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Video Audition Info

VIDEO/ DVD AUDITION GUIDELINES

International Summer Dance


Audition for Summer Dance Via DVD, YouTube, or Vimeo.

Acceptance into the International Summer Dance program is by audition only. Dance applicants who cannot audition in person may submit a videotape by DVD or by youtube or vimeo link for artistic acceptance. Applicants should complete the "Video Audition" form and submit it no later than April 6, 2017.

DSC_0893 - Version 2The 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.

DVD Submission :  Please complete the video audition form, label your DVD, and mail to the address below with your $40 audition fee.  DVD's may be returned if accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope.  Once received, videos may take up to four weeks to be reviewed.

Online Submission: Please complete the video audition form and mail it to the address below with your $40 audition fee.  When your online audition is posted to either YouTube or Vimeo, please email the link to mshahen@pointpark.edu or write the HTTP address on the video audition form.

Quicktime File: Email or copy your video audition onto a DVD or CD disk as a .mov or .mp4 file.  Please remember to "finalize" or "close" the disk before sending otherwise it will not play on another computer.

Video Audition FormDSC_0616 - Version 2

All checks 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