2019-20 Just Dance! Auditions

Just Dance! Company and Collective, competition dance teams based at Charleston Dance Center, will hold joint auditions on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Charleston Dance Center is located at 1757 Savannah Hwy., Charleston, SC 29407. Audition cost is $15 per dancer.

Age 5-8: 10-11 a.m.
Age 9-11: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Age 12+: 12:30-2:30 p.m.

A second audition will be held for dancers who are unable to attend on June 29.

Read what Just Dance! parents have to say about competition dance.

Use the links below to get a better understanding of Just Dance! Company:

Mini Mini Team – average age is 6
Mini Company – average age is 8
Petite Company – average age is 10
Junior Company – average age is 12
Senior Company – average age is 14

NEW! Audition Clinics

If you are considering auditioning for Just Dance!, we invite you to join us for a pre-audition clinic. Dancers interested in Company AND Collective should plan to attend. The goal of the clinic is to help new dancers feel more comfortable during auditions and understand what it would be like to be part of Just Dance! At the clinic, the dancers will learn more about the audition process and practice the types of skills that will be part of the audition. Charleston Dance Center faculty will offer guidance on proper etiquette and dress.

Pre-Audition Clinic for Ages 5-7

June 15, 2019 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Cost: $30

Pre-Audition Clinic for Ages 8+

June 10-14, 2019 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | $75

How Do Auditions Work?

Both new and returning dancers are required to audition.

It is important that dancers take the audition seriously, but it should not be a stressful experience.

This is a closed audition and parents are not allowed to watch. Parents are not required to stay through the course of the audition.

Each dancer is assigned a number and a group. Charleston Dance Center faculty will teach dancers a combo and give dancers an opportunity to practice. Dancers will audition in small groups in front of a panel of local judges who are not affiliated with Charleston Dance Center. No feedback is given.

Dancers age 12 and under will perform a jazz combo. Dancers age 12 and older should be prepared to do various styles of dance.

When the dancers have completed their audition, they are free to leave. Younger dancers can use the studio phone to call a parent or they can wait in the studio lobby.

What Should Dancers Wear?

Most dancers will wear a leotard (no tights necessary) or a crop top and booty shorts. Most dancers will have very light make-up and hair pulled back from the face.

Dancers age 12 and under should wear jazz shoes if he/she has them. If not, barefoot is fine.

Dancers 12 and older should be prepared to do various styles of dance.

When Will Results Be Announced?

Just Dance! directors will review the judge’s scores and feedback after auditions. Parents will receive an email as soon as decisions have been made, usually within one week.

It is possible that a dancer will notified he/she made either Company or Collective and specific teams will be determined after summer intensives.

Just Dance! Company dancers are required to attend summer intensives, which will be held August 5-9, 2019. Just Dance! Collective dancers are required to attend boot camp, which will be held August 12-14, 2019.