Audition Information

Auditions FAQ

What are the safety policies/procedures the studio has in place?

Please make sure you read the studio’s policies/procedures HERE for keeping our dancers safe while taking class at the studio.

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.

Which age group should I sign my child up for?

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

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

 

Age 4-6 Line Information

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. Summer schedules will vary. Monthly payments listed are the amounts for the current season for Sept – May. 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 a week with their Babies team. They perform competitive jazz and tap routines at three regional competitions and have the option to attend the national competition with our other tap/jazz lines. They also perform in our end of the year Recitals and Spring Show.

Class Tuition will be approximately $100 a month

Competition Fees of $360 (covers three regional competitions) will be due February 1st. A national competition opportunity for Babies dancers will be decided at a later time and would be an additional cost.

Costume Fees of $265 will be due November 1st. (Competition shoes and tights will need to be purchased separately)

Class times two times a week (Tuesdays 4:20-5:20/Thursdays 4:20-5:10 p.m.)

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.

Class Tuition will be approximately $100 a month

Competition Fees of $480 (covers three regional competitions and one national competition) will be due February 1st.

Costume Fees of $300 will be due November 1st. (Competition shoes and tights will need to be purchased separately)

Class times two times a week (Tuesdays 5:10-6:10 p.m./Thursdays 5:20-6:15 p.m.) An optional Ballet class will also be offered.

Pee Wees (1st-2nd Grade): Pee Wees compete in tap and jazz and take class three times per week. Pee Wees compete in three regional competitions, one national competition and also perform in WDC recitals and WDC Spring Show.

Class Tuition will be approximately $140 a month

Competition Fees of $480 (covers three regional competitions and one national competition) will be due February 1st.

Costume Fees of $350 will be due November 1st. (Competition shoes and tights will need to be purchased separately)

Classes three times a week (Tue 5:10-7:20 p.m./Thur 6:20-7:20 p.m./Sat 8:00-9:40 a.m.)

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 fees.

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

Ages 4-6 Auditions

Results Posted – Friday, August 14th

Age 4 (Babies)

WEDNESDAYS 8/5 & 8/12@ MAIN STUDIO
5:20-6:05 Tap/Jazz

THURSDAYS 8/6 & 8/13 @ MAIN STUDIO
5:20-6:05 Tap/Jazz

COST: $45
*Shoes – Tap and either ballet or jazz shoes needed.

Age 5 (Minis)

WEDNESDAYS 8/5 & 8/12 @ MAIN STUDIO
6:15-7:05 Tap/Jazz

THURSDAYS 8/6 & 8/13 @ MAIN STUDIO
6:15-7:05 Tap/Jazz

COST: $50
*Shoes – Tap and either ballet or jazz shoes needed.

Age 6 (Pee Wees)

WEDNESDAYS 8/5 & 8/12 @ MAIN STUDIO
4:15-5:10 Tap/Jazz

THURSDAYS 8/6 & 8/13 @ MAIN STUDIO
4:15-5:10 Tap/Jazz
5:15-5:45 Ballet

COST: $70
*Shoes – Tap and ballet shoes needed. Jazz shoe 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 (i.e. leotard, tights, dance shorts, dance tops)

Age 7+ Tap/Jazz Line Information

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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 ages 7 and up 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. Summer schedules will vary. Monthly payments listed are the amounts for the current season for Sept – May. Rehearsal fees for nationals (due in summer 2021) will be charged separately.

Petite Performance Team (2nd – 4th graders):
Petite Team dancers compete in tap and jazz and take class three times per week. Petite Team will compete in three regional competitions and one national competition. Petite Team will also perform their tap and jazz routines in WDC recitals and Spring Show.

Classes twice a week (Tue 6:40-8:30 pm/Thur 7:25-8:25 pm/every other Sat 8:50-10:25 am)

Monthly tuition $135

Comp Fees $480 (include 3 regionals & 1 nationals) Due February 1st

Costume Fees $350 Due November 1st (Competition shoes/tights and make up will be a separate cost)

Jr Performance Team One (4th – 6th graders):
Jr Team One dancers compete in tap and jazz and take class three times per week. Jr Team One dancers compete in three regional competitions and one national competition. Jr Team One will also perform their tap and jazz routines in WDC recitals and Spring Show.

