasionally may require a Saturday rehearsal) Must enroll in 1 ballet class and 1 TLC Class. 

  • 2-3 Group Routines

  • 3 Competitions (1 local, 2 travel)

  • 1 Convention (competition convention will count as 1 of the 3 competitions) 

  • Based on how this team progress, we will discuss attending Nationals. 

Division 1 PERFORMANCE Competition Team Season Requirements:

  • 2 to 4 hours of weekly classes which will include 1 company class (Occasionally may require a Saturday rehearsal) Must enroll in 1 ballet class and 1 TLC Class. 

  • 1-3 Group Routine

  • 3 Local Competitions (Showmakers & Showtime - Both in February, MA is in March)

  • NO TRAVEL 

  • Convention Optional

 

Division 2 PROTÈGÈ Competition Team Season Requirements:

  • 2 to 5 hours of weekly classes which will include 1 company class (Occasionally may require a Saturday rehearsal) Must enroll in 1 ballet class and 1 TLC Class. 

  • 1-3 group routines (Intermediate Level Comp Routines)

  • 4 competitions (1 local and 3 travel) PLUS NATIONALS - Destin, Florida (June 26-July 1st)

  • DMI Convention (competition convention will count as 1 of the 4 competitions)

  • Option to compete in a solo or duet.

  • Both Division 2 & 3 will be required to travel to Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and Austin for competition and conventions.

 

Division 3 ELITE Team Season Requirements:

  • 3 plus hours of weekly classes which will include 1 company class (Occasionally may require a Saturday rehearsal) Must enroll in 1 ballet class and 2 TLC Class. 

  • Minimum 2 group routines (Advance Level Comp Routines)

  • 5 competitions (1 local and 4 travel) PLUS NATIONALS - Destin, Florida (June 26-July 1st)

  • 2 conventions** (competition convention will count as 2 of the 5 competitions)

  • We will compete a minimum of 1 group dance at conventions, I will select which group dances we will compete.

  • If performing a solo, dancer must compete at both conventions. 

  • Both Division 2 & 3 will be required to travel to Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and Austin for competition and conventions.

Competitions and Conventions

A dance competition is an opportunity for the dancers to perform their routines. These typically take place over a weekend BUT sometimes begin on Friday evenings, and this last year some started in the early afternoon.  If a competition schedules us on a Friday, we will be told a minimum of 2 weeks prior. At competitions, dancers are expected to arrive early and stay for awards (no exceptions). Dancers are also encouraged to watch and support their fellow teammates. 

 

A dance convention is a weekend long dance workshop with multiple classes on different styles of dance. This offers dancers an opportunity to learn from a variety of professionals in the dance industry. Dancers get better at conventions. It exposes them to new styles of dance and is taught at a fast pace. At conventions, dancers are expected to attend and stay for the entire convention (no exceptions).

Travel Company requires dancers to commit 100%. Students and parents interested in Company participation must also recognize the expectations related to attitude. As members of our team, Company members and their parents are expected to support and encourage each other and to exhibit impeccable sportsmanship at all times. Our students -- without exception -- are expected to treat each other, their teachers, parents, competition judges and fellow students from other studios with the highest level of respect. Winning trophies is nice, but representing ourselves with class and dignity is an absolute requirement.

Participation in Company is a great deal of fun, but it requires a significant commitment to dance and a good deal of extra time and effort. Taking a dance class is the same as participating in any other extracurricular activity. Being a Company member is like being on a select sports team, and requires a sincere commitment to the team.

Both students and parents should decide if they have the time to commit to the Dance Company. No matter how talented a student is, if they don't have time to put dance first, and if they don't have enough parental support, they may be better in the studios recreational dance classes.

 

Commitment to Company will be July 2022-July 2023.

NEW THIS YEAR: Requirements for a soloist:

  • Solos are approved based on the dancers maturity and commitment to practice on their own

  • Dancers who do not retain group choreography, will not be permitted to do solo, duets or trios.

  • Solos are given 2 hours to learn choreography. Any additional rehearsals are additional and requires addition fees.