Auditioning for CYT Productions

During the 2018-2019 Season, CYT KC is offering students of CYT KC Dance Studio an opportunity to qualify for auditions for productions. Students must be enrolled for either a trimester 9-week session of dance or a 16-week semester class in a minimum of one hour of dance studio classes per each production. Enrollment and payment for the dance class must be made before the auditioning date for that trimester or semester.

A 9-week trimester of dance class can be in place of a 9-week CYT class for any CYT area. A 16-week semester of dance class must be paid for on the due dates in order to audition for a production prior to the auditioning date for that production. (In order to use a dance class if you are following the Studio Track for a winter show, you must be enrolled in both a fall and spring semester dance class.) Dancers must be enrolled in a class that coincides with the session they are auditioning. For example, a student cannot take multiple classes in the fall and no classes in the spring if they are wanting to audition for a spring production. As always with dance, it is most beneficial and encouraged for the student to be enrolled in the same level of class for the entire year.

MUSICAL THEATRE TRACK Dance Classes offered in three 9-week trimester sessions:
Fall: August 13 – October 20 (Qualifies you for a Fall Show)
Winter: November 11 – February 9 (Qualifies you for a Winter Show)
Spring : March 3 – May 11 (Qualifies you for a Spring Show)

STUDIO TRACK Dance Classes offered in two 16-week semester sessions
Fall : August 13 – December 15 (Qualifies you for a Fall Show)
Spring : January 6 – May 11 (Qualifies you for a Spring Show)
(For a Winter show, you must be enrolled in both Fall and Spring Semesters)
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Class Placement

CYT KC Dance Studio wants every dance student to excel in dance. Students should be challenged without feeling overwhelmed. Students taking a level they are not ready for can hinder growth in dance, cause injury and diminish motivation and confidence. All Studio Placement Classes level 2 and above will need to be placed in the proper class. Please enroll prior to this date in the class that you would like to be placed based on the class your student would like to take and in the level you think they might be most successful in - this does not guarantee your individual placement. The first two weeks of class are also an opportunity for placement. Changes and movement between classes may be made in the best interest of the individual student.
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Dance Class Attire

CYT Dance Studio strives to create a safe and professional environment for dancers to work and learn.
In order to do this, the following guidelines have been established:  
  • Students should wear dance clothes during class. It is difficult for instructors to see lines in baggy street clothes.
  • Girls should have hair pulled back away from face and secured.
  • Girls should put hair in a bun for all ballet classes.
  • Various shoes are required for proper instruction in some classes.
  • All dance shoes, bags, and property of the dancer should be labeled with the dancer’s name.
  • No jewelry should be worn during class.
  • No gum, food or drinks are allowed during class time. Water bottles are an exception.
No Crop Tops or Short Spandex Dance Shorts - please remember our modesty policy. Students should always wear a cover up when entering and leaving the dance studio (pants over tights / shirts or jackets over leotards).

BALLET CLASSES:
  • Pre-K / KinderCombo – pink or black leotard, pink tights, hair in a bun, pink ballet slippers (Tap Shoes for Kinder Combo - Mary Janes).
  • Ballet I, II, III & IV – black leotard, pink tights, hair in a bun, pink ballet slippers (optional - black ballet skirt-no dance shorts)
  • Pre-Pointe / Pointe - black leotard, pink tights, hair in a bun, pink ballet slippers and/or pointe shoes (optional - black ballet skirt or dance pants)
    • pointe placement required-do not buy pointe shoes until conference with dance teacher
  • Male Ballet  - white t-shirt, black pants, black ballet shoes, dance belt (for males 13 and older)
JAZZ, MODERN, LYRICAL, & CONTEMPORARY CLASSES:
  • Jazz - solid color leotard, black or tan tights, black jazz pant may be worn, black jazz shoes -- no jazz sneakers or tight dance shorts.
  • Male Jazz – solid color t-shirt, dance pants/shorts, black jazz shoes
  • Contemporary – solid color leotard, black or tan tights, black dance pant or short may be worn, barefoot or jazz shoe
  • Male Contemporary - solid color t-shirt, dance pants / shorts, barefoot or jazz shoe, dance belt (for males 13 and older)
TAP CLASSES:
  • All levels: Attire is dance capris or jazz pants. No baggy pants, jeans, or shorts please. Dancers should wear black leather, full-sole Jazz Tap Oxfords. Males wear same. (Tap 1 or Tap 2 may wear mary janes)
  • Male dancers may wear shorts
FUNDAMENTALS OF DANCE:
  • All levels: Solid color leotard, black jazz pant may be worn, black jazz shoes, tap shoes -- no jazz sneakers or tight dance shorts.
HIP HOP CLASSES:
  • All levels: Colored leotard or t-shirt, sweat pants / cropped pants / dance pants / shorts (must hit at or below knee), any color tennis shoe. (NOTE: Shoes need to be worn only for hip hop class and not worn outside of the dance studio.)
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