2020-21 Performance/Competition TEAM Audition Information

Audition Dates and Times

This year, due to Covid-19 we will be offering 2 different options for tryouts:

Option #1. In-Studio/Live Audition

Option #2. Virtual Audition

If you are interested in the virtual audition please email the studio elitestudiosdance@gmail.com .  We will need the dancers name, age and grade they are going into this fall, and your email address and we will send you a video of the skills and elements that we will be judging on.  On Tuesday, June 9th at the start time of the in-studio/live tryouts we will send you the private link to the routine that is being taught.  Then, on Wednesday, June 10th by the time of the in-studio tryout time you will need to submit (email above) your two audition videos.  One for the skills and one for the routine.

2nd-3rd graders: (Grade this fall) Tuesday, June 9th, 3:00-4:30pm & Wednesday, June 10th 3:00-4:00pm

4th-5th graders: (Grade this fall) Tuesday, June 9th, 4:30-6:00pm & Wednesday, June 10th 4:00-5:00pm

6th-7th graders: (Grade this fall) Tuesday, June 9th, 6:00-7:30pm & Wednesday, June 10th 5:00-6:00pm  

8th + grades: (Grades this fall) Tuesday, June 9th, 7:30-9:00pm & Wednesday, June 10th 6:00-7:00pm

$10.00 per audition and signed Parent Form.

*Your dancer may be asked to come an additional time, to audition with another age group.


AUDITIONS Warm-ups, stretches, across the floor technique, then we’ll teach a short combination.  On the second day they will come and audition in groups of 4. We’re looking for strength and flexibility, strong dance technique in leg lifts, turns, leaps and in the demonstration of the choreography. Work ethics & SHOWMANSHIP are extremely important!

Below are the judges sheets for the different age group:

JUDGES SHEET 1st-2nd Graders

JUDGES SHEET 3rd-4th Graders

JUDGES SHEET 5th-6th Graders

JUDGES SHEET 7th + Grades

PLEASE REMEMBER that you are auditioning for a performance group. Therefore, we expect a certain skill level for each age group. As with any audition we will only be accepting a certain amount of dancers. All applicants should use this audition as an opportunity to grow as a dancer.

Team Descriptions

Created to provide younger, talented dancers with more performing experience, in primarily local venues such as ball games, retirement centers, Christmas Festivals and parades. They will compete at THREE local dance competition.


Our older performance TEAMS are for dancers who “live, eat, drink and breathe” dance; who hold dance as their highest priority. If you are a dancer who is involved in sports or cheer leading (and/or many other activities) then our Performance TEAMS are not for you. It would be better for you to be in a regular dance class where you could enjoy performing without the commitment that this performance team requires.*You can look forward to any of the following: Spud Day Parade, Festival of Trees, Retirement Centers, High School half-time performances, Showcases and other local events. They will compete at THREE local dance competition.


There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting for parents and TEAM dancers (at least one parent per dancer) Thursday June 11th, Petite TEAM 5:00-5:45, Sr. TEAM 5:45-6:30, and E-TEAM 6:30-7:15 at the studio. Parents will need to bring their check books.


TEAM dancers will meet twice a week as a team and are required to take a ballet technique class also. Members will start technique and TEAM classes the last two weeks in August. Regular classes will start the 31st of September.


To help performance TEAM dancers acquire the necessary funds needed for uniforms and costume fees, information for a variety of fund raising programs will be offered.  Fund raisers are optional.  Sponsorship forms are also available.


Please read and sign the Attendance Contract provided with the Parent Form so you can understand the challenges presented when dancers are not in class or not at performances.


In addition to classes ($78-$100/month) and corresponding costumes ($100-$150), TEAM dancers will need to pay for the following: Warm-ups and class wear- around $140 and Tan Gore Jazz Shoes -$36 (can be purchased through the studio). They will also need to pay a $25/dance choreography fee- due August 1st with August tuition.  August fee will be $54-$58. We strongly encourage Summer technique classes. Those are $7-8 a class. The competition fees last year were $165. This year the price will be the same or very close to it and are due with January tuition.  Lastly, we have professional choreographers come in and clean their dances.  This price ranges $10-$20 for each dance (2).

Each dancer who auditions will need to BRING: $10.00 audition fee per dancer and a signed copy of the Parent Form.  If auditioning virtually, you’ll need to drop off a payment with the Parent Form in the locking mailbox outside of the building.

Each dancer who auditions will need to WEAR: On top: BLACK tight tank top or leotard, no loose T-shirts. On bottom: BLACK dance pants or tights. Shoes: Jazz shoes or ballet slippers. Wear your hair back and out of your face. Look professional.