Department of Theatre and Dance

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Student Choreographers' Concert

Virtual Dance Audition Information

September 7th-11th, 2021 

- Open Call -
 

   

Choreographers:

Brittney Brown     Nyree Chrispin-Harris      ​Megan Johnson     Stephanie Rodrigue

 Detailed Instructions for 

Virtual Auditions & Submission!

Overview

  1. Submitting Your virtual audition includes:

    • Application Form - fill out the online audition form  (Form Here)

    • Audition Video – a 45-second combination in any style/genre with a brief introduction. This will be uploaded with your application form. (See details below).

  2. Deadline to submit your virtual audition is Saturday, September 11, 2021 by 5pm EST. No submissions will be accepted after 5:00pm EST on Saturday, September 11, 2021.

  3. Choreographers will contact you directly, if accepted into the production.​

What to Wear for Your Virtual Video Submission?

  • Attire: dance or athletic wear (any colors)

    • leotard, tights, leggings, yoga pants, joggers, shorts, sports bra, bra top, tank top or t-shirt.

  • Feel free to express your personal style, but refrain from wearing anything distracting or that could cause injury such as large earrings or necklaces.

  • Performance ready appearance is expected. Take pride in your appearance. You are applying/auditioning for a job in a sense. Pay attention to details so that you look and feel your best and are confident in the first impression that you are making.

About Video Submissions

  • Choreographers will evaluate videos based on technical ability, personality, and performance quality.

  • Your video will need to include:

    • First: a brief introduction – name, where you’re from, why you are auditioning, and if you wish to be cast in one, two, or three dance works.

    • Second: a single performance of a 45-second combination from any style or genre.

  • When creating your video, please:

    • Do your best with your environment. We understand that you will all be limited to your homes, dorms, outside, etc. when filming. Make sure we are able to easily focus on you as the star of your video without being upstaged by things in the background. 

    • Make sure you have plenty of front light. We need to be able to see you clearly. 

    • Make sure the quality of your video is optimal, and that you are representing yourself in the BEST way possible.

  • Technical requirements:

    • Practice uploading your video to one of the sites listed below, and send it to yourself or a friend/family member to test and review, so you can ensure that it uploads correctly at a high resolution.

      • Please only submit one video file/link, not multiple.

      • Film your video horizontally so that it is full screen when viewed. 

      • Film with the highest quality video setting (4K) on your phone. 

      • When uploading your video, use your first and last name as your video title. Example: Jane Smith 2021 Dance Audition

      • Your video submission can either be a video file or URL link. 

        • Uploads: (high-resolution, up to 15MB, and .avi, .mpeg, .mpg, .mpe, .mp4, .mkv, .webm, .mov, .ogv, .vob, .m4v, .3gp, .divx, .xvid. formats). 

        • URLs: (YouTube or Vimeo)

 

What are the choreographers are looking for in their casts?

Chick HERE for choreographers' descriptions: 

 

Casting

  • Details will be sent by email to those selected by SUNDAY, September 12, 2021.

  • Your choreographer(s) will contact you directly with their requirements.

  • Thank you for virtually auditioning with us!

If you are Cast​:

You will be registered into DANC 309: Performance and Production, receiving one (1) class credit per choreographer who casts you. IT IS A CLASS, so please treat it that way. Your choreographer(s) will be evaluating you (as a teacher does) as well as the course professor, and you will receive a final grade for your attendance, participation, work ethic, and overall performance.

 

Each choreographer will be presenting a 5-10 minute dance work this semester. 

  • Each choreographer will be submitting a work this semester. ​​

  • Dance Works will be presented at the Student Choreographers' Concert December 2nd - 5th. You are responsible for attending regular rehearsals, all showings, all tech and dress rehearsals, and all performances. 

  • You are expected to work hard and respectfully with a sense of professionalism toward your choreographer(s), fellow cast members, and technical crew members.

  • A passion for dance, discipline to constantly achieve high standards, and dedication to maintain class requirements are highly valued. A great work ethic and a positive attitude are necessary for success. SUNY Potsdam dancers are ambassadors for our school, the community, and the arts at large. Being a role model is a responsibility and a gift. 

 

Application Form