About our Auditions

Auditions are required for students interested in the following programs:

*Applicants to the Arts Umbrella/VCC Post-Secondary Program must also apply to VCC by April 1, 2021.

Important Dates
  • Deadline to register for live auditions: February 12, 2021
  • Deadline to submit video audition: February 26, 2021
  • Deadline to apply to VCC: April 1, 2021
Audition Fees
  • Returning Arts Umbrella students: Free
  • Live auditions: $40
  • Video auditions: $60

Live Auditions

Due to COVID-19, live auditions will only be available to BC residents.

Audition Dates

Sunday, February 7 2021 – REGISTRATION CLOSED*
  • Pre-Elementary Program
  • Half-Day Professional Training Program
  • Afternoon Professional Training Program (APT)
  • International Summer Dance Intensive (ISDI)

*Please note that the February auditions are at capacity. If you wish to continue for the above programs, please register for the April dates.

Monday, February 15 2021 (Family Day)*
  • Post-Secondary Programs
  • International Summer Dance Intensive (Post-Secondary Level)

*Please note that candidates attending the auditions scheduled for February 15th must be graduating/graduated high school and at the Post-Secondary level.

Sunday, April 18 2021
  • Post-Secondary Program
  • Afternoon Professional Training Program
  • Pre-Elementary
  • International Summer Dance Intensive (ISDI)

Live auditions consist of a full ballet class. Dancers auditioning for Post-Secondary programs will be asked to stay for repertoire.

Please arrive no more than 30 minutes before your audition time. A mask must be worn when entering the building.

How to Register

Complete a registration form no later than February 12, 2021.

For more details on the admissions process, contact Natalie Kardum at nkardum@artsumbrella.com or 604-681-5268 x401.

 

 


Video Auditions

Due to COVID-19, all out-of-province and international applicants must submit a video audition.

Video Criteria
  • Close up of face
  • Three minutes of barre work (one side only), including plies, tendus and degage, adage with arabesque and attitude lines, grands battements
  • Centre practice and pirouettes from fifth, second, or fourth position on both the right and left sides, en dehors and en dedans
  • Allegro, including one warm-up jump, including saute, glissade, and assemble; travelling jumps, including grand jete en tournant and jete avant
  • Pointe work (for girls already en pointe): echappe releve in second and fourth positions, retire releve, and diagonal pique turns
  • Male dancers: tour en l’air (single or double), and batterie
  • 1-2 minute solo variation in classical and contemporary
  • Completed videos should not exceed 10 minutes.
How to Submit

Complete a registration form no later than February 26, 2021.

After passing a preliminary screening based on your video audition, Arts Umbrella Dance Faculty may request additional information, such as a performance reel, interview, and letter of intent.

For more details on the admissions process, contact Natalie Kardum at nkardum@artsumbrella.com or 604-681-5268 x401.