Classes three times a week (Tue 7:30-9:00 pm/Thur 6:15-7:40/every other Sat 9:15-11:30)

Monthly tuition $145

Comp Fees $480 (include 3 regionals & 1 nationals) Due February 1st

Costume Fees $350 Due November 1st (Competition shoes/tights and make up will be a separate cost)

Jr Performance Team Two (4th – 6th graders):
Jr Team Two dancers competes in tap, jazz and lyrical and take class three times per week. Jr Team Two competes in three regional competitions and one national competition. Jr Team Two will also perform their routines in WDC recitals and Spring Show.

Classes three times a week (Mon 4:20-6:20 p.m./Thur 4:20-6:10 p.m./Sat 9:15-11:20 a.m.)

Monthly tuition $170

Comp Fees $720 (include 3 regionals & 1 nationals) Due February 1st

Costume Fees $450 Due November 1st (Competition shoes/tights and make up will be a separate cost)

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

Classes three times a week (Mon 7:35-9:25 pm/Thur 4:15-6:10 pm/Sat 11:25-1:30)

Monthly tuition $170

Comp Fees $720 (include 3 regionals & 1 nationals) Due February 1st

Costume Fees $450 Due November 1st (Competition shoes/tights and make up will be a separate cost)

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

Classes three times a week (Mon 6:25-8:35 p.m./Thur 8:30-9:30 p.m./Sat 11:15-2:35 p.m.)

Monthly tuition $170

Comp Fees $720 (include 3 regionals & 1 nationals) Due February 1st

Costume Fees $450 Due November 1st (Competition shoes/tights and make up will be a separate cost)

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

Classes three times a week (Mon 6:25-8:35 p.m./Thur 6:15-9:45 p.m./Sat 10:20-11:20 a.m.)

Monthly tuition $170

Comp Fees $720 (include 3 regionals & 1 nationals) Due February 1st

Costume Fees $450 Due November 1st (Competition shoes/tights and make up will be a separate cost)

COMPETITIONS
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 fees.

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 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). Instructor approval is required to sign up for pre comp classes. More information will be posted soon!

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

Age 7+ Auditions

Class sizes will need to be kept small due to current safety guidelines.

Separate groups noted for some classes will be determined after registrations are received.

Results Posted – Friday, August 14th

Ages 7-8
WEDNESDAYS 8/5 & 8/12 @ MAIN STUDIO
6:15-7:05 Ballet
7:15-8:10 Jazz/Tap

THURSDAYS 8/6 & 8/13 @ MAIN STUDIO
7:15-8:10 Jazz/Tap

COST: $ 90
*Shoes: Tap and Ballet shoes required. Jazz shoes may be worn but are not required.

Ages 9-10
TUESDAYS 8/4 & 8/11@ MAIN STUDIO
7:15-8:15 Jazz/Tap

THURSDAY 8/6 @ MAIN STUDIO
5:35-6:05 Tap (Grp 1)
6:10-7:00 Ballet (Grp 1)
6:40-7:10 Tap (Grp 2)
7:15-8:15 Jazz/Tap
8:20-9:10 Ballet (Grp 2)

THURSDAY 8/13 @ MAIN STUDIO
6:10-7:00 Ballet (Grp 1)
7:15-8:15 Jazz/Tap
8:20-9:10 Ballet (Grp 2)

COST: $ 90
*Shoes: Tap, Ballet and Jazz shoes required.

Ages 11-12
TUESDAYS 8/4 & 8/11 @ MAIN STUDIO
4:15-4:55 Tap (Grp 1)
5:00-6:00 Ballet (Grp 1)
6:05-7:05 Jazz/Lyrical

THURSDAYS 8/6 & 8/13 @ MAIN STUDIO
4:15-4:55 Tap (Grp 2)
5:00-6:00 Ballet (Grp 2)
6:05-7:05 Jazz/Lyrical

COST: $105
*Shoes: Tap, Ballet and Jazz shoes required.

