Date: Saturday September 10, 2016
Time: 9 am- 1 pm with interviews following
Location: Viridian Events Center 8030 So. 1825 West , West Jordan
2017 Tour Team AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
• There is an audition fee of $10.
• A $100 tour deposit is required which will be refundable if tour team placement is not achieved.
• A character dance section and clogging section will be taught and then judged.
• Tour plans currently include festivals in the Netherlands and Germany the first two weeks of July 2017.
• All those interested in auditioning must be at least 16 years old before auditions. Audition Dress:
Please wear dark clothing and bring clogging shoes as well as gym, dance or character shoes. Ladies should have hair pulled back from face.Evaluation:
Five judges will score your performance. Each section will receive a technical AND showmanship score. The audition performances will be filmed for additional evaluations. Dancers who are auditioning will not view the auditions but will be located in a separate area between audition sections. After the dance auditions, a short individual interview will be held with Clog America leadership. This interview is also a very important part of the selection process. The commitment to team rules and standards (including rehearsal attendance) will be discussed in the interview. Those auditioning who are currently an active member of a competition team should discuss their Clog America audition plans with their team director before auditions.Your Conditions of Participation:
You will be asked to fill out a form on the back of your audition number to allow you to let us know exactly what conditions you have regarding the 2017 Tour year’s activities. There are also team rules and standards that must be signed.
Funding: The tour will cost approximately $2300 per person. There will be partial scholarships performers can apply for plus we will give you tools to use in fund raising efforts including a special individual sponsorship proposals, letters for a letter-writing campaign and corporate matching fund possibilities. We will need to know how much funding help you will need with your tour cost.
Personal Conditions: If your participation is linked to others, we need to know your feelings.
Rehearsals and performances: Rehearsals are held once each month usually between 9 am and 5:00 pm most often at the Starzz Unlimited Dance Studio located at 3390 W 1987 S. in Salt Lake City. The rehearsal schedule will be as follows: Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 10, Jan. 21, Feb. 11, Mar. 18,
April 29, May 20, June 3 and June 24. Additional rehearsals in June will be as needed. Performance dates will be announced at a later time.
Costumes: Costumes are provided. Guys provide their own black jeans, cowboy boots, white clogging shoes and converse shoes if doing Rock and Roll. Girls provide their own white clogging shoes, black character shoes, white tennis shoes if doing Rock and Roll, flesh colored leotards, dress shields, tights and wiggie.