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Competition Team: 2019/20 Season

NEW! Only 30 spots available for the 2019/20 season!

Description

For those who strive to advance within the dance world, have a competitive spirit and enjoy valuable feedback from professional and experienced industry masters, GDSC’s Competition Team is the perfect fit. Team members will not only train at local workshops, but will also perform at two required competitions to bring home judges critiques and awards. For dance season 2018/19, we chose ACT 1 Talent and Revolution Talent Competition.

For 2019/20, GDSC is currently looking into future competitions and training opportunities. Stay tuned for detailed information on potential Portland competitions, as well as workshops. (For financial assistance, fundraising options will be available starting the beginning of each dance season.)

This group currently contains six disciplines: Acro,  hip hopjazzlyrical/contemporarymusical theater and tap. There are three levels in jazz; three levels in hip hop (i.e., Competition Mini CREW, Competition Junior CREW and Competition Senior CREW); one level in lyrical/contemporary (i.e., 2); two levels in musical theater (i.e., 1 & 2); and two levels in tap (i.e., 2 & 3). We are only sending solos, duos and/or trios within the discipline of Acro. 

NEW for 2019/20! Though we have combined contemporary and lyrical, we still recognize that these disciplines are inherently different. Due to increased enrollment and interest, we’d like to separate these disciplines out and create two groups to better meet the needs of our dancers. If interested in the aforementioned, please RSVP on the following document: Competition/Performance Audition Sign-Ups.

Members do not need to be in all disciplines in order to be a part of the group. Many students choose one discipline to master and are still considered an integral part of our team.

Current Requirements

Class requirements depend on what level and discipline a student is in and can be found in the current contract. (For class specifics, please email us at gottadancestudioandco@gmail.com.) Other requirements include two training weeks in the summer. Mark your calendars for August 12-16 and August 19-23, 2019. It is important that all students who are invited onto the team attend these two mandatory weeks to advance technically (first week) and learn ALL choreography for each discipline (second week). Because we learn all choreography in August, competition classes are reduced to 30 minutes during both Fall and Spring sessions. Rather than learn choreography throughout the year, class time is used to establish formations and polish numbers. A reduction in time for competition classes only (NOT required tech classes), not only helps in scheduling for those students in multiple disciplines, but also allows time on the schedule for our newest program, GDSC’s Performance Company.

To complement GDSC’s training, we host various master class workshops at the studio throughout the dance year. Currently, mark your calendars for a mandatory workshop taking place March 2. The Bend Dance Workshop is a fabulous opportunity for dancers to learn from high-profile masters within the dance industry. We are so excited to invite New York Broadway Dance Center instructors J.T. Horenstein and Tony Guerrero! We are also thrilled to be partnering with CLI Studios, a technology-based company that makes it possible for studios across the globe to train with high-profile master dancers virtually!

Students who are part of GDSC’s Competition Team will need to sign a contract that is non-negotiable. This contract includes information on dates, fees, as well as class, workshop and event requirements. If you would like to review a copy of our Competition Team Contract, please contact admin.

***Each Competition Team and Performance Company discipline will learn the same choreography for each level. (Choreography between programs will only vary in formations and dance length.) This is to accommodate students who would like to participate in both programs, as costuming fees can add up. In this way, we are keeping to one costume per level of each discipline within both programs. In addition to costuming, Competition and Performance students will need to purchase a team jacket. Check it out here!***

Audition Process

Throughout the month of April, all interested students (current and incoming) will audition in GDSC’s technique classes (hip hop, jazz and/or tap). Students interested in hip hop are required to participate in a hip hop technique class for the month of April. Students interested in contemporary, jazz, lyrical and/or musical theater are required to participate in a jazz technique class for the month of April. Students interested in tap are required to participate in a tap technique class for the month of April. Please scroll to the bottom of this web page to see our technique class schedule.

As we only have time to address a jazz combination Week Three (see process below), the disciplines of contemporary, lyrical and musical theater will be auditioned in order and free of charge on Saturday, April 20, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Please note: GDSC’s jazz technique portion of the audition process is still required, as it does address complementary aspects of the aforementioned disciplines.

