How To Apply

We’re looking for enthusiastic young people, from all backgrounds, who are eager to develop their dancing to join the DanceEast CAT!

Applications are accepted from young people, aged 10-16 years on point of entry in September, from across the East of England. Both non-experienced and experienced young dancers are encouraged to apply.

Before you apply, you can find out all about the DanceEast CAT via our digital CAT Brochure.


HOW DO I APPLY TO JOIN THE CAT?

APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN ON MONDAY 15 FEBRUARY.

We have a two-stage audition process for September 2021 entry. Everyone who applies will be invited to take part in a Stage One audition. Shortlisted applicants are then invited to attend a Stage Two audition. We encourage everyone to apply to audition, no matter previous dance experience. Our auditions are designed so that everyone can take part and have fun!

If you would like to take part in our audition process, the first step is to complete our online audition application form, this will register you for our Stage One audition.Once you have completed and submitted your online application form, you will receive a confirmation email with a copy of your application form. You will then recieve further information about our Stage One audition by email at the start of April.

APPLICATIONS WILL CLOSE ON SUNDAY 30 MAY.

 

WHAT DO THE AUDITIONS INVOLVE?

STAGE ONE AUDITION

Our Stage One audition involves digital dance workshops for you to respond to. Our CAT Tutors will guide you through short creative and contemporary dance sessions which will include exercises for you to record yourself responding to. You will be sent these digital workshops after you have submitted your audition application form (from April onwards).

To complete the Stage One audition you will need to record and submit your responses to the digtial audition workshops. This will include:

  • INTRO VIDEO – Introducing youself
  • CREATIVE VIDEO – Your response to a creative task set by the CAT Tutor
  • PHRASE VIDEO – You performing the taught ‘technical’ phrase by the CAT Tutor

More information and guidance will be sent to you, along with the digital audition workshops, once your have submitted your application form (from April onwards), you do not need to begin recording your audition responses until then.

ALL AUDITION RESPONSES SHOULD BE SUBMITTED BY SUNDAY 6 JUNE.

 

STAGE TWO AUDITION

Our Stage Two auditions are invite-only. Following the Stage One Audition, the DanceEast CAT Team will be in touch and may invite you to attend a Stage Two audition. The Stage Two auditions will be live classes, either in-person (at DanceEast, Ipswich) or digitally via Zoom, dependent on Government guidance.

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

Our Stage Two auditions will take place on:

  • Saturday 26 June
  • Saturday 3 July

You will only need to attend one Stage Two audition date.

During the Stage Two Audition, you will take part in a contemporary, ballet and creative workshop, as well as a group discussion. You do not need to prepare anything for our Stage Two auditions.

 

DO YOU OFFER ANY SUPPORT?

We want our auditions to be an enjoyable experience for all; if you have any questions 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  cat@danceeast.co.uk or 01473295234.

We are also holding free Audition Support Workshops, via Zoom, where the CAT Team will go over everything you need to do for your Stage One audition and answer any questions that you may have. These live workshops will take place on:

  • Saturday 24 April
  • Saturday 15 May

Our Audition Support Workshops are optional to attend and can be booked via the audition application form.

 


 

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