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Dance Auditions | Sunday 8 September

If you’d like to join the cast for this year’s pantomime at the Stag Sevenoaks, here are all the details you need.

Auditions are open, so anyone who fits the requirements can attend. Please take a look at the frequently asked questions below, which will give you all the answers you need to get ready for the auditions. You can also download the registration form to fill out in advance and bring with you on the day, and download the rehearsal schedule, so you know what sort of commitment you’ll need to make to take part in this years pantomime.

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Juvenile Dancers

9.30am Registration for Juvenile Dancers (6-11yrs, girls only)
10am Audition
10.45am approx time of first cut
11.15am approx time for briefing with parents of successful auditionees

Intermediate Dancers

11.30am Registration for Intermediate Dancers (11-15yrs, girls only)
12pm Audition
12.45pm approx time of first cut
1.15pm approx time for briefing with parents of successful auditionees

Senior Dancers

1.30pm Registration for Senior Dancers* (15yrs+, girls only)
2pm Audition
2.45pm approx time of first cut
3.30pm approx time for briefing with parents of successful auditionees
*Please note Senior Dancers and Ensemble Dancers will audition together

Male** and Female Ensemble Dancers

1.30pm Registration for Ensemble Dancers* (17yrs+, girls and boys)
2pm Audition
2.45pm approx time of first cut
*Please note Senior Dancers and Ensemble Dancers will audition together

**We are looking for a male dancer, who can also cover roles in the production. You may be asked to sing, so please bring sheet music for one song that best shows off your voice.

Frequently Asked Questions...

Which category should I audition for?
Depending on your height and ability, dancers may be considered for older age groups, and be asked to stay to the next audition. If you are unsure of which category to audition, please register for the earlier/younger category and be prepared to stay for the next session if invited. If you are older, but shorter than average, register for the younger age group first.

Do I need to prepare or bring anything?
No, you don’t need to prepare anything, you’ll be taught a routine on the day. Please wear comfortable dance clothing, and wear Jazz Shoes, Trainers, or similar. Please also make sure you bring a drink with you into the audition. Ensemble and Senior Dancers should wear a leotard or something that shows your figure.

Can I be considered if I can’t attend the audition?
No, sadly we can’t consider dancers for any category who are unable to attend the audition on the day.

What do grown ups need to do?
On arrival, parents/gaurdians will be required to complete and sign a registration and consent form (you can also download and complete the form in advance). Parents/guardians will not be allowed into the audition room, but parents of successful dancers aged 16yrs and under will be required to attend a meeting straight after the audition.

When will I need to attend rehearsals?
You can download the rehearsal schedule to check that you are available. You will need to be able to commit to the full rehearsal period in order to be considered. Rehearsals begin at the end of October, and continue until the show opens, running generally at the weekends, with some evening rehearsals for Senior Dancers and Ensemble.

How often will I perform?
Juvenile and Intermediate dancers will be cast in three teams, and scheduled to appear in every third performance throughout the run. Seniors dancers will also be rotated, performing roughly every other day. .

Do I need a licence to perform?
All performers aged 16yrs and younger require a licence to perform. Licensing requirements, rehearsal (which will begin in late October), and performance schedules, as well as details of parent chaperoning during the run, will be discussed in full with the parents of successful dancers at the briefing immediately following the audition. At the time of applying for a performance licence you will need to have obtained written permission from your child’s school authorising any absences which may be needed for the dress rehearsal/shows (approximately 1 whole day and 3 half days). If you know that your child’s school will not give this permission then please do not audition.

Do Ensemble dancers get paid?
Ensemble dancers will receive a contribution towards expenses for the rehearsal period, and a weekly fee during the run. The total inclusive fee for each ensemble dancer is £1,900.

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