Acceptance | Invitationals

Registration Opens for Semi-Finals:
August 1, 2021

 

Video Application Period: 
October 1 - November 1, 2021

 

HOW TO JOIN

Semi-Final Locations are First Come - First Serve.

Candidates for St. Petersburg, Finals are Selected the following ways:

  1. Through Top Placement in a Semi-Final Location.
     

  2. Through Video Application - For International Dancers & Approved U.S Dancers. See below for details.
     

  3. 2021 (5th Place through Grand Prix Winners) may either attend a Regional or Directly Register for 2022 Finals as early as portal opening.


     

 

TOP PLACEMENT IN A SEMI-FINAL LOCATION EXPLAINED

  • From each Regional City, approximately 25 soloists & select ensembles will be chosen to advance to the Finals held in St. Petersburg, Florida.
     

  • 1-3 days after the conclusion of a Regional City, invitation emails are sent to school directors or directly to independent dancers.
     

  • From the date of the Invitation email, soloists/ensembles have 1-2 weeks, depending on regional location attended, to Register for Finals. Deadlines can also be found on the Registration Page.
     

  • It is IMPORTANT for invited dancers to Register for Finals immediately after your regional location to secure your placement. The invitation email does NOT hold your spot.

VIDEO APPLICATION FOR INTERNATIONAL DANCERS & APPROVED U.S.  DANCERS EXPLAINED

  • International Dancers are classified as any dancer that currently resides and trains outside the U.S.
     

  • Approved U.S Dancers include: Dancers belonging to a Partner School where there is no regional location offered in your state. For example: Florida students that attend a Partner School may attend a nearby regional or submit a video to apply for Finals.


    VIDEO PROCEDURE

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Create Submission Video. All video applicants MUST provide video in same format as demos provided below.
     

  2. Apply Online. Click here.

 

VIDEO CRITERIA

MALE REQUIRED EXERCISES

FEMALE REQUIRED EXERCISES

  • Footage must be recorded as seen in demo videos above. Including: attire, video angles, exercises, etc.
    See below requirements per age division with acceptable modifications to provided exercises.
     

  • Edit blank space out between combinations, and variations.
     

  • Audition attire as seen above for class exercises:

    Ladies: Leotard (no specified style), hair in neat bun, pink tights, ballet slippers for barre and centre exercises, pointe shoes for specified centre exercises, and classical variation (for ages 12 and older).
     

    Gentlemen: Black tights, white leotard or fitted tee.
     

  • Total video time not to exceed: 15 minutes
     

  • Dancers may execute exercises from preferred side. 
     

  • Choreography requirements listed below: Must be filmed in dance studio. No stage footage. Costume is optional for variations. Selection committee prefers no costume or practice tutu only.
     

  • Class Exercise Music: May use your own music or download track provided.





     

  • PRIMARY DIVISION - Video must contain (in order):

    Barre Exercises

  1. Warm-up Tendu (exercise as provided in demo.)

  2. Plié (may simplify port de bras.)

  3. Battement Tendu (may simplify port de bras.)

  4. Dégagé (may reduce speed of degage in first position.)

  5. Fondu/Développé (may execute off demi-pointe and with reduced height.)

  6. Grand Battement (execute height for individual skill level. Passe balance at end rather than pirrouette.)
     

       Centre Exercises

  1. Adagio (Simplify for skill level.)

  2. Pirouette (Simplify for skill level.)

  3. Petit Allegro (Simplify for skill level.)

  4. Moderate Allegro (Simplify for skill level.)

* Pointe exercises at 8:45 through end of video should not be included. Male exercises at 9:10 through end of video should not be included.

        Choreography 

  1. Classical Variation (selected from Repertoire List.)

  2. Contemporary Variation (dancers choreographic selection)

    ** If student is selected for the Finals in St. Petersburg, different pieces may be performed in Finals.

  • JUNIOR DIVISION - Video must contain (in order):

    Barre Exercises

  1. Warm-up Tendu (exercise as provided in demo.)

  2. Plié (exercise as provided in demo.)

  3. Battement Tendu (exercise as provided in demo.)

  4. Dégagé (exercise as provided in demo.)

  5. Fondu/Développé (exercise as provided in demo.)

  6. Grand Battement (exercise as provided in demo.)
     

       Centre Exercises

  1. Adagio (may execute off demi-pointe at 6:45, and attitude revolutions as needed.)

  2. Pirouette (may modify at 7:25 & 7:45 for skill level.)

  3. Petit Allegro (exercise as provided in demo.)

  4. Moderate Allegro (exercise as provided in demo.)

  5. Female - Pointe Exercise / Male - Tour en l'air Exercise (may modify for skill level.)

  6. Grand Allegro/ Fouetté (may execute exercise off pointe.)
     

       Choreography  

  1. Classical Variation (selected from Repertoire List.)

  2. Contemporary Variation (dancers choreographic selection)

    ** If student is selected for the Finals in St. Petersburg, d
    ifferent pieces may be performed in Finals.

     

  • SENIOR DIVISION - Video must contain (in order):

    Barre Exercises

  1. Warm-up Tendu (exercise as provided in demo.)

  2. Plié (exercise as provided in demo.)

  3. Battement Tendu (exercise as provided in demo.)

  4. Dégagé (exercise as provided in demo.)

  5. Fondu/Développé (exercise as provided in demo.)

  6. Grand Battement (exercise as provided in demo.)
     

       Centre Exercises

  1. Adagio (exercise as provided in demo.)

  2. Pirouette (exercise as provided in demo.)

  3. Petit Allegro (exercise as provided in demo.)

  4. Moderate Allegro (exercise as provided in demo.)

  5. Female - Pointe Exercise / Male - Tour en l'air Exercise (may modify pirrouette for skill level.)

  6. Grand Allegro/Fouetté (exercise as provided in demo.)
     

       Choreography 

  1. Classical Variation (selected from Repertoire List.)

  2. Contemporary Variation (dancers choreographic selection)

    ** If student is selected for the Finals in St. Petersburg, d
    ifferent pieces may be performed in Finals
     

VIDEO ORDER