Protègèm follows the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) exam syllabus, the largest organisation in the world.
We are proud to retain our high standards. For exam details and exam day procedures, please read below. If you have recieved your next exam letter and have any queries please either phone or email before the exams.
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Perfect, clean presentation is very important in complimenting the hard work your dancer has been putting into accomplishing the technique required for their exam. Below lists the uniform required, which we stock and sell.
Protègèm Dance Company's first two auditions were held in October and November 2003. This prepared the Company for creating repertoire for forthcoming events.
Protègèm Dance Company audition periodically and advertise in the local press and local schools.
If you are interested in auditioning for Protègèm Dance Company please email or phone Gemma (see 'contact' page). Your details will be added to the auditions list and you will be contacted when the next auditions are arranged.
You will be required to follow a warm up, and then learn two short dance phrases, one in a street style, and the other in a contemporary style. Finally you will be asked to improvise to a piece of music. The audition has been designed to assess many aspects of each individual, approach, interaction, style, focus, imagination, creativity etc. You do not have to dance on your own!
You are not required to have had any previous training. You are required to have dedication, drive, enthusiasm, to be punctual and respectful and also a love of dance and music.
If successful, as a member of the company you will not only develop your technique and performance skills, but your training will be more focused due to the enthusiasm that will be generated between each member and strive to reach performance goals. At times the Company are asked to perform at events with very short notice and this is why Company dancers must be able to pick up routines quickly, keep practicing all the time and support each other.
Please come in suitable, comfortable clothing that are unrestricting and which you feel confident in. Hair should be tied back and jewellery should be kept to a minimum. The audition will cost £5 and last about 1 & half hours. For further information, questions or queries please see contact.