Connectivity Dance Company – CDLC

Competitive Dancers who wish to increase their performance experience may audition for THE COMPANY.  Dancers who display strong technique, self-motivation and dedication are welcomed to try out for this accelerated performance program.  Dancers must meet the Competitive Cube requirements to be eligible to audition.

 

Company Members will learn choreography for up to 4 additional large group dances in Ballet, Jazz, Modern and Variety.  2 hours of choreography each week from September to December. Scheduled rehearsals on select Saturdays between January and May.

 

Dancers considering auditioning for the Company are recommended to attend a minimum of 1 week intensive training  ~ Summer of Dance in July OR Just Dance in August, to help maintain technique over the summer months.

Pricing for the Company for the 2019/20 season has been set at $100 per dancer plus an additional $100 per dance and will require fund-raising to help cover additional costs of extended training, costumes and competition fees.

Competition Entry Fees are due to CDL by FEBRUARY 1, 2020.  Entry fees are approximately

 

  • $40-$60 per dancer, per large group dance, per competition

We are planning to compete in 4 local competitions this coming season

  • ConfiDANCE! ~ CDL’s In-Studio Competition in Leduc
  • Great Canadian Dance Challenge ~ Fort Saskatchewan
  • Dare to Dream ~ Edmonton
  • Inferno ~ Camrose

If interested in The Company, please contact the studio to be added to our Audition List for the 2019/20 season or register online through your personal dance account.

AUDITION DATES – AUGUST 21 5:00-8:00 & SEPTEMBER 21 5:00-8:00

  • Dancers are to wear a black body suit and black shorts to the audition.  Tights may be worn (beige or pink are acceptable)
  • Hair should be pulled back into bun and dancers completely ready to dance by 5:00pm
  • Arrival for the audition begins at 4:30pm
  • Dancers may sign-in at the front desk upon arrival to receive their audition number.
  • After signing in, dancers may warm-up for the audition
  • Dancers will learn 1 Modern dance combination during the first half  and 1 Variety or Jazz dance combination during the second half.  Dancers may also be asked to improvise a solo.
  • Dancers will be placed into audition groups to perform each combination.  Each group will be called in to perform the combination in front of the choreographers/adjudicators
  • Dancers may be given up to 3 opportunities to perform each combination, time pending.
  • Acceptance for dancers will be given at the end of the audition.
  • Please note that a minimum of 16 dancers is required per dance for the CDLC this season

Dancers will be auditioning to potentially perform in 4 Large Croup choreographies:

  • Ballet
  • Jazz
  • Modern
  • Variety / Musical Theatre

Commitments:

  • CDLC Member fee $100
  • Choreography Fee $100 per dance/genre
  • Weekly Saturday Practices September through December.  Rotating Saturday Schedule January to May
  • Participation in the Connectivity “In- Studio Competition ~ ConfiDANCE! on February 2020 at the Maclab Theatre
  • 2 silent auction Items for the ConfiDANCE! Silent Auction.  Sponsorship letters will be provided to each dancer.  We also organize as a group a time to canvas Leduc together as a learning opportunity for the dancers and so that this responsibility does not fall solely onto the parents who already give so much of their time.
  • 3 local Competitions between March-May
  • Performance in Together We Dance 2020 ~ Please note Company performs in all 3 shows
  • Other performance opportunities possible

Membership and Choreography fees assist in covering the expenses for choreography/studio time and instructors attending and organizing events.

All money raised from the ConfiDANCE! Silent Auction help to offset expenses for theatre rental for “ConfiDANCE!” and to allow this to be a free public event for families to come and watch.

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