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 Flight Dance Team, 2022

Flight Dance Team Auditions

Flight Dance Team Audition Info:

 

Date:  Saturday, June 8th, 2024

 

Time: 10 AM

 

Location: C.R.O.W. Center for the Performing Arts - 3120 Hwy 101 in Florence.

 

Auditions are open to all youth - ages 11+.  Previous dance experience is required.  

 

Participants should bring ballet or jazz shoes, and water in an enclosed container.  

A dance combination will be taught at the audition, and team members will be selected based on:

  1. Technique​

  2. Stage Presence​

  3. Ability to quickly learn choreography

  4. Attitude / Teamwork

Please wear dance attire to the audition.  No baggy attire, please.  

The Flight Dance Team is required to perform in the 2024 Holly Jolly Follies, the C.R.O.W. Spring Youth Musical, and the 2025 Spring Dance Showcase (late May). The Team MAY be required to attend dance competitions such as "Turn it Up" or other events within a reasonable travel distance (at parent's expense). The Team is often invited to view dance performances at the Hult Center as a team (at parent's expense). Other events may be required at Director's discretion. Plenty of warning will be provided.

Participating in Flight is a big commitment.  It is important that you are aware of our expectations PRIOR to auditioning:

  • Dancers must be 11 years old by the first day of practice, and must have some previous dance experience or training (or equivalent). 

  • Flight is an annual program, and the team is required to re-audition each year.  Any dancer who was on the previous year's team is expected to re-audition in order to continue the next year.  Dancers must commit to being on the team for the entire year.  

  • Annual Cost to participate in Flight is $425.  Tuition may be paid in 2 installments over 2 months. First payment is due on first day of practice.   Jacket is required for all dance team members at an additional cost (to paid for by participant).​  Those who already  have a jacket do not need to purchase a new one (unless the team votes to select a new style of jacket for 2024-2025). 

  • Some half and some full scholarships are available for those with financial need (application required). 

  • Flight families are responsible for purchasing all costumes for annual performances.  Costume costs will be kept as low as possible.  Limited costume and shoe scholarships may be available.

  • Flight dancers must provide 3-4 pairs of their own dance shoes.  Dance shoes must be kept in "performance shape" (i.e.-No holes).  Dancers will receive a list of styles/colors needed once they are accepted onto the team.

  • Dancers must wear all black (or Flight Team logo) dancewear to all practices.  Rehearsal attire must be meant for dancing.  (No jeans, etc.)

  • Dancers must provide "performance shape" tights and leotards as needed to complete costumes.  Undergarments are also required, as needed.  Dancers who require a dance bra, must purchase and wear one.

  • Dancers with long hair must pull hair back for all practices.  No Exceptions!  

  • Flight Dancers who are unprepared for practices (i.e.- Don't bring their proper shoes, don't pull hair back, or don't wear all black dance clothing) may be removed from the team with no refund. 

  • Dancers must demonstrate good teamwork, respect for authority, and professionalism at all times. 

  • Dancers may not miss more than 6 practices in a year.  If a dancer is tardy (more than 15 minutes) or leaves more than 15 minutes early without special permission, it will count as 1/2 absence.  

  • Practices will be Thursday afternoons, from 4:15-6:15.  There will be no practices during Tech Week for C.R.O.W.'s Spring Musical, nor during the month of December (following the Holly Jolly Follies).  Director may cancel an occasional additional practice as needed.  ​

  • NEW!  Flight dancers are required to enroll and participate in two other dance classes (and maintain participation in the classes throughout the year – Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring sessions – whenever classes are available).  One of the classes must be focused on dance technique (i.e.- Ballet). Gymnastics may be considered as one of the classes on a case by case basis.  Dancers may not be frequently absent from additional classes.   

  • Flight dancers will be required to perform with the team throughout the year.  Events will include The 2024 Holly Jolly Follies, C.R.O.W.'s 2025 Spring Dance Showcase (May, 2025), C.R.O.W.’s mainstage Musical in April 2025, Elks Christmas Party, Rhody Pageant, and misc. community events. 

  • The team may attend a competition or convention TBD.  Any additional travel, admission, tuition, costuming, or lodging, fees incurred are at the parent's expense. 

  • All Flight performances are mandatory, and cannot be missed or you will be dismissed from the team.  

  • Flight Dancers are expected to follow all C.R.O.W. rules (as applicable) found on C.R.O.W.'s Code of Conduct.  You can locate this document on the C.R.O.W. Website under “Forms and Guidelines.”

  • Dancers who cause any problems with other dancers may be removed from the team at any time, at the discretion of the Director.  Flight Dancers are role models for younger dancers and must maintain good behavior standards both in and outside of the studio.  The “littles” are watching you!

  • IMPORTANT! By committing to the team, Flight Dancers are agreeing to put the team first, above all other commitments.  Participation in sports, extra-curricular activities, auditions, or other classes at other locations can never be prioritized over Flight practices/ performances/ etc.  Flight must always be your first priority. 

  • By auditioning, you are stating that you have read, understand, and agree to all of the rules of participation. 

If you have questions, please contact Melanie Heard at crowtheatrekids@yahoo.com or 541-999-8641.  

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