2017-18 Company Audition
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TREMAINE NATIONAL PERFORMANCE PROGRAM

Join a program dedicated to the highest possible caliber of dancing!

2017-18 PROGRAM AUDITION

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 2017

Debbie Reynolds Studios | 6514 Lankershim Blvd. | North Hollywood, CA 91606

PRE-TEEN AUDITIONS [AGES 12-13*] 4:00 – 5:00 PM
APPRENTICE/COMPANY AUDITIONS [AGES 14-18**] 5:00 – 6:30 PM

PLEASE NOTE – times are just estimates and may run shorter or longer than scheduled due to amount of audition participants

From these auditions, select dancers will be chosen and placed as PRE-TEEN, APPRENTICE or COMPANY MEMBERS.

• All members are an integral part of the program and are placed according to potential growth, commitment availability, and what is best for each individual dancer.
• Requirements and financial commitments can vary. Please refer to the website for specifics of each division.

Each dancer will be required to have the following items:

• Headshot (does not have to be professional)
• Completed Application (download forms below)
• List of Achievements and Performance Experience (resume style)
• Registration Processing Fee
• All types of dance shoes: Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Hip Hop
* Must be 12 years of age or older by October 15, 2017 in order to participate. – NO EXCEPTIONS –
**Seniors graduating Class of 2018 who turn 19 years old during the 2017-18 season are still permitted to participate. Teachers and Professional
Dancers are not permitted. – NO EXCEPTIONS –

Dancers accepted into the program agree to the following:

• Have their Teacher’s approval to participate in the program
• Take a required number of technique classes at their home studio
• Attend a required number of Tremaine conventions, winter & summer cities
• Purchase the required costumes & warmups for the season
• Not able to compete a solo in a Tremaine competition
• Uphold the Tremaine Performance Program Code of Ethics & Procedures

Mail your completed and signed Application, Payment & Photo to:

Tremaine Dance Conventions, Inc.
Performance Program Auditions
5308 Vineland Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 91601-3224

Pre-Registration must be received BEFORE JULY 15, 2017.
Any application missing a headshot, signed application, resume or processing fee will not be accepted.

DOWNLOAD NEW MEMBER AUDITION FORMS HERE

MISSION STATEMENT

To provide artistic training of the highest possible caliber, offering all students a positive learning experience, developing their craft in the classroom and in front of large audiences while maintaining a successful program.
This Mission is Accomplished by:

• Providing Quality Dance Instruction from our excellent Faculty who are working Industry Dancers and Choreographers

• Teaching the Professionalism and Discipline required to become proficient in the Business and Art of Dance while keeping a Fun and Exciting Atmosphere

• Offering a Wide Range of Exposure to Industry Knowledge that will help in the Dance Business or ANY Business

• Teaching the Expectations and Value of being an Assistant and Role Model

• Creating Professional Performance Opportunities so that students may Actively Showcase their Artistic Talents

• Establishing Effective Communication Channels and the Importance of Time Management and Commitment to Your Family, Your Studio and Yourself

TREMAINE NATIONAL PERFORMANCE PROGRAM GUIDELINES

The Tremaine Performance Program consists of Company Members, Apprentices, Pre-Teens, Alumni & DOTY’s (Tremaine Dancers Of The Year). It is made up of an elite group of dancers who desire to achieve a higher level of commitment and training in the art of dance and/or career in the dance industry. Each division of the program has slightly separate guidelines, expectations and privileges, including the following:

ELIGIBILITY

• The Tremaine Performance Program is designed to enhance your dancing and training IN ADDITION to your studio training and commitments. Your commitment to your studio MUST COME FIRST and YOU MUST HAVE SIGNED TEACHER APPROVAL on your application in order to participate in the Program.  We will defer to your teacher should there be a problem and you may be dismissed from the program if you are not upholding your studio commitments and requirements.

• The Tremaine Performance Program is an elite group of dancers. You are selected from many and you represent the best of the best. As part of your training in the program, you constantly have the eyes of the Tremaine faculty members upon you. They help mold and shape you into better dancers and performers every weekend you go out on the road. Because of this, we feel that you do not need to individually showcase your talents and receive critiques from the faculty in a competition setting. Members of the Performance Program MAY NOT compete a SOLO at a Tremaine Semi-Final, National or Cash Award Competition. You MAY still compete with your studio in all other categories.

• Joe Tremaine, Artistic Director – Keri LaGrand, faculty and the administrative staff work hard to assure that Tremaine and the Performance Program are on the cutting edge of the dance industry on a weekly basis. It is with hard work, research, integrity and compassion that choreography, costumes and music are brought to the Program. All music, choreography, costumes and any information received regarding the Performance Progam is for TDC use ONLY. Violation of this will result in dismissal from the program.

