Introducing Art of Movement’s “theACADEMY” – an exceptional pre-professional assistant training program that promises to not only enhance your skills in the dance industry but also set you apart from the competition. Delve deep into the world of assisting and gain a comprehensive understanding of national conventions and competitions, as well as prepare for life after high school. Regardless of the path you choose – be it studio, company, or professional industry – this program has something to offer.
Travel and train on tour with the top-notch faculty of Art of Movement and become a part of a network of the industry’s elite – dancers, choreographers, directors, and agents. The unparalleled opportunity to create lasting connections and build relationships that will benefit you throughout your dance career awaits you.
As a “GEN SEVEN” member of Art of Movement’s “theACADEMY,” you’ll work closely with the faculty, gaining the knowledge and skills required to succeed in the competitive world of dance. You’ll embody everything that goes on behind the scenes of a successful dance event. Being an ambassador of the Art of Movement Dance Convention means inculcating proper social media behavior, etiquette, and professional self-promotion – qualities that will serve you well in your career beyond dance.
Exclusive Academy classes and performing at Art of Movement events are just a few of the perks that come along with the program. And let’s not forget the team clothing, designed to showcase your pride in the program and your newfound abilities.
So what are you waiting for? Join Art of Movement’s “theACADEMY” today and embark upon your path to becoming a celebrated name in the dance world. The benefits of this program are tremendous, and the Art of Movement team is committed to your long-term success. Audition now and take the first step towards becoming a part of this remarkable program!
GENERATION 7 AUDITION
1 Solo Submission + 2 Improvisations
FEATURED ASSISTANT BID
1 Solo Submission + 3 Improvisations + Essay
Submit one solo + 2 improvisations of two different styles using the music selected for you below!
You may only use each style once. For instance, if you use Jazz for your solo performance, you may not choose it again to improvise to. It’s important to stick to the genres you have selected for your improvisation and avoid mixing them. You need to demonstrate your skills in different areas such as technique, rhythm, and overall performance. Be sure to show your range. These are the key components that we will be evaluating.
*MUST USE SONGS IN THEIR ENTIRETY*
Use your editing skills to combine a short introduction, your solo, and 2 improvisations (3 for FA). Upload your video to YouTube with the label – (Full Name) – GEN SEVEN Audition. Once you have uploaded your file, make sure your video is set to Unlisted or Public in visibility settings before pasting your link into your application form.
DUE BY JULY 7, 2023
GEN SEVEN REQUIREMENTS
Age Requirement: 12 or older as of January 19, 2024 (Under 18 must have Parent/Guardian signature)
Be proficient in 3 Styles or more
Must ATTEND AT LEAST THREE (3) Tour Cities
Submit Application Form + Headshot + Audition Link + Application Fee
AOM FEATURED ASSISTANT REQUIREMENTS
1 Solo Submission + 3 Improvisations
*Bidding for Featured Assistant automatically submits you for both GEN SEVEN and FA*
You may only bid for Featured Assistant if you fit the following requirements:
Age Requirment 16 or older as of October 20, 2023 (Under 18 must have Parent/Guardian signature)
Must have completed one season as an AOM ACADEMY member
Be proficient in 4 Styles or more
Must ATTEND AT LEAST FOUR (4) Tour Cities
Submit Application Form + Headshot + Dance Shot + Audition Link + Application Fee
Complete Essay on Audition Form
Essay Prompt: Reflecting on your formative training experiences with theACADEMY, describe the insights you have gained about your personal growth and development. How have you skillfully applied the knowledge and skills acquired through the training to your personal and professional pursuits? Assess your leadership potential by examining your aptitude for taking charge of a situation. Additionally, explore the vital role that dance holds within your long-term plans, by outlining your ambitions and objectives within the field of dance.
AUDITION FORM DUE BY JULY 7, 2023
theACADEMY GEN 7 ANNOUNCED JULY 15, 2023
GEN 7 FEATURED ASSISTANTS ANNOUNCED JULY 16, 2023
ACADEMY FEE $450 DUE AUGUST 4, 2023
Fee includes admission to all 7 Art of Movement Dance Convention events (although it’s not required to attend all 7), team swag (gear), special classes exclusive to theACADEMY, and two exhibition acts choreographed by the AOM Faculty. Please note that food, traveling expenses, CAMP ACADEMY & AO The Intensive is not part of this package.