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BASIC qualifications 

  • Dancers must be 9-18 years old as of January 1, 2024 

  • Must be currently taking at least six hours of dance class a week (preferably more) 

  • Must be presently training in at least one full-hour ballet class a week (preferably more) 

dancer expectations

  • Complete trust in Studio 61 Dance Company and company directors

  • Understanding of Full Time Company being the #1 priority over all other extracurricular activities 

  • Willingness to go above and beyond by both the dancer and their family

  • Must be comfortable working in a fast paced, high pressure environment 

  • The desire to be extraordinary in every aspect of life 

  • Growth mindset 

  • A “figure it out” mentality 

  • Charismatic personality 

  • A “team first” mentality 

  • Self-motivation 

  • Relentless effort

  • Confidence

  • Strong work ethic

  • Dancer independence 

  • Excellent time management skills 

  • Excellent communication skills 

  • Effective listener

  • Positive attitude at all times

  • Hunger for corrections 

  • Coachability


  • Outstanding flexibility 

  • Strong ballet technique 

  • Above average muscle strength 

  • Clear execution using specific muscles for movement 

  • Consistent articulation of the feet

  • Strong stage presence

  • Genuine performance quality in all styles

  • Diversity within movement 

  • Attention to details 

  • Use of plie 

  • Applies proper technique to choreography immediately 

  • High quality textures 

  • Strong sense of musicality 

  • Ability to take corrections and apply them immediately



It is imperative that our families thoroughly read through the Full Time Information Packet. This packet contains an enormous amount of detailed information that every dancer and family must know before moving forward with the audition process.

steps to audition

After thoroughly reading through all of the requirements above, if you think your dancer would be a good fit for our Full Time Company, please see below how to proceed with the audition process.

step 1: submit form

  • This document must be filled out by the dancer, not a parent or guardian. 

  • You will receive an audition confirmation email 2-3 business days after submitting. This email will also include further information on the audition process.


Dancers interested in Full Time Company

step 2: preliminary auditions


4pm-6pm: Ages 9-12

7pm-9pm: Ages 13-18

*Ages are determined as of January 1st, 2024


Audition Fee:$25

Immediately following the preliminary audition for each age group, families and dancers will receive an email with a list of dancers who have been selected for call back auditions. 

step 3: CALL BACK auditions

Dancers who are selected to continue in the process after the preliminary audition must attend 3 weeks of classes with current full-time company dancers where they will be observed and evaluated by directors. During the observation weeks, each family will be required to schedule a meeting with company directors, dancers and parents.

Attending these weeks DOES NOT GUARANTEE a position on the team. 


June 13th - June 29th 

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday Evenings | Times TBD 

Classes: Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Turns & Leaps, Workshop 

step 4: team selection

Team selections will be emailed to dancers and parents on Friday, June 30th.

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