We would like to offer you the opportunity to audition for the Art in Motion School of Dance Company Dance Team! Any dancer, age 4 and up, is eligible to audition in for competition teams. Every interested student will be required to audition in order place them on the correct team and/or determine if they are ready to be a competitive dancer. Dance teams will be divided based on technique, age, ability, attitude, maturity, motivation, commitment, and strength. Please note that neither age nor friendships will be the main determinant of placement. We will be looking for ballet and other dance techniques, knowledge of dance terminology, flexibility, musicality, performance quality, and properly executed leaps, jumps, and turns, or applicable techniques.


Requirements:
The company team is a privilege, and the student must be fully participating with the right attitude throughout the year to continue membership on the team. Here are a few bulletin points about our Company Teams.

- Dancers must be at least 4 years old

- Our Season is an 11 month commitment: July - May
- Company Teams will participate in 3 competitions per year, two local, 1 within two hour traveling distance

- Company Touring Team will participate in 3 competitions per year, two local, 1 within two hour traveling distance and performance opportunities such as Nationals

- There are extra costs associated with comp dance, including competition fees, costumes, workshops, team wear, etc

- Company classes are held Mon-Sat. Each team has specific hours and classes they must participate in.

- Minimum requirement for Company Teams are 1.5 hours

- Minimum requirement for Touring Team 4.25 hours


To audition:

During this unprecedented time in our country, we have had to learn to adapt and change the way we do things. With that being said, we are going to hold our AIM Company Auditions virtually this year. We do not know when we are going to come back together and would like to begin preparing for the upcoming season.

Video Submission Instructions - We are asking our dancers to submit ONE video PER genre they are interested in auditioning for. Our instructors put together choreography audition videos that dancers will need to follow for their videos (video links listed in google form). We recommend dancers audition for all areas of interest. Videos can not be longer than 3 minutes per video and must be shot in a horizontal view. Please upload video to google form submission after it is filled out with the dancers information. Videos can be uploaded via phone, tablet or computer.


 Audition Form Instructions - Once you sign your dancer up for auditions via our google form, you will be required to indicate the number of group, solo, duets & trios routines they are permitted to participate in. Teams are planned based on this information and can take a large group dance to a small group. Please ensure you only sign up for the number of groups permitted to avoid them being put into more dances than your time or budget permits. Dancers should audition for ALL areas of interest. If you have any scheduling considerations, please let us know at the end of the google form under “Additional Information”. Teams will be based on individual & group skill sets to maximize advancement of their technique. Any solos, duets & trios require approval from studio director & participation in the group routine of style requested, as well as a minimum of two group dances. Any additional solos, duets & trios require three group dances. You do not get to choose who you are paired with, song choice, costume, or instructor.

Audition Fee - Please submit your $8.00 audition fee to either option below :
Venmo (@aimdance)
Paypal (andrea@aim-schoolofdance.com)


In the event you cannot submit your audition by Sunday, 5/12,
please contact us at dance@aim-schoolofdance.com
Our Instructors will be viewing the videos the week of 5/11 - 5/15 to form teams.


Informational Meeting:

Saturday, May 2nd, 2020  
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Art in Motion School of Dance will be holding a virtual informational meeting for those interested in participating in our 2020-2021 competition dance team! Zoom Link & Password will be emailed to all of our current AIM Families. If you are not a current AIM Family and would like to learn more about our teams. Please email us to retrieve our link & password.


If you are unable to attend the scheduled informational meeting, feel free to send any questions you have to dance@aim-schoolofdance.com & we will get back to you as soon as possible.


AIM COMPANY TEAMS 2020-2021

AUDITIONING FOR COMPETITION
It is of the utmost importance that each dancer and parent read and understand the competition team requirements PRIOR to making a decision to participate on a competition team. 


OUR PROGRAM & BENEFITS
While studying in our Company Classes will provide a much higher level of dance training as well as the opportunity to perform at competitions and get feedback from other professionals in the industry on their craft, here’s what makes AIM different. Our goals are to provide them with a place to call “second home” where they develop life long relationships with both piers and mentors, and to work closely with our Company kids to help them become strong, appropriately independent, responsible people in society no matter where life takes them. Here are just a few of the things you’ll see develop in your dancer.


Friendships

You’ll never have a closer friend than those you make in dance class. There’s something about going through the experiences of getting praises and criticisms together as well as changing in tight spaces, climbing on top of each other in choreography, lifting one another, and hanging out for long rehearsals that has been proven in studies to bond kids tighter than other activities.


Problem Solving Skills

Dancers know how to think on their feet. It could be a costume piece falling off, a prop falling down on stage, or just plain forgetting the steps. They have to know how to cope on the spot with so many different situations. These skills push forward into any career they choose in the future.


Teamwork

We spend a great amount of time stressing the importance of the team. We have good days and bad days as a team. It takes the whole team to do well or not so well. We spend time bonding as a team from our 4 year olds mixing with our 17 year olds. We are 1 Company that works together.


The Ability To Accept Criticism As Well As Praise

We always praise the kids for a job well done. But nothing gets better if they don’t know to fix it. Our dancers learn to accept criticism as a good thing that leads to improvements and makes them stronger in the end. A great life skill to have in any given career choice.


The Value of Hard Work and Dedication

Everything takes practice. Nothing is just handed to anyone in life. Dancers learn this in Company classes when it takes practice, rehearsals, and 100% all the time to get where they wanna go. They’ll find they want to push themselves to get that next jump or trick which will translate to a great work ethic in everything they do.


Responsibility & Discipline

Our Company classes have rules and more structure than our recreational classes. This helps the kids grow faster in their craft. They learn to discipline themselves to these rules and think nothing of it in no time. Along with that, we will give them responsibilities at appropriate ages that alleviate them from parents. Dancers will be responsible to be dressed correctly, have their shoes, and even begin to prepare for a performance without mom or dad’s help as they get older.


Our Dancers are more than just a number in the studio. We value each one of our students and want nothing more for them to grow and learn in a safe and happy environment. We AIM Together!