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About the CVYB: Auditions
Who can audition?
Boys and Girls, ages 8-16 as of 09-01-2013, and currently taking a minimum of two 90 minute classes weekly. (Advanced older dancers can arrange a private audition.)
What are the audition procedures & schedule?
After we receive
their registration form and fee, they will receive a number to be pinned on the
front and back of their dance clothing. They may then ready themselves in the
dressing rooms or warm-up in the "small studio" (labeled Holliday Studio).
They should remain in these two areas until they are assembled for the audition.
DO NOT enter the main studio (labeled Holvey Studio). The judges will
be preparing for the audition and should not be disturbed!
The audition will vary slightly in length depending on to the number of applicants, but it usually takes approximately 2 hours.What should I wear?
What should parents and siblings do during the audition?
Parents are not permitted to observe the audition. Once the audition
is underway, an information session led by the CVYB President is held
in the adjoining studio. You will receive an information packet which explains in detail the CVYB’s philosophy and requirements. Please be sure to review all the information and ask questions. Is is very important that you and your dancer understand the commitment that you may be called upon to make should this audition result in an invitation to join the CVYB.
At registration, each dancer will receive a number to pin on their audition clothes and will be known to the judges by that number. Depending upon the number auditioning, dancers may be separated into groups. Dancers will be judged on their skill and technique and will accumulate points during each phase of the audition. These points will be added together for an overall score. Overall scores will be ranked in descending order (highest to lowest) referenced by registration number. This will be the list from which Apprentice positions in the Cuyahoga Valley Youth Ballet will be filled.
All judges are dance professionals and do not form part of the CVYB or Excellence in Dance studio.How will I find out whether I made the CVYB?
After 9:00 p.m. on the day of the audition, you may call the CVYB
Information Line at (330) 996-1100. The names of the dancers who
will be offered a contract with the CVYB will be listed.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & CONTACT NUMBERS:
If you have further questions about the audition, please contact the CVYB at (330) 996-1100, leave your name and phone number, and a CVYB representative will return your call. You may also email us with your questions!
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