Audition Information

Auditions FAQ

Which age group should I sign my child up for?

Ages/Grades listed for audition classes are as of September 1st.

My child is out of town for some of the audition classes. Is that ok?

We schedule audition classes to last for several days/weeks so that dancers are able to attend most of the classes scheduled.  Please remind the studio of dates your child will be absent before auditions begin.

Can tuition/fees for auditions be pro-rated if my child is not able to attend all of the classes?

Tuition & fees will not be pro-rated for auditions.  It may be possible for them to take some make up classes, however.  We are able to pro-rate tuition for pre-audition classes if your child cannot attend all of the classes for the pre-audition session.

Does my dancer need to receive a recommendation to audition for a competitive team?

WDC instructors will send out some recommendations to dancers they believe are ready to audition for a competitive team.  However, a recommendation is not required to sign up for auditions.

When is the Audition Registration Deadline?

There is no deadline to register and payment is due at the time of registration.

 

WDC Tap/Jazz Lines

Audition dates will be August 3rd-13th. More information regarding auditions will be posted soon!

 

Age 4-6 Line Information

WDC Babies, Minis & Pee Wees line information 2020-2021

Participation in competition dance offers dancers an opportunity to perform many times over the dance season at local competitions. Dancers will improve technique as well as stage presence by being a part of our competition team.

Dancers new to tap/jazz competition lines would most likely be placed in one of the following groups if they are at the appropriate level. The scheduled class days are for the “regular season” of September – May and are tentative at this time. Summer schedules will vary. Monthly payments and class times listed are the amounts for the current (2019-2020) season for Sept – May. We will update this information with the schedule and costs for the 2020-2021 season as soon as everything has been finalized.  Rehearsal fees for nationals (due in summer 2021) will be charged separately.

Babies (Ages 4-5): The WDC Babies is our youngest group of competitive dancers including dancers ages 4-5 that will be in preschool for the 2020-2021 school year! They get a taste of what the competition dance world is all about.

These youthful performers take two classes per week with their Babies team and learn a competitive tap and jazz routine. They compete at three regional competitions and a national competition along with our other tap/jazz lines. They also perform in our end of the year Recitals and Spring Show

Tuition will be approximately $155 a month for the Babies. Tuition total will include class tuition, costs for their competition costume, and competition entry fees for three regional competitions. Competition shoes and tights for Babies dancers will need to be purchased separately.

Class times (Tuesdays 4:20 – 5:15 and Thursdays time TBD)

Minis (Kindergarten): The Minis are an energetic, fun group that enjoy competing in tap and jazz. Minis include dancers who will be in kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year.

They take two classes a week together with their team and learn a competitive tap and jazz routine. They compete at three regional competitions and a national competition along with our other tap/jazz lines. They also perform in our end of the year Recitals and Spring Show.

Tuition will be approximately $170 a month for the Minis. Tuition total will include class tuition, costs for their competition costumes, and competition entry fees for three regional competitions and one national competition. Competition shoes and tights for Minis dancers will need to be purchased separately.

Class times two times a week (Tuesdays 4:20 – 5:20 p.m./Thursdays 4:20 – 5:20 p.m.)

Pee Wees (1st-2nd Grade): Pee Wees compete in tap and jazz and take class three times per week. Pee Wees compete in four regional competitions, one national competition and also perform in WDC recitals and WDC Spring Show. Tuition will be approximately $215 a month (monthly tuition $125 and monthly comp expenses $90) for the Pee Wees. Tuition total will include class tuition, costs for their competition costumes, and competition entry fees for three regional competitions and one national competition. Competition shoes and tights for Pee Wees dancers will need to be purchased separately.

Classes three times a week (Tue 4:20-6:30/Thur 6:20-7:20/Sat 8:00-10:00)

COMPETITIONS
Regional competitions are held in the spring between March and May and are located in St. Paul or Minneapolis. Competition lines who attend a national competition each summer will have a location chosen by the directors. We sometimes have the opportunity to attend a national competition in the Twin Cities or other nearby locations such as Chicago or Wisconsin Dells; however, we also travel further depending on national opportunities – examples of destinations Florida, Virginia, Ohio. Travel expenses are NOT included in competition expenses.

Fundraising opportunities are available to those who choose to participate including selling wreaths and working at the Xcel through the Youth Dance and Enrichment. Membership in the YDE is required to participate in most fundraisers.

Age 4-6 Pre Auditions

July Pre Audition Schedule: July 13th-30th

This class is geared toward dancers who are planning to audition for a tap/jazz competition line.

Shoe requirements for auditions
Age 4 – Tap Shoes and either Ballet or Jazz Shoes
Age 5 – Tap Shoes and either Ballet or Jazz Shoes
Age 6 – Tap and Ballet Shoes. Jazz Shoes may be worn but are not required.
*Shoes do not need to be a specific color for audition classes

Dancers should wear proper dance attire (ie. leotard, dance shorts, dance tops)

Age 4 (Babies)
Mondays, July 13th, 20th, & 27th 5:15-6:00 p.m.
Tuition – $35

Age 5 (Minis)
Tuesdays, July 14th, 21st & 28th  4:15-5:05 p.m.
Thursdays, July 16th, 23rd & 30th 4:15-5:05 p.m.
Tuition – $75

Age 6 (Pee Wees)
Tuesdays, July 14th, 21st & 28th 5:15-6:05 p.m.
Thursdays, July 16th, 23rd & 30th 4:40-6:05 p.m.
Tuition – $90

REGISTER HERE

Age 7+ Tap/Jazz Line Information

WOODBURY DANCE CENTER
Competition line information 2020 – 2021

Participation in competition dance offers dancers an opportunity to perform many times over the dance season at local competitions. Dancers will improve technique as well as stage presence by being a part of our competition team.

