AUDITION FOR AVANTI PERFORMANCE COMPANY SEASON VI (2020/2021)

Looking to grow as an artist, be challenged and inspired? Come dance with us for the 2020-2021 season and take your training to a new level.

  • Private Small Group Training
  • Competitions
  • Conventions
  • Travel Opportunities
  • Exclusive Master Classes
  • Professional Photoshoots
  • Professional Video Shoots
  • Dance Agency Preparation (Audition Training, Headshots, Resumes)
  • Other Performance Opportunities

We are going virtual for our 2020-2021 auditions!

VIRTUAL AUDITION PROCESS

Step One-Online Application click on link here https://avantidance.com/ and scroll to bottom of page, click “Auditions” and complete the audition application. From this same site create your login to access audition choreography videos.

Step Two-After you submit your online application, you will be contacted to pay your Audition Fee of $35.00.You will be emailed our 2020-2021 Company information packet.

Step Three-Dancers will have access to audition choreography from Avanti’s Virtual website https://avantidance.com/.  Once choreography is learned, dancers will need to upload their video of dancer performing choreography to https://wetransfer.com/ emailing files to our Directors, Taryn@avantidancecompany.com and Nikki@avantidancecompany.com  video submissions are due by September 15, 2020

ADC Company

AVANTI’s Performance Company is a national award-winning collective of young artists, ages 3-18, who show extreme devotion to dance and aspire to take their abilities to the next level. Company members train extensively in classical dance (ballet and pointe) and commercial dance (contemporary, modern, jazz, lyrical, tap and hip-hop).

As a result, ADC Performance Company members become extremely versatile, well-rounded dancers and performers. Company members have the opportunity to take a wide variety of technique and style classes throughout the week, including choreography sessions with top guest and faculty choreographers, where the dancers work fervently on pieces which are presented at competitions regionally and nationally, as well as having the opportunity to attend in-house master classes and workshops taught by respected industry professionals throughout the year.

While Performance Company is a competitive dance company, members are also able to contribute through their performances at community charitable events. Company members gain more than just dance training; they are a close-knit family who share a unique bond in their passion for dance. Drawing strength from each other, they gain confidence and an outstanding worth ethic that will continue to be a solid foundation helping them in all aspects of their life.

 

New for THE 2020-2021 season!

We have three options for competitive opportunities as follows:  

Option A-Traveling Company  (“Company T”)

Option B- Local/Virtual Company (“Company L”)

Option C- Virtual Solo Only Team (“Company V”)

 

Why audition for Avanti’s Travel Company?

  • Work with instructors who will encourage and mentor student’s growth and success both inside and outside the studio. 
  • Focus on developing the versatile artist.
  • Exposure to outside industry professionals (exclusive master classes/workshops hosted at Avanti)
  • Develop a strong mind and body. 
  • Commitment to training with and belonging to a team.
  • Emphasis on technique and performance quality.
  • Time management: learning to meet the demands of both academics and dance training.
  • Gain appreciation for how hard work and dedication equals results.
  • Become part of an extended family and build lifelong friendships.
  • Prepare for agency auditions/representation, a professional career in dance or college dance program.

If you are interested in learning more about Avanti Performance Company please call us at 949-375-5579 or if you would like to receive information via email, please contact us at admin@avantidancecompany.com

Option A – Travel Company (“Company T”)

Travel Company members are dancers who are permitted by their parents to attend actual in-person competitions/conventions in and out-of-state.  All training ideally will be done in-studio unless dancer is not feeling well and needs to stay home and/or if there is state mandated COVID closure.

  • Dancers in Company-T will train two days per week, but training schedule will be more demanding than Company-L to ensure dancers are technically proficient in all styles of dance. Dancers must be able to commit to their training scheduled since it will be on limited days in an effort reduce overall exposure of team dancers.  Choreography for new season group dances (Jr-Senior teams) to start January 2021 on alternating weekends between teams for choreography setting/rehearsals.  Directors will do their best to minimize/rotate weekend dates.  Choreography for mini/petite company group dances tentative to start November 2020 during their week-day training block.
  • Private Group training: Dancers will not train with general enrollment students, only teammates and/or other teams within the performance company program.
  • Dancers will be encouraged to be particularly cautious regarding (COVID) exposure to others outside their teammates by observing additional social distancing measures and not knowingly placing themselves in higher risk situations. This will be for the safety of each of the teams.
  • Dancers are allowed (by parents) to resume in-studio training and dance in formations (choreography may include contact/lifts) wearing a mask will be recommended for “close contact formations” but is not mandatory.
  • Parents are comfortable allowing dancers to compete on stage without a mask.
  • ADC Increased sanitization and safety measures will continue.
  • Dancers will continue to wear masks in common areas within the facility and practice all other Avanti COVID safety guidelines.
  • If a mandated COVID-19 studio facility closure occurs, team commits to continue training virtually for remainder of season and/or whenever it is permitted to return.
  • Pending the COVID climate in 2021: Attendance of 3 Regional Competitions, 1 Convention/Competition and 1 National Competition. Travel out of State to lower risk areas may be necessary for dancers to have live competition opportunities.
  • Video Production Shoot (Parents are comfortable allowing dancers to dance in formations including lifts/contact with or without a mask).
  • Professional Photo Shoot
  • Other performances TBD
  • Audition Prep for agency/commercial dance opportunities

