2021 | 2022 Audition/Placement Schedules & Open Dance Classes

COVID-19 GUIDELINES

The following guidelines will be followed for auditions/placements, open dance classes and master classes (if any):

  • Dancers/Parents should self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms and dancers should stay home if they are experiencing any symptoms. A list of symptoms can be viewed on the CDC website here.
  • Dancers should stay home if they have been around someone suspected of being positive for COVID-19 until confirmation occurs.
  • Dancers should stay home if they have been around someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 until the required quarantine period is up. Current CDC quarantine instructions can be viewed here.
  • Dancers should stay home if they are awaiting results from a COVID-19 test for themselves or anyone they currently live with.
  • Masks MUST be worn at all times when not actively participating in class/instruction. This includes:
    • Arrival and Departure from Seton High School
    • While going to the bathroom or to water bottle filling stations. We do encourage all dancers to arrive with a full water bottle for class.
    • Any time they are in a classroom setting with coaches.
  • We will maintain social distance spacing between dancers while in class and being instructed.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation with these guidelines so we may keep these girls dancing safely. Should you have an issue arise related to COVID-19 please let our staff know immediately so we can take appropriate measures as necessary. We can be reached via the contact page of this site and select ‘tryout information’.

AUDITION/PLACEMENT SCHEDULES

Auditions and sign-ups for the new 2021/2022 season will be held in April/May for the Varsity, JV, Junior High, Youth & Youth Prep dance teams. Dates are as follows but please check back often for the latest information!

Varsity & JV Dance Teams (9th thru 12th grades 2021/2022 school year)

  • Tuesday, May 4th, 6:00-8:00 in Seton’s MPR. Meet with coaches and learn 20/21 choreo/combo(s).
                * This night is for any dancer auditioning who was NOT on varsity in the 20/21 season.
  • Wednesday, May 5th, 6:00-9:00 in Seton’s MPR. Learn audition combos; pom, jazz & hip hop.
  • Thursday, May 6th, 6:00-8:30 in Seton’s MPR. Finish learning combos (if necessary) & review required elements.
  • Saturday, May 8th, 9:00-finished in Seton’s GYM. Audition in front of a qualified panel of judges.
                * Dancers will have individual meetings with coaches and informed of audition results.

ALL JUDGES/COACHES DECISIONS ARE FINAL. A list of required elements can be found in the handbook.
Dance experience is REQUIRED.

Required Forms for Participation: Handbook, Seton Emergency Contact, OHSAA Physical (within last year), Lindsay’s Law, OH Concussion and TriHealth ImPact Testing (Freshmen or potential 1st year Varsity/JV members only)

We also take into account grades as part of our tryout process, a copy of your 3rd quarter report card is also required.

*NEW for the 2021/2022 season JV practices will be Mondays 3:30-6:00, Thursdays 5:30-8:30 & Saturdays 8:30-11:30.
          – Varsity will have the same practice schedule as the 2020/2021 season – Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30-8:30,
            Thursdays 3:15-6:00 & Saturdays 8:30-11:30.

Junior High Dance Team (6th thru 8th grades 2021/2022 school year)

  • Tuesday, April 27th, 6:00-8:30 in Seton’s MPR. Learn routine.
  • Thursday, April 29th, 6:00-8:30 in Seton’s MPR. Review routine & required elements.
  • Saturday, May 1st, 9:00-finished in Seton’s MPR. Audition in front of a qualified panel of judges.

ALL JUDGES/COACHES DECISIONS ARE FINAL. A list of required elements can be found in the handbook.
Dance experience is RECOMMENDED.

Required Forms for Participation: Handbook, Seton Emergency Contact, Lindsay’s Law and OH Concussion

*NEW for the 2021/2022 season Junior High practices will be Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00-8:30 & Fridays 3:30-6:00.

Youth & Youth Prep Dance Teams (4th thru 6th grades 2021/2022 school year)

  • Monday, April 26th, 6:00-8:00 in Seton’s MPR. Learn routine & teach/review dance elements.
  • Wednesday, April 28th, 6:00-8:00 in Seton’s MPR. Review routine.
  • Friday, April 30th, 6:00-9:00 in Seton’s MPR. Perform in front of Seton Dance Staff.

ALL COACHES DECISIONS ARE FINAL. A list of dance elements can be found in the handbook.
Dance experience is NOT NECESSARY. Every dancer wishing to participate will be placed on either the Youth or Youth Prep team.