• Timely and efficient communication is paramount in keeping the Program focused. We utilize E-mail, Facebook and Teamsnap to communicate with you regarding all Program matters. It is imperative that you check your messages and stay on top of communications or you will miss out. If your contact information changes at any time throughout the year you MUST notify us directly and immediately of this change.

• All Program Members are REQUIRED to meet all rules and guidelines set forth in the “Tremaine Performance Code of Conduct & Procedures” with regards to acceptable etiquette, behavior, dress code, etc. (Code of Conduct is available on the Program App once you become a member)

• Tremaine will provide you with free Registration and Admission for as long as you are part of the Program. Members are financially responsible for any extra program fees including, but not limited to, costuming, food, lodging, travel expenses, etc.

• Program Members may be asked to demonstrate at the discretion of the faculty member giving class. Assisting class is not guaranteed. Any classes where you are not assisting or demonstrating are expected to be taken with the same focus and energy as classes you assist.

• Program Members will be expected to work during competition. Not all members will work at every competition. Your work shift will be scheduled at the Coordinator & Director’s discretion and may not be changed or adjusted without permission and approval.

• Each season you will be responsible for a non-refundable Costume Deposit. Upon exit or dismissal from the program, or at the end of a costume season, each member will be REQUIRED to return their costumes immediately to Tremaine Dance Conventions. Costumes should be turned in at your last city, in a single bag labeled with your name, or mailed to TDC c/o Marissa. Once your costumes have been received and processed, you will receive a costume credit toward your next costume deposit.

• Performance in the Faculty Show will be based on attendance and Director’s discretion. Choreography will be available on the Tremaine Performance Company Connections Facebook page and the Program App for you to learn. We strongly suggest that you learn and know all available choreography at all times.

• Program Members commit to a specified number of training workshops, choreography sessions, rehearsals, live performances and assisting weekends at Tremaine Dance Conventions within a one-year period. Dancers who would like to continue in the program the following year are required to fill out an Evaluation Application and participate in an Evaluation Audition during the Summer Tour in order to be considered for the next season.

• Tremaine Performance Program members and their Parents/Guardians must understand all rules, regulations, policies and procedures prior to entering the Program. They understand that failure to comply will result in dismissal from the Program, and agree to adhere to same. *There are no refunds for any dancer that has been dismissed from the Program.

YOUR DANCE STUDIO REQUIREMENTS:

It is important to understand that this program is an ADDITION to your current training which should not be compromised while participating in the Tremaine Performance Program. This program is not made to take the place of technical work and classes at your studio, but to enhance your dance experience and performance skills. Participants will be required to take a certain number of classes weekly to go along with the traveling, training and performance program requirements.

COMPANY REQUIREMENTS:

• 3 or more Ballet classes taken per week at home studio
• 2 or more Jazz classes taken per week at home studio
• 2 or more elective classes taken per week – dancer’s choice
Convention Attendance: (Must attend a minimum of 7 cities yearly)
– 6 during the Winter Tour*
– 1 during the Summer Tour
*Note: Your first city must be attended prior to the December break or you may be dismissed from the program.

APPRENTICE & PRE-TEEN REQUIREMENTS:

• 2 or more Ballet classes taken per week at home studio
• 2 or more Jazz classes taken per week at home studio
• 1 or more elective classes taken per week – dancer’s choice
Convention Attendance: (Must attend a minimum of 5 cities yearly)
– 4 during the Winter Tour*
– 1 during the Summer Tour
*Note: Your first city must be attended prior to the December break or you may be dismissed from the program.

ALUMNI:

• The Alumni Program consists of dancers who have previously been part of the Tremaine Performance Program and are in the transition period of their life and dance career. You must get approval to enter and remain part of this program.

• To remain an Alumni you must be actively involved in dance and training somewhere.

• There are no attendance requirements for the Alumni. This program is designed so that you may come and go as your schedule allows.  While you do not have attendance requirements, you still must uphold the integrity of the Program in order to participate.

• If you wish to perform in the Faculty Show when you attend, you must pay a costume rental fee.

• You will follow the same guidelines as the Apprentices when it comes to communication, class, assisting, performing, etc.

• Full time teachers & choreographers for studios are not eligible to remain in the program.

• 2 year maximum on Alumni status. TDC reserves the right to deny Alumni status to anyone for any reason.

Please note that this entire program is at the discretion of Joe Tremaine and Tremaine Dance Conventions. We reserve the right to change and alter the program without notice as well as terminate ANY dancer from the program at any time.

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