Ages 13-14
TUESDAYS 8/4 & 8/11 @ MAIN STUDIO
7:15-8:15 Ballet (Grp 1)
8:25-9:30 Jazz/Lyrical

THURSDAYS 8/6 & 8/13 @ MAIN STUDIO
6:15-7:00 Tap
7:15-8:15 Ballet (Grp 2)
8:25-9:30 Jazz/Lyrical

COST: $115
*Shoes: Tap, Ballet and Jazz shoes required.

Ages 15+
TUESDAY 8/4 & 8/11 @ MAIN STUDIO
4:45-5:55 Jazz/Lyrical
6:05-7:05 Ballet (Grp 1)

THURSDAYS 8/6 & 8/13 @ MAIN STUDIO
4:45-5:55 Jazz/Lyrical
6:00-7:00 Ballet (Grp 2)
7:05-7:50 Tap

COST: $120
*Shoes: Tap, Ballet and Jazz shoes required.

*Shoes do not need to be a specific color for audition classes.

Dancewear
Ages 7-10 – black leotard & pink tights. Black dance shorts may be worn over leotard for tap/jazz classes.

Ages 11+ – black fitted dancewear may be worn for all classes (leotards, dance shorts, leggings, fitted tops)

 

WDC Pom Teams

Pom Line Information

Pom line information 2020 – 2021 Come be a part of one of our AWESOME Pom Lines at WDC! Each pom line will learn a fun, energetic, upbeat dance that you will perform at local dance competitions. Pom dance is an exciting combination of cheer and jazz moves that is all about pumping up the crowd. Being on a pom line, you get the best of both worlds- you are a part of a challenging, fast-paced competition program, without the larger time commitment of other competitive lines. This is often a great option for those looking to start in the competition world or those who participate in many other activities/sports. Join our award-winning, show-stopping pom lines! In addition to the pom class dancers must also be registered in the fall for a combination (tap/jazz) class appropriate for their age and level.

Tuition & Fees
Monthly Tuition (September – May) will be $100/month and includes tuition for rec/pom tech class & pom class

Costume Fees – Due November 1st
Mini/Petite/Jr Pom $110
Pre-Teen/Teen/Sr Pom $135
Costume for recreational tap/jazz class charged separately. Competition shoes, tights and make up will need to be purchased separately.

Competition Fees – $180 Due February 1st (include three regional competitions)

Competitions
Pom lines compete at three regional competitions each year. These competitions are held in the spring between March and May and are located in St. Paul or Minneapolis. The pom lines may also attend have the opportunity to attend a summer dance event such as a national competition or other performance event. Rehearsal fees for the summer event(s) will need to be paid separately in June.

The pom lines also perform in two of the WDC June recitals. Senior Pom will also perform in our annual Spring Show.

Fundraising opportunities are available to those who choose to participate including selling wreaths, working at the Xcel and selling concessions at our recitals. Membership in the Youth Dance and Enrichment is required for many of the fundraising opportunities.

CLASS TIMES Fall 2020 (tentative)
Mini Pom Team (Kinder – 2nd grade) Fridays 6:20 – 7:00 p.m.
Petite Pom Team (3rd – 4th grade) Fridays 7:10 – 7:55 p.m.
Jr Pom Team (4th – 5th grade) Fridays 8:05 – 8:50 p.m.
Pre-Teen Pom Team (5th – 7th grade) Fridays 5:20 – 6:10 p.m.
Teen Pom Team (7th – 9th grade) Fridays 4:15 – 5:10 p.m.
Sr Pom Team (9th – 12th grade) Mondays 6:15 – 7:15 p.m.

Pom Pre Auditions

Pom Pre Auditions: August 3rd-13th, 2020

This is a great class for those who are currently in a pom line and also for those who are not but would like to take some extra classes prior to auditioning for a pom line in August.

Kindergarten – 2nd Graders Schedule
Mondays, August 3rd & 10th 4:15 – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesdays, August 5th & 12th 4:15 – 5:00 p.m.

Tuition – $50

3rd-4th Graders Schedule
Mondays, August 3rd & 10th 5:10 – 5:55 p.m.
Wednesdays, August 5th & 12th 5:10 – 5:55 p.m.

Tuition – $50

5th-6th Graders Schedule
Mondays, August 3rd & 10th 6:05 – 6:50 p.m.
Wednesdays, August 5th & 12th 6:05 – 6:50 p.m.

