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Baker Dance Team 

2018-2019 Auditions 

A pre-audition interest meeting/clinic will be held on Thursday February 8th from 3:30-4:30 in the Baker Dance Room (room 306 in the back of the gymnasium). Interested BDT applicants should attend to learn a short jazz routine, kickline technique, and ask veteran dance team members questions!  The cost is $5.00 to attend. There will be no pre-registration - please arrive between 3:00 and 3:30 with your $5.00 and wear dance clothes.

The 2018-2019 Baker Dance Team auditions will be held on:

 Tuesday March 20th, Wednesday March 21st,

and Thursday March 22nd, and Friday March 23rd. 

All four days are mandatory. Dancers will learn and practice the required routines on Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:00-5:00. A cut will be made at the conclusion of Wednesday's audition. For dancers who make the cut, more material will be taught on Thursday from 3:00-5:00 and dancers will perform all routines in front of a panel of judges on Friday beginning at 4pm.

The audition packet is available for download

under the "Forms" sectionon Mrs. Williamson's teacher page.

Please turn in the audition application, copy of a recent physical, and the $20 fee in a sealed envelope to Mrs. Williamson no later than Friday March 16th. Your teachers should turn in your recommendations directly to Mrs. Williamson by placing them in her box or sending them through the mcpss mailbag.

 

Audition Requirements:

  • Double/triple pirouette (right and left)
  • Calypso leap, leap in second, grand jete, surprise leap, reverse leap
  • Flexibility (right and left splits)
  • Kickline technique
  • Ability to learn choreography quickly *
  • Performance qualities (projection, controlled/powerful movement, musicality)
  • Ability to commit to all team practices, workouts, summer camps, and performances beginning in May (see the tentative dance team summer schedule listed under Mrs. Williamson's "forms" page)

 Please email questions to kwilliamson2@mcpss.com

 


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