CAT Audition 2021

Before completing your Stage One Audition, please ensure that you have completed and submitted our Audition Application Form. Please be aware that we will not be able to accept any audition responses without a fully completed application form.



We want our auditions to be a positive and enjoyable experience for all. We’re looking for potential, not polished performances, so don’t worry if you make a few mistakes, the most important thing is that you have fun!

For the Stage One audition, we would like you to record and submit your responses to the digital audition workshops included below. This will include:

  • INTRODUCTION VIDEO – Introducing yourself
  • TECHNICAL PHRASE VIDEO – You performing the taught ‘technical’ phrase
  • CREATIVE TASK VIDEO – Your response to the creative task

Before beginning any of the practical audition videos, please make sure that you have warmed up and completed our SAFE PRACTICE CHECKLIST to ensure you are in a suitable space.

We’d also recommend that you read of our TOP TIPS for how to have the best audition experience possible.



This is a chance for us to get to know you better, make sure you tell us your name and age and where you’re from. Tell us an interesting fact about yourself or tell us a bit about your hobbies outside of dance and why you’re interested in joining the DanceEast CAT.


This is a chance for us to see how you perform set movement. Record yourself dancing the technical phrase facing the front, once through, full out. Don’t worry if you make a few mistakes. You do not need to record yourself learning the phrase.  You can access the music for this phrase HERE.


This is your chance to show us how you like to move, inspired by the ideas and tasks that CAT Tutor, Tom has given you. You only need to record your final phrase. You do not need to record the warm-up tasks or you creating your phrase. You can use one of the tracks of music from HERE, or feel free to dance to a track of music you like.


Once you have recorded your three videos we would like you to upload them to THIS FOLDER.

Please note that this is a private folder which only the DanceEast CAT Audition panel will have access to, your footage will not be viewable to anyone else.

Please make sure that each video is clearly labelled with your full name and the title of the video e.g. ‘JoeBloggs_Introduction’


If we have any issues accessing your video, or think there may be some footage missing, we will be in touch on Monday 7 June.

All applicants will be contacted on Monday 21 June with the outcome of their Stage One Audition.



We are aware that there are many challenges with learning and recording dance at home and all we ask is that you try your best. We do not expect a professional standard video or for you to be a professional dancer, we’re interested in seeing your individuality and most importantly, your enjoyment!

To help you get to grips with the Stage One audition videos, we will also be hosting live support workshops via Zoom on:

  • Saturday 24 April, 11am-12pm
  • Saturday 15 May, 11am-12pm

During these live Zoom workshops, Kate and Tom will be going over the audition Technical Phrase and Creative Task so that you can ask questions as you learn. These workshops are optional and are bookable via the Audition Application form (which you can edit after submission). All applicants who have booked to attend a live audition support workshop will be contacted nearer the time to confirm this.

If you have any questions or concerns about the audition, or would like a conversation with a member of the team at any point, please do not hesitate to get in touch at either or 01473 295234


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