HOW TO AUDITION FOR TREMAINE DANCER OF THE YEAR

*Please read through the following information – If you have questions, please contact us at 1-800-832-2050

PREREQUISITES:

1. Must have competed in a 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th Place Semi-Finals winning number for that season

2. Must be registered for the 5 day Orlando National Finals Convention

I WILL BE COMPETING

in one or more National Finals Competition Numbers

• Register for the Convention Online
• Register your National Finals Entry/Entries

Once Registered and Paid in Full, any dancer is automatically eligible to audition for DOTY.

There is NO extra fee required.

You are DONE with the process until the Dance Audition on the 1st Day of Classes

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I AM NOT ABLE TO COMPETE

in my qualified National Finals number because the other dancers will not be attending

Even if your studio, nor the other dancers in your qualifying routine, are not able to attend the Tremaine National Finals, you can still audition to become a DOTY.

• Register for the Convention Online
• Click Here and print out your Non-Competing DOTY Audition Form
• Complete this form & follow the instructions to submit
• Your individual qualifying solo performance for the DOTY judges will take place on July 6, Time TBA. This IS NOT part of any competition. It merely takes the place of your N.F. competition entry so the judges get to see you perform.

Once you have Registered, Submitted this Form & Full Payment and Performed your Qualifying Solo, you will be eligible to audition for DOTY on the First Day of the Convention.

You are DONE with the process until July 6th, when you perform your Qualifying Solo

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D.O.T.Y. AGE DIVISIONS: Junior 6-11, Teen 12-15, Senior 16 & up

(these ages vary from the Tremaine Convention Scholarship auditions)

DOTY AUDITION PROCESS:

DANCE AUDITION – 1.5 hours at Lunch on 1st day of Convention Classes

Similar to our regular Scholarship Auditions:
• Ballet Combo Taught, Cuts Made
• Jazz Combo Taught, Cuts Made

Cuts will continue to be made until only Finalists remain in each age division

No Observers Allowed

FINALISTS
• They will be given a Finalist Form to fill out, which includes their Name, Studio, National Finals Routines, etc.
• We take their photo and attach it to their Finalist Form, which assists in locating them in classes & group competition numbers
• They will be given a colored ribbon to be worn at ALL TIMES except when competing
– Class Attendance, General Conduct & Performance will be monitored & considered
– DOTY Gala Routine Rehearsal Conduct will also be monitored & considered

PERSONAL INTERVIEW***FINALISTS ONLY***

• DOTY Judging Panel will conduct personal interviews with all Finalists in small groups
• Finalists will be brought in to these Interviews from their DOTY Finalists Gala Performance rehearsals
No Observers Allowed during Rehearsals nor Interviews

PERFORMANCE***FINALISTS ONLY***

• The DOTY Judging Panel watches their National Finals Performance(s) during the N.F. Competition, or their Non-Competing DOTY Solo Performance *Non-Competing Solo Performances will be scheduled for the evening of July 7th, and coordinated so as not to conflict with any Cash Awards Competition entries they may be dancing in.

WINNERS ANNOUNCED at the GALA on the evening of JULY 10th

• Anyone wanting to attend the Gala must purchase a Gala Ticket in advance (See Summer Registration Info)
• No one admitted to Gala without a Gala Ticket – no exceptions
• DOTY Finalists are required to have a Gala Ticket if they plan to attend the banquet. Any Finalists without a Gala Ticket will be given a specific call time to be in the dressing room and ready to go on stage for their DOTY Finalists Gala Performance.

PLEASE NOTE: All DOTY Finalists need the following items to complete their provided Gala Performance Costume:
FEMALE FINALISTS: Black Seamless Fishnets, Black Trunks & Black Jazz Shoes or Black Pedinis
MALE FINALISTS: Black Pants, Black Belt, Black Socks & Black Jazz Shoes
*DOTY FINALIST COSTUMES MUST BE RETURNED IN DRESSING ROOM IMMEDIATELY AFTER GALA

– Please call our office with any questions, 1-800-832-2050 –