AHDC holds auditions at the beginning of both the Fall and Spring semesters. In the Fall, prospective dancers are asked to attend one open audition, before dancers are selected to attend callbacks. In the Spring, auditions are completed in one open audition.

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What do the auditions consist of? 
Open auditions will begin with a ballet barre as warm-up, then you will learn a short ballet combination. Dancers will be asked to perform the ballet combo in small groups. Then, all dancers will learn a short jazz combination and be asked to perform that in small groups as well. 

If you are asked to callbacks, the audition will begin with a jazz warmup and across the floor exercises. Next, you'll work on and add to the jazz combo you learned in the open auditions before performing it for the last time in small groups. After that, you'll learn a short contemporary combination and perform that in small groups. At the end, if you have additional experience in Pointe or tap, we'll teach you a short combination for both of those styles. In addition, expect a self-choreography and improvisation section at some point during callbacks.

What do you look for in dancers?
While we do appreciate good technique, we also prefer dancers who aren't afraid to push themselves and are passionate about dance. We love for our dancers to have fun, perform and show their personalities! Although our auditions consist of a number of dance styles, don't worry about exceling in all of them - many of our current members were only trained in one discipline at the time of their auditions.

What should I wear? 
Wear something comfortable you can dance and move easily in. If you have dance shoes (dance paws, jazz, or ballet) or socks, bring those as well! 

We hope to see you all at auditions!