Required Forms for Participation: Handbook, Seton Emergency Contact, Lindsay’s Law, OH Concussion and Letter of Commitment (must be signed by end of evening at mandatory parent meeting on May 13th)

The letter of commitment is required in addition to the handbook to confirm your understanding of our rules and expectations at this level. Both the Youth and Youth Prep teams are competition teams and a clear commitment to the team, including practices, competitions & performances, is necessary for participation.

NOTE: Since 6th graders for the 2021/2022 season are eligible for both Junior High and the Youth/Youth Prep teams they have the choice of which team(s) they would like to participate in the audition/placement process for. If they chose to audition for Junior High and do not make the team as a 6th grader, they will be invited to participate in our Youth/Youth Prep program and will be notified of the team they are being placed on at Junior High auditions. They are not required to audition for Junior High as a 6th grader if they do not wish to. Please review the below open dance class info. and handbook for explanation of the differences between our Junior High team and Youth/Youth Prep program when making the decision on what is best for your dancer.

*NEW for the 2021/2022 season Youth Prep practices will be Tuesdays 6:00-8:30 & Thursdays 4:30-6:30.
          – Youth will have the same practice schedule as the 2020/2021 season – Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00-8:30.

OPEN DANCE CLASSES

There will be open dance classes offered for all girls auditioning/signing-up for the Varsity, JV, Junior High, Youth and Youth Prep teams. These classes will be geared towards each age group and will work on dance technique, improving current skills and teaching new skills. Dance classes are mandatory (unless a school conflict exists) if you are planning to audition for the Varsity or JV teams and were not on Varsity in the 2020/2021 season. If you are interested in auditioning for either our Junior High team or participating on the Youth/Youth Prep teams, it is highly recommended that you attend the open dance classes for your age level.

Varsity Dance Team (9th thru 12th grades 2021/2022 school year)

  • Sunday, April 11th 1:00-3:00 at Seton in the MPR
  • Sunday, April 18th 2:00-4:00 at Seton in the MPR
  • Monday, April 26th 7:00-9:00 at Seton in the Dance Studio/Gym
  • Wednesday, April 28th 6:00-8:00 at Seton in the Dance Studio/Gym

Sorry for the crazy Varsity schedule this year. With UDA nationals being moved we had to work around the schedule for the 2020/2021 team who will still be in season most of April.

Junior High Dance Team (6th thru 8th grades 2021/2022 school year)

  • Tuesdays 6:00-8:00 at Seton in the MPR– Classes start April 6th and run until auditions begin.

Youth/Youth Prep Dance Teams (4th thru 6th grades 2021/2022 school year)

  • Thursdays 6:00-8:00 at Seton in the MPR – Classes start April 8th and run until placements begin.
                * April 15th class may need to be cancelled if there is bad weather and Seton spring sports must come inside for
                   practice. Cancellation, if necessary, will be posted on our Facebook page ASAP that day.

NOTE: Since 6th graders for the 2021/2022 season are eligible for both Junior High and the Youth/Youth Prep teams they are able to attend any of the open dance classes for either of those teams. We encourage any 6th grade dancer, with prior dance experience, to participate in the Junior High classes/tryouts so that they are aware of how that process works for their 7th grade season when they must audition for Junior High. If they do not make the Junior High team as a 6th grader, they will be placed in our Youth/Youth Prep program based on their Junior High tryout. 6th grade dancers are not required to audition for Junior High if they do not wish to. Please review the above tryout info. and handbook for explanation of the differences between our Junior High team and Youth/Youth Prep program when making the decision on what is best for your dancer.

MASTER CLASSES

We are not yet sure if we will be able to offer these classes prior to auditions/placements. Please check back often for the latest information. We hope to have some Master Instructors scheduled soon.

These classes are in addition to the Open Dance Classes being offered above and are highly recommended for any dancer wishing to be a part of our program this season.

NOTE: Beginner/Intermediate classes are geared towards those dancers who are looking to be on our Youth Prep or Youth teams in the 21/22 season. Advanced classes are for those dancers who will be auditioning for Junior High, JV or Varsity. These older dancers may attend the beginner/intermediate classes if they choose to continue working on their basics & personal dancer.

Hip Hop – TBD
Jazz – TBD
Pom – TBD
Contemporary – TBD

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