Thursday 10th September 2009 by C. Freeman
Auditions are being held for two new Brooke Weston dance companies suitable for all students from complete novices to experienced dancers. Miss Duguid will be conducting the auditions on Friday. To take part simply prepare a 30-second routine and bring your own music along to the dance studio at 4.15pm.
You can rehearse in the drama studio before being called in individually to perform. The auditions will be similar to those held at universities and dance companies as there will be no feedback and the list of successful students will be posted in Performing Arts on Monday.
The more experienced dancers will make up one of the groups and work on more complex routines while those who are newer to the discipline will have tuition in lots of basic dance moves at a pace to suit them in the second dance company. All the students will get the chance to perform at future Performing Arts shows.
Miss Duguid said: 'I want students to get used to the audition process. Are they confident, can they demand my attention and are they creating something that shows off their skill so that, as a choreographer, I can see their potential?
'Many students will never have done an audition and they may leave us wanting to go to university or a dance institution where suddenly they will have to do them. They also need to get used to dancing alone because they will have to perform individually to their GCSE examiner, so it's worth getting used to that as soon as possible. My advice is don't panic; if you go wrong keep on going because I might not notice! One of the best tools for combating nerves is to adopt a confident posture and take some deep breaths before you start.'