Dancers new to tap/jazz competition lines would most likely be placed in one of the following groups if they are at the appropriate level. The scheduled class days are for the “regular season” of September – May and are tentative at this time.  Summer schedules will vary. Monthly payments and class times listed are the amounts for the current (2019-2020) season for Sept – May. We will update this information with the schedule and costs for the 2020-2021 season as soon as everything has been finalized.  Rehearsal fees for nationals (due in summer 2021) will be charged separately.

Petite Performance Team (2nd – 3rd graders):
Petite Team compete in tap and jazz and take class three times per week.  Petite Team compete in three regional competitions and one national competition. Petite Team also perform in WDC recitals and Spring Show.

Classes three times a week (Tue 6:30-7:30/Thur 4:20 – 6:20/every other Saturday 8:00-9:30)
Monthly tuition $120 and monthly comp expenses $85.

Jr Performance Team One (4th – 5th graders):
Jr Team One compete in tap and jazz and take class three times per week.  Jr Team One compete in three regional competitions and one national competition.  Jr Team One also performs in WDC recitals and Spring Show.

Classes three times a week (Tue 7:15-8:15/Thur 4:20-6:15/every other Sat 8:15-9:45)
Monthly tuition $125 and monthly comp expenses $85.

Jr Performance Team Two (4th – 5th graders):
Jr Team Two compete in tap, jazz and lyrical and take class three times per week.  Jr Team Two compete in three regional competitions and one national competition. Jr Team Two also performs in WDC recitals and Spring Show.

Classes three times a week (Mon 4:20-5:40/Thur 4:20-6:20/Sat 9:15-11:45)
Monthly tuition $150 and monthly comp expenses $120.

Pre-Teen Performance Team (6th – 7th graders):
Pre-Teen Team compete in tap, jazz and lyrical and take class three times per week.  Pre-Teen Team compete in three regional competitions and one national competition.  Pre-Teen Team also perform in WDC recitals and Spring Show.

Classes three times a week (Tue 4:15 – 5:15/Thur 5:15 – 8:00/Sat 10:30-12:45)
Monthly tuition $150 and monthly comp expenses $120.

Teen Performance Team (8th – 9th graders):
Teen Team compete in tap, jazz and lyrical and take class three times per week. Teen Team compete in three regional competitions and one national competition. Teen Team also perform in WDC recitals and Spring Show.

Classes three times a week (Tue 8:15-9:30/Thurs 6:15-8:30/Sat 11:45-1:45)
Monthly tuition $150 and monthly comp expenses $135.

Sr Performance Team (10th – 12th graders):
Sr Team compete in tap, jazz and lyrical and take class three times per week.  Sr Team compete in three regional competitions and one national competition.  Sr Team also perform in WDC recitals and Spring Show.

Classes three times a week (Mon 7:00 – 9:30/Thur 8:30 – 9:45/Sat 8:30 – 10:45)
Monthly tuition $155 and monthly comp expenses $135.

COMPETITION EXPENSES
The comp expenses listed above include costumes, accessories and competition entry fees for regionals and nationals. Competition shoes and tights will need to be paid for separately.  Regional competitions are held in the spring between March and May and are located in St. Paul or Minneapolis.  Competition lines are also required to attend a national competition each summer at a location chosen by the directors.  We sometimes have the opportunity to attend a national competition in the Twin Cities or other nearby locations such as Chicago or Wisconsin Dells; however, we also travel further depending on national opportunities – examples of destinations Florida, Virginia, Ohio. Travel expenses are NOT included in competition expenses.

Pre Comp classes: WDC will again be offering pre comp classes for ages 5 through 9th grade during the 2020-2021 season. These classes will be compete with one routine at one or two competitions in the spring. Pre comp classes will be held once per week during the regular season (schedule TBD). Those that are currently in a pre comp class will be able to register again for the 2020-2021 season without auditioning. More information will be posted soon regarding how those not in pre comp this season may be approved to sign up for the class for 2020-2021.

Fundraising opportunities are available to those who choose to participate including selling wreaths and working at the Xcel through the Youth Dance and Enrichment. Membership in the YDE is required to participate in most fundraisers.

Age 7+ Pre Auditions

July Pre Audition Schedule: July 13th-30th

This class is geared toward dancers who are planning to audition for a tap/jazz competition line.

Age 7-8 Class Schedule
Tuesdays, July 14th, 21st & 28th  6:15-7:05 p.m.
Thursdays, July 16th, 23rd & 30th 5:30-7:05 p.m.

Tuition – Tuition $95

Age 9-11 Class Schedule
Tuesdays, July 14th, 21st & 28th  7:15-8:40 p.m.
Thursdays, July 16th, 23rd & 30th 6:20-8:05 p.m.

Tuition – Tuition $115

Age 12+ Class Schedule
Tuesdays, July 14th, 21st & 28th  7:05-9:00 p.m.
Thursdays, July 16th, 23rd & 30th 7:15-9:05 p.m.

Tuition – Tuition $125

REGISTER HERE

 

WDC Pom Teams

August 3rd-12th: Pom pre-auditions
August 17th-26th: Pom auditions 

More WDC Pom Team Audition Information will be posted soon!

WDC Hip Hop Lines

WDC Hip Hop Line Audition Information will be posted soon!