Students (current and incoming) unable to make any portion of the audition process, please see our absence procedure below.

The audition process will be as follows: 

Week One (Practice): Staff will provide all students with documents that lay out important criteria to practice, i.e., technical elements that have been addressed throughout the year. Students will spend their time practicing this list in preparation for Week Two.

Week Two (Audition): Staff will orchestrate across-the-floor combinations that encompass practiced skills from the week previous and judge those skills accordingly.

Week Three (Practice): Students will learn and practice a staff-choreographed combination.

Week Four (Audition): The combination from Week Three will be auditioned to be instructor-, peer- and self-assessed. The current technique class instructor will be the principle assessor.

Students who are enrolled in the auditioning tech class but not interested in auditioning will be included in the audition process, as GDSC considers this workshop-style curriculum a great learning tool for all.

As mentioned above, we will have three forms of assessment: anonymous peer-assessment; self-assessment; and instructor-assessment. We want all students to take ownership of their dancing and placements. Staff believes that providing constructive feedback for oneself, as well as peers, opens the door to critical thinking, which is so important for personal growth and advancement.

Audition Absences

All students (incoming and current) who are absent for any part of the audition process throughout the month of April will need to schedule a private audition at $1/minute, 60 minutes maximum. Attendance is highly suggested to avoid this fee.

Audition Schedule

The technique class schedule is as follows:

For those would like to audition for hip hop, please enroll in one of the below levels for the month of April:

Beg./Int. Hip Hop Tech: Monday, 4:15-5:15 p.m.

Adv. Hip Hop Tech: Wednesday, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

For those who would like to audition for contemporary, jazz, lyrical and/or musical theater, please enroll in one of the below levels for the month of April:

Int./Adv. Jazz Tech: Tuesday, 7:15-8:15 p.m.

Beg. Jazz Tech: Wednesday, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

For those who would like to audition for contemporary, lyrical and/or musical theater, please account for this additional day:

April 20, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (contemporary, lyrical, then musical theater: 60 minutes each)

For those who would like to audition for Tap:

Adv. Tap Tech: Wednesday, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Int. Tap Tech: Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Beg. Tap Tech: Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

For those who would like to audition for Acro:

Auditions will be scheduled based on interest. Please sign up here.

Please contact Gotta Dance Studio & Company via email at gottadancestudioandco@gmail.com or phone at 541-647-6899 if you or your child are new and interested in auditioning for one or both of our programs OR if you’re a current student who has specific questions about the process. You may also sign up for auditions here. A hard copy sign-up sheet will also be available on Studio A’s door in March. When you complete either sign-up sheet (online or hard copy), please remember to fill in all categories.

FAQs

What is the audition process?2019-03-12T00:05:03+00:00

Audition Process

Throughout the month of April, all interested students (current and incoming) will audition in GDSC’s technique classes (hip hop, jazz and/or tap). Students interested in hip hop are required to participate in a hip hop technique class for the month of April. Students interested in contemporary, jazz, lyrical and/or musical theater are required to participate in a jazz technique class for the month of April. Students interested in tap are required to participate in a tap technique class for the month of April. Please scroll to the bottom of this web page to see our technique class schedule.

As we only have time to address a jazz combination Week Three (see process below), the disciplines of contemporary, lyrical and musical theater will be auditioned in order and free of charge on Saturday, April 20, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Please note: GDSC’s jazz technique portion of the audition process is still required, as it does address complementary aspects of the aforementioned disciplines.

Students (current and incoming) unable to make any portion of the audition process, please see our absence procedure below.

The audition process will be as follows: 

Week One (Practice): Staff will provide all students with documents that lay out important criteria to practice, i.e., technical elements that have been addressed throughout the year. Students will spend their time practicing this list in preparation for Week Two.

Week Two (Audition): Staff will orchestrate across-the-floor combinations that encompass practiced skills from the week previous and judge those skills accordingly.

Week Three (Practice): Students will learn and practice a staff-choreographed combination.

Week Four (Audition): The combination from Week Three will be auditioned to be instructor-, peer- and self-assessed. The current technique class instructor will be the principle assessor.

