Dance

Welcome to NSA's Dance Conservatory Page!

General Dance Audition Information can be found here.

Dance Audition requirements to audition for the 2022-2023 school year:

Thank you for your interest in the Dance Conservatory at Nashville School of the Arts. All dance auditions will be held virtually this year. After your video materials are received, you will be contacted (likely a reply to your email audition submission) to schedule a TEAMS meeting to complete the interview component.

Guidelines for Video Auditions:

Dance Videos must be filmed with camera horizontal (landscape) and show the entire body. Dancers should be in appropriate dancewear. NO legwarmers, sweats, or baggy clothing. Hair should be pulled away from the face and secured.

Video Components:

A. Introduce yourself. Tell us your name, current grade and school. Are you applying to any other conservatory? If so, which one? Is dance your first choice? What are your goals in dance? What experience have you had in dance? Are you involved in extracurricular activities, dance or sports outside of school? If so, name the school/group.

B. Create a video demonstrating your balance, flexibility, and strength. This should include the following: straddle, split (both sides), 15 push-ups, 4 grand plié in 1st and 2nd positions, 4 tendu in all directions (both legs), développés in all directions (both legs), standing flat back position (folding from the hips), skips, chassés, leaps, any turns that you can do. You may add other skills that you would like us to see.

C. Perform a 1-2 minute solo with music. It should be ballet or modern technique. You should be the only person in the video. It can be your own choreography or that of a friend, teacher, or choreographer.

 

Please submit ALL of your videos at the same time with the subject line - NSA DANCE AUDITION 2022 (Your Name) to [email protected] If you cannot send them in one email, you may separate them or send a link to me for your YouTube Channel. After viewing your video, you will be contacted to set up a time to meet with you virtually to see additional movement and complete the interview.

 

Please make sure to complete the online application found at schooloptions.mnps.org before submitting your audition.