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Competition Team & Performance Company2020-12-31T05:12:58+00:00

Competition Team & Performance Company

For those who strive to advance within the dance world, have a competitive spirit and enjoy valuable feedback from professional and experienced industry masters, GDSC’s Competition Team is the perfect fit. Not interested in judges’ critiques? No problem! If you’re a committed dancer looking for advanced training and performance opportunities without the scores or judges’ feedback, check out our Performance Company!

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Fall & Spring

Registration for this dance season is complete. All C/P students are auto-enrolled from Fall to Spring session.

Our Instructors

Ashley Gaona
Ashley Gaona
Brandi Nichols
Brandi Nichols
Ashley Potts
Ashley Potts
Kelly Sullins
Kelly Sullins
Walt Sullins
Walt Sullins

FAQs

What is the audition process?2021-03-22T03:58:50+00:00

Audition Process

Throughout the month of April, all interested students (current and incoming) will audition in GDSC’s technique classes (hip hop, jazz and/or tap). Students interested in hip hop are required to participate in a hip hop technique class for the month of April. Students interested in contemporary, jazz, lyrical and/or musical theater are required to participate in a jazz technique class for the month of April. Students interested in tap are required to participate in a tap technique class for the month of April. Please scroll to the bottom of this web page to see our technique class schedule.

As we only have time to address one jazz and one lyrical combination Week Three (see process below), the disciplines of contemporary and musical theater will be auditioned in class or via video submission. If you are interested in auditioning for contemporary and/or musical theater, please connect with Assistant Director Kelly Sullins via email at ksullins.gdsc@gmail.com) Please note: GDSC’s jazz technique portion of the audition process is still required, as it does address complementary aspects of the aforementioned disciplines.

Students (current and incoming) unable to make any portion of the audition process, please see our absence procedure below.

The audition process will be as follows:

Week One (Practice): Staff will provide all students with documents that lay out important criteria to practice, i.e., technical elements that have been addressed throughout the year. Students will spend their time practicing this list in preparation for Week Two.

Week Two (Audition): Staff will orchestrate across-the-floor combinations that encompass practiced skills from the week previous and judge those skills accordingly.

Week Three (Practice): Students will learn and practice a staff-choreographed combination.

Week Four (Audition): The combination from Week Three will be auditioned to be instructor-, peer- and self-assessed. The current technique class instructor will be the principle assessor.

Students who are enrolled in the auditioning tech class but not interested in auditioning will be included in the audition process, as GDSC considers this workshop-style curriculum a great learning experience for all.

Audition Absences

All students (incoming and current) who are absent for any part of the audition process throughout the month of April will need to schedule a private audition at $1/minute, 60 minutes maximum. Attendance is highly suggested to avoid this fee.

Audition Schedule

The technique class schedule is as follows:

For those would like to audition for hip hop, please enroll in one of the below levels for the month of April:

Beg./Int. Hip Hop Tech: Monday, 5:15-6:15 p.m.

Int./Adv. Hip Hop Tech: Wednesday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

For those who would like to audition for contemporary, jazz, lyrical and/or musical theater, please enroll in one of the below levels for the month of April:

Beg./Int. Jazz Tech: Tuesday, 7:15-8:15 p.m.

Int./Adv. Jazz Tech: Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

For those who would like to audition for Tap:

Enroll in Int./Adv. Tap Tech: Wednesday, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

For those who would like to audition for Acro:

Reach out to admin via email (gottadancestudioandco@gmail.com) to schedule a private Acro audition.

Please contact Gotta Dance Studio & Company via email at gottadancestudioandco@gmail.com if you or your child are new and interested in auditioning for one or both of our programs OR if you’re a current student who has specific questions about the process. You may also sign up for auditions here.

Team opportunities for the 2021/22 season?2021-03-22T04:42:03+00:00

Though we are investigating the following opportunities, nothing is set in stone. Please stay tuned for a list of confirmed events, as well as a timeline, for the 2021/22 dance season. Thank you for your patience as we establish plans for next year!

Competition Team

GDSC is currently looking into the following competition/training opportunities for its Competition Team:

Competitions

Two competitions will be required for the 2021/22 dance season. Competitions TBD.

Training

CLI Studios

Optional workshops and conventions (i.e., Newport Dance Workshop, etc.)

Performance Company

GDSC is currently looking into the following performance/training opportunities for its Performance Company:

Performance Opportunities

One performance will be required for the 2021/22 dance season. We are planning on Dance the Magic in Disneyland to be our required performance for the next dance season, but while you’re here, check out all potential opportunities below:

Bend festivals

Doernbecher Children’s Hospital

Impromptu Bend performance invitations (i.e., Athleta, retirement communities, etc.)

Portland Trail Blazers Center Court Performance

Dance the Magic in Disneyland

Training

CLI Studios

Optional workshops and conventions (i.e., Newport Dance Workshop)

Additional Opportunities for Both Groups

Annual Christmas Party

Master Choreography

Professional Portrait Session

Student of the Month

Student of the Year

Annual Summer Potluck

Tour of the U of O Dance Program

Keller Auditorium Broadway Show

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