July 5th -  
   July 8th   


Dallas, TX

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?

A:   Auditions 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?

A:  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:

·  To 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

·  To 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 musicality.

·  Criteria to audition into the W4 level shall be determined at the instructor’s discretion.

Q: Where do I sign up for the placement auditions?

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.  

Q:  When will the auditions be held?

A:  Auditions will be held starting at 1pm on Friday July 7st in the main ballroom.  The order of auditions will be as follows:

“W1-W2 Level Placement Auditions”

“W2-W3 Level Placement Auditions”

“W3-W4 Level Placement Auditions”

Q:  What if I’m not happy with the results of the audition?

A:   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 Tracy Wang

Q: What if I can’t make the auditions at 1pm?
A: If you cannot make the auditions, please email us at wildwildwestieweekend@gmail.com at least a week in advance so that we can discuss alternate arrangements if your exception is approved.