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.

How Should My Dancer Prepare for Auditions?

Questions about how dancers should prepare for auditions, what skills they should be working on and what extra classes they should be taking can be directed to our dance advisor, Katherine Griffis. 

Email questions to Katherine at katherine.wdcadvisor@gmail.com. 

 

WDC Tap/Jazz Lines

 

Age 4-6 Line Information

WDC Babies, Minis & Pee Wees line information 2019-2020

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 listed are the amounts for the current season for Sept – May. Rehearsal fees for nationals (due in summer 2020) will be charged separately. We will update this information with the schedule and costs for the 2019-2020 season as soon as everything has been finalized. Class schedules listed are tentative for the 2019-2020 season.

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 2019-2020 school year! They get a taste of what the competition dance world is all about.

These youthful performers take one class a 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 $135 a month for the Babies. Tuition total will include class tuition, costs for their competition costume, and competition entry fees for three regional competitions and one national competition. Competition shoes and tights for Babies dancers will need to be purchased separately.

Class time once a week (Tuesdays 4:20-5:15)

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 2019-2020 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 4:20-5:15 p.m./Thursdays 5:15-6:15 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 $225 a month (monthly tuition $125 and monthly comp expenses $100) 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 4:20-5:20/Sat 9:00-10:00)

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 Auditions

Audition Schedule: July 15th – 24th

During these classes they will learn basic technique, skills, and a short routine.  These classes will serve as an “observation audition” where they will be observed by staff and considered for the team.  Dancers will be notified via email if they are selected for the team.

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)

Skills classes will be offered in June/July for dancers who wish to take additional classes before Auditions.

Age 4 (Babies)
Monday/Wednesday 4:15-5:15
July 15th, 17th, 22nd & 24th
Audition Tuition – $60

Age 5 (Minis)
Monday/Wednesday 5:15-6:15
July 15th, 17th, 22nd & 24th
Audition Tuition – $60

Age 6 (Pee Wees)
Monday/Wednesday 4:15-5:45
July 15th, 17th, 22nd & 24th
Audition Tuition – $80

REGISTER HERE

Age 7+ Tap/Jazz Line Information

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Competition line information 2019 – 2020

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 listed are the amounts for the current season for Sept – May. Rehearsal fees for nationals (due in summer 2019) will be charged separately.  We will update this information with the schedule and costs for the 2019-2020 season as soon as everything has been finalized. Class schedules listed are tentative for the 2019-2020 season.

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 a ballet routine as well as their tap and jazz routines in WDC recitals and Spring Show.

Classes twice a week (Mon 4:20-6:00/Thur 4:20 – 5:20/every other Saturday 8:00-9:30)
Monthly tuition $120 and monthly comp expenses $85.

Jr Performance Team (4th – 5th graders):
Jr Team compete in tap and jazz and take class three times per week.  Jr Team compete in three regional competitions and one national competition.  Jr Team also perform a ballet routine as well as their tap and jazz routines in WDC recitals and Spring Show.

Classes three times a week (Tue 4:20 – 6:15/Fri 4:15-5:15/every other Sat 8:00-9:30)
Monthly tuition $125 and monthly comp expenses $85.

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 6:15 – 8:15/Fri 5:15 – 6:15/Sat 11:30-1:15)
Monthly tuition $140 and monthly comp expenses $115.

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 8:15-9:15/Thurs 6:20-8:30/Sat 9:45-11:30)
Monthly tuition $145 and monthly comp expenses $130.

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 7:25 – 9:35/Thur 8:30 – 9:45/Sat 8:30 – 10:30)
Monthly tuition $150 and monthly comp expenses $130.

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 8th grade during the 2019-2020 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 2019-2020 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 2019-2020.

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

Pre Audition Schedule: June 24th-27th & July 8th-11th

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

Age 7-8 Class Schedule
Mondays/Wednesdays 4:15-5:45
June 24th & 26th, July 8th & 10th

Tuition – Tuition $80

Age 9-10 Class Schedule
Mondays/Wednesdays 5:45-7:15
June 24th & 26th, July 8th & 10th

Tuition – Tuition $80

Age 11-12 Class Schedule
Mondays/Wednesdays 7:15-8:45
June 24th & 26th, July 8th & 10th

Tuition – Tuition $80

Age 13+ Class Schedule
Tuesdays/Thursdays 7:45-9:15
June 25th & 27th, July 9th & 11th

Tuition – Tuition $80

REGISTER HERE

Age 7+ Auditions

Audition Schedule: July 15th – August 1st

Dancers wishing to audition for a tap/jazz competition line should sign up for the audition classes listed below.  Audition fee cannot be pro-rated.

