WORKSHOP AUDITIONS F.A.Q.
A: Levelled 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. It only makes sense to
group dancers of with similar needs so instructors can tailor workshop material
to best address those needs and improve the overall learning experience.
Q: How do I
determine my workshop level?
A: We use
your WSDC competition level as a starting point to determine your level- please
see the WSDC points registry search page to see your current WSDC standing.
W1 – if you have no Novice
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
W5 – if you have at least 1 All-Star point
Q: What are
the auditions for? Do I need to
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 an
Q: How do the
A: You will
be evaluated in a Jack-and-Jill style environment by a committee of three workshop
instructors, who will jointly determine whether you meet the minimum
qualifications to move up.
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 proper 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.
To audition into the W4 level, a dancer shall,
in addition to the minimum requirements of W3, be able to demonstrate advanced
techniques, including footwork and timing variations and advanced musicality.
Criteria to audition into the W5 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. You can also sign up for placement auditions online at swingdirector.com
Q: When will the auditions be held?
will be held starting at 1pm on Friday July 5th in the main ballroom. The order
of auditions will be as follows:
“W1-W2 Level Placement Auditions”
“W2-W3 Level Placement
“W3-W4 Level Placement
“W4-W5 Level Placement
What if I’m not happy with the results
of the audition?
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 workshop auditions on Friday?
A: 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.