Leveled Workshops Placement Audition F.A.Q.
Q: Why leveled workshops?
A: Leveled workshops offer a more effective
learning environment than open workshops.
Dancers develop at varying rates, and in any community, we can identify
3-5 distinct skill groups. Each group has learning needs that are different
from the others because they are at a different stage in their development- the
experience of a workshop is completely different for advanced dancers than it
is for novices. It only makes sense to
group dancers of similar ability so instructors can tailor workshop material to
best address those needs and improve the overall learning experience.
Q: How do I determine what
my workshop level ?
A: We use your WSDC competition
level as a starting point to determine your level- please see the
please see WSDC points registry search page to see your current standing.
W1 – if
you have no Novice points
W2 – if you have at least 1 Novice point
W3 – if you have at
least 1 Intermediate point
W4 – if you have at least 1 Advanced point
Q: What are the auditions for? Do I need to audition?
are not mandatory! If you are OK with the level to which you
have been assigned, you do not need to audition. Auditions are only for dancers who wish to
audition ABOVE their currently assigned workshop level. In general, dancers
may only audition up one level. Instructors
may, on a case-by-case basis, invite a dancer to audition at the next level.
Q: How do the auditions work?
You will be evaluated in a Jack-and-Jill style
environment by the workshop instructors, who will jointly determine
whether you meet the minimum qualifications to move up.
Q: What criteria will be used to judge the auditions?
A: The following general criteria will be used to judge each audition level:
audition into the W2 level, a dancer shall have a working knowledge of basic 6-
and 8-count patterns (sugar push, tuck turn, left and right side passes, basic
whip, etc.) and good timing
audition into the W3 level, a dancer shall, in addition to the minimum
requirements of W2, be able to demonstrate good technique, teamwork and basic
· Criteria to audition into the W4 level shall
be determined at the instructor’s discretion.
Q: Where do I sign up for the
A: You can sign up for placement auditions when you check-in at registration.
Q: Do I have to audition?
A: ONLY if you are choosing to
audition up from your current standing. Please note this is a difference
from last year´s audition process.
When will the auditions be held?
A: Auditions will be
held starting at 1pm on Friday July 1st in the main ballroom. The order
of auditions will be as follows:
“W1-W2 Level Placement Auditions”
Level Placement Auditions”
Level Placement Auditions”
Q: What if I’m not happy with the results of the
We recommend that you
take the first workshop at your assigned workshop level. If, at the end
of the first workshop, you still feel you have been misplaced, please come
talk to us.
Q: What if I can’t make the
auditions at 1pm?
If you cannot make the
auditions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org at least a
week in advance so that we can discuss alternate arrangements if your
exception is approved.