Age 7-8 Schedule
Mondays (July 15th, 22nd & 29th) 4:15 – 6:00 p.m.
Thursdays (July 18th, 25th & Aug 1st) 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Audition fee $110

Age 9-10 Schedule
Tuesdays (July 16th, 23rd & 30th) 4:15 – 6:00 p.m.
Thursdays (July 18th, 25th & Aug 1st) 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Audition fee $110

Age 11-12 Schedule
Mondays (July 15th, 22nd & 29th) 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesdays (July 16th, 23rd & 30th) 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Audition fee $115

Age 13-14 Schedule
Tuesdays (July 16th, 23rd & 30th ) 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Thursdays (July 18th, 25th & Aug 1st ) 6:15 – 7:15 p.m.
Audition fee $115

Age 15+ Schedule
Mondays (July 15th, 22nd & 29th) 8:00 – 9:15 p.m.
Thursdays (July 18th, 25th & Aug 1st ) 7:15 – 9:30 p.m.
Audition fee $125

REGISTER HERE

Extra Optional Skills Classes

Extra skills classes will be offered for dancers who are auditioning for our tap/jazz lines . These classes are an extra opportunity to take class and are optional. Tuition for these classes are paid for with our punch cards. Punch cards are available to purchase at our front desk. Punch cards are $10 for one class, $25 for three classes, $35 for five classes and $50 for ten classes and NEVER EXPIRE. All classes will be located at our MAIN STUDIO. Classes will be added based on room and teacher availability. Please check back for new classes added — information regarding added classes will also be sent out via email. Please click the links to see class schedules and to sign up for class!

Extra Classes for Dancers Audition for Tap/Jazz Lines 

 

WDC Pom Teams

Pom Line Information

Pom line information 2019 – 2020 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.

Monthly Tuition (September – May) Tuition will be approximately $125 per month for the Mini Pom Team, Petite Pom Team and Jr Pom Team and approximately $129 for Pre-Teen Pom Team, Teen Pom Team and Sr Pom Team. Tuition total will include class tuition for the pom line plus tap/jazz class. This tuition amount also includes costs for their additional competition pom costume, pom poms and competition entry fees for three regional competitions and one national competition.  Competition shoes for pom line dancers will need to be purchased separately. Monthly tuition does not include cost for their combination class costume(s).  Those costumes fees will need to be paid separately.

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 spring recitals.

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 Parent Association is required for many of the fundraising opportunities.

CLASS TIMES Fall 2019 (tentative)
Mini Pom Team (kindergarten – 2nd grade) – Fridays 6:10 – 6:55 p.m.
Petite Pom Team (3rd – 4th grade) – Fridays 7:00 – 7:45 p.m.
Jr Pom Team (4th – 5th grade) – Fridays 7:45 – 8:35 p.m.
Pre-Teen Pom Team (5th – 7th grade) – Fridays 5:15 – 6:05 p.m.
Teen Pom Team (7th – 9th grade) – Fridays 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Sr Pom Team (9th – 12th grade) – Tuesdays 7:15 – 8:15 p.m.

Pom Pre Auditions

Pom Pre Auditions: July 15th – 24th, 2019

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, July 15th & 22nd 6:15 – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesdays, July 16th & 23rd 4:15 – 5:00 p.m.
Tuition – $40

3rd Graders Schedule
Mondays, July 15th & 22nd 7:00-7:45 p.m.
Wednesdays, July 17th & 24th 6:15 – 7:00 p.m.
Tuition – $40

4th Graders Schedule
Tuesdays, July 16th & 23rd 5:00 – 5:45 p.m.
Wednesdays, July 17th & 24th 7:00-7:45 p.m.
Tuition – $40

5th/6th Graders Schedule
Tuesdays, July 16th & 23rd 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.
Wednesdays, July 17th & 24th 7:45 – 8:45 p.m.
Tuition – $50