 

Travel Company members will fall under these divisions based on age, technical and commitment level:

Mini Company:  Ages 3-5

Petite Company:  Ages 6+

Junior Company:   Ages 8+

Preteen Company: Ages 10+

Teen Company: Ages 12+

Senior Company:  Ages 15+ (must not be older than 18 by January 1, 2021)

 

Company Training Requirements:

  • Each performing group within the travel company will have a training block created for their specific level and continued growth. This will include classes by style (jazz, contemporary, lyrical, modern, hip hop, tap etc.), ballet requirements and specialty technique classes (tech & turns, legs & extensions, stretch & conditioning, acro/tumbling).   Approximate number of hours dancers will train weekly are listed below.

  

Mini Company: Twice Weekly Training block 1.5-2 hrs (total maximum 4 hours)

Petite Company: Twice Weekly Training block 2.5-3 hrs (total maximum 6 hours)

Jr. Company: Twice Weekly Training block 3.5-4 hrs (total maximum 7.5  hours)

Pre-Teen/Teen/Senior Company: Twice Weekly Training block 4-5 hrs (total maximum 9 hours)

Hip Hop or Tap Team: Twice Weekly Training block 1.5 hours (total maximum 3hrs)

 

Why audition for Avanti’s Local/Virtual Company Team?

  • Get high-quality training that sets your child up for success both inside and outside the studio.
  • Build confidence, become part of an extended family, and create lifelong friendships.
  • Emphasis on technique and the enjoyment of performing.
  • Reduced training requirements as opposed to travel company.  Maximum two days per week in studio or combination of one day in studio and online classes.   
  • Private Group training: Dancers will not train with general enrollment students, only teammates and/or other teams within the performance company.

Option B – Local and Virtual Comp Team (“Company-L”)

These are dancers that have some restrictions/reservations and will only participate in virtual comps and/or local comps (within 100 miles of AVANTI).  Training will be a hybrid of virtual and in-studio with their own designated group of like-minded parents.

  • Parents are comfortable allowing the team to train and rehearse in the studio together and dance in formations while wearing masks.
  • Choreography will be designed to minimize or exclude contact/lifts.
  • Dancers will continue to wear masks in common areas within the facility and practice all other Avanti safety guidelines.
  • If a mandated COVID-19 studio facility closure occurs, team commits to continue training virtually for remainder of season and/or whenever it is permitted to return.
  • Includes a Video Shoot of competing dances.
  • Entry of up to four Virtual and/or combination of Virtual and Local Competitions
  • In-Studio filming of any group piece will be required to submit entry to virtual competitions. (Parent discussion and approval regarding wearing masks for video/or wearing alternative masks or shields).
  • Attendance of Local Competition: (Masks may be worn for stage)
  • Participation at Annual Student Showcase: (Masks may be worn for stage)

 

Local Company members will fall under these divisions based on age, technical and commitment level:

Mini Company:  Ages 3-5

Petite Company:  Ages 6+

Junior Company: Ages 8+

Preteen Company: Ages 11+

Teen Company: Ages 12+

Senior Company:  Ages 15+ (must not be older than 18 by January 1, 2021)

Company-L Training Requirements:

  • Each performing group will have a training block created for their specific level and growth. This will include classes by style (jazz, contemporary, lyrical, modern, hip hop, tap etc.), ballet requirements and specialty technique classes (tech & turns, legs & extensions, stretch & conditioning, acro/tumbling) and weekly choreography.   Approximate number of hours dancers will train weekly are listed below. 

Mini Company: Twice Weekly Training block 1.5 hrs (total maximum 3 hours)

Petite Company: Twice Weekly Training block 2-2.5 hrs (total maximum 4 hours)

Jr./Pre-Teen/Teen/Senior Company: Twice Weekly Training block 2-2.5 (total maximum 5.0 hours)

Hip Hop or Tap Team: Twice Weekly Training block 1-2 hours (total maximum 2 hours)

Why audition for Avanti’s Virtual Solo Company Team?

Option C – Virtual Solo Team “Company V”

Open to dancers of all ages and levels who have restrictions/reservations about being back in the studio and will only participate in virtual comps. 

  • All training will be done through our virtual platform.
  • Dancers will have guidance from AVANTI staff to prepare for their virtual comps.
  • Parents will be responsible for making videos to submit.
  • AVANTI will provide critiques to ensure virtual competition submissions are up to par for virtual comps.
  • Submission up to four Virtual Comps.

 

What are the next steps? 

  • To receive our full company program information including expected costs, please contact Juli at admin@avantidanccompany.com
  • Once you have decided which company team works best for your dancer and family be sure to communicate this to our Directors Taryn Chavez and Nikki Charest prior to/or upon submitting your choreography videos. Training Schedules will be sent out by August 30th.  Training/Tuition starts September 2020.

Have additional questions?

Contact Our Directors

Placement Questions: Nikki Charest, Company Director,  Email: Nikki@avantidancecompany.com
Team Training Questions: Taryn Chavez, Executive Director,  Email: taryn@avantidancecompany.com

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