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TUFFNEY SQUAD

AUDITIONS

September 2021

Competition Squads

Want to be part of our award winning competition squads, please read on to find out more . . . . 

Places are awarded through audition to students who show passion for the arts and those gifted and talented in dance. Successful applicants gain a place in one of the squads for 1 academic year where they will train as a team, create a routine which is competed and performed across the UK at competitions and events. Our three different squads are; 

  • Junior Street Dance Squad U12 - Dynasty Divas (minimum age 8)

  • Senior Street Dance Squad U18 - Synergy (12 - 18 years)

  • Contemporary Squad U18 - Revolution X (minimum age 8)

 

The squads train once a week in addition to the students normal Tuffney lessons on Sundays in Chesham, Bucks. Squad dancers must attend at least 1 Tuffney lesson a week. We only allow a maximum of 3 absences throughout the rehearsal period, so you must make sure you can commit before applying.

Squad dancers must purchase the team uniform to be worn at all events 

Squad dancers fees are £100/term plus competition fees which helps towards studio hire and industry professionals

With the current situation we are unsure if they will be any live competition or events, there is however lots of online competitions, so for the time being the squads will still create their competition routine and film it to be sent to judges until we can resume the usual format of comps

The Auditions

During the auditions, dancers will take part in a class including warm-up and technique and will then be taught  a short routine, which will be performed in smaller groups of 4-6. We are looking for dancers that are not only gifted and talented in the style of dance but also show good work ethic, commitment, and team skills

Auditions will be limited to 15 dancers at a time, you MUST complete an audition application, using the form below, we will not accept any walk ins that have not completed the audition application by Friday 23rd October.  There is a small audition fee of £5 which helps us cover studio space and staffing costs.

Dancers will be notified by email whether they are successful in this years squads within 7 days.

Dancers will only be allowed to be in one squad, i.e if they wanted to audition for both street and contemporary and was successful in both they would make their own choice as to which squad they would like to be in this year.

We would love to be able to offer everyone a space on the competition squads, but unfortunately is just not possible, with added restrictions with the current situation we will have a maximum number of dancers in each squad. If unsuccessful this year, we would encourage to audition again next year. We will also keep the dancers details on file for 1 year on the waiting list if a space becomes available we may contact you.

Audition Details

 

September 2021 - Chiltern Hills Academy Dance Studio

10:00 - 11:15am - Junior Street Dance (8-11 years)

11:30 - 12:45pm - Contemporary (8+ years)

1:00 - 2:15pm - Senior Street Dance (12+ years)

Please arrive 15 minutes before your time slot to register and make £5 audition fee (please pop £5 cash in an envelope clearly marked with dancers name)