Dancer Auditions

  • Spring 2018 Auditions will be held on Saturday, January 27, in Rangos Ballroom.
  • Check-in for tap starts at 10:30am, with tap auditions starting at 11am.
  • Check-in for general auditions starts at 11am, with general auditions starting promptly at 12pm.

Process Breakdown:

  • Directors introduce themselves and discuss audition process
  • Each choreographer shows a portion of their piece
  • Directors teach a short audition piece (~32 counts), combining hip-hop and contemporary styles
  • Dancers have time to practice and complete preference sheet
  • Dancers perform in groups, and are free to leave after dancing
  • Choreographers request dancers and Directors match rankings with choreographers' requests
  • Please let us know if you are unable to attend general auditions, as we do hold makeup auditions in advance

Audition Tips

Dress comfortably in clothes and shoes (or no shoes) that you can move in. Warm up and loosen your muscles. No particular level of ability, or any past dance experience at all, is required. Feel free to go up to choreographers and let them know you're interested in their piece! And don't forget to smile!

Fall '17

For Choreographers

All dancers who have been involved in DS for at least one semester are welcome to audition to choreograph their own piece! At choreographer auditions, you will explain the vision for their piece and show a portion of it to the Directors. The Directors will then decide whether to take the piece based on the overall wellness of the show. Choreographer auditions occur about one week before dancer auditions. If you have any questions, feel free to contact a director.

For Outside Organizations

Any outside organization that wishes to perform in the DS show should email dancer@andrew.cmu.edu. They will audition during Checkpoint, which occurs in the middle of the semester.

Infra Auditions

Auditions for the Infra '17-'18 Company have passed, but check back in the fall for information on how to join next year! All dancers who wish to be in Infra must also have auditioned for DS.

Soulstylz Auditions

Soulstylz spring auditions will take place Friday, February 23rd at 7:30pm in the UC Activities Room. All prospective members of Soulstylz must also have auditioned for DS.

Spring '16