2021 VIDEO AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS

Thank you for completing your Registration for

Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre's 2021 Auditions!

Please begin by viewing the Welcome & Introductory information below, then click to download the detailed Video Instructions document. Please read and follow the instructions carefully in order to successfully complete your video audition.

Deadlines have been EXTENDED!

NEW Video Submission Deadline:

March 28, 2021 at 11:59PM ET

Did a friend send you this link? If so, you must complete your Audition Registration in full prior to submitting your audition video. Videos submitted without a completed registration, including fee payment, will not be reviewed. Please click here to register.

Questions? Contact us at schoolofccdt@ccdt.org

To All Dancers:

A Warm Welcome!

Shortcuts: Click to skip directly to your Audition Exercises

Ages 8-10

Ages 11-13

Ages 14-19

A Message from Artistic Director,

Deborah Lundmark

An Introduction to Your

Modern Audition

Helpful advice from the School of CCDT's mid-January Newsletter

 

Dancers Ages 8-10

Exercises & Musical Tracks are listed below the videos.

BALLET with Ms. Carmen Cairns

Associate Director, School of CCDT

Music: Craig Wingrove - Musical Gems XI For Ballet Class

Please click above to access the music album via Spotify, using the track for each exercise as listed below.

 

Barre

One side only (dancer's choice) unless otherwise requested

1) Pliés - Track #4

2) Battements tendus & battement glissés - Track #8 

3) Rond de jambe à terre with battements fondus - Track #16

4) Adage (both sides) - Track #18

5) Grand Battements (both sides) - Track #20

 

Centre

Shown on both sides

1) Ports de bras - Track #22

2) Centre Practice - Track #28

3) Petit allegro - Track #34

4) Medium allegro - Track #36

MODERN with Natasha Poon Woo

Associate Artistic Director & Rehearsal Director, CCDT

Music: Sheldon Universe - GMD 1 and GMD 2

Please click above to access the music albums via Spotify, using the track for each exercise as listed below.

1) Successional Curves - GMD 1, Track #14

2) Suspend & Fall with Lunges - GMD 2, Track #2

3) Swing & Double Bounce - GMD 2 - Track #11

 

IMPROVISATION TASK

 

Music: Taktus - Rivers, Set 1​

Play on SpotifyPlay on YouTube

Please improvise a short dance (no longer than one minute) inspired by the piece of music provided. You are encouraged to explore new ways of moving rather than set dance steps (no choreography). Consider use of levels, changes in speed and dynamics, and expression in your performance.

 

Dancers Ages 11-13

Exercises & Musical Tracks are listed below the videos.

BALLET with Ms. Carmen Cairns

Associate Director, School of CCDT

Music: Craig Wingrove - Musical Gems XI For Ballet Class

Please click above to access the music album via Spotify, using the track for each exercise as listed below.

 

Barre

One side only (dancer's choice) unless otherwise requested

1) Pliés - Track #4

2) Battements tendus & battement glissés - Track #8 

3) Rond de jambe à terre with battements fondus - Track #16

4) Adage (both sides) - Track #18

5) Grand battements (both sides) - Track #20

 

Centre

Shown on both sides

1) Ports de bras/Adage - Track #22

2) Centre Practice with Pirouette - Track #28

3) Petit allegro - Track #34

4) Medium allegro - Track #36

5) Grand allegro - Track #38

MODERN with Natasha Poon Woo

Associate Artistic Director & Rehearsal Director, CCDT

Music: Sheldon Universe - GMD 2

Please click above to access the music albums via Spotify, using the track for each exercise as listed below.

1) Succession & Shift of Weight - Track #11

2) Tendus with Double Bounce & Lunges - Track #2

3) Triplet Combination - Track #7

 

IMPROVISATION TASK

 

Music: Dr. Draw - Second (Interlude)

Play on Spotify | Play on YouTube

Please improvise a short dance (no longer than one minute) inspired by the piece of music provided. You are encouraged to explore new ways of moving rather than set dance steps (no choreography). Consider use of levels, changes in speed and dynamics, and expression in your performance.

 

Dancers Ages 14-19

Exercises & Musical Tracks are listed below the videos.

BALLET with Ms. Carmen Cairns

Associate Director, School of CCDT

Music: Craig Wingrove - Musical Gems XI For Ballet Class

Please click above to access the music album via Spotify, using the track for each exercise as listed below.

 

Barre

One side only (dancer's choice) unless otherwise requested

1) Pliés - Track #4

2) Battements tendus & battement glissés - Track #8 

3) Rond de jambe à terre with battements fondus - Track #16

4) Adage (both sides) - Track #18

5) Grand battements (both sides) - Track #20

 

Centre

Shown on both sides

1) Ports de bras/Adage - Track #22

2) Centre Practice with Pirouette - Track #28

3) Petit allegro - Track #34

4) Medium allegro - Track #36

5) Grand allegro - Track #38

MODERN with Natasha Poon Woo

Associate Artistic Director & Rehearsal Director, CCDT

Music: Sheldon Universe - GMD 1 and GMD 2

Please click above to access the music albums via Spotify, using the track for each exercise as listed below.

1) Succession & Shift of Weight - GMD 2, Track #11

2) Lunges & Double Bounces on 7 - GMD 1, Track #1

3) Triplet Combination - GMD 2, Track #1

 

IMPROVISATION TASK

 

Music: Dr. Draw - Still Life

Play on Spotify | Play on YouTube

Please improvise a short dance (no longer than one minute) to the piece of music provided, investigating the theme of expanding and contracting/folding and unfolding. You are encouraged to explore new ways of moving rather than set dance steps (no choreography). Consider use of levels, changes in speed and dynamics, and expression in your performance.