Students who are enrolled in the auditioning tech class but not interested in auditioning will be included in the audition process, as GDSC considers this workshop-style curriculum a great learning tool for all.

As mentioned above, we will have three forms of assessment: anonymous peer-assessment; self-assessment; and instructor-assessment. We want all students to take ownership of their dancing and placements. Staff believes that providing constructive feedback for oneself, as well as peers, opens the door to critical thinking, which is so important for personal growth and advancement.

Audition Absences

All students (incoming and current) who are absent for any part of the audition process throughout the month of April will need to schedule a private audition at $1/minute, 60 minutes maximum. Attendance is highly suggested to avoid this fee.

Audition Schedule

The technique class schedule is as follows:

For those would like to audition for hip hop, please enroll in one of the below levels for the month of April:

Beg./Int. Hip Hop Tech: Monday, 4:15-5:15 p.m.

Adv. Hip Hop Tech: Wednesday, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

For those who would like to audition for contemporary, jazz, lyrical and/or musical theater, please enroll in one of the below levels for the month of April:

Int./Adv. Jazz Tech: Tuesday, 7:15-8:15 p.m.

Beg. Jazz Tech: Wednesday, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

For those who would like to audition for ballet, contemporary, lyrical and/or musical theater, please account for this additional day:

April 20, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (contemporary, lyrical, musical theater, then ballet: 60 minutes each)

PLEASE NOTE: Ballet (Performance Company only) will be auditioned from 1:00-2:00 p.m. only. No additional tech classes needed. If further evaluation is needed, our head ballet instructor will schedule a private review.

For those who would like to audition for Tap:

Adv. Tap Tech: Wednesday, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Int. Tap Tech: Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Beg. Tap Tech: Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

For those who would like to audition for Acro:

Auditions will be scheduled based on interest. Please sign up here.

Please contact Gotta Dance Studio & Company via email at gottadancestudioandco@gmail.com or phone at 541-647-6899 if you or your child are new and interested in auditioning for one or both of our programs OR if you’re a current student who has specific questions about the process. You may also sign up for auditions here. A hard copy sign-up sheet will also be available on Studio A’s door in March. When you complete either sign-up sheet (online or hard copy), please remember to fill in all categories.

What is the GDSC YouTube Comedy Show?2018-03-13T17:50:55+00:00

The GDSC YouTube Comedy Show will be for our 2018/19 Competition Team and Performance Company members only.

No auditions needed! Sign-ups will be cast based off of character/script interest, as well as the director’s vision.

Stay tuned for a hard copy of the show’s description, rehearsal/film schedule and sign-up sheet.

For more information, please contact Brandi @ gottadancestudioandco@gmail.com.

Team opportunities for the 2019/20 season?2019-08-25T05:23:53+00:00

Though we are looking into the following opportunities, nothing is set in stone. Please stay tuned for a list of confirmed events, as well as a timeline, for the 2019/20 dance season. Thank you for your patience as we concretely establish plans for next year!

Competition Team

GDSC is currently looking into the following competition/training opportunities for its Competition Team:

Competitions

Two competitions will be required for the 2019/20 dance season. Competitions TBD.

Training

Bend Dance Workshop

CLI Studios

Optional workshops and conventions (i.e., Newport Dance Workshop)

Performance Company

GDSC is currently looking into the following performance/training opportunities for its Performance Company: 

Performance Opportunities

Two performances will be required for the 2019/20 dance season:

Bend festivals (NEW!)

Doernbecher Children’s Hospital (NEW!)

Impromptu Bend performance invitations (i.e., Athleta, retirement communities, etc.)

Portland Rose Festival

Portland Trail Blazers Center Court Performance

Training

Bend Dance Workshop

CLI Studios

Optional workshops and conventions (i.e., Newport Dance Workshop)

Additional Opportunities for Both Groups

Annual Christmas Party

GDSC YouTube Comedy Show

Keller Auditorium Broadway Show (NEW!)

Master Choreography (NEW!)

Professional Commercial Portrait Session

Student of the Month

Student of the Year

Annual Summer Potluck

Tour of the U of O Dance Program (NEW!)

Moscow Ballet (NEW!)

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