Auditions

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR NTD AUDITIONS!

​​Date: June 19-20 2021
Location: TBA
Address: TBA
Time: TBD

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and state/local regulations pending for June 2021, we highly recommend audition hopefuls begin to collect as much skill and choreography video footage during the spring to have as an option IF needed for our 2021-2022 auditions. 

*Please note: We have NOT made final decisions on our audition process. This is a recommendation to audition hopefuls to get updated videos with skills and choreography needed for a possible in-person, hybrid option, or virtual audition. We will continue to monitor and make the best decision as quickly as we can.

Audition Attire:

  • Day 1: ALL BLACK crop top/sports bra; Day 2: KELLY GREEN crop top/sports bra
  • Dance Booty/Spandex shorts
  • Pirouettes, Jazz shoes or athletic sneakers (feet MUST be FULLY covered) 
  • Hair should be styled down - NO Ponytails; hair can be styled however you'd like for solo presentation
  • One pair of rhinestone earrings may be worn - ALL other jewelry must be removed and tattoos must be covered.
  • Male Dancers - all black shirt and short/pants that offer full range of motion

Required Audition Paperwork includes:

  1. Fill out NTD Audition Application - *Application will open on May 19 and close on June 13*
  2. Read fully - 2020-2021 North Texas Dancers Audition Packet (our 2021-2022 audition packet will be available no later than May 19)
  3. Upload to date grade transcript 
  4. Upload UNT acceptance letter (only entering freshman/ transfer students; Email Tracy Frier at tracy.frier@unt.edu if you are still waiting to hear if you have been accepted) ​
  5. Upload a copy of insurance card ( we need a picture of the front & back sides of your card)
  6. Upload a completed copy of the Waiver Form (if you do not have insurance)
  7. Audition fee of $30 - payment link will be activated once registration opens on May 19. Please allow for 24-48 hours to complete the approval process. 

Required Technique: The following technique will be incorporated into the audition routine but is not limited to.

  1. Jumps: turning disc, switch tilt, switch arabesque, toe touch
  2. Turns: double/triple pirouettes, attitude turns, leg grab turns, a la seconde turn combinations
  3. Leaps: calypso, firebird, backward leap, russian
  4. Tricks: Kip-up, headspring, rubber bands, aerials

For the day of auditions, each dancer should be prepared to bring:

  • Water
  • Snacks  
  • Hair and makeup products
  • Jazz shoes, pirouettes and sneakers; sweatpants for hip-hop combo if desired
  • Any other extra items you might need!

 

**TENTATIVE** Audition Schedule 

Audition hopefuls will perform in pairs during our prelim & semi-final rounds. Hopefuls will be assigned a time slot to report to the audition space and will have 20 minutes to run-through material before their audition time. 

DAY 1 – PRELIMS - Closed to the public 

9:00am First Cuts Begin (Jazz Routine

12:15pm Announce Semi-Finalists. Participants (numbers not names) moving onto Semi-Finals will be announced via social media @ntxdancers (instagram, twitter and facebook)

SEMI-FINALS - Closed to the public 

12:45pm Second Cuts Begin (Hip-Hop Routine

3:15pm Announce Finalists. Participants (numbers not names) moving onto Finals will be announced via social media @ntxdancers (instagram, twitter and facebook)

*Finalists will learn pom choreography prior to the final round. 

 

Audition hopefuls will interview and perform in pairs for the final round. Hopefuls will be assigned a time slot to report to the audition space and will have 20 minutes to run-through material before their audition time. 

DAY 2 – FINALS – Closed to the public 

9:00am Interviews & Solo Presentations 

*Each audition hopeful will showcase their individual talent. Each solo presentation should be 45 seconds to 1 minute in length in which hopefuls will need to bring their own music (on USB/jump drive or smartphone). Hopefuls are encouraged to wear a costume and can style hair to complement their routine.

1:00pm Final Auditions 

2:45pm Judges Deliberation

3:00pm 2021-2022 North Texas Dancers Squad will be announced via social media @ntxdancers (instagram, twitter and facebook). 2021-2022 Squad Members must stay to receive program packets and apparel.

4:00pm Dismissal

**All times are subject to change**

 

Good luck to all auditioning candidates!