KLEIN OAK DANCE COMPANY 

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

2021-2022 SEASON

We are looking for POTENTIAL, PASSION & DESIRE in addition to current skill level!

 

WHO CAN AUDITION?

ANY MALE OR FEMALE Incoming 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders who will be attending KLEIN OAK for the 2021-2022 school year (IB program included).  We are co-ed!

 

INFORMATION MEETING - APRIL 13 @ 7PM - ZOOM LINK - TINYURL.COM/KODC2021

AUDITION DETAILS

  • Where do I go for auditions?  MAP to Studio 3000

  • 1.5 hour class with ballet, contemporary and jazz elements

  • You will be evaluated on your performance ability, class etiquette, potential, and technique.

  • CHOOSE ONE , TWO OR THREE - IN PERSON OR REMOTE (Zoom link - TINYURL.COM/KODC2021

    • April 20 (5-6:30pm)

    • April 27 (3:30-5pm)

    • May 22 (9:30-11am)

 

*I always recommend attending at least two but it is NOT required.*

**Current KODC must attend at least 1 but are encouraged to attend all 3.  FREE CLASS!!!**

 

APPLICATION REQUIRED FOR EVERYONE - tinyurl.com/kodc-app

 

WHAT DO I WEAR?

  • Ladies - fitting top/shirt or leotard, dance shorts, tights, leggings – black preferred - NO skirts.  No loose fitting. No costumes. 

  • Men – form fitting top, long athletic shorts or Adidas pants - No loose fitting.  No costumes. 

  • Hair should be out of your face and off your neck

 

REMOTE RECOMMENDATIONS

It is to your benefit to created the best possible conditions for class

  • Carefully consider the space in which you are filming; ideally the space has minimal distractions 

  • Ensure there is adequate lighting

  • Be sure you are visible within the frame for the entirety of the class

  • Outdoors is definitely acceptable

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HOW WILL I KNOW IF I MADE IT?  

  • Results will be sent out via email (the one that is collected with your application) 

  • A roster will be submitted to the KO counselors to adjust your class schedule for next year.  

  • If you don’t make KODC, you will be placed in the Advanced class unless you choose otherwise.  

  • Be watching your emails!

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CONTACT INFORMATION

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What type of performances do they do?  KODC studies classical and contemporary styles, focused on Ballet, Contemporary/Modern, Theatrical (Tap/Jazz) and various world styles (Bollywood, Chinese, etc).  

  • Does the dance company only have their performances at the school?  No.  it just depends on the opportunities available.  We have performed at MATCH, Jones Hall, Museum of Fine Arts, Pearl Fincher Museum, San Jacinto College, the Statue of Liberty and more.  We love to collaborate with other organizations, such as: Klein Oak Orchestra, Klein Oak Jazz Band, etc.  

  • Do the dance company members go to conventions, master classes, or things like that?  Yes!  We love to attend conventions (LADM, NYCDA, The Streetz, just to name a few).  And we enjoy having guest artists in to teach master classes and set choreographic works.  

  • Are there any volunteer / financial commitments from parents?  Yes.  We always need volunteers to help with our performances and trips as well as fundraising activities.  The financial commitment consists of the course fee at the beginning of the year, dance attire throughout the year, convention/jam fees, and other miscellaneous expenses.  We do our best to keep it to a minimum but also want students to be able to experience a lot. 

  • So if they are accepted they have to take the class during the school day and Does the class count as fine art credit?  YES.  It is integral that they take the class in order to be a member.  The bulk of our learning / rehearsing happens during class.  Any dance class at Klein Oak can count for FINE ARTS and PE credit.  

  • How many students will be accepted in KODC for next year?  There is no limit to the number of members but I am careful to make sure the organization is not too large yet I want to include as many students as possible to have a dance family/home at Klein Oak