We could not be more excited for your dancer to come and audition with us!  Our auditions feature an entire guest staff in a safe, fun, and supporting environment.  While auditions are a serious process our guest staff also understands the importance of making this time fun so the students are learning and enjoying the process.  If for any reason you should have some questions not covered here please do not hesitate to reach out to us at dance@nsdcmn.com .  

When considering auditioning for a Competition Line, please keep in mind that our selection will be based from audition scores, which include technique, execution, musicality, performance, flexibility, strength and knowledge of the routines. You are required to attend all 3 days of the audition in order to be judged properly.  Please note if you are not interested in auditioning for lyrical or hip hop you do not have to attend Tuesday audition.  

If makeup auditions are imperative, there will be a fee charged to cover instruction and judging costs of $60.  Audition's are $60 for students age 10+ and $30 for students age 7-9.

See below for your 3 day audition schedule. All existing Competition dancers and any dancers who are interested in auditioning for a Competition Line are required to attend the 3-day audition.  Please note if you are not interested in auditioning for lyrical or hip hop you do not have to attend Tuesday audition. Competition dancers are also required to take 2 summer intensives throughout the summer season, along with weekly ballet technique and Pilates.

Dancers must be 7 years old by September 1st 2017 to audition.   **Please note there are two audition times for 13 year old students.  The 13+ options are for students with a more intermediate background used to a minimum of two ballet technique classes weekly. 

AUDITION DRESS CODE & SHOE LIST. *Please note if you are new to Northstar you can wear whatever shoe's you already have for each style.

  • Ballet Technique: Girls-Black Leotard, pink footed tights, ballet shoes & hair in bun.  
  • Ballet Technique: Boys-Black shorts or pants, white t-shirt tucked in and black ballet shoes.
  • Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Leaps & Turns: Girls-Please wear fitted dancewear, Jazz shoes, Freeforms, Turners, Tap shoes, hair in bun.
  • Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Leaps & Turns: Boys-Please wear solid color shorts and t-shirt, Jazz shoes, Freeforms, Tap shoes.

AUGUST AUDITION BREAKDOWN:

Monday August, 7th:

BALLET TECHNIQUE 12:30-4:30pm - Audition will cover a barre, work in center, across the floor and a short routine.  Flexibility and strength will be assessed as well.
•    12:30-1:30 - Approximate Age 7-9
•    1:30-3:00 - Approximate Age 13+
•    3:00-4:30 - Approximate Age 10-13

TAP 12:30-4:30pm - Audition will cover a warm up, technique, across the floor and a short routine.  Musicality and strength will be assessed as well.  
•    12:30-2:00 - Approximate Age 10-13
•    2:00-3:00 - Approximate Age 7-9
•    3:00-4:30 - Approximate Age 13+

Tuesday August, 8th:

LYRICAL/CONTEMPORARY 5:00-9:00pm - Audition will cover a warm up, technique, across the floor and a short routine.  Flexibility and strength will be assessed as well.  Ages 9 and under are not eligible to try out for Lyrical/Contemporary.  
•    5:00-7:00 - Approximate Age 10-13
•    7:00-9:00 - Approximate Age 13+

HIP HOP 5:00-8:30pm - Audition will cover a warm up, technique, across the floor and a short routine.  
•    5:00-6:30 - Approximate Age 13+
•    7:00-8:30 - Approximate Age 10-13

Thursday August, 10th:

JAZZ 4:00-9:00pm - Audition will cover a warm up, technique, across the floor and a short routine.  Flexibility and strength will be assessed as well. 
•    4:00-5:00 - Approximate Age 7-9
•    5:00-7:00 - Approximate Age 10-13
•    7:00-9:00 - Approximate Age 13+


LEAPS/TURNS 5:00-9:00pm - Leaps & Turns is an important component in every dancer's repertoire and will enhance all dance styles. Our Leaps & Turns audition will focus on (chaine, pique, pirouette) through the advanced turns (attitude, arabesque, coupé, fouetté, à la seconde, multiple pirouettes) and variations of all of the above.  Leaps & Turns also progresses from basic leaps and jumps (grand jeté, saut de chat, sauté, glissade, jeté, assemblé, pas de chat, sissonne), to advanced leaps and jumps. The student's goal is to execute a series of complicated turn or leap patterns technically correct and safely.  Flexibility and strength will be assessed as well.  
•   5:00- 7:00 - Approximate Age 13+
•    7:00-9:00 - Approximate Age 10-13