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VIDEO/ DVD AUDITION GUIDELINES

International Summer Dance


DVD auditions for Summer Dance 2014

Acceptance into the International Summer Dance program is by audition only. Dance applicants who cannot audition in person may submit a videotape/ DVD for artistic acceptance. Applicants must submit a DVD along with a $40 video audition fee by March 30, 2014.

The video should not exceed 30 minutes and should include work at the barre (one side only) plié, tendu, adagio and grand battement; in the center (one side) consisting of an adagio, pirouettes, petit allegro and grand allegro. Also include ballet combinations and either a jazz or modern combination.  Total length of video should not exceed 30 minutes.

  • Women: please include pointe work combinations in center containing relevé, échappé and piqué turns.
  • Men: please include two turning combinations, a combination with tours en l'air and petite allegro with beats.

A short classical variation for men and women is optional.

Auditioning students are expected to present a professional appearance. Loose clothing, sweat-warmers, skirts and leg warmers are not permitted. Female applicants will secure long hair in a bun.

All videotaped auditions should be cued to the beginning prior to receipt. Videotapes should be labeled with name, address, phone number and age. Videotapes may be returned if accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope.  Once received, videos may take up to four weeks to be reviewed.  A letter with the audition results will be mailed as soon as available.

Please fill out the following application and submit with DVD: Video Audition Form

Video fee of $40 should be made out to Point Park University and mailed to:

International Summer Dance
Point Park University
201 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15222

Summary

Ten to 15 minutes of ballet (work at the barre, one side only, plié, tendu, adagio, and grand battement; in the center, one side, consisting of an adagio, pirouettes, petit allegro and grand allegro.  Ballet combinations.

  • Women: please include pointe work combinations in center containing relevé, échappé, and piqué turns.
  • Men: please include two turning combinations, a combination with tours en l'air, and petite allegro with beats.

Jazz or Modern combinations

Enclose a $40 video audition fee

Please make checks payable to Point Park University.