Tuition – $50

7th-12th Graders Schedule
Mondays, August 3rd & 10th 7:00 – 7:45 p.m.
Wednesdays, August 5th & 12th 7:00 – 7:45 p.m.

Tuition – $50

REGISTER HERE

Pom Auditions

Pom Line Auditions: August 17th-25th, 2020

Dancers in Kindergarten through 12th grade for 2020 – 2021 who are interested in being in a pom competition group must attend the classes listed below from August 17th-25th. Dancers will be observed by the instructors during all of these classes.

Kindergarten – 2nd Graders Schedule
Mon/Tues Aug 17th, 18th, 24th & 25th 4:15 – 4:55 p.m.
Audition Fee – $55

3rd Graders Schedule
Mon/Tues Aug 17th, 18th, 24th & 25th 5:05 – 5:45 p.m.
Audition Fee – $55

4th Graders Schedule
Mon/Tues Aug 17th, 18th, 24th & 25th 5:55 – 6:35 p.m.
Audition Fee – $55

5th Graders Schedule
Monday, August 17th & Tuesday, August 18th 6:40 – 7:20 p.m.
Monday, August 24th & Tuesday, August 25th 6:40 – 7:20 p.m.
Audition Fee – $55

6th Graders Schedule
Monday, August 17th & Tuesday, August 18th 7:25 – 8:05 p.m.
Monday, August 24th & Tuesday, August 25th 6:40 – 7:20 p.m.
Audition Fee – $55

7th/8th Graders Schedule
Monday, August 17th & Tuesday, August 18th 8:10 – 8:50 p.m.
Monday, August 24th & Tuesday, August 25th 7:25 – 8:05 p.m.
Audition Fee – $55

9th-12th Graders Schedule
Monday, August 17th & Tuesday, August 18th 9:00 – 9:45 p.m.
Monday, August 24th & Tuesday, August 25th 8:10 – 8:50 p.m.
Audition Fee – $55

REGISTRATION HERE

 

Dancers are required to wear form-fitted dancewear ie. leotard, sports bra, fitted dance top, dance shorts. Hair should be pulled back away from the face.

WDC Hip Hop Lines

Hip Hop Line Information

Our award-winning competitive hip hop lines will compete at three regional competitions in the Twin Cities this spring. Petite, Jr and Teen Krew will also perform in WDC recitals. Sr Krew will perform in WDC recitals and Spring Show. Dancers rehearse once a week to perfect their competition routine and work hard on technique, style and performance. Regular attendance is mandatory for our competitive groups.

The competitive hip hop groups will have class starting in September on Wednesday nights. The tentative schedule for the 2020-2021 season is listed below.

Regular Season Schedule
Petite Krew (approx. ages 8 to 9) Wednesdays 5:40 – 6:20 p.m.
Jr Krew (approx. ages 9 to11) Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:10 p.m.
Teen Krew (approx. ages 11 to 13) Wednesdays 7:20 – 8:20 p.m.
Sr Krew (approx. ages 13 and up) Wednesdays 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Instructors
Petite/Jr Krew – Tatiana Biessener
Teen/Sr Krew – Shayna Christon & Tatiana Biessener

Tuition & Fees
Monthly tuition fee (September – May) will be $58 for Petite/Jr Krew and $65 for Teen/Sr Krew.

Costume Fees are due October 1st – $100 for Petite/Jr Krews and $125 for Teen/Sr Krews (competition shoes and make up are a separate fee).

Competition Fees are due February 1st – $60 per routine per competition ($180 total)

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.

Hip Hop Auditions

Competitive Hip Hop Auditions: August 5th-26th 2020

Dancers ages 8 and older who would like to audition must take the following classes from August 5th-26th. These classes/auditions are for dancers who are currently in a hip hop line and also those that who are not currently in a hip hop line. If you have a conflict with any or all of these dates please contact the studio.

Wednesdays, August 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th @ MAIN STUDIO
6:05 – 6:50 p.m. Ages 8 – 9
7:00 – 7:45 p.m. Ages 10 – 12
8:00 – 8:45 p.m. Ages 13 +

Audition fee/Class tuition: $55

REGISTER HERE