Returning Members: If you were/are on the team for the February-June season you are not required to audition. However, if you are a Freshman or Junior planning on moving up or doing both Junior and Senior team, you will be required to attend auditions to do so.
Auditions: Ages 6-17: 9am-12pmAttire (Choose one of the 3 options): Black Leotard and Skin Colored Tights, or Black Biker Shorts, a Black Top and Skin Colored Tights, or Black Leggings and a Black Top.Audition Fee: $15Date: Saturday, June 22nd, 2019Location: 2409 Ivy Road, Charlottesville Virginia
We will be spending the majority of our summer training. We will be doing workshops to better out flexibility, technique, control etc. We will also be learning routines throughout the summer in order to be prepared for our competition season.
The team will be split into 2 groups: Seniors and Juniors.
Elite Empire Seniors are for 6-12th graders who will compete and perform throughout the season. They will have the opportunity to audition for stand battle squad during the season, and are still subject to cuts from various dances. The Elite Empire Seniors will practice 2-3 days a week. (Being a Senior does not automatically guarantee participating in Senior stand battle.)
Elite Empire Juniors are k-6th graders who will compete and perform throughout the season. They will have the opportunity to audition for stand battle squad during the season, and are still subject to cuts from various dances. The Elite Empire Juniors will practice 2-3 days a week. (Being a Junior does not automatically guarantee participating in Senior stand battle.)
The $15 audition fee can be paid in person before auditions or at Paypal.me/BanksCollage2. The fee must be payed before the dancer auditions.
At the auditions the dancers will be asked to do the following. Keep in mind that flexibility/tumbling skills are not required for them to be on the team, but it does help:
-They will be taught a 4-6 eight count dance and perform it in front of judges in small groups.-They will learn 1-3 different walks/struts.-They will be doing a freestyle dance battle (Solo)-They will be asked to perform the following stunts (It is not required to have these, we just want to know what they can already do) : Cartwheel, Roundoff, Split (Left, Right, Middle), backbend, front/back roll, death drops, pop up, toe touch, cat/c jump, stagger jump. PLEASE EMAIL EliteEmpireVA@GMAIL.COM WITH ANY QUESTIONS!!!