7th/8th Graders Schedule
Mondays, July 15th & 22nd 7:45 – 8:45 p.m.
Tuesdays, July 16th & 23rd 6:45 – 7:45 p.m.
Tuition – $50

9th-12th Graders Schedule
Mondays, July 15th & 22nd 8:45 – 9:45 p.m.
Tuesdays, July 16th & 23rd 7:45 – 8:45 p.m.
Tuition – $50

REGISTER HERE

Pom Auditions

Pom Line Auditions: August 5th – 13th, 2019

Dancers in 1st through 12th grade for 2019 – 2020 who are interested in being in a pom competition group must attend the classes listed below from August 5th – 13th. Dancers will be observed by the instructors during all of these classes.

Kindergarten – 2nd Graders Schedule
Mon/Tues 4:15 – 5:00 p.m.
Audition Fee – $50

3rd Graders Schedule
Mon/Tues 5:00 – 5:45 p.m.
Audition Fee – $50

4th Graders Schedule
Mon/Tues 5:45 – 6:30 p.m.
Audition Fee – $50

5th/6th Graders Schedule
Mon/Tues 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Audition Fee – $60

7th/8th Graders Schedule
Mon/Tues 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Audition Fee – $60

9th-12th Graders Schedule
Mon/Tues 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Audition Fee – $60

REGISTRATION HERE

 

Dancers are required to wear a leotard and tights for the audition classes.  Fitted shorts may also be worn over the leotard and tights. Hair should be pulled back away from the face.

Extra Optional Skills Classes

Extra skills classes will be offered for dancers who are auditioning for our Pom Teams . These classes are an extra opportunity to take class and are optional. Tuition for these classes are paid for with our punch cards. Punch cards are available to purchase at our front desk. Punch cards are $10 for one class, $25 for three classes, $35 for five classes and $50 for ten classes and NEVER EXPIRE. All classes will be located at our MAIN STUDIO. Classes will be added based on room and teacher availability. Please check back for new classes added — information regarding added classes will also be sent out via email. Please click the link below to see class schedules and to sign up for class!

Pom Skills Classes – LINK COMING SOON

WDC Hip Hop Lines

Hip Hop Line Information

Our competitive hip hop dancers compete at four regional competitions in the spring. Dancers rehearse once a week to perfect their competition routine and work hard on technique, style and performance.  Regular attendance is mandatory for our competition groups. The competitive hip hop groups will have class starting in September on Wednesday nights.

The schedule for our current schedule is listed below.  Times may vary for our 2019-2020 season. We hope to add a new petite age group this year, pending interest. 

Petite Krew (approx. ages 7 to 9)   Wednesdays 5:30 – 6:15 p.m.
Jr Krew (approx. ages 9 to 11)   Wednesdays 6:15 – 7:00 p.m.
Teen Krew (approx. ages 11 to 13)  Wednesdays 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Sr Krew (approx. ages 13 and up)  Wednesdays 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.

The monthly tuition payment for our current season is $90 for Petite Krew and Jr Krew and $99 for Teen Krew and Sr Krew and includes costs for their costume and competition fees (competition shoes, make up and accessories are a separate fee).  The hip hop lines will compete at four competitions in the spring that are held locally in Minneapolis or St. Paul. Petite, Jr and Teen Krew will also perform in WDC recitals. Sr Krew will perform in WDC recitals and Spring Show.

**NEW THIS YEAR – Dancers new to the hip hop competition lines for the 2019-2020 will be required to also take an additional recreational hip hop class during the regular season (unless they are part of another competitive team at WDC). Tuition for the recreational class will be discounted based on our rates for dancers taking two classes per week.

Hip Hop Auditions

Competitive Hip Hop Auditions: July 24th – August 21st, 2019

Dancers ages 7 and older who would like to audition must take the following classes from July 24th – August 21st. 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 July 24th & 31st and August 7th, 14th & 21st
5:30 – 6:15 p.m. Ages 7 – 9
6:15 – 7:15 p.m. Ages 9 – 11
7:15 – 8:15 p.m. Ages 11 – 13
8:15 – 9:15 p.m. Ages 14 and older

Audition fee/Class tuition —
$60 Ages 7-9 Class
$75 Ages 9+ Classes